Last week at Parliament, Clare took part in a debate on fair work. Scotland’s economy remains strong and our labour market is positive - with high employment and low unemployment. However, we know that, for too many, the experience of work is not always positive.
Today during a debate on incinerators, public health, and planning, I gave a speech highlighting the tremendous community-led campaign against the Whitehill Incinerator in Hamilton. My contribution specifically outlined the tireless efforts of Blantyre and Halfway Community Councils in fighting the proposal.
I was honoured to be able to participate in a debate in the Scottish Parliament marking International Women’s Day – alongside so many strong female MSPs across the political divide. Whilst we are in the fortunate position to be elected politicians, many women across Scotland and the UK are still subject to poorer working conditions than their male counterparts.
Today at Parliament, I was able to further highlight the proposed closure of the 2 Sisters factory in Cambuslang. This is the second occasion that I have raised the issue in Holyrood, and the second occasion that I have been reassured by the Scottish Government’s response.
At First Minister's Questions last week (29th February), I asked about the actions the Scottish Government is taking to retain EU national nurses post-Brexit.
Clare took part in a debate on the Scottish Government's doubling of free early childcare provision. Within her speech, she cited ACE Place Nursery in Burnside.
On the 28th February, Clare questioned the Scottish Government's Cabinet Secretary for Justice on the funding made available by the government to tackle drug misuse.
Rutherglen MSP and mental health nurse Clare Haughey last week (28th February) led a Scottish Parliament debate marking Eating Disorders Awareness Week. The awareness week, running from 26th February to 4th March, encourages people to ask for help if they notice symptoms of an eating disorder.
On the 28th February, the Lord Advocate appeared to the chamber of the Scottish Parliament to answer questions on the Scottish Government's EU Continuity Bill - which will protect Scotland's laws during the Brexit process.
Last week at Parliament (22nd February), I took part in a debate on Scotland's population needs.