Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey visited Cathkin High on Friday to join in a celebration ceremony which was organised to mark the schools win at the Scottish Schools Senior Shield last month.
In the pain of immediate loss, the last thing grieving relatives need is the worry of funeral costs for their loved one. Whilst burial fees in South Lanarkshire rose by only 3%, or the rate of inflation, in the past year, it is regrettable that there has been such a marked increase in the preceding years.
Clare used her column for this week's paper (20th June) to highlight policy announcements from the SNP conference.
SNP MSP Clare Haughey has hailed Scotland’s ‘Schools for the Future’ school building programme for investing £14.1 million in South Lanarkshire, on the same day the SNP Scottish Government has opened a hat-trick of new high school buildings across the country.
New stats from business consultancy EY have named Scotland as the second most attractive part of the UK for foreign direct investment (FDI) – after it rose 7% in the last year – proving that SNP-led Scotland is “open for business”, MSP Clare Haughey has said.
The Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee - which I chair - has published its report into sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct at Holyrood. I led a debate on its publication last week.
On the 13th June, I participated on a Ministerial Statement on the Scottish Government's response to the Intervention Report published by the Scottish Information Commissioner.
Freedom of Information figures supplied by the Department for Work and Pensions have shown that Rutherglen and Hamilton West has lost out on £1.4 million because of Tory cuts to disability benefit.
This week at Parliament, Clare took part in a Ministerial Statement announcing that the Scottish Government are to launch an enquiry into the impact of policing on communities during the miners' strike.
I used my column in this week's Hamilton Advertiser to discuss the Growth Commission.