The use and regulation of fireworks is the focus of a public consultation which aims to ensure everyone can enjoy displays safely. The Scottish Government has launched a consultation which asks for views on issues such as whether the sale of fireworks to the public should be banned, and what other measures can help ensure fireworks are used safely and responsibly.
Clare Haughey MSP comments on the sad passing of Mike McGahey.
Clare comments on recent domestic abuse figures.
Clare used her column in the Rutherglen Reformer to discuss the Scottish Government's free tuition policy.
Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey has praised the most recent labour market statistics which shows that unemployment in Scotland is at a record low. Scotland’s unemployment rate is down to 3.6%, lower than the UK rate of 4.0%, and the number of people unemployed in Scotland has now fallen below 100,000 for the first time on record.
Local MSP Clare Haughey and Rutherglen Central and North Councillor Janine Calikes visited Busy Bees to congratulate them on recent funding success. The group, which base themselves at Reuther Hall, were the recipients of £7,899 from the Big Lottery Fund.
Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey is backing the charity Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust who are trying to raise awareness about how women can reduce their risk of cervical cancer. Over 3,200 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every year in the UK, yet it is one of the only cancers that can actually be prevented.
Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey has welcomed plans that will help provide an additional 350 school counsellors across Scotland. Last month, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay MSP announced his draft budget proposals for 2019/20 – outlining a £12 million increase in mental health funding for schools.
Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey has reiterated her calls for a second EU referendum, after a tumultuous couple of weeks in the world of politics. The Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no confidence motion after her Brexit deal was voted down at Westminster, and she is set to come back to MPs for a further vote on a new proposal in the coming days.
The Prime Minister Theresa May has announced the hugely controversial Settled Status fee for EU citizens will be scrapped. Previously, the UK Government had planned to force EU citizens to pay a £65 administration fee for their right to continued residence in the UK. Applications for children were set to incur a charge of £32.50.