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Lazarowicz: Government ‘turning it’s back on fellow human beings’

October 31, 2014 by


‘not just cruel but totally without logic‘ Mark Lazarowicz MP has attacked the Government for refusing to work with other European states to put in place search and rescue operations across the Mediterranean to save the lives of refugees and migrants desperately trying to reach Europe at risk of their lives. He put down an […]

Lazarowicz backs rail Bill

October 29, 2014 by


Mark Lazarowicz MP backs Bill to allow public sector train operators Local MP Mark Lazarowicz was today among MPs to support a Motion by Labour MP Andy Sawford for a Bill to be introduced to permit public sector railway operators.  The Motion was passed by 197 votes to 38 and even if the Bill does […]

One month on: delivering ‘The Vow’

October 19, 2014 by


Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael says pledge to devolve further powers to Scottish Parliament is on track One month on from Scotland’s decision to remain part of the UK, Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael has said the UK Government has hit the ground running on its pledge to devolve further powers to the Scottish Parliament. He called […]

Westminster WILL deliver, says Carmichael

October 14, 2014 by


    The UK Government will deliver on its pledge to bring significant new powers to the Scottish Parliament as part of further devolution within the UK, Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael said yesterday. It coincided with the publication of a UK Government Command Paper, a summary of the proposals set out by the 3 main […]

Don’t make Scotrail decision before new powers devolved: Lararowicz

October 4, 2014 by


Loal MP Mark Lazarowicz has backed a call by Scottish Labour MPs, MSPs and the RMT rail union for the retendering of the ScotRail and Caledonian sleeper franchises to be postponed in the light of the timetable for the devolution of new powers to the Scottish Parliament. Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has proposed that […]

Leaders comment on referendum result

September 19, 2014 by


Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond and Prime Minister David Cameron have commented on this morning’s referendum result. HM Queen Elizabeth II, Great Britain’s head of state, has also issued a message of support and Edinburgh’s council leader Andrew Burns gave the city’s perspective. In a statement from Balmoral, HM The Queen said: “After many months […]

Lazarowicz Bill to be debated on Friday

September 2, 2014 by


Mark Lazarowicz MP’s new Bill to ensure the Scottish Parliament has the power to tackle irresponsible parking in Scotland has now been printed and will be debated at Westminster on Friday (5 September). The Bill would clarify the powers devolved to the Scottish Parliament to tackle irresponsible parking such as parking on pavements, at dropped kerbs […]

Alexander: ‘best of both worlds’

August 18, 2014 by


Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander sets out why he believes being part of the UK is helping Scotland’s economy grow and create jobs … This week I will be travelling across the breadth and width of Scotland, from east to west and from north to south, talking to businesses and families about the […]

No fracking chance!

August 16, 2014 by


The Scottish Government is objecting to UK Government proposals which would remove the right of Scottish householders to object to oil and gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing beneath their homes. The stance has been welcomed by the Scottish Greens, who say fracking poses a threat to our economy as well as our environment. The proposals […]

Scottish employment hits record levels

August 13, 2014 by


Both UK and Scottish governments have welcomed news that employment in Scotland is at the highest level since records began – but they disagree over what’s best for Scottish jobs and the economy: the union or independence. Figures published today by the Office for National Statistics show that total employment increased in Scotland by 63,000 […]