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DISSOLUTION OF PARLIAMENT

This website was established while I was a Member of the Scottish Parliament. I have not been a Member of Parliament Session 4 of Parliament was dissolved on 23 March 2016.    

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URGENT ACTION TO SUPPORT OIL AND GAS SECTOR

DFM sets out key UK Government responses required to support industry. The UK Government must immediately consider options to reduce the headline rate of tax for the oil and gas industry as part of a package of measures to support the industry, the Deputy First Minister has proposed to the Chancellor. In a letter to […]

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DENNIS ROBERTSON MSP BACKS ‘GET IT ON TIME’ CAMPAIGN

People with Parkinson’s must get their medication on time, every time. Dennis Robertson MSP for Aberdeenshire West sponsored Parkinson’s UK’s ‘Get it on Time’ reception at Scottish Parliament last week. The ‘Get it on Time’ campaign aims to improve medication management for people with Parkinson’s by ensuring that NHS Boards and local social care providers […]

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OIL AND GAS WORKERS GIVEN CHANCE TO RETRAIN AS TEACHERS

Support announced as part funding package for north east. Oil and gas workers will be given the chance to retrain as teachers as part of the Scottish Government’s package of support for the North East. The news was announced by Education Secretary Angela Constance on Tuesday alongside plans to consider measures to improve recruitment of […]

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Statement on the Future of Oil & Gas

I am a strong supporter of the oil and gas industry and those working in it, particularly in my constituency. In the remarks I made yesterday I accept that I could have expressed myself better when commenting on the industry’s current position and I apologise for any misunderstanding. The sector faces clear and substantial challenges […]

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DENNIS ROBERTSON MSP WELCOMES NEW FIGURES REPORTING CANCER MORTALITY RATE HAS DROPPED BY 11% OVER PAST 10 YEARS

Cancer death rates have dropped by 11% over the past 10 years, figures published this week show.   These figures, published by ISD Scotland, analyse cancer mortality data between 1989 and 2014. The overall cancer mortality rate in 2014 is the lowest in that time period, as are rates for cancer of the breast, lung, […]

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1,155 REFERRALS TO FOOD BANKS IN ABERDEENSHIRE IN LAST THREE MONTHS

OSBORNE MUST PREVENT FURTHER HARDSHIP AND SCRAP TAX CREDIT CUTS Reacting to new Trussell Trust figures on emergency food aid, Dennis Robertson MSP has expressed alarm that 1,155 referrals were made to food banks in Aberdeenshire between April and September this year. This included 414 referrals for children. Overall, the number of food bank referrals […]

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DENNIS ROBERTSON MSP OPPOSES TORIES’ “ANTI-WORKER” LEGISLATION AND STANDS UP FOR SCOTLAND’S TRADE UNIONS

SNP MSP Dennis Robertson has voted to oppose the UK Government’s ‘anti-worker’ Trade Union Bill – and raised questions over Labour’s failure to back the devolution of power over industrial relations to Scotland.   A motion condemning the Trade Union Bill was passed in the Scottish Parliament with support from Labour MSPs, despite the fact […]

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DENNIS ROBERTSON MSP OPPOSES TORIES’ “ANTI-WORKER” LEGISLATION AND STANDS UP FOR SCOTLAND’S TRADE UNIONS

SNP MSP Dennis Robertson has voted to oppose the UK Government’s ‘anti-worker’ Trade Union Bill – and raised questions over Labour’s failure to back the devolution of power over industrial relations to Scotland.   A motion condemning the Trade Union Bill was passed in the Scottish Parliament with support from Labour MSPs, despite the fact […]

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DENNIS ROBERTSON SNP WELCOMES RECORD NUMBER OF BUSINESSES THAT ARE BENEFITTING FROM SNP’S SMALL BUSINESS BONUS SCHEME

SCOTLAND ‘MOST COMPETITIVE PLACE TO DO BUSINESS IN UK’   Welcoming new figures showing that the number of businesses benefiting from the Small Business Bonus Scheme (SBBS) has reached a record high, the SNP has said that Scotland remains the most competitive place to do business in the UK.   The number of small businesses […]

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