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Dundee LibDems support "Future of Scotland Bill" proposal

February 27, 2007 8:32 AM
Claire Matthew

Claire Matthew supports "Future of Scotland Bill" proposal

Dundee Liberal Democrats today (Tuesday 27th February) welcomed comments by Scottish LibDem Leader Nicol Stephen MSP that the party would offer a fresh, positive alternative at the election.

The Scottish LibDems have published proposals for a Future of Scotland Bill, "to guarantee a positive role for young people; to give young people the power and influence to get things done for their own lives and their own communities."

Here in Dundee, LibDem spokesperson Claire Matthew said, "Nicol's proposals for a Future of Scotland Bill shows our commitment to young people."

Nicol Stephen has also set out other parts of the programme he would introduce if he becomes First Minister in May, including:

  • Sentencing and Crime Reduction Bill, including a tough regime of community sentences that make criminals work to repay their crimes.
  • Recruitment and deployment plans to get 1000 extra community police officers.
  • Spending review - slimming down the quango state and reducing business regulation.
  • Scottish Energy Bill to set new targets for renewable energy and boost microgeneration.
  • Health service plans including 100 new community health centres so people can get the care they need locally.
  • Changes to business rates to create a competitive advantage for Scotland.
  • Revised teacher training places to make sure we have the extra teachers and sports coaches we need.

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