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12 December 2018

Stevenson: SNP Getting on with Day Job Amid Westminster Chaos

As Westminster descends into deeper chaos the SNP is getting on with the day job investing in schools, infrastructure and health.

Banffshire and Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson made the comments as the Brexit deal is postponed and the Tory party continues to fall ever deeper into disarray.

Unemployment in Scotland has fallen to 3.7% - the lowest rate on record. It also means that Scotland has the lowest unemployment rate in the UK.

Meanwhile, more affordable homes are also being built across the country, with more than 80,000 homes delivered since the SNP took office in 2007.

Per head of population, 50% more affordable homes and more than five times as many social rented properties exist in Scotland compared to England.

On top of the Baby Box, which provides essential items for the earliest stages in life and is available to every child born in Scotland, we’re now accepting applications for the Best Start Grant.

These pay-outs are available to mothers who are past 24 weeks in their pregnancy, or have babies under 6 months, and receive welfare benefits.

Commenting, Stewart Stevenson MSP said:

“The Scottish Government is working hard across a broad spectrum of policy matters to better the lives of the Scottish people and those living in the North-East.

“From taking bold steps to tackle homelessness with £370,000 of extra funding to support those facing rough sleeping.

“Investment to help parents and carers give babies the best start in life from the baby box to funding to help support low-income families.

“We’re supporting innovation in world-class research and innovation at our universities and pledging to keep university education free.

“We’ve also just signed up to the Bonn Challenge, which aims to regenerate 250million hectares of deforested and degraded landscapes by 2030.

“These are just some of the way we’ve been getting on with the day job recently while the shamble of Brexit continues at Westminster.”

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