Entries by George Adam

SNP ANNOUNCE FREE SCHOOL MEALS FOR ALL PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS IN PROGRESSIVE VISION TO TACKLE POVERTY IN THE FACE OF TORY CUTS

George Adam, Paisley’s MSP, has welcomed the announcement that every primary school pupil in Paisley will be eligible for free school meals, all year around, if the SNP is re-elected in May.  Deputy First Minister, John Swinney, set out this latest step in the drive to tackle child poverty and make Scotland the first nation […]

GEORGE ADAM DELIGHTED NHS WORKERS IN PAISLEY WILL RECEIVE £500 BONUS

Paisley’s MSP has shown his delight that around 34,000 staff members in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde will be recognised for the hard work and sacrifice they have shown during the COVID-19 pandemic by receiving a bonus of £500 from the SNP Scottish Government.  The payment was announced this week at the SNP conference by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon that all NHS staff […]

SNP FUNDING BOOST PUTS MORE TEACHERS IN SCOTTISH SCHOOLS

Paisley’s MSP has welcomed news that 1,250 new teachers, and 155 support staff, have been recruited in schools across Scotland in recent months – with 24.4 additional primary teachers and 25.84 additional secondary teachers in Renfrewshire alone. The SNP Government pledged £80 million of support this summer to help local authorities’ recruitment for the safe […]

RENFREWSHIRE MOVED UP INTO TIER 4

Following the First Minister’s address to the Scottish Parliament on the 17th November, Renfrewshire has been moved into Tier 4 with the public being asked to stay at home where possible, and continue to be increasingly vigilant and careful so as to slow the spread of coronavirus within the community and protect the NHS. The decision […]

RENFREWSHIRE COVID-19 UPDATE

Following the First Minister’s briefing on the 10th November, Renfrewshire remains in Tier 3 with the public being asked to be increasingly vigilant and careful so as to slow the spread of coronavirus within the community and protect the NHS. While there is no immediate requirement to move any local authorities into Level 4 – […]

CHANCELLOR MUST “GET A GRIP” OF GROWING TORY UK UNEMPLOYMENT CRISIS AS SNP CALL FOR MORE ACTION TO PROTECT JOBS, BUSINESSES AND INCOMES

The SNP has said the Chancellor must do more to “get a grip” of the growing Tory UK unemployment crisis – as new figures reveal rising UK unemployment and record redundancies. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) Labour Market Survey, published this morning, revealed the UK unemployment rate has risen to 4.8%, with 782,000 fewer […]

GEORGE ADAM ASKS SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT ABOUT FUNDING FOR LOCAL BUS NETWORKS

Paisley’s MSP, George Adam, asks the Scottish Government when funding for bus priority infrastructure will be made available to local authorities and has welcomed the announcement that the Bus Partnership Fund has been launched. The new Bus Partnership Fund will support local authorities, in partnership with bus operators, to tackle the negative impact of congestion […]

FURLOUGH U-TURN, AFTER SIX MONTHS OF SNP PRESSURE, IS LONG-OVERDUE

The SNP has welcomed the long-overdue Tory U-turn on furlough support but said it is “far too late” for thousands of workers who have already been made redundant after months of Tory cuts, delays and uncertainty. Responding to the Chancellor’s statement, Alison Thewliss MP said Rishi Sunak had been forced into this shambolic last-minute U-turn after six months of pressure […]