Last week, Ruth:

  • Welcomed the news that Cunninghame South is benefiting from an increase in the numbers of NHS staff working for North Ayrshire & Arran, with full-time equivalent staff levels increasing from 8694.9 to 8,939.5

 

  • Spoke in a debate focused on raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of brain tumours

 

  • Used the opportunity of a Ministerial Statement on Planning and Inclusive Growth to highlighting how the new Planning (Scotland) Bill will contribute to the delivery of much needed affordable homes and infrastructure in Ayrshire

 

  • Hosted a meeting of Holyrood’s Cross Party Group on Credit Unions, which brought together representatives of the Scottish Government and the credit union sector to discuss the national credit union awareness raising campain currently being developed

 

  • Secured confirmation from the Scottish Government that the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group is primarily focused on long term and sustainable solutions to ending rough sleeping for good and not short term immediate action

 

  • In Education Committee, took evidence from a range of people and organisations on propsoed reforms to education

 

  • Met with Transport Scotland, Transerv and Police Scotland to discuss a comprehensive package of proposed improvements to the A737 at Dalgarven

 

  • In Social Security Committee, agreed a Stage 1 report on the Social Security (Scotland) Bill