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Commitment to food standards welcomed by MSP

Highlands and Islands MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston has welcomed a commitment by the UK Government to maintain the highest food and animal welfare standards in any future trade deals.

MSP backs call for new tourism campaign

Highlands and Islands MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston is backing calls for the Scottish Government to fund a campaign to support Scotland’s hospitality and tourism industry.

Jamie challenges SNP on childcare

Highlands and Islands MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston has challenged John Swinney on the return of childcare following the Education Secretary’s announcement that schools should plan to re-open on a full-time basis from August.

Action needed to protect Moray jobs

Commenting on a forecast by the Scottish Government’s chief economist, Gary Gillespie, that 47% of jobs in Moray are in industries that are at high risk – such as tourism, construction and manufacturing – and up to 10,000 jobs could be lost, Highlands and Islands MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston said:

Social Care must no longer be health’s poor neighbour

A key lesson of the coronavirus pandemic is that social care should no longer be treated as the poorer neighbour of the NHS.

That’s according to Highlands and Islands MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston, who made the plea today during a Scottish Parliament debate on the future of the NHS.

COMMENT on NHS Orkney data breach

Highlands and Islands MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston said:

“Patient confidentiality is absolutely fundamental to public trust in the system.