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Meeting of the Parliament 06 February 2020 [Draft] : 06 February 2020 View PDF version
Dean Lockhart (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con)

In her opening statement, the minister said that if any party wants to see spending increases or tax cuts or both, they need to explain how they will be paid for....

Meeting of the Parliament 05 February 2020 [Draft] : 05 February 2020 View PDF version
Dean Lockhart

I clarify that we voted against tax increases because we said that they would damage the economy. Earlier today in the chamber, Derek Mackay said that the Scottis...

Meeting of the Parliament 05 February 2020 [Draft] : 05 February 2020 View PDF version
Dean Lockhart

We voted against the budget because it made Scotland the highest-taxed part of the UK for people who earn more than £27,000. Doe...

Meeting of the Parliament 05 February 2020 [Draft] : 05 February 2020 View PDF version
Dean Lockhart

The point was that London generates huge wealth for the UK budget as a whole, including the Scottish budget, but London will never in any situation join an independent Scotland, so an indepe...

Meeting of the Parliament 05 February 2020 [Draft] : 05 February 2020 View PDF version
Dean Lockhart

I agree with Tom Arthur. London does indeed generate great wealth for the UK. However, the last time that I looked, London was not going to join an independent Sc...

Meeting of the Parliament 05 February 2020 [Draft] : 05 February 2020 View PDF version
Dean Lockhart

It is interesting that none of the SNP members who has spoken in the debate has mentioned growing the economy as an option for increasing funding to public servic...

Meeting of the Parliament 05 February 2020 [Draft] : 05 February 2020 View PDF version
Dean Lockhart

Will the member take an intervention?

Meeting of the Parliament 05 February 2020 [Draft] : 05 February 2020 View PDF version
Dean Lockhart

I am about to enter my last minute.

In the...

Meeting of the Parliament 05 February 2020 [Draft] : 05 February 2020 View PDF version
Dean Lockhart

I am not quite sure how the money that goes into the SNP’s black hole is spent. I say to the minister that the proof of the pudding will be in the eating. As I sa...

Meeting of the Parliament 05 February 2020 [Draft] : 05 February 2020 View PDF version
Dean Lockhart

I will give way to the minister if she can explain why the SNP has lost all that taxpayers’ money.

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