Thursday 23 February 2017
SNP MSP Sandra White has condemned opposition parties for not backing the Scottish Government’s support for jobs, wages and public services across Glasgow during Stage 3 of the budget debate this week.
Even under extreme budgetary pressure from Westminster – the Scottish Government’s budget will benefit Glasgow with City Deal investment; Edinburgh Glasgow Rail Improvement; National Trauma Centre; £2.1bn for NHS Greater Glasgow; investment in the sewerage network; electrification between Glasgow QS and Edinburgh Waverley; £35m in the Glasgow Subway modernisation and contribute to Kelvin Hall.
Sandra White has condemned local opposition MSPs for choosing to oppose investment in communities throughout Glasgow.
Commenting, SNP MSP Sandra White said:
“Despite continuing Tory austerity, the Scottish Government’s budget will deliver above inflation investment in the NHS, including a National Trauma Centre for Glasgow.
“Glasgow Kelvin itself will benefit from a range of direct spending commitments, including funding to Kelvin Hall which has undergone extensive refurbishment and now offers a diverse range of activities for all of the local community to access.
“This comes on top of additional funding for health and social care partnerships and for schools, with £21,602,400 attainment cash going directly to primary, secondary and special schools across Glasgow.
“It’s time the opposition got behind this strong package of investment which will bring huge benefits both locally in Glasgow Kelvin and nationally.”