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This year’s Programme for Government will help contribute to a successful and vibrant Perth & Kinross, driving progress in health, social security, the environment and the economy.

Welcoming this dynamic and forward-looking programme, Ms Roseanna Cunningham MSP said: 

“The SNP’s plan for Scotland signals a major boost for jobs and the economy in Perth & Kinross, including an additional £7 billion infrastructure investment in schools, hospitals, transport and digital connectivity over the next five years. 

“I am particularly pleased that we will be continuing to tackle child poverty by taking forward the actions set out in our Child Poverty Delivery Plan, ‘Every Child, Every Chance’, underpinned by a £50m Tackling Child Poverty Fund. 

“The programme also includes over £3 billion to deliver at least 50,000 affordable homes, of which 35,000 will be for social rent, by March 2021. This builds on the Scottish Government’s achievement of exceeding our previous target to deliver 30,000 affordable homes by 2016.

“We are continuing the major reforms in our health, education and justice systems over the course of 2018-19 – with a significant £250 million extra funding for mental health services, increased support for teachers, head teachers, parents and pupils, as well as a major package of reforms for the justice system, increasing support for the victims of crime and their families. 

“With Scottish exports up 12% - the fastest growth in the UK – a £20m National Exports Plan this year will help businesses to thrive in the face of the Tories’ damaging hard Brexit plans. 

“Despite Brexit, we will ensure Scotland remains an attractive place to live and work and provide advice and support for those EU citizens already living in my constituency that are dealing with the Tory government’s unfair plans to charge them for the right to live and work here. 

“And our global climate change ambition will continue to be matched by realistic action, with £1 billion funding in low carbon and public transport over the next year.

“These bold and ambitious plans for the year ahead are just some of the reasons why the SNP is the second biggest party in the whole of the UK.”


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Notes: his year’s Programme for Government contains 12 new Bills, with a further 13 Bills continuing from the previous legislative session.

Full details of the Programme for Government are available here.


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