Scotland now has the worst drugs death crisis in the EU
Responding to new figures showing that there were 1,187 drugs deaths in Scotland in 2018, Jamie said:
“Scotland’s drug death rate is nearly triple that of the UK showing that Scottish drugs policy has utterly failed. We urgently need changes to be made to address this issue.
Far North MP meets with Climate Protesters
Jamie has today met with climate protesters from his constituency as part of the Time Is Now campaign.
Refugees are welcome here
On World Refugee Day, Far North MP Jamie Stone has signed the International Rescue Committee’s open letter to refugees.
Jamie Stone calls for public consultations ahead of bank closures
Speaking in a debate in Westminster, Jamie Stone has called for public consultations to be mandatory for proposed bank closures.
Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement that the UK will today table legislation to set a target for net zero carbon emission by 2050, Jamie said:
“This announcement is a step in the right direction but does not go far enough to address the climate crisis we are facing.
Tories BBC licence fee decision shows meanness of spirit
Responding to the announcement that the BBC will scrap blanket free licences for over-75s Jamie Stone MP said:
“This move by the Conservative Government shows a meanness of spirit. A decent society should be judged on its generosity to the poor, the vulnerable and the elderly.
Scottish Government must deliver on broadband promises
Jamie has criticised the Scottish Government after its flagship £600 million superfast broadband project has been hit by further delays.
We acknowledge our huge debt of gratitude to all those who landed on the Normandy beaches
Stone slams Government as over half of disabled claimants moved to PIP lose Mobility Payments
A DWP response to a written question asked by Jamie Stone has shown that 52% of claimants in the UK have had their Mobility award reduced or stopped altogether as a result of the change in benefits.
Medical requirements for joining the army must be updated
As Liberal Democrat Defence Spokesperson, Jamie has called on the Government to update its medical requirements for entry into the armed forces to create a more inclusive recruitment process.