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Cameron quizzes finance minister at “virtual” question time

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has taken the opportunity of a ”virtual” Question Time today to question the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Kate Forbes, about support for businesses.

Mr Cameron, the Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Finance,  said: 

Welcome “U-turn” on Small Business Grant Scheme

Shadow Finance Secretary Donald Cameron said: “I welcome that, in the face of strong pressure from the Scottish Conservatives and business representatives, the SNP Government has performed a screeching U-turn.

Cameron urges support for local media

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has written to Kate Forbes, the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, to urge the Scottish Government to help local newspapers, radio and online news providers.

Cameron welcomes “Scotland Cares” announcement

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement that it is launching a volunteering scheme for members of the public to help during the coronavirus crisis.

Key worker childcare facilities in place

A number of childcare facilities will open in Argyll and Bute for children of key workers in the area.

Eligible parents, who indicated a need for this service, have been informed of the individual arrangements that have been out in place for their children.

Help firms by reversing HIE cuts urges Cameron

Shadow Finance Secretary Donald Cameron is urging the Scottish Government to reverse its planned cuts to Highlands and Islands Enterprise in the light of the coronavirus pandemic.