Monday (11th April 2016)
Tuesday (12th April 2016
On Tuesday, an emergency steel debate was called in Parliament. Although the Scottish Government and Steel Task Force, of which Marion was a member, were able to find a buyer for Scotland’s steelworks, the UK Government still needs to form a full and proper plan for the manufacturing and steel sector for the UK.
The UK Government also needs to oppose market economic status for China to prevent further dumping of Chinese steel in Europe. However, the Tories care far more about forming cosy relationships with Beijing than they do about saving the livelihoods of steelworkers and a long term future for steel.
Marion also submitted an Early Day Motion praising the Scottish Government and Scottish Steel Taskforce for their hard work in ensuring a new owner was found for the steelworks at Dalzell and Clydebridge.
Wednesday (13th April 2016)
Marion spoke in a debate on education on Wednesday. Education is devolved to the Scottish Parliament, however Marion was on hand to advise Westminster MPs using my experience in further education in Scotland. It is essential that when creating new, independent academies the cost is acknowledged and that focus is not lost to the detriment of English pupils. Marion wishes her Westminster colleagues the best in securing a bright future for their youngsters.
Thursday (14th April 2016)
Friday (15th April 2016)
On Friday, Marion was in Motherwell’s Asda to meet local people and provide contact information for assistance with any issues they may be having. It was a very productive visit which allowed Marion to meet a number of people living within the constituency, keen to discuss a variety of matters.
Saturday (16th April 2016)