Posts for Home Affairs

WISHART WELCOMES NEW GRANT FUND FOR PROJECTS PROMOTING WOMEN’S AND GIRLS’ EMPOWERMENT

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  Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, has welcomed news that the Women’s Fund for Scotland (WFS) is inviting applications to a new grant making programme from community organisations across the country who empower women and girls to reach their full potential. The funds are available as a result […]

WISHART HITS OUT AT HOME SECRETARY AS CRUNCH TIME REACHED IN PASSPORT FIASCO

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The Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, has highlighted the level of disruption being caused locally by the difficulties that the UK Passport Office is experiencing in dealing with a backlog of passport applications. Mr Wishart said: “The mishandled mess of the UK’s passport crisis is […]

PASSPORT FIASCO HITS SCOTS AS SCHOOL HOLIDAYS LOOM

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HOME SECRETARY UNABLE TO PROVIDE ASSURANCE AHEAD OF SCHOOL HOLIDAYS The Home Secretary has been unable to assure Scots waiting for new passports that they will be able to receive them in time. The Scottish National Party’s Home Affairs spokesperson and Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, Pete Wishart MP raised the issue […]

HOME OFFICE POLICY “DETRIMENTAL” TO NHS SCOTLAND ASYLUM SEEKER  MATERNITY CARE

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The Scottish National Party has called on the UK government to consider recommendations proposed by the Scottish Refugee Council concerning maternity care for asylum seekers. SNP Home Affairs spokesperson Pete Wishart MP has written to Home Secretary Theresa May to highlight the new report which calls for pregnant women not to be forced into destitution […]

VICTORY ON PATENT COURTS FOLLOWING SNP PRESSURE AT WESTMINSTER

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In a debate in Westminster, the coalition government has conceded on the issue of patent courts  following pressure from the SNP MP , Pete Wishart. In today’s third reading of the Intellectual Property Bill, the UK government minister David Willetts confirmed that the Court of Session in Edinburgh will secure divisional court status in the […]

UK GOVERNMENT IMMIGRATION BILL “APPALLING”

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The Scottish National Party has raised serious concerns about housing and health proposals in the new UK government Immigration Bill to be debated today (Thursday). The Bill includes provisions to charge temporary migrants for NHS services, set requirements for landlords to check tenant’s immigration status and allows for additional levies for temporary migrations which could […]

WISHART COMMENTS: ‘GO HOME VANS’ SCRAPPED

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Home Secretary Theresa May has said vans telling illegal immigrants to “go home” or face arrest will be scrapped after telling MPs she accepted they had “not been a good idea.” Commenting, SNP MP Pete Wishart, who campaigned against the controversial use of the vans and held a Westminster debate on the issue, said: “This […]

WISHART BACKS CAMPAIGN TO OPPOSE VISA COSTS – CALLS FOR PERTHSHIRE PEOPLE POWER TO COME TO AID OF CHERNOBYL KIDS

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Speaking at a news conference in Perth this morning (Thursday), the Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, spoke of the decision by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to remove the free visa concession which has been in place up until now for children travelling to the […]

SNP Condemn UK Government Surveillance Plan

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SOCIAL NETWORK SNOOPING IS ‘BIG BROTHER GONE BONKERS’ SNP Home Affairs spokesperson Pete Wishart MP has condemned UK Government plans to extend the powers of the security services to monitor the public’s email, telephone calls and social media, warning the move would impinge individuals’ privacy and be used to justify state surveillance by autocratic regimes […]