Local MSP John Finnie, Scottish Greens has successfully argued for fair ferry funding.
John Finnie who is also the Scottish Greens Spokesperson for Transport and Island Communities in the Scottish Parliament had the following wording agreed by the Rural Economy and Connectivity (REC) Committee for their report on the draft budget:
“to treat this matter as a priority and to satisfactorily resolve it by the conclusion of the current consideration of the draft budget.”
John Finnie said:
“I was delighted that colleagues, including SNP Committee members, agreed my wording calling for the Scottish Government to act now on what is rightly called a ‘fair-funding’ issue.
“Parliament recently agreed a motion calling on the Scottish Government to set out how it intends to honour a commitment to “the principle of fair-funding in the provision of ferries and ferry infrastructure” and I’m pleased that the Committee’s report keeps the pressure on the Scottish Government to deliver an early and equitable solution in this budget.”
John Finnie has also been successful in being elected convener of the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Sub-Committee on Policing. He replaces Mary Fee MSP, Scottish Labour.