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Concerns Over School Safety in East Lothian

Concerns have been raised this week after figures emerged that there have been three separate safety concerns in East Lothian schools over the last two years.

No Action for East Lothian Roads

A Scottish Government Minister has revealed this week that the SNP Government will not assist East Lothian Council in repairing potholes in the area.

 

Police Numbers at 10 Year Low

Figures published by Police Scotland highlight that the number of police officers in the Lothians and Scottish Borders police force is at its lowest level in nearly decade.

SNP ‘clueless’ about where to put 400 new benefits staff

The SNP government has admitted it has no idea where in Scotland it’s going to place hundreds of new staff working for the country’s new benefits agency.

An estimated 400 staff will be hired to work in councils across Scotland to help deliver the newly-devolved powers to communities.

Scotland’s block grant going up in real and cash terms

New analysis has revealed that Scotland’s block grant from Westminster is going up – both in cash and real terms.

The figures show increases in both measures, despite the SNP claiming that the UK Government is cutting cash to Scotland.