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Bill Kidd urges UK Government to increase resettlement for Afghan refugees

Bill Kidd (Glasgow Anniesland) (SNP): 

With 2.6 million Afghan refugees living in other countries and 3.5 million Afghan refugees internally displaced, will the cabinet secretary join the First Minister and me in reiterating that the UK Government’s aim to resettle a total of 20,000 Afghan refugees, including 5,000 the first year, is entirely insufficient?


Angus Robertson: 

Yes, I will. Although the announcement of a UK Afghan resettlement scheme is welcome in principle, the commitment to 20,000 in the long term and just 5,000 in the first year is inadequate. We believe that a commitment to a substantial increase in numbers is required if the UK Government is to meet its responsibilities. It is right that the new Afghan resettlement scheme will be in addition to the UK’s existing global resettlement commitment.

Ensuring Electric Charging is Kept Affordable

 Bill Kidd (Glasgow Anniesland) (SNP): 

To ask the Scottish Government what the timescales and number of units are for the roll-out of electric vehicle charging sites across Scotland. Watch the video here:


Supporting MacMillan Coffee Morning 2021

Macmillan’s Coffee Morning is its biggest fundraising event to support people living with cancer

People all over the UK host their own Coffee Morning and donations raised on the day are made to Macmillan. The official date is Friday 24 September but it can be held at any time. From a group in the garden, sharing a coffee over a screen or a takeaway cake and cuppa, you can hold yours however you like.

In 2020, Macmillan raised over £10 million and hope to top that this year.

How you can get involved

Whatever your reason to host, no reason is too big or too small. All you have to do is sign up to host a Coffee Morning and they will send you a fundraising kit with top tips to get you started.

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Importance of Keeping ATMs free and available in Anniesland

Bill Kidd MSP asks the Scottish Government to commit to working with ATM providers to keep them free and readily available to communities across Scotland. 


Bill Kidd MSP questions Scot Gov on Green Jobs

Bill Kidd MSP


Bill is MSP for Glasgow Anniesland. 

His major political interests are the development of policies to eradicate poverty, job creation, housing policy and an end to the nuclear power and weapons programmes of successive British Governments.

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