We should be told what he thinks about the witch hunt which appears aimed to stitch up Cllr Jim Bollan, of the Community Party, and deprive the electorate in his Vale of Leven ward of legitimate representation at council meetings.
Councillor Rory Colville, Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Customer Support Services, said: “The Procurement Strategy and Sustainable Procurement Policy ensure we get good quality goods and services while delivering financial savings that can be used for frontline services. And just as importantly, the updated documents make it as easy as possible for local businesses, suppliers and contractors to bid for work with the council.”
His comments come after some in the SNP suggested winning a majority of Scottish seats in a UK general election would be enough.
Councillor Gary Mulvaney, Depute Leader of the Council said, said: “It’s simple – the more funding the council has, the more we can do for local people. We are looking at all options for increasing funding for Argyll and Bute. Transport Scotland delivers ferry services for other islands – it’s been running Western Isles’ ferries for a number of years, and has provided £20m+ for ferries in Orkney and Shetland.
To date, early years staff have been provided with a pack containing resources and information about deaf culture for parents, nurseries and health visitors; BSL online resources have been made easily accessible through the Argyll and Bute Education blog; and Early Years staff have been provided with training on basic BSL and finger-spelling.
The Prime Minister replied that Mr Blackford knows well that “the Scottish Parliament has no role in approving this deal. On the contrary, it is up to the Members of this Parliament to approve the deal. I am delighted to say that they did, although it did not proceed with the support of many Scottish nationalist MPs.