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February 2014  
21st Februaury Huge fall in part-time students
20th February Commonwealth Games
3rd February FAI Bill

January 2014

24th January 95% Bed Capacity Rates
22nd January Praise for Health Committee
14th January Bedroom Tax Blunder
14th January Pantomime Fun
10th January Stroke Charter
December 2013  
22nd December 9,000 fine snubs
16th December Pay day Loans
16th December Praise for Morton Captain
15th December Paws for thought
12th December Midnight League
10th December Keep your cool
6th December Litter Lout Law
November 2013  
21st November 2013 Metal Thieves Crackdown
18th November 2013 Public bodies
13th November Tug Owners Fined
7th November Cash Boost
5th November Race is On
1st November More Trains
October 2013  
25th October Broomhill Tenants Association
21st October Website Launch
September 2013  
3rd September Carers parliament gets a good report
August 2013  
28th August MSP discusses newly merged fire service
23rd August Greater Focus needed on recovery
19th August Concern over RAH inspection report
14th August Early discharge putting patients at risk
13th August MSP meets youth employment agency
1st August Fatal Accident Inquiries Consultation
July 2013  
23rd July What a Waste
16th July Road Safety Concern Cartsdyke Roundabout
June 2013  
10th June Progress needed on community transport
May 2013  
29th May Sharp rise in pay-day loans
24th May Waterloo Road
20th May Terms and conditions
16th May Home Sweet Home
14th May

A Fine Mess

April 2013  
23rd April Community Payback?
20th April Recycling Initiative
19th April Dementia Carers Project
15th April Stroke Unit Concern
12th April

Prostate Cancer UK’s Quality Checklist

9th April Smoking Ban Welcome
March 2013  
27th March College Meet
14th March Community Sport
11th March Complete the Cycle
8th March Huge fall in student numbers
5th March RBS branch closure
February  2013  
26th February Teenage pregancy rates below national average
22nd February Sharp fall in part-time learners
19th February New bus transfer ticket
8th February Post Mortem Delays
5th February £4 million in voluntary redundancy payments
5th February Health inequalities event
January 2013  
30th January Ferry Service Action Call
28th January Keeping up pressure on ferry terminal plans
22nd January MSP backs campaign to reverse college cuts
10th January

Failed Justice Policy

7th January Teenage pregnancy inquiry
December 2012  
24th December Water Bill Welcome
November 2012  
30th November Concern that criminal fines will go unpaid
26th November Drive to bring US tourists to Inverclyde
9th November

Focus on addicts committed to recovery

6th November Dog Wardens Bite back
October 2012  
23rd October Families face severe disadvantage
19th October College cut fears
15th October Watchdog must examine reasons for poor elderly care
9th October MSP Welcomes Drug Review
September 2012  
28th September Dream Fund
  Funding Pot for community projects launched
21st September Diminishing support for anti-knife initiative
  MSP raises concern resources to tackle knife crime in Inverlcyde are diminishing.
6th September

Fears Grow for Future of Calmac

  The Transport Minister fails to give clear answer on Calmac Headquarters.
August 2012  
22 August Drug Review Needed
  Drug deaths reach 10 year high
13 August Green light for cancer drug

Abiraterone approved for use on the NHS

3rd August Renewed calls for breakthrough cancer drug

Former Greenock Police Inspector John Malcolm and Duncan McNeil MSP renew their call for cancer drug in Scotland

July 2012  
24th July Community Payback?

Court Ruling means offenders can get away with breaking terms of order

18th July Offenders get over four thousand warning letters
  Thousands of warning letters have been issued to offenders who are failing to pay fines handed out by the procurator fiscal
5th July Justice for Asbestos Victims

Asbestos victims should be fully compensated by insurance companies

June 2012  
1st June No Time to Wait
  MSP urges Scotland’s medicines regulator to shorten the time it will take to introducecancer drug onto the NHS
1st June Plain Packaging
  MSP backs plain cigarette packaging.
May 2012  
31st May Transport Meet
  Reporting on his meeting with Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) to discuss the Gourock to Kilcreggan Ferry Service
29th May Brain Injury Awareness
  Leading charity raises awareness of head injuries
23rd May Urgent meeting with SPT
  Local MSP Duncan McNeil has requested an urgent meeting with the Chief Executive of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport

21st May

Prostrate Cancer Care

MSP calls for the government to boost prostate cancer care in Scotland and to do more to help raise awareness of the disease

10th May Ferry Service
  Scottish Government should take control of ferry service says McNeil
2nd May Jobs Summit
  Fincance Secretary to come to Inverclyde for Jobs Summit

April 2012

24th April Life Saving Treatment
  Life saving heart procedure to be introduced onto the NHS
23rd April Cuts to Bus Services
  Government being "Pig headed" on cuts to local bus services
6th April Hear to Help at Glenfield Care Home
  MSP visits Glenfield.
March 2012  
March 23rd Renewable Fund
  MSP wants Inverclyde to get a fair share of renewables funding
March 23rd £50,000 in unpaid court fines
  Unpaid funes will undermine publics faith in the justice system says McNeil
March 19th Rare Diseases motion
  MSP backs a parliamentary motion welcoming the consultation
March 12th "Sport your Trainers" Day
  MSP support campaign to promote the Commonwealth Games
March 9th Action Call on Green jobs
  MSP urges the First Minister to take action
February 2012
February 2nd Green Energy Jobs go East
  MSP expresses his frustration at the continuing failure to bring Green Energy jobs to Inverclyde
January 2012  
26th January Inverclyde Globetrotters
  MSP welcomes Duncan Galbraith of Inverclyde Globetrotters to Scottish Parliament
October 2011  
October 12th Asbestos justice at last!
  MSP pays tribute to campaigning lawyer as UK Supreme Court back compensation law
October 6th Fight over drugs for rare diseases goes to Holyrood
  MSP meets health secretary with family over drug fight
September 2011
September 28th Coastguard campaign goes to Bute House
  FM backing Clyde Coastguard campaign
September 21st Future of college under threat
  SNP reveal Reid Kerr merger plan
September 19th Swinney leaves question mark over regeneration future
  Riverside Inverclyde under budget threat again
August 2011
August 29th Waterloo Road comes to Greenock
  MSP invites hit TV makers to town
August 17th Jobs worry
  Fears over youth unemployment rise
August 10th MSP calls for action over drug deaths
  Minister invited to Inverclyde to investigate worrying rise
August 7th

MSP in Southern Cross concern

  McNeil given assurances by Health Secretary over local care homes
July 2011  
July 22nd Tourist group celebrates 10th anniversary
  Motion praises work of volunteers
July 14th Coastguard blow
  Local people let down by both governments
July 13th Tall ships success
  Great showcase for Greenock says MSP
June 2011  
June 30th New MP welcomed
  MSP backs Iain McKenzie to do the right thing for Inverclyde
June 24th A78 blow
  Minister needs to take action
June 1st Gourock traffic concern
  Ferry changes to impact on community
June 1st Inverclyde needs plan for jobs
  Unemployment levels too high, says MSP
May 2011  
May 10th David Cairns tribute
  MSP pays respects to tragic colleague
May 6th Thank you
  MSP enjoys fourth election win
March 2011  
March 16th A78 breakthrough
  MSP delights as pressure brings about re-think
March 15th MSP challenges Tory coastguard cust
  Clyde plans not just daft but dangerous
March 10th Tribute to Lee Jeans heroines
  MSP marks 30th anniversary at Holyrood
March 9th Cheers to the volunteers
  Jackie Baillie visits Inverclyde to support tea bar success.
March 4th Backing for James Watt overhaul
  Des McNulty pledges to fix broken college funding system
March 3rd Victory for asbestos campaigners
  MSP supports passing of Damages Bill
March 3rd Snaring ban defeated
  MSP disappointed opposition parties vote down trap ban
February 2011  
February 24th Regenerations cuts threaten progress
  MSP accuses Scottish Government of lack ambition for Inverclyde
February 23rd Ferry concern
  Scottish Government playing politics with Gourock tender
February 22nd Jobs disappointment
  MSP expresses concern over Blairs handling.
February 22nd Stroke unit shock
  MSP demands answers on poor stroke figures.
February 15th Housing threat comes to Parliament
  Local campaigners come to Holyrood over cuts.
February 3rd College cuts fury
  Scottish Government hands James Watt unfair settlement.
January 2011  
January 28th Youth unemployment on the rise
  Scottish Government must act to prevent another lost generation.
January 18th Inverclyde sold out
  MSP loses faith in enterprise agencies over regeneration cuts.