12th – 18th December
On Tuesday, Marion was back in London with a busy day of briefings, meetings, and parliamentary duties at Westminster.
Sometimes we all just need to smile. Hope this helps#HappyChristmas pic.twitter.com/vw5JhrV8hW
— Marion Fellows MP (@marionfellowsmp) December 14, 2016
The Pre-employment protection of whistle-blowers debate took place on Thursday, with the Motherwell & Wishaw MP contributing:
The Scottish Government acknowledge and respect the need for whistleblowing and believe that procedures should be in place across the public and private sectors to support staff in raising any concerns in order to ensure that people can work in a safe and secure environment. Without whistleblowers, serious concerns may take longer to be noticed and rectified. Any proposals that strengthen whistleblowing procedures and help protect employees and service users across the public sector are welcome.
Robust whistleblowing procedures are in place across Scotland, including in our NHS, but the Scottish Government and the SNP support further reforms to protect and embed an honest and open reporting culture in which all staff have the confidence to speak up without fear and in the knowledge that any genuine concern will be treated seriously and investigated properly. All children and young people have the right to be cared for and protected from harm. The amendment will help with that and we support it.
— The SNP (@theSNP) December 16, 2016