This Week #8

Monday (22nd February 2016)

Marion at the IOSH reception.

On Monday, Marion was present at a reception held by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) designed to promote mental health at work. IOSH is the world’s biggest professional health and safety membership organisation, campaigning on issues that affect millions of working people.


Tuesday (23rd February 2016)


Wednesday (24th February 2016)

Wednesday brought with it the weekly meeting of the Education Select Committee at which Marion was in attendance, prior to a day of parliamentary duties & business.

Marion was also in attendance at a meeting regarding the Child Rescue Alert campaign, further details of which can be found here.


Thursday (25th February 2016)

On Thursday, Marion attended the latest meeting of the Scottish Government’s Steel Taskforce, continuing the fight to save the steelworks & related jobs at the Dalziel & Clydebridge sites.

Thursday also marked the day in which the SNP secured a deal ensuring Scotland won’t be a penny worse off with an agreement reached on the new fiscal framework.


Friday (26th February 2016)

Marion was back in the constituency in Friday working from her office in the Dalziel Building in Motherwell. Over the course of the day, Marion met with UNISON officials Marie Quigley and John Young – a positive discussion was had regarding general matters affecting the union’s members within Motherwell & Wishaw.

Marion meets with UNISON officials.
Marion meets with UNISON officials.

Marion also took the opportunity to pay a visit to the Jobs Fair held at Motherwell’s Jobcentre Plus during which the MP met with various agencies & employers who were on hand to provide information to prospective employees. As well as meeting young people on work experience placements, Marion spent time talking to Tata Steel workers who are receiving ongoing support from various agencies including Jobcentre Plus.

Marion meets local people at the Jobcentre Plus Jobs Fair.
Marion meets local people at the Jobcentre Plus Jobs Fair.


Saturday (27th February 2016)



Child Rescue Alert

I am more than happy to support and raise awareness for Child Rescue Alert.

Child Rescue Alert is a partnership by the National Crime Agency, Missing People and education technology company Groupcall. It has been available as a national policing tool since 2008 and was enhanced in 2014 to allow the public to get involved thanks to funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery Dream Fund.

In 2016, the service is being funded by Royal Mail, which has registered the handheld devices of 123,000 postmen and women across the UK to receive alerts. To mark the one-year anniversary of the partnership with Missing People, Royal Mail has contributed £16,000 to fund the national Child Rescue Alert system in 2016.

Missing People charity patron Stephen Fry, who appears in the new advertising campaign, has said:

“I am delighted to be the animated face of this campaign. I believe that Child Rescue Alert should be a national institution – something for everyone to find out about and sign up to. It reminds me of a fire extinguisher – everyone should have one ready to use at a moment’s notice but we all hope that we will never need it.”

I would urge constituents to consider registering to receive Child Rescue Alerts, which can be done on the campaign website, and to spread the word about a very worthwhile campaign.

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