Msphails a‘ma­jor’ fund­ing boost

Hamilton Advertiser - - FAIRHILL - Staff reporter

MSP Christina Mck­elvie has wel­comed the SNP Pro­gramme for Gov­ern­ment.

The Hamil­ton, Larkhall and Stone­house mem­ber says it will “help con­trib­ute to a suc­cess­ful and vi­brant South La­nark­shire, driv­ing progress in health, so­cial se­cu­rity, the en­vi­ron­ment and the econ­omy”,

Fund­ing in­cludes over £2 mil­lion for vic­tims of do­mes­tic and sex­ual abuse, with £1.5 mil­lion ded­i­cated to Rape Cri­sis Scot­land.

The Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment also pledged £250 mil­lion to re­form men­tal health treat­ment in adults and chil­dren - de­liv­er­ing 430 new school, col­lege and univer­sity coun­sel­lors, and spe­cial­ist treat­ment sys­tems for those with se­ri­ous men­tal ill­ness.

In ad­di­tion to the re­cent M73/M74 road­way im­prove­ment projects, the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment an­nounced a £1.5 bil­lion Na­tional In­fra­struc­ture Mis­sion, up­grad­ing trans­port, con­nec­tiv­ity and broad­band.

Ms Mck­elvie said: “The SNP’S plan for Scot­land sig­nals a ma­jor boost for jobs and the econ­omy in Hamil­ton, Larkhall and Stone­house.”

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