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Opinion - Concerns about Fixed Odds betting Terminals Reforms

I appreciate the concerns about the impact of the changes: fixed odds betting terminals are important to the economic viability of many betting shops, but we cannot ignore the evidence that has been presented on the potential impact these types of gaming machines can have on individuals and wider

Ross Stands Up for Scots Leavers

Scotland’s one million Leave voters aren’t being given a voice by their representatives at Westminster, the Tory MP Ross Thomson has said as ahead of a possible Commons rebellion against Theresa May’s Brexit strategy.

Opinion - Al Quds Day March & Hezbollah

Peaceful protest is a vital part of our democratic society. It is a long-standing tradition in this country that people are free to gather together and to demonstrate their views, however uncomfortable or repugnant those can be to the majority of us. However they must do so within the law.

Opinion - Hedgehog A24 Traps and EDM 1297

I would first like to assure you that no spring trap is approved for use against hedgehogs. The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 rightly prohibits the use of any trap or snare to kill or take a hedgehog, or in a way that is likely to injure a hedgehog.

Opinion - Sexual Explotation

I believe that public policy on this issue should be guided by the principle of ensuring the safety and dignity of the most vulnerable people, and this must involve tackling modern slavery and the abhorrent sex trafficking trade.

Ross Calls for Pet Theft Law Change

Aberdeen South MP Ross Thomson has called for tougher punishments for thieves who steal and harm dogs.

The Conservative wants to toughen up existing legislation to make it a serious criminal offence that recognises the status and importance that pets have within families.