07 Sep 2011

John Mason, Scottish National Party MSP for Glasgow Shettleston, has today welcomed the First Minister’s announcement of the SNP Scottish Government’s Legislative Programme.

Commenting, the SNP’s John Mason MSP said:

“The First Minister’s announcements today show that the SNP have made jobs our priority in Government, and provided a plan B to reassure businesses and the people of Glasgow.

“The SNP will deliver 25,000 modern apprenticeships every year of this parliament training up our future skilled tradesmen and women. In Glasgow, I hope we can use this to develop our next generation of engineers to harness our move to renewable energy.

“Our new commitment to provide a learning or training place for all 16 to 19 year olds should mean that no young person misses out on the opportunity to learn the skills needed for a modern developing Scotland.

“The Capital Investment programme will see the investment of a £400 million housing budget this year which is estimated to support over 15,000 jobs across the country.

The Shettleston MSP continued:

“The SNP Government will continue to support small businesses in Glasgow with the small business bonus scheme and our commitment to no compulsory redundancies will provide a reassurance to many residents in the East End that their jobs are safe.

“Today’s announcement lays down the foundation of the SNP Government delivering our manifesto commitments which the public overwhelmingly elected us on, to provide a better economic future for the East End of Glasgow and Scotland”.