Cllr MacLaren calls for action on benefit delays

“It is disgraceful that the so called benefits system is putting more people in need rather than actually helping those who need support”, said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest), responding to news from the Trussell Trust that the number of food parcels being handed out jumped by 18% compared to last year, with almost half (49%) of referrals being linked to benefit delays caused by Universal Credit. Continue reading

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Cllr MacLaren condemns calls to cut pensioner benefits

“This is a direct attack on the older generation by a bunch of unelected politicians who are happy to claim over £300 for sleeping in the House of Lords”, said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest), commenting on a recent report from a House of Lords committee which called for certain age-related benefits to be scrapped. Continue reading

Concern over RAH Car Park Barrier

“The use of car park barriers at the RAH could have a serious impact on the road network surrounding the hospital as well as for other vehicles trying to access the hospital including buses, patient transport and even emergency vehicles,” said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest) commenting on the plan by Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board to start operating barriers at the main public car park at the Royal Alexandra Hospital by the end of April 2019. Continue reading

Councillor MacLaren condemns Health Board failure to answer FOI request

“Yet again I’ve had to contact the Scottish Information Commissioner to get NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to respond to a Freedom of Information request”, said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest). Continue reading