SNP Group’s report to Smith Commission

The 25 members of North Lanarkshire Council’s SNP group have submitted their evidence to the Smith Commission on increasing the powers of the Scottish Government.

The councillors want more powers for local authorities and restrictions on the number of bookmakers and payday loan shops in our town centres, as well as for Scotland to introduce graduated driver licensing.

SNP group leader David Stocks commented: “The Scottish Parliament has a long track record of improving the lives of ordinary Scots at a much faster rate than Westminster ever could, The Parliament was a trail-blazer on matters such as the smoking band and minimum pricing of alcohol.

“It’s generally accepted that small countries like Scotland are simply more nimble than large states in progressing legislation for their citizens.”