An excerpt from my speech that was then covered by The Edinburgh Reporter:
“The proposals will impact cleft palate families all over the East of Scotland from the North and East Islands, to the Highlands to Tayside and right down to the Borders. I deeply sympathise with families after looking into the difference in travelling time, especially for families travelling by public transport.
“For 95% the time will be increased, and in some cases will be doubled. I have spoken to both parents of children and also to young adults who are still in receipt of surgeries, I have listened to their views and as their elected member I have a responsibility to ensure that their voices are heard.”