Letter from ministers

Hospitality groups say ‘lip service’ paid to concerns

Paul Waterson: ‘eagerly awaiting this response’

Hospitality groups pursuing legal action against the Scottish government accused ministers of paying “lip service” to their proposals as they were handed a response to their concerns just four minutes before a deadline was due to expire.

The Scottish Beer & Pub Association, The Scottish Licensed Trade Association, UKHospitality (Scotland), the Scottish Hospitality Group and the Night Time Industries Association Scotland jointly served a pre-action letter on ministers last week.

It challenged the legal basis of recent restrictive legislation relating to the hospitality sector passed by the Scottish Parliament. 

The letter followed receipt of an Opinion by prominent legal expertAidan O’Neill QC advising that a Judicial Review of the current restrictions would be warranted.

One Comment to Hospitality groups say ‘lip service’ paid to concerns

  1. When are we going to find a leader capable of standing up to Sturgeon? For months we have been told that it’s important we respond and follow the scientific data based on the numbers being presented However, any time she is challenged on the data if it shows that an easing of restrictions could be applied she informs us that it’s not just the numbers that count anymore. She then proceeds to explain in a much convoluted manner that it’s more complex than the numbers and it’s only her and a few selected sycophantic colleagues who have the ability to understand

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