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This website was established when Marlyn Glen was a Member of the Scottish Parliament.

As the Scottish Parliament has now been dissolved there are no Members of the Scottish Parliament until after the election of 5th. May 2011



SNP Government’s failure to double the number of school nurses in Tayside revealed 11/03/2011

Dundee and Angus Breastfeeding rates : MSP questions Scottish Government 2/03/2011

Gender Pay Gap " set to widen again" 25/02/2011

Number of nursing and midwifery staff in NHS Tayside falls to a 4-year low 25/02/2011

MSP to raise cervical screening rates with Scottish Government : 20-24 age group significantly lower than all other age groups under 60 17/09/2011

Dundee gender pay gap : Women face a "double disadvantage" on pay 09/02/2011

Domestic Abuse : Marlyn Glen praises women in Dundee for coming forward 08/02/2011

Over 1,700 on Dundee and Angus physio waiting lists, as number of physiotherapy posts falls, over 700 on waiting lists for podiatrists as number of podiatry posts also falls. 08/02/2011

Teaching posts in Dundee : Funding is the equivalent of employing 16 of Dundee's 74 probationer teachers  02/02/2011

Estimated cost of alcohol abuse to the NHS in Tayside is a minimum of £15.1 million a year 31/01/2011

Areas of Dundee approaching 10 per cent unemployment rates 25/01/2011

Dundee Forensics : MSP to raise transfer costs again with Justice Secretary 17/01/2011

Welcome for V&A funding 12/01/2010

SNP Health Cuts - Fewer nursing and midwifery staff in NHS Tayside now than when the SNP were in power three years ago -Nursing and midwifery staff in NHS Tayside falls for the first time in 10 years - Over 190 medical, nursing, and science posts lost in the past year 7/01/2011

Over 20 per cent increase in anti-obesity drugs in NHS Tayside in one year 30/12/2010

Lochee Health profile clarified 24/12/2010

Over 280 construction workers in Dundee seeking work as housing spending cut by half 22/12/2010

Education Maintenance Allowances applications plunge by almost 40 per cent in Dundee and College Bursaries face 2 per cent cuts 22/12/2010

6 Emergency Workers prosecutions in Dundee 21/12/2010

Dundee teacher staffing : No ""realistic or accurate figures" available at present 15/12/2010

Teacher numbers : Almost 1 out of every 10 secondary teachers in Dundee gone 14/12/2010

Dundee dental bursary scheme success hailed 10/12/2010

Dundee Forensic Laboratory : Protest to Minister over transfer of posts from Dundee 8/12/2010

Learning Teaching Scotland - Education Inspectorate merger " camouflage for cuts" concern  8/12/2010

Before the SNP’s council cuts come, remember this....... 3/12/2010

Lochee Health Profile : Call for more information 30/11/2010

Marlyn Glen welcomes increase in resources for dementia services in Dundee 25/11/2010

Dundee City Council £20 million cuts : Freedom of Information request over "Secrecy and Silence Board" 20/11/2010

The draft Scottish Budget - The SNP’s New Concordat with Local Councils 20/11/2010

Scottish Budget : Call for "determined action to help Dundee" 16/11/2010

Mills Observatory "must remain in the public sector" 15/11/2010

Education expenditure increase in Dundee under Labour 13/11/2010

Call for Dundee City Council to consult public over £20 million cuts for council tax freeze 10/11/2010

The future of Dundee FC 04/11/2010

Marlyn Glen welcomes V&A design decision announcement 3/11/2010

Apprenticeships : Labour won guarantee of 7,800 more apprenticeships 1/11/2010

Council tax freeze : councils have no power to increase tax on individual tax bands  29/10/2010

Dundee games development sector : "Useful " meeting with Minister, says MSP 28/10/2010

Video games sector in Dundee : MSP to meet Minister 22/10/2010

Education amalgamation : Plea for no job losses in Dundee 20/10/2010

200 posts now predicted to go at NHS Tayside to go : SNP government responsible, says MSP 15/10/2010

Cost of care for the elderly : MSP asks council again for figures 14/10/2010

Welcome for more cleaning staff at Ninewells 7/10/2010

Over 1,400 elderly people in Dundee have been emergency admissions after falls over the past three years  05/10/2010

New class size of 25 in Primary 1 : Maximum can still be exceeded 01/10/2010

Homecoming Scotland : No figures for "boost" for Dundee 23/09/2010

Benefits Cuts : Dundee could lose up to £21 million a year 17/09/2010

Text of letter to Jim Mather, Scottish Energy Minister, on the proposed Biomass development at Dundee 17/09/2010

SNP forced to back down on class sizes claim 16/09/2010

Cost of unemployment in Dundee put at £40 million a year 10/09/2010

Primary class sizes : "Scottish Government is failing schools, parents and teachers across Dundee 10/09/2010

Marlyn Glen is not seeking re-election to the Scottish Parliament in 2011 02/09/2010

Council Tax Freeze : Call for Dundee to retain its share of £70 million funding 31/08/2010

No permanent posts in Dundee for over 60 per cent of probationary teachers 24/08/2010

Council tax freeze has benefited those in the higher council tax bands the most 21/08/2010

Realtime Worlds : "Urgent meeting " sought with Employment Minister 18/08/2010

VAT increase to cost NHS Tayside more than £400,000 extra this year 17/08/2010

"Never-Ending Council Tax Freeze faces crisis of credibility" 16/08/2010

Pregnancy and Maternity Employment Tribunal Cases : Less than 1 in 10 successful 10/08/2010

Free Personal Care : "The debate has only just begun" 07/08/2010

Cuts : Solutions, not squabbles are needed 07/08/2010

Cuts : Council " failing to face up to its responsibility," says MSP 04/08/2010

Con-Dem Coalition to scrap Fund that has supported 84 jobs in Angus 04/08/2010

Working age population set to fall despite increase in pension age  23/07/2010

500 jobs cut at NHS Tayside : "Health service already at full stretch," says MSP 13/07/2010

NHS Tayside "on track" to meet new cancer treatment target next year 09/07/2010

Scottish Parliament votes down MSP’s amendments to make buying of sex illegal as new report says that Sweden’s laws to ban the buying of sex are a "success"  07/07/2010

Teenage pregnancy levels in Dundee 06/07/2010

Questions raised on the future cost of care of the elderly in Dundee 02/07/2010

Unemployment rates in areas of Dundee - latest official figures 30/06/2010

Unemployment and ill-health link highlighted by Dundee figures  30/06/2010

Harris Academy refurbishment takes back seat for £1.4 million "East Central Territory Hub" 28/06/2010

Diabetes : Re-tabled Parliamentary Question reveals much higher hospital admission numbers in Dundee and Angus 23/06/2010

2010 levels of diabetes in Tayside exceed those initially predicted for 2018  15/06/2010

500 jobs to go at NHS Tayside : health board placed in "a terrible situation" by SNP Government 09/06/2010

Two view mammography : no official NHS Tayside data yet 09/06/2010

MSP re-tables question on diabetes in Dundee and Angus because of "lack of information" in answer 08/06/2010

500 posts to go at NHS Tayside  : "impact severe", says MSP 03/06/2010

"Childhood obesity strong pointer to adult obesity" 01/06/2010

Cancer waiting times : MSP asks Health Secretary about NHS Tayside’s resources 28/05/2010

MSP raises £1.4 million cost for hub to oversee Harris Academy refurbishment 26/05/2010

MSP to raise 500 job cuts in NHS Tayside in Scottish Parliament  21/05/2010

NHS Tayside 500 jobs cuts : state which jobs will go, MSP asks health board 17/05/2010

MSP raises NHS Tayside Hospital Pharmacist Vacancies with Health Secretary 11/05/2010

NHS Tayside outline to MSP action to be taken to improve the standard of its hospital food 10/05/2010

Progress in reducing smoking rates, concern at freeze in funding for cessation services 06/05/2010

Apprentice redundancies : "sign of stagnation in key sector industry" 20/04/2010

Laptop scheme for Scotland urged 14/04/2010

Gender Pay Gap : "Still a Long Way to Closing it" 01/04/2009

Putting Dundee "at the forefront of green energy production" 29/03/2010

No guarantee that new composite classes will not be formed in Dundee primary schools 29/03/2010

£700,000 vandalism cost to Dundee last year 23/03/2010

Plea not to cut Dundee’s affordable homes budget 22/03/2010

Jobs relocation : Dundee " simply ignored once again" 18/03/2010

Alcohol misuse imposing " considerable strain " on NHS in Tayside 16/03/2010

Drop out rate on Dundee student nursing courses reaches 40 per cent 11/03/2010

Statement of support on PCS action 10/03/2010

Gender pay gap a " stubborn reminder of a wider inequality against women" 09/03/2010

SNP Government breaks promise to fund councils and health boards to reduce the number of prescriptions for anti-depressants 26/02/2010

Marlyn Glen's Ninewells C difficile website plea turned down by Nicola Sturgeon 24/02/2010

Anti-obesity drug use in Tayside soars 20/02/2010

Statement on the internal report by NHS Tayside on the C difficile outbreak at Ninewells Hospital last October 18/02/2010

MSP welcomes NHS Tayside decision to release Ninewells internal report on C difficile outbreak 16/02/2010

Alcohol-related behaviour costs the NHS in Tayside over £1.6 million a year in ambulance call outs 15/02/2010

"Cheerless news" over civil service jobs for Dundee  12/02/2010

40 per cent cut in teacher training places as over 250 Dundee primary school teachers set to retire over the next decade 09/02/2010

Ninewells C difficile outbreak : FoI submitted 08/02/2010

MSP welcomes display of Titian masterpiece in Dundee later this year 05/02/2010

C diff public inquiry and Ninewells : MSP seeks clarification 05/02/2010

MSP calls on NHS Tayside to release its own internal findings on C difficile outbreak 02/02/2010

Figures released on Healthy Life Expectancy in Dundee in the early 2000s 02/02/2010

MSP asks why no Dundee venue for rail timetable consultation 01/02/2010

Ninewells C difficile inquiry : MSP calls for more online access for those who believe they have relevant information 29/01/2010

WARP funding plea for Dundee’s two universities 28/01/2010

MSP praises NHS Tayside work on Healthy Start Initiative 25/01/2010

Alcohol consumption : new figures show Scotland could be 10 per cent higher than previous official figures suggest 21/01/2009

MSP queries Scottish Government on free fruit pledge : 6,600 schoolchildren in Dundee still don't receive it 14/01/2010

More GP practices in Tayside offer extended opening hours 13/01/2010

MSP queries Scottish Government spending on survey of Tayside New Year resolutions on health  11/01/2010

Dundee's participation in new Baccalaureate exam 06/01/2010

New plea on more civil service jobs for Dundee 21/12/2009

Concern over health visitor vacancies in Dundee 19/12/2009

Superbugs such as C difficile and MRSA cost over £2,100 per case to treat in hospital 12/122009

Dundee employment trends 12/12/2009

Harris Academy  : Government should pay for rise in council share  09/12/2009

MSP urges aid for NHS Tayside to employ newly-qualified midwives 09/12/2009

Statement on the Scottish Government's White paper on the referendum on independence 30/11/2009

School education control must remain local 30/11/2009

C difficile : Response to Nicola Sturgeon's statement that 5 points of the 15 point Pennington Plan to tackle the infection will be implemented 16/11/2009

Over 1,400 elderly people in Dundee have been emergency admissions to hospital after falling in the past three years  16/11/2009

Ninewells C difficile outbreak : MSP ask Scottish Government for financial assurance 11/11/2009

How will Scottish Enterprise cuts impact on Dundee and Tayside, MSP asks  05/11/2009

Swinney asked to support Dundee City Council’s plans to help the city during the recession  29/10/2009

Plea for more construction work 29/10/2009

MSP calls for more financial support for muscular dystrophy care 27/10/2009

Plea for more funding for dementia care 21/10/2009

Harris Academy refurbishment : MSP raises Scottish Futures Trust £120,000 spent on consultants 20/10/2009

Gude Cause : commemorating the campaign for Women's Suffrage 10/10/2009

Only 1 class in Broughty Ferry primaries at target level , says MSP 03/10/2009

More details sought on STV's  pilot news programme for Dundee 02/10/2009

Broughty Ferry Home Insulation Scheme welcomed 02/10/2009

Harris refurbishment cost and timetable questioned 02/10/2009

SNP primary school class sizes policy "in shreds" 17/09/2009

Emergency Workers (Scotland) Act prosecutions in Dundee and Tayside 08/09/2009

43 Tayside legal staff now trained as specialists in the investigation of sexual offences 02/09/2009

Mary Shelley's 1826 novel 28/82009

NHS Tayside C difficile rate "stable" 26/08/2009

Welcome for increase in Abertay biomedical bursaries 20/08/2009

Welcome for commitment to V&A funding 17/08/2009

NHS Tayside expenditure must be guaranteed as a " budget for a key service" 14/08/2009

Scottish Government to be questioned on Emergency Workers (Scotland) Act 12/08/2009

Never Too Late to Vaccinate 06/08/2009

MSP greets success of bursary scheme for dentists in Tayside 05/08/2009

Call to display Titian’s £50 million Diana and Actaeon in Dundee : MSP " very encouraged" by National Galleries of Scotland response 31/07/2009

61 applications for 3 teaching posts  : "Responsibility rests upon Scottish Government" 30/07/2009

Rape cases : MSP says new legislation must be matched by action on attitudes and behaviour towards women's rights 28/07/2009

Funding for Dundee Baccalaureate exams : Scottish Government "must do better" says MSP 22/07/2009

Statement on the decision by NHS Tayside to continue with the Community Health Nurse pilot scheme  16/07/2009

MSP to raise Dundee Social Work vacancies with Scottish Government 14/07/2009

Stobswell residents’ worries over prostitution : Parliamentary questions to be tabled

MSP queries National Galleries on displaying £50 million Titian masterpiece in Dundee 10/072009

Ten years of devolution in Scotland  01/07/2009

Welcome for the ending of the Community Health Nurse scheme  01/07/2009

MSP raises physiotherapy services with Health Minister with 1,300 on Dundee waiting list 20/06/2009

New school exam : Dundee MSP urges Government for "sufficient finance and resources for city’s participation" 17/06/2009

Ninewells free car parking for Government Ministers : Minister’s reply means another question for the Minister 17/06/2009

Council urged to explore twin city teaching offer 15/06/2009

50 per cent of junior doctors in NHS Tayside working over the 48-hour limit with just over 8 weeks to go till its introduction 28/05/2009

No plans to re-locate civil service jobs to Dundee, MSP told 21/05/2009

£15 million in "efficiency savings" in NHS Tayside’s budget this year 15/05/2009

Community Health Nurse pilot cost £282,000 in Tayside last year 12/05/2009

V&A in Dundee : Still no commitment of finance from Scottish Government, says MSP 11/05/2009

MSP calls for NHS minimum wage of £7 per hour : 6 per cent of NHS Tayside employees earn less 07/05/2009

Dundee class sizes and number of teachers : No response from SNP Government  29/04/2009

SNP Government's "No" to MSP’s call to abolish prescription charges for cancer patients in Scotland 27/04/2009

No commitment to provide more money or teachers for Dundee, MSP is told by Minister 21/04/2009

MSP raises Broughty Ferry Primary Class Sizes with Education Secretary 17/04/2009

Call on Scottish Government to detail plans to boost Dundee jobs 17/04/2009

MSP questions Health Secretary on future of Community Health Nurse programme 16/04/2009

Dundee University post-graduate teacher training numbers set to be cut 16 April 2009

Dundee primary class sizes : "Great gulf between the reality of the classroom and the hollowness of SNP promises " 10/04/2009

MSP queries Homecoming impact on Dundee 26 March 2009

MSP highlights increase of just one primary teacher in Angus teacher totals for last year 25 March 2009

Call for prescriptions for cancer patients in Scotland to be abolished 24 March 2009

Apprentices facing redundancy at NCR : MSP urges Minister 19/03/2009

Local Income Tax consultation cost over £10,000 17/03/2009

Allocations to NHS Tayside "failing to keep pace with previous years," says MSP 10 March 2009

V&A in Dundee : MSP seeks "firm guarantee" from Minister 02 March 2009

Dundee primary class sizes : "urgent need for more teachers," says MSP 25 February 2009

VAT reduction on car parking charges : MSP welcomes NHS Tayside’s move at Ninewells 25 February 2009

"Cut in real terms for the second year" in NHS Tayside’s capital allocation 24 February 2009

Dundee MMR vaccinations : MSP congratulates parents and staff on "breakthrough" figures 16/02/2009

Local Income Tax : MSP queries cost of public consultation on dropped policy 13/02/2009

Emerging strain of C difficile reported in NHS Tayside 11/02/2009

Councils should not be made scapegoats for broken promises, says MSP 03/02/2009

£864,000 awarded for NHS dental bursaries in Dundee 23/01/2009

Victoria and Albert Museum extension in Dundee : MSP queries Scottish Government on its financial support 23/01/2009

NHS Tayside "confident" of meeting waiting times target, MSP learns 21/01/2009

Dundee merits the same attention as Edinburgh, says MSP 19/01/2009

Free School meals and Breakfast Clubs - still no extra money, says MSP 15/01/2009

Ninewells car parking charges : Freedom of Information request to go ahead 13/01/2009

Support for Bill to scrap car parking charges at Ninewells Hospital 12/01/2009

Dundee gender pay gap widens 09 January 2009

Single hospital rooms - MSP questions Health Secretary on funding for NHS Tayside 08 January 2009

MSP calls for more teachers to stem Dundee’s "brain drain" 07 January 2009