Malcolm raises the decision to print The Scotsman & the Evening News in Sunderland
The Scotsman and the Evening News to be printed in Sunderland Malcolm Chisholm (Edinburgh North and Leith) (Lab):
Does the First Minister share my concern at the loss of 100 jobs in my constituency as a result of the decision of Johnston Press to print its titles in Sunderland and in the west of Scotland, without creating any additional jobs in those areas?

Will he raise concerns with Johnston Press about the betrayal of its loyal Edinburgh workforce, the severing of the historic connection between The Scotsman and Edinburgh, and the folly of printing the Edinburgh Evening News, with its tight deadlines, at the other end of a busy motorway?

The First Minister, Alec Salmond:
The constituency member has made the point, and I will raise those concerns with Johnston Press. We are concerned about any job losses in Scotland in these difficult times.

October 8th 2009, (Column 20436)