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The UK Government promises more powers for Holyrood as part


of Brexit but Nicola Sturgeon accuses them of


As a funding boost is announced for mental health services,


we speak to one woman who felt let down by the NHS.


I genuinely think if I did not get that help at the age of 16, I would


be drowning now. Also on the programme -


Criticism of the way the NHS and police treat victims


of sexual assault. And Morton boss Jim Duffy admits


he was embarrassed by his actions after last night's touchline bust up


with Hibs manager Neil Lennon. The First Minister says


the Westminster Government is planning a "power grab" -


with its plans to move thousands of pieces of European Union law


onto the UK statute book, UK ministers say the changes


will include significant new powers But first our political


correspondent Nick Eardley reports from Westminster on what the bill


might mean for Scotland... A quieter Westminster today,


parliament moving on from yesterday's moment of history. Focus


switching to how Brexit woodwork. Deconstructing the media village is


swift, but dismantling the rule of EU law is far more complicated.


Today, part of the plan was published. The bill converting


European law into domestic legislation. Now is the time to come


together in ensuring the UK as a whole is prepared for challenges and


opportunities presented by our exit from the EU. So, what is he


planning? Under the bill, thousands of laws would be created, Scottish


ministers get power to amend the bold legislation, the UK Government


says a number of powers will come to Holyrood from Brussels, but some may


go to Westminster. Ministers say that it is necessary to protect


stability. My preference is more devolution rather than less. That's


my viewpoint. The constraint on that, however, is weighed has a


direct affect on the whole United Kingdom's interest. It has not


convinced the SNP. It strikes me that the government has pushed the


big red button marked Brexit, with their fingers crossed and very


little idea of what comes next. Will the bill require legislative consent


motion is? Yes or no? At this stage, we don't know, we do not know the


finality is. It was accompanied by a warning that the government may not


be ready. It is a huge problem, people walked into this with their


eyes closed. I do not think ministers really know what the


outcome is going to be. Nobody knows. Parliament breaks for Easter


recess tonight but when it returns, questions continue. It is clear that


this bit of legislation is one of the most complex Westminster will


ever consider. Those questions, concerns and complaints will not be


in short supply. The Brexit journey is underway but our route to the


UK's final destination outside of the EU, there will be many twists


and turns. Our Westminster Correspondent David


Porter joins me now. David - just how complex


is this process? The short answer is that it will be


very complex. For more than 40 years, many of the laws that govern


our everyday lives, from working conditions, social provision,


consumer rights, to things like agriculture and fishing, they've not


emanated from this place behind me but from Brussels. With Brexit, that


all change. Laws have to come back to the UK. In principle, that sounds


quite simple. The practicality of it is that it is going to be enormously


complex. Literally thousands and thousands of pieces of legislation,


which have been passed by Brussels over the years, will have to be


codified into UK law. There must be some potential here for what some


might be calling it a political mischiefmaking? Without a shadow of


a doubt. This bill will not be Colossus, it will be extremely


detailed and extremely lengthy. There is potential for a quagmire in


it. To put it bluntly, if there are some MPs who want to cut it rough,


the bill going through Parliament will give them an opportunity. They


can delay it and can threaten to delay it. If they have gripes about


Brexit or anything else, they will be able to use the legislation to


try and settle some scores. Theresa May only has a small Commons


majority. A vast amount of her time is going to be taken up with the


Brexit negotiations. If she or her ministers take the eye off the ball,


they may find that here at Westminster that the repeal Bill is


actually a bit of a problem for them. David, thank you.


To Holyrood now - where the First Minister accused


the Conservatives of planning a "power grab".


Nicola Sturgeon says EU control over major issues -


such as agriculture and fisheries - should be fully returned


to Holyrood - because they are already devolved issues.


And the Scottish Government has hinted it might seek


to thwart the Repeal Bill, unless it gets guarantees


This from our political editor Brian Taylor...


Starring at. Leaders put rivalry aside for a charity appeal. But


there are recipes for Scotland's future remain very different. Nicola


Sturgeon says that EU powers over devolved issues like agriculture


should come straight to Holyrood, not Westminster. Talk about UK


Common framework leaves her suspicious. Those powers should


automatically come to this chamber. But nobody in the UK Government, and


I discussed it with the Prime Minister on Monday, nobody on the


Conservative benches will give that guarantee. That leads me to suspect


that what the Tories are actually planning is a power grab on this


Parliament. Holyrood may be asked to consent to the Great Repeal Bill.


Ministers say that they need a guarantee first. The Tories say the


SNP will hand power back to Brussels, and dismissed talk of


thwarting the bill. I think it is nuts, there's a widespread view


across Scotland now that Brexit is a real process and one we now to


achieve from it, the possible future for Scotland as part of the UK


outside of the EU and I think that the public see people playing games


in which would ultimately be be settle in jobs, livelihoods and


dependent futures. The next step? Nicola Sturgeon


formally demands powers to hold an independence referendum within two


years. The UK response? No. And Brian joins us


now from Holyrood. Could Holyrood really try to thwart


the repeal Bill? We are not yet at that stage but we could get down the


road. You heard David Davis said that he does not know if it would


require a legislative motion here, ministers are demanding clarity on


that point but Scottish ministers are suspicious, they pointed to the


White Paper issues today and in particular to section 4.2, if you


want to look it up. It speaks of an overarching situation across the UK


as a whole with regard to agriculture and fisheries. Ministers


say to relax, it is a common-sense way of making sure things work


across the UK as a whole. Scottish ministers are remaining suspicious


but there are other points with regards to the business of whether


Holyrood could thwart it. If there is to be a consent motion here, as


things stand, ministers are indicating they are not satisfied


things stand, ministers are with the approach set out. In the


White Paper they are waiting for the details. They want talks. We know


from the Supreme Court judgment, in an earlier phase of this, it's a


remarkable story a convention that Holyrood has to be consulted and


that has to be acknowledged. But it is only a convention, it isn't


legally binding. There is much more to come in this yet. Brian, thank


you. A new vision for mental health


provision in Scotland has been laid The long delayed strategy sets out


plans to see specialist staff in emergency rooms,


GP surgeries and prisons. There will also be a review


of provision in schools. But some organisations say it lacks


ambition - and funds. Here's our health


correspondent, Lisa Summers. Overall, what did you make of the


strategy? I thought there were a couple of things missing. First,


there was no mention of black and minority ethnic people in terms of


vulnerable groups. This woman began to experience mental health issues


at the age of 13. Half of all mental health problems begin in childhood.


It was a long wait for NHS counselling, so found help through a


charity. I had a lot of anxiety, which I think I've always had. I


cannot remember not having it, I still have it. I had very low moods.


What I now know is depression, but at the time didn't know that. The


government says it wants parity between mental and physical health.


But the mental health Minister acknowledges that only one in three


people who would benefit from treatment is actually getting it at


the moment. There has also been a great deal of criticism about missed


waiting time targets. For children and young people getting access to


specialist counsellors. We want to creative Scotland where stigma


related to mental health is eradicated. The strategy was


presented to Parliament this afternoon. The mental health


Minister said that she would implement 40 actions, including


employing 800 specially trained staff, a review of counselling


services in schools, and a clinical framework for mental health. This is


the sort of thing the government is investing in. Earlier today, the


Minister visited a weekly drop-in centre, a hub for a lot of mental


health services. Prevention and early intervention are the


priorities. You see for the first time over ?1 billion being spent on


mental health services. There is already 150 million in place, and


the First Minister recently announced an extra ?35 million. What


we have committed to today is making sure that spending on mental health


will increase above what is spent on the health service generally.


Opposition parties and charities are concerned the strategy lacks detail


and ambition. Psychiatrists say that they are


pleased with the vision to equate mental and physical health but are


concerned about funding. 23% of the work done in health services


surrounds mental health, yet just under 8% of the budget goes to


mental health services. With 300 million, that brings us up


to about 8%. So, we are still looking at a significant gap between


the size of the problem and the size of the resources going into it. This


woman has her own worries about how far the strategy will go, but as


early intervention is key. It was vital. It has been a lot easier for


me to know and understanding when I'm not OK and need to find help. I


genuinely think if I did not get that help at the age of 16, I would


be drowning now. Lisa Summers, reporting Scotland, Edinburgh.


A doctor who mislead other medics about Pauline Cafferkey -


a nurse who developed the Ebola virus - has been suspended


Dr Hannah Ryan took Ms Cafferkey's temperature at Heathrow Airport


on returning from West Africa, where they had volunteered to help.


But despite a high temperature - a warning sign of the virus -


Dr Ryan agreed to a lower value being recorded.


The Medical Practitioners Tribunal said she was guilty


The Health Secretary has refused to ban mesh implant


Shona Robison says the Government's suspension of the routine use


of mesh implants will be lifted, but that health boards must inform


Ms Robison says it's not within the power


of the Scottish Government to ban the procedure.


Opposition politicians accused her of betraying patients.


Our political correspondent Lucy Adams joins us now.


Well, 2.5 years ago, the Scottish Government announced a review into


the safety of mesh implants. Thousands of women across Scotland


have had mesh implant surgery, mainly to treat incontinence.


Hundreds of them have suffered debilitating side-effects. The


review group was set up, on Monday its final report was published. But


by then, three of their members had resigned, claiming it is a


whitewash. Today, opposition MSPs accused the Scottish Government of


misleading and betraying the women who have suffered as a result of


mesh implant surgery. At First Minister's Questions, the Scottish


Labour leader Kezia Dugdale asked ministers why they would allow mesh


to continue to be used? There's been a cover-up which is a national


scandal. If a doctor told the First Minister, or someone that she loves,


that they should have this procedure, would she go ahead with


it? Nicola Sturgeon's answer is no. Or even if she is not sure, then


surely she must ban this devastating and dangerous practice once and for


all. Now, Shona Robison praised the tenacity of the women campaigners.


She conceded she knows that they are unhappy with the final report but


said that nothing has been destroyed. No evidence has been


removed. And, it contains the most up-to-date clinical information. She


said it means in future, health boards would have to run past


patients all of the risk implied in potential mesh surgery, but that she


cannot stop it from being used altogether. They would


understandably have been disappointed with anything short of


a complete ban on mesh from this report. But I do have to say that


the Scottish Government and independent review never had the


power to introduce a ban on mesh. As I said in my statement, the power


only lies with the NHRA, the UK regulatory body, and they have


chosen not to do so -- MHRA. Her predecessor, the Health Secretary


who set up the group in the first place, said today there needs to be


an investigation into what happened. Shona Robinson said that they will


look at the process but they will not reopen the process. Or change


the conclusions. He said in that case, potentially it is not worth


the paper it is written on. So, for some clinicians, that might be


something which is fine as this goes forward but for the women


campaigners, it is not something that they will accept. Lucy, thank


you. You're watching BBC


Reporting Scotland. The UK Government promises more


powers for Holyrood as part of Brexit but Nicola Sturgeon


accuses them of Highlands and Islands


Enterprise is to remain The managers of Hibernian and Morton


are likely to be in trouble with the football authorities,


after a fracas involving them and some of their players,


during their match at Tempers frayed after an incident


on the pitch late in the game. Both managers - Neil Lennon of Hibs


and Morton's Jim Duffy - became involved, and as you'll see


they had to be kept apart. Our sport reporter David Currie


is here to talk about it all. That's certainly one


and a common one but not long after their sport managers would


eventually be sent to the stand and were reported to the Scottish


football Association. Neil Lennon claimed he was standing up for his


player and that Jim Duffy challenged him to ask where ago. To translate


that is a fight. Jim Duffy denies this but admits to being embarrassed


by his behaviour are describing it as immature and apologising. Neil


Lennon has not withdrawn the accusation and has not apologised.


So what happens next? Both managers can expect to be contacted by the


SFA compliance officer and it is likely they will both be banned from


the touchline for a number of matches. Jim Duffy in what seems to


be an advanced plea in mitigation it says in his long career, almost 30


years as a manager, this is his first offence. Neil Lennon is no


stranger, you can recall perhaps when he was Celtic manager getting


involved in things with Ally McCoist which ended up resulting in a


political summit to tackle behaviour at old firm matches. The fallout


from this is unlikely to be as far reaching. Thank you, to be


continued. The crew of an Indian ship stranded


in Aberdeen is taking legal The Malaviya seven was detained


last year, amid claims A writ was served yesterday,


which prevents the vessel If the crew's claims aren't settled,


it could be sold off. 36 men are claiming thousands


of pounds in unpaid wages. The way victims of sexual assault


are treated by the NHS and police after making a complaint has


been strongly criticised The Inspector of Constabulary says


services offered to some victims are "unacceptable", and lag


behind the rest of the UK. Our Home Affairs Correspondent,


Reevel Alderson reports. This clinic in Glasgow is regarded


as a model for the treatment of victims of sexual crimes. They


receive professional clear here while forensic medical examiners


gather evidence to put before a court. But it's the only one of its


kind in Scotland and is not always available at night or weekend 's.


The Inspector of Constabulary says this gives a two tier system whilst


elsewhere in Scotland the service offered is described as


unacceptable. There should be one examination able to address any


immediate clinical needs and retrieve any forensic evidence but


more importantly that care pathway and actually intervene to meet the


wider counselling and follow-up care that an individual might need. The


report says the priority in medical forensic examinations should be to


address the immediate medical needs of patients and also their ultimate


recovery. The gathering of evidence for future criminal proceedings


should be a second consideration. But the report also says most


forensic medical examinations in Scotland take place in police


stations which it says rarely have discreet access and are much more


difficult to keep forensically sterile. It goes on to say that


Scotland is lagging behind the rest of the UK in dealing with sexual


assault victims. In England there are 43 sexual assault referral


centres. In Wales four where victims are treated what evidence is


retrieved. But in Scotland only one, the report says the government


should provide more. This former senior Detective wrote a report four


years ago making similar recommendations. Victims need to


have faith in the process from end to end and if that includes a


medical examination it should be done sensitively and a appropriately


and with specialist, highly trained and skilled professionals. The


Scottish Government says it is committed to improving services to


meet the needs of victims, it has announced an expert group to do that


with new standards being published by the end of the year.


Transport Scotland has published a list of the busiest


The data compiled over a six-month period shows the busiest services,


and worst-affected points along each route.


Top of the list is the 17:21 train from Edinburgh


to Glasgow Central via Shotts, which was found to run at almost


Transport Scotland said the information would help ScotRail


to "improve passenger experiences" and make the best use


A new warning system is being installed in Newton Stewart,


in an attempt to alleviate the effects of flooding there.


The scheme uses real-time forecasting models to predict


problems, before alerting hundreds of homes and businesses


Residents will have to sign up to receive the warnings.


The town in Dumfries and Galloway suffered its worst flooding in half


The Scottish Government is altering its plans to amalgamate


the boards of Scotland's two enterprise and skills agencies.


It means Highlands and Islands Enterprise will remain in charge


of its own affairs - but there will be what's described


as a "new strategic board" co-ordinating their activities


alongside other similar organisations.


Our reporter Craig Anderson joins us now from the headquarters


of the Highland Enterprise body in Inverness.


I would say it's a partial U-turn because there are going to be two


sets of boards, if you look back to 1965 the reason for this controversy


was that back then it was set up to specifically target the particular


problems of the Highlands and Islands, depopulation, lack of


infrastructure and investment. People would say it has done a


pretty good job at doing that, but the fear was that control was going


to be taken away and given to this overarching board which had


responsibility for all the enterprise and skills agencies in


Scotland. So now with this new structure what some of the


government 's opponents are saying is that this is a U-turn but also


because of the new structure they are asking who is in charge. If they


have to conform to a Scotland wide delivery plan purpose and vision how


does this allow for local accountability and decision making?


Can I therefore ask you is the boss? I have said the board will remain as


it is and have the powers it currently has, it will not be


second-guessed, it will continue to take the decision making it has had


up until now. Why anyone would object to our main enterprise and


skills agencies collaborating and aligning for the greater purpose of


improving performance I don't know. Critics of the original plan say it


is part of decentralisation agenda by the SNP and pointed to the fact


the control rooms of the police and fire for example had been taken away


from the Highlands and located in the central belt. The enterprise


Secretary may have thought perhaps he has headed off his critics at the


pass with this compromise as he would seat, a fudge perhaps to


others. This is the way it will be, two different boards, one


overarching and each agency will have its own independent board.


That's the way it's going to be. We'll all the shouting be over?


Perhaps not, there may be more to come. Thank you.


Shereen can tell us what is coming up on tonight's Timeline...


You will hear from two cyber wars of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and


take a look at the new law on revenge pawn which could see people


locked up for five years. Plus we visit the Aberdeenshire chav day


visiting traumatised soldiers which is won a major award. And we will


talk to the actor David Hayman. Bit of everything Sally! Best of the


weather in the north-east, 18 degrees, blue skies but denied rain


is on the way, you can see the chart, the rain edging its way


north, reaching Inverness around midnight, eventually for all of us


are cloudy and wet night. Staying dry probably for the Northern Isles


but misty and murky at times and mild for all, temperatures no lower


than eight or nine Celsius. It does mean tomorrow gets off to a rather


cloudy and wet start with a further spell of rain edging its way from


the south, heavy across western parts, the further east the wet


weather not quite as heavy but eventually meet grossed out the back


that that that. Things drying from the South as the rain continues to


ship north, temperatures 12, 13 at best, the rain, hopefully the


Western Isles staying dry but close best, the rain, hopefully the


for comfort, still quite wet to the far north and Orkney and eventually


the heavy rain reaching Shetland. The rest of the afternoon into the


evening the rain clears away from the mainland, bright spells around


and then showers, Saturday is the 1st of April, hefty showers at


times, they could appear almost anywhere and with them sons sunshine


and starting to feel a bit fresher. This weekend Sunday is the better


day, dry and bright and spells sunshine and the wind from the site


waist size of ten to 12. Let's take a quick look at next week, outbreaks


of rain, high pressure in the Atlantic and that will muscle its


way inside, settling down, dry, bright, sunshine and rather


pleasant. That's the forecast burn-out!


That's Reporting Scotland burn-out, until the later bulletins, have a


good evening, by. Frank Meehan is 93 and enjoying his


retirement in Helensburgh, That's nine Presidents you've worked


for? Yeah, that's right. Gosh.


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