Monthly Archive 8th September 2019

Speech to the 999 Festival of Thanksgiving 2019

On Friday 6th September 2019 I delivered a speech to the Emergency Services Festival of Thanksgiving at St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh, attended by the Minister of State for Crime, Policing and the Fire Service, Rt Hon Kit Malthouse MP, Scottish Justice Secretary, Humza Yousaf MSP, Scottish Health Secretary, Jeane Freeman MSP, Welsh Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government, Hannah Blythyn AM, dignitaries and personnel from across the emergency services. The text of my speech is below. At the Service I was also proud to lay a wreath on behalf of the National Emergency Services Memorial, Emergency Services Day and 999 Festival to remember all emergency services personnel killed as a result of their duties.

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