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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:20 am on 9th July 2020.

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Photo of Angus MacNeil Angus MacNeil Chair, International Trade Committee, Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Trade Team Member), Chair, International Trade Committee 11:20 am, 9th July 2020

Feasgar math, Mr Deputy Speaker. It is good to see you. UK productivity is at the best of times 15.1% lower than the G7 average. When methods of improving productivity are found, it is always foolish to go backwards. Parliament should surely set an example to businesses and workers, so instead of me taking two flights to London to a Chamber which, as we can see behind the Leader of the House, has pandemic restrictions, we should continue with a safer, inclusive and more productive hybrid Parliament where votes can happen on an island Hebridean croft with exemplar efficiency compared with the overseas Westminster conga lines.