Cop26

Scotland – in the House of Commons on 27th January 2021.

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Photo of Angela Richardson Angela Richardson Conservative, Guildford

What discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the opportunities for Scotland arising from COP26.

Photo of Iain Stewart Iain Stewart Government Whip

I have frequent discussions with colleagues about the opportunities that COP26 offers for Scotland and the whole of the UK. The Government are committed to delivering an all-UK COP26 event in Glasgow. This will bring significant economic benefits to the community in Glasgow and those across Britain.

Photo of Angela Richardson Angela Richardson Conservative, Guildford

My constituents in Guildford take a keen interest in environmental concerns and, along with me, are delighted that Glasgow is hosting COP26 this year. Does my hon. Friend agree that we are better placed to tackle climate change as a strong Union of nations?

Photo of Iain Stewart Iain Stewart Government Whip

My hon. Friend is absolutely right. I should also point out that it is disgraceful that, while we will be showcasing our global leadership on climate change and the world’s gaze will be on Glasgow, the SNP would rather be pitting community against community in another divisive referendum.