Ian Blackford

MP, Ross, Skye and Lochaber

Ross, Skye and Lochaber Scottish National Party

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Last updated: 22 Feb 2017

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  • Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill [Lords]: Fuel Poverty 21 Mar 2017

    It was the predecessor Minister who made the point that people should not be penalised because of where they live—nobody should pay more. It is a matter of fairness that there should be a universal market, as exists in many other European countries. We have such things in other areas in the UK. Why do we not have a universal market for electricity distribution?
  • Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill [Lords]: Fuel Poverty 21 Mar 2017

    I welcome this debate. I hope the Minister, in summing up, will reflect on the impact of high energy costs and high energy demand on the highlands and islands of Scotland in particular. As a highlands MP, I know that fuel poverty is a massive issue. We need the Government to listen to our story, appreciate our particular situation and work with all of us to deliver fairness in energy charging...
  • Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill [Lords]: Fuel Poverty 21 Mar 2017

    I am glad that the hon. Gentleman has risen to explain, but he cannot get away from the fact that he sat there and smugly laughed when I made my point about the one nation. The point I am making is that it is your Government—I apologise for using the word “your”, Madam Deputy Speaker. It is the Government who are responsible for over-charging highlanders, because they will...

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Scottish National Party MP for Ross, Skye and Lochaber

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

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Topics of interest

Ian Blackford campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • HM Treasury
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department of Health
  • State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad
  • State Retirement Pensions: Females
  • State Retirement Pensions
  • Underwater Test and Evaluation Centre
  • Monetary Policy

Currently held offices

  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Pensions) (since 20 May 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Petitions Committee (20 Jul 2015 to 31 Oct 2016)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Mar 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
From 1 December 2015, Chairman of Golden Charter Trust Ltd, Canniesburn Gate, 10 Canniesburn Drive, Bearsden, Glasgow G61 1BF. Paid £3,000 per month, until further notice. Hours: 8 hrs per quarter. In addition, I will be paid £1,500 per day for any additional work (additional payments will be listed below). (Registered 3 June 2015; updated 14 December 2015 and 6 June 2016)
Payment of £1,430, to be made for additional day's work on 29 April 2016. Hours: 7 hrs. (Registered 29 April 2016)
Chairman of Commsworld Plc, Commsworld House, Peffer Place, Edinburgh EH16 4BB. Paid £1,000 a month, from 31 July 2015 until further notice. Hours: 8 hrs per quarter. (Registered 3 June 2015; updated 3 August 2015)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Until 4 November 2016, Croft, Isle of Skye: (i). (Registered 3 June 2015; updated 1 October 2015 and 08 November 2016)
House in Lanark: (i). (Registered 03 June 2015)
From 4 November 2016, a house on the Isle of Skye: (i). (Registered 08 November 2016)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
First Seer Ltd (see category 8 below). (Registered 02 December 2016)
7. (ii) Other shareholdings, valued at more than £70,000
Commsworld; telecoms company. (Registered 03 June 2015)
8. Miscellaneous
Director (unpaid) of First Seer Ltd, 12A Chester Street, Edinburgh EH3 7RA. First Seer owns our croft business and ancillary activities. (Registered 3 June 2015; updated 17 November 2015)
Investment portfolio managed on a discretionary basis by Brooks MacDonald Plc. (Registered 03 June 2015)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my step-son, John O'Leary, as Caseworker. (Registered 03 June 2015)

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