Rhoda Grant

Labour MSP for Highlands and Islands

@RhodaGrant

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  • Scottish Parliament: Fisheries Negotiations 11 Dec 2018

    I was going to try very hard to avoid mentioning Brexit, but given that Peter Chapman did not amend his speech in the light of the fact that there is to be no vote on the deal in the UK Parliament this week, I must turn to that issue and state clearly that we are concerned about the fact that the deal that is to be put before the Westminster Parliament at some point in the future will keep us...
  • Scottish Parliament: Fisheries Negotiations 11 Dec 2018

    I have lost count of the number of times that I have spoken in this end-of-year negotiations debate, so I cannot join the bidding war that has been going on this afternoon. However, it is an important debate that we have every year; the fishing industry might be a small part of the UK’s GDP, but it is a huge part of our rural economy and we need to protect it very much. It sustains many...
  • Scottish Parliament: Fisheries Negotiations 11 Dec 2018

    The sector is sustainable—in fact, its fishers have led the way in sustainability through V-notching of lobsters and so on. Those fishermen know where their catches come from—they guard those secrets carefully because they are where their living comes from. They are willing to look at sustainability options, but monitoring is perhaps a step too far for them. Our concern with the Green...

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Labour MSP for Highlands and Islands

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

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