Peter Chapman

Conservative MSP for North East Scotland


Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Impact on Food and Drink) 16 May 2019

    I declare my registered interest as a partner in a farming business. In the Brexit referendum, I voted to remain. Nevertheless, as soon as I heard the result, I was committed to make it happen. Unfortunately, we all underestimated how difficult Brexit would be; as of now, we have, obviously, not left and we do not know what deal will gain Parliamentary support. I want to leave with the only...
  • Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Impact on Food and Drink) 16 May 2019

    We do not need free movement, but we do need to allow in the people who will grow our economy—and that is exactly what we will achieve. Accounting for around 80 per cent of our food and drink exports, Scotch whisky is not just Scotland’s but the UK’s largest net contributor to our balance of trade. It is a premium product that is sought worldwide, and it is growing in value and volume...
  • Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Impact on Food and Drink) 16 May 2019

    I have no time. EU exports are important, and if we vote for the deal on the table, which aims for frictionless and tariff-free trade, there is no reason why we cannot keep all those exports—and, indeed, grow them. We must also recognise that there are markets for our produce all around the world. To name just two, I point out that America takes large amounts of our salmon, and the far east...

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Conservative MSP for North East Scotland

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election

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