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Orders of the Day — European Union (21 Jun 1995)

Roseanna Cunningham: Thank you, Mr. Deputy Speaker, for calling me so early in the debate, especially when I know that a number of other hon. Members are in the queue waiting to speak. I wanted to speak in this debate because the subject is of enormous importance to the Scottish National party and Scotland. Our party has a policy of independence within Europe, so we are firmly on the side of the pro-Europeans in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Brent Spar (12 Jul 1995)

Roseanna Cunningham: In view of the fact that, of the 14 reports passed by Shell to the Department of Trade and Industry, only two actually referred to onshore disposal options and, of those two, only one was referred to by Shell in its own best practical environmental option, does the Minister accept that, instead of simply leaving the matter to Shell, what we need to allay public anxiety is a properly set up...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Local Government (18 Oct 1995)

Roseanna Cunningham: While the Minister is considering accountability of local authorities, will he consider the accountability of central Government in the decision that may yet be made in America to send nuclear fuel elements through Scotland at anything up to—

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Local Government (18 Oct 1995)

Roseanna Cunningham: Perhaps I can rephrase my question. If local authority accountability is to be considered seriously by the Government, would the Minister please advise Highland council and other planning authorities in Scotland, how they can in any way be accountable to their populations for the planning implications of the consistent transport of nuclear fuel elements through Scotland without advance...

Environment (Scotland) (24 Oct 1995)

Roseanna Cunningham: I beg to move, That this House recognises the depth of public concern in Scotland and beyond at HM Government's failure to provide proper stewardship of Scotland's environment; notes the triple threat posed by plans to increase the number of reprocessing contracts at Dounreay, the disclosure of the munitions dump at Beaufort Dyke and continuing uncertainty over Shell's plans to decommission...

Environment (Scotland) (24 Oct 1995)

Roseanna Cunningham: As the hon. Gentleman knows, that is not the point. We are discussing an enormous increase in the likelihood of risk. We are talking about risk in this debate. I shall return to that issue, but I want first to deal with Beaufort dyke, an issue of current concern up and down the west coast of Scotland. If this debate had been held two years ago and an Opposition Member had stood up and said...

Environment (Scotland) (24 Oct 1995)

Roseanna Cunningham: I was not aware of that, and I am grateful for the hon. Gentleman's intervention, because it shows the extent of what has been going on in Beaufort dyke. Off the west coast of Scotland, we have the largest single underwater munitions weapons repository in western Europe. The Government have admitted that there was a 50-year programme of dumping between one of the UK's busiest shipping lanes,...

Environment (Scotland) (24 Oct 1995)

Roseanna Cunningham: Some of the points raised by the hon. Gentleman will be brought out in the course of the debate. The matter is of great concern, because, while what has been dumped in Beaufort dyke is a matter of some uncertainty, what has been dumped in the surrounding area is a matter of even greater uncertainty. We shall be talking about that in a little more detail, because it highlights people's...

Environment (Scotland) (24 Oct 1995)

Roseanna Cunningham: Many people would agree with my hon. Friend—

Environment (Scotland) (24 Oct 1995)

Roseanna Cunningham: Indeed, although I was not planning to use the words "nuclear laundry" in the context of my speech—"nuclear dustbin" is used more often than "laundry", but if that United States decision is taken, it will lead to a massive increase in activity at Dounreay.

Environment (Scotland) (24 Oct 1995)

Roseanna Cunningham: No. The decision was to highlight current environmental concerns in Scotland. We are, of course, concerned with environmental questions throughout the rest of the United Kingdom, and, indeed, in the rest of the world. When I come to the question of transportation, I will be talking about transport through England as well as across international waters, so it is not right for the hon....

Environment (Scotland) (24 Oct 1995)

Roseanna Cunningham: In Scotland, we currently export more power than we use. We are an energy-rich country, and there is no difficulty with making a conversion from nuclear energy to alternative sources of energy. If the hon. Gentleman wishes to have more details on that, he may see me later. I was discussing the dangers—

Environment (Scotland) (24 Oct 1995)

Roseanna Cunningham: No. I have given way frequently in the past 15 minutes. If the hon. Gentleman does not mind, I will continue, and make the point about the safety of transportation on land. Undoubtedly, test accident standards are set down for specially designed flasks that carry this waste, but those standards cannot begin to accord with the standards necessary for what is likely to happen in a real...

Environment (Scotland) (24 Oct 1995)

Roseanna Cunningham: I was not aware of the specific instance to which the hon. Gentleman refers, but I was aware that reef forming with such structures has been carried out in other parts of the globe and is one of the many things that can be done with such installations. My party endorses the ministerial declaration of the fourth international conference on the protection of the North sea which states: Even if...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Munitions Dumping (South-west Scotland) (22 Nov 1995)

Roseanna Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the Scottish Office response to environmental concerns arising from munitions dumping in the south-west of Scotland; and if he will make a statement. [775]

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Munitions Dumping (South-west Scotland) (22 Nov 1995)

Roseanna Cunningham: As the Ministry of Defence has admitted that many of the relevant munitions dumping records have been destroyed, does the Minister agree that it is enormously important to know that there is at least one individual—former Army Captain Buchan of Peterhead—who was directly involved in the dumping in the 1940s? Will he outline what arrangements the Scottish Office is making to interview Mr....

Social Security (29 Nov 1995)

Roseanna Cunningham: Does the Minister recall the warnings prior to the removal of benefit for 16 and 17-year-olds that its abolition would simply result in an increase in homelessness? Does he not understand that because of that there is widespread support for the restoration of that benefit, particularly in Scotland? I am happy to say that my party is in favour of that. Does he not understand that there will be...

Orders of the Day — Asylum and Immigration Bill (11 Dec 1995)

Roseanna Cunningham: I hope to be very brief. It is most instructive that any Bill of the type before us introduced by the Government never appears to start with any delineation of the rights of the individuals who will be affected by it. That exposes the moral vacuum at the heart of so much of what the Government are about. Nowhere in the British constitution are rights ever defined. That is why it is possible...

Orders of the Day — Asylum and Immigration Bill (11 Dec 1995)

Roseanna Cunningham: I am sorry, but time is so short that I will not give way. Clauses 9 and 10 are vague and, in spite of the assurances of Conservative Members, they are widely seen to be vague. Most people who have read the briefings will know that those are the two clauses which cannot be briefed on in any detail because of their vagueness, and which therefore give rise to enormous concern. Neither the...

Orders of the Day — British Time (Extra Daylight) Bill (19 Jan 1996)

Roseanna Cunningham: Does the hon. Gentleman, with whom I agree, agree that trade between this country and Spain and Italy is far more disrupted by the three and four-hour lunch breaks in those countries than by the small matter of a one hour time difference?


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