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Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Remotely Managed Air Traffic Control (21 Mar 2019)

Alistair Carmichael: Highlands and Islands Airports and the Scottish Transport Minister seem determined to drive the centralisation of air traffic control across the highlands and islands, despite the legitimate safety concerns expressed by its staff and socioeconomic concerns expressed by communities across the region. If they are not going to listen to us, will the Secretary of State ensure that the CAA...

No-Deal EU Exit Preparations (20 Mar 2019)

Alistair Carmichael: Has the Minister seen the call from the president of the National Farmers’ Union of Scotland today asking the Government to abandon their proposals for applied tariffs in the event of a no-deal Brexit? As he points out: “Without the maintenance of tariff protections, we would be in danger of opening up the UK to imported food which would be illegal to be produced here”. In the 1970s the...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Yemen: Humanitarian Aid (20 Mar 2019)

Alistair Carmichael: What recent assessment she has made of the humanitarian situation in Yemen.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Topical Questions (20 Mar 2019)

Alistair Carmichael: The Save the Children Fund has identified five things that this Government can do to help end the conflict in Yemen. Will the Government do them?

Exiting the European Union (Agriculture): Foreign Affairs Committee (19 Mar 2019)

Alistair Carmichael: I am grateful, Madam Deputy Speaker, for the opportunity to say a few words in a debate that is both important and timely. There are bigger points of principle at stake in this debate, with all due respect to the hon. Members for Dudley North (Ian Austin) and for Ilford South (Mike Gapes)—both of whom I hold in high regard and whose treatment I utterly deplore. We are really talking about...

Exiting the European Union (Agriculture): Foreign Affairs Committee (19 Mar 2019)

Alistair Carmichael: With the possible exception of my hon. Friend the Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross (Jamie Stone), just about everybody represents seats in the other end of the country, as far as I am concerned. No, of course I have not. That was why the House eventually acted in the way it did. We did not rush to act—my goodness, it was long overdue. Let us not overstate the party...

Exiting the European Union (Agriculture): Foreign Affairs Committee (19 Mar 2019)

Alistair Carmichael: Indeed. I had cause to reflect on the role of Select Committees recently, when the recently retired Clerk of the House stood down. He was instrumental in building the reputation of those Committees, because he started his career as a Clerk clerking them. The strength and standing of the Select Committee system that we enjoy today is not an accident. It is not something that happened...

Exiting the European Union (Agriculture): Foreign Affairs Committee (19 Mar 2019)

Alistair Carmichael: It is not entirely without precedent for parties to whip House business, but it is rare, and it is ill advised. As I say, I certainly do not challenge the competence of the motion, but I do challenge and seriously question the wisdom of those who sought to bring it forward in this way, at this time. I do not refer to the members of the Committee of Selection, and certainly not to its Chair,...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Marine Renewable Electricity Generation (19 Mar 2019)

Alistair Carmichael: What steps the Government are taking to support the development of marine renewable electricity generation.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Marine Renewable Electricity Generation (19 Mar 2019)

Alistair Carmichael: I thank the Minister for the meeting last month. We are now engaging with the Treasury in respect of revenue support for the sector, and any support that she can give it will be very welcome. In the meantime, however, we have the prospect of the energy White Paper. Will she use her offices to ensure that the potential for marine renewable energy generation is fully recognised when that White...

Leaving the Eu: Fishing (13 Mar 2019)

Alistair Carmichael: I remind the hon. Gentleman that the Prime Minister has compromised on this—she compromised when she said she would put fisheries into the transitional arrangement period.

Leaving the Eu: Fishing (13 Mar 2019)

Alistair Carmichael: When the hon. Gentleman shows the Minister the investment opportunities in his constituency, he should probably also take him to local veterinary practices, which are now being sounded out about their ability to produce export health certificates in the highlands and islands and Aberdeenshire. In a no-deal Brexit, the Scottish Government expect that somewhere in the region of 150,000...

Leaving the Eu: Fishing (13 Mar 2019)

Alistair Carmichael: The hon. Lady will doubtless be aware that the tariff guidance published by the Government this morning lists a range of tariffs for imported fish. However, there will of course be zero tariffs between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. First, how workable does she think that scheme will be? Secondly, does she think that it will find favour with processors in her constituency?

Leaving the Eu: Fishing (13 Mar 2019)

Alistair Carmichael: I confess that I am not entirely sure what this means, but the list published by the Government this morning says that “shrimps of the genus ‘Penaeus’ even smoked or whether in the shell or not—including shrimps in shell cooked by steaming or by boiling in water” will be subject to a 12% tariff. If that is what we are levying as a tariff on imports, why would the EU not levy...

Leaving the Eu: Fishing (13 Mar 2019)

Alistair Carmichael: Mackerel.

Prime Minister: Engagements (13 Mar 2019)

Alistair Carmichael: On Sunday, the community of Fair Isle in Shetland suffered a devastating blow when its world-renowned bird observatory was destroyed in a fire. The impact of such a thing on a community of 60 people is devastating, and they are still coming to terms with it. Will the Prime Minister join me in thanking those who have already supported Fair Isle, including the firefighters who tackled the blaze...

Modern Farming and the Environment — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (12 Mar 2019)

Alistair Carmichael: May I take the hon. Gentleman back to the point made by the hon. Member for Gordon (Colin Clark) about getting younger people back into the industry? I speak as the 53-year-old son of an 87-year-old farmer. The hon. Gentleman will be pleased to hear that I have never been tempted to enter the industry. If we can get this right, we can create opportunities right across our agricultural and...

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Overseas Aid (11 Mar 2019)

Alistair Carmichael: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to improve the transparency of his Department’s aid budget.

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