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Written Answers — Scotland Office: Police Scotland: Travellers (13 Jul 2018)

David Mundell: Information on Police Scotland staff is held by the Scottish Police Authority which is the legal employer of all police staff in Scotland and a public body of the Scottish Government as set out in the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Bill 2012.

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Crime: Drugs (12 Jul 2018)

David Mundell: I have regular discussions with the Home Secretary and other Cabinet colleagues on a number of matters. The UK Government’s approach to drugs remains clear - we must prevent drug use in our communities and support people through treatment and recovery. Combatting drug-related crime in Scotland is a matter for the Scottish Government, who we will continue to work closely with.

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Industry: Scotland (12 Jul 2018)

David Mundell: I have regular contact with Cabinet colleagues around the Industrial Strategy and how we can maximise the potential for Scotland. I have also had many conversations with Keith Brown regarding the industrial strategy and will continue to have such conversations with the relevant ministers in the newly formed Scottish Government Cabinet. The UK Government will continue to work collaboratively...

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Taxation: Scotland (11 Jul 2018)

David Mundell: My ministerial colleagues and I continue to engage with the Scottish Government to discuss a range of issues relating to the implementation of the Scotland Act 2016, and this includes the Scottish Government’s significant new powers to raise revenue, as well as spend it. The UK Government is committed to implementing all sections of the Scotland Act in full, and we continue to work...

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Transport: Scotland (11 Jul 2018)

David Mundell: While I regularly meet with Cabinet colleagues, including the Secretary of State for Transport, to discuss a wide range of issues that relate to Scotland, the responsibility for transport provision in Scotland is primarily devolved to the Scottish Government.

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Agriculture: Scotland (11 Jul 2018)

David Mundell: I meet regularly with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to discuss a wide range of issues. We recently discussed key issues of importance to Scottish farming when we both attended the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh and had the opportunity to speak directly to representatives of the industry. I fully appreciate the importance of CAP support to Scottish farmers...

Written Answers — Scotland Office: EU Grants and Loans: Scotland (11 Jul 2018)

David Mundell: Cabinet meets regularly to discuss a range of issues relating to our departure from the European Union. In relation to the replacement of EU structural funds, the Government has committed to creating a UK Shared Prosperity Fund which will boost productivity and reduce inequalities across our four nations. In 2016, the Chancellor confirmed that the Government will guarantee EU funding for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018: Legislative Consent (11 Jul 2018)

David Mundell: The Joint Ministerial Committee (European Negotiations) met last Thursday and the Prime Minister was fully briefed on the outcome.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018: Legislative Consent (11 Jul 2018)

David Mundell: The hon. Lady is conflating a number of issues, but what I can confirm to her is, as I discussed with Mr Russell last Thursday, that the Scottish Government produced a very complete document with their views to be fed into that meeting of the Cabinet, and I fed them in.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018: Legislative Consent (11 Jul 2018)

David Mundell: At the heart of the issue is a fact in the Scottish Government’s document that this Government could not accept—the Scottish National party Scottish Government do not want to leave the European Union. The Prime Minister is focused on leaving the EU on a basis that not only does the best for British business, but respects the outcome of a referendum across the whole of the UK.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018: Legislative Consent (11 Jul 2018)

David Mundell: Goodness—the hon. Lady did not get a chance in the debate last week, so she just reheats the same old stuff. At the heart of this is the fact that the SNP does not accept and does not like the representations I make on behalf of Scotland, which are about keeping Scotland in the United Kingdom.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018: Legislative Consent (11 Jul 2018)

David Mundell: I commend my hon. Friend for his efforts as a Minister. He was one of the hardest working Ministers I have ever encountered, and I absolutely agree with what he said. Although there are people in this Chamber who have their differences on Brexit, the SNP is not interested in Brexit—Brexit has been weaponised purely to take forward the cause of independence and have another independence...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018: Legislative Consent (11 Jul 2018)

David Mundell: I can absolutely do that. We have heard repeatedly from the SNP about a power grab, but when Nicola Sturgeon reshuffled her Cabinet, she needed more Ministers because of the powers and responsibilities that the Scottish Government were taking on. Today, we learn that they have taken on additional office space in Glasgow for a bigger organisation because they are delivering existing priorities...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018: Legislative Consent (11 Jul 2018)

David Mundell: I absolutely agree with my hon. Friend. The UK internal market which, as he says, is worth four times as much to Scotland as trade with the whole of the EU put together, may not be important to the Scottish National party, but it is important to businesses and for jobs in Scotland, and we will stand up to protect it.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018: Legislative Consent (11 Jul 2018)

David Mundell: Ruth Davidson makes a very clear statement of her position on European issues and contributes fully to the debate. Government Members want to achieve a good deal for Scotland and the UK as we leave the EU. I hope that the hon. Gentleman will bring himself to support that.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018: Legislative Consent (11 Jul 2018)

David Mundell: This comes back to the same question that the hon. Gentleman asks on each occasion. He cannot accept that Scotland has two Parliaments and two Governments.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018: Legislative Consent (11 Jul 2018)

David Mundell: I am very keen and willing to work with the Scottish Government. As I said, the Scottish Government set out a helpful summary of their position, which we discussed with Mr Russell last week. I then set out the Scottish Government’s concerns and issues during the Cabinet meeting. After that Cabinet meeting, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and people from the Prime...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018: Legislative Consent (11 Jul 2018)

David Mundell: What I condemn is the once proud Unionist Scottish Labour party repeatedly voting with the SNP in Holyrood. I am afraid they have become just Nicola’s little helpers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU: Fishing (11 Jul 2018)

David Mundell: I am proud to say that this Conservative Government are unequivocally taking Scotland’s fishermen out of the hated common fisheries policy. Just last week, the UK Government published their fisheries White Paper, which sets out that as an independent coastal state, we will at long last regain control of our waters.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU: Fishing (11 Jul 2018)

David Mundell: Sadly, the Scottish Government’s position remains exactly as it has been throughout: to take Scotland back into the CFP.


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