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Points of Order (12 Jun 2018)

John Lamont: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Given that the effect of the vote on the last group of amendments was to create an even more powerful Scottish Parliament, which Scottish Nationalist party Members have voted against, what procedural changes will be made in this House to reflect those changes across the United Kingdom?

Coastal Erosion — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (12 Jun 2018)

John Lamont: It is always a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir David. I commend my hon. Friend the Member for Angus (Kirstene Hair) on securing this important debate. She is a tireless champion for Angus on a number of local issues and this morning she has again demonstrated what a strong voice she is for her constituents. In Berwickshire in my constituency, we do not have the same coastal...

Coastal Erosion — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (12 Jun 2018)

John Lamont: My hon. Friend is speaking passionately about this important issue. Is she aware of the economic impact that flooding can have? A number of businesses in my constituency have been affected by flooding and have then been unable to get insurance for their premises, so they now face relocating to another part of Scotland just to allow them to continue doing business—not because they have...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Bills (12 Jun 2018)

John Lamont: What steps he is taking to tackle rising energy prices.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Bills (12 Jun 2018)

John Lamont: With recent rises in fuel costs, many motorists in the Scottish borders feel like they have been taken for a ride. What steps are the Government taking to try to reduce the impact of higher taxation on fuel, and what analysis has the Department carried out on the allegations of rocket and feather pricing on petrol and diesel sales at the pump?

Employment Rates — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (6 Jun 2018)

John Lamont: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Roger. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Mid Dorset and North Poole (Michael Tomlinson) on bringing this important issue to the attention of Parliament today. Our two constituencies could not be further apart on the map, but listening to his remarks about his own constituency, it is clear that many of his concerns regarding...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU: Economic Growth (6 Jun 2018)

John Lamont: Figures last month revealed that since 2007 the SNP Scottish Government in Edinburgh have missed five of their economic targets. Does this not demonstrate the incompetence of the Scottish Government in managing Scotland’s economy?

Committees: Geothermal Energy: Clackmannanshire (4 Jun 2018)

John Lamont: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for making such a powerful case for this initiative in his constituency. I am sure that there are other parts of Scotland that could benefit from his insight. What opportunities can he see for this initiative being delivered as part of the UK Government’s industrial strategy? Does he recognise that many projects could be delivered in Scotland as part of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Strategic Road Network (24 May 2018)

John Lamont: I welcome the improvements to the A1 to Newcastle, but there is great demand for improvements to the part of the A1 north of Newcastle to the border and my constituency. Can the Minister update the House on improvements to that part of the road to Berwick-upon-Tweed and the border with Scotland?

Royal Assent: NHS Outsourcing and Privatisation (23 May 2018)

John Lamont: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Royal Assent: NHS Outsourcing and Privatisation (23 May 2018)

John Lamont: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Royal Assent: NHS Outsourcing and Privatisation (23 May 2018)

John Lamont: This is a debate.

Gaza: Un Human Rights Council Vote (21 May 2018)

John Lamont: Does my right hon. Friend agree that Israel is the only properly functioning democracy in that part of the world, and that it is right for it to be able to defend itself against aggression and terrorism, as it has done so successfully for the last 70 years?

East Coast Main Line (16 May 2018)

John Lamont: I have been working closely with the Rail Action Group, East of Scotland to reopen stations at Reston and East Linton. In the light of today’s announcement and given the impact that the operation of the east coast main line has on those stations, will the Secretary of State meet me and the hon. Member for East Lothian (Martin Whitfield) to discuss those projects and how the east coast...

Business of the House (3 May 2018)

John Lamont: I was lucky enough to attend the NHS Borders Celebrating Excellence awards in Kelso on Saturday evening; it was a wonderful event, paying tribute to the dedicated hard-working NHS staff across the Scottish borders. Will the Leader of the House allow a debate to pay tribute not only to those who were nominated and won awards at that event, but to the NHS staff across Scotland and the United...

Access Rights to Grandparents (2 May 2018)

John Lamont: My hon. Friend is speaking passionately. My constituent, Issy Shillinglaw from Tweedbank, has been campaigning outside the Scottish Parliament for many years, every single week, for the law in Scotland to be changed. Does my hon. Friend recognise that the same issue exists in Scotland and that there is also a jurisdictional issue? Sometimes parents move south or north of the border and there...

Protecting Children in Conflict Areas — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (25 Apr 2018)

John Lamont: It is always a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir David. I thank the hon. Member for Dundee West (Chris Law) for bringing this important issue to the Chamber’s attention and for speaking so passionately on the subject. Unfortunately, today’s debate could not be more relevant, and it was pertinent that the hon. Gentleman brought to the attention of Members in the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU: Scottish Exports (25 Apr 2018)

John Lamont: What steps the Government are taking to promote Scottish exports as the UK leaves the EU.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU: Scottish Exports (25 Apr 2018)

John Lamont: The Scottish borders have a number of industries with international reach, including the textiles industry, which is a global player in fashion. There is also an international market for food and drink from the borders, and indeed from across Scotland. Can my right hon. Friend reassure me that producers of textiles and of food and drink in the borders and across Scotland will be taken account...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (25 Apr 2018)

John Lamont: I am sure the whole House will want to pass on our condolences to the family of Matt Campbell, who sadly died taking part in the London marathon on Sunday. Will the Prime Minister join me in congratulating the 40,000 runners, including many right hon. and hon. Members, who completed the marathon, raising huge amounts of money for local charities and good causes across the United Kingdom? In...


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