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Eu: Future Relationship White Paper (12 Jul 2018)

Deidre Brock: I, too, must wish the Secretary of State the very best of British luck in his new role. Brexit was of course a disastrous outcome of Tory infighting, and it now looks as though the Tory compromise last week is also falling victim to Tory infighting. It is an embarrassment and massively damaging. In January last year, the Prime Minister laid out 12 principles to underpin her Brexit process....

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Leaving the EU: UK Fish Exports (12 Jul 2018)

Deidre Brock: The White Paper makes it clear that the Government do not intend to change the method for allocating existing quotas. Two thirds of UK fish quotas are controlled by three huge companies, and small boats are being squeezed. Is it not time for the Government to admit that Scotland’s fishermen will see absolutely no benefit from Brexit, but will lose access to the world’s biggest...

Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission: Palace of Westminster: Repair and Refurbishment (12 Jul 2018)

Deidre Brock: To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what recent estimate the Commission has made of the cost of repairing and refurbishing the Palace of Westminster.

Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission: Palace of Westminster: Repair and Refurbishment (12 Jul 2018)

Deidre Brock: With the eye-watering bill estimated so far for here, the similarly-eye watering bill for Buckingham Palace, and the biggest bill of all, the bill we will pay for Brexit, is it any wonder that the public are losing confidence in politicians? Is there not still time to decide to move out of London to a purpose-built modern Parliament with sensible things such as electronic voting? If not, is...

Petition - Home Education: Draft Guidance and Consultation: Fishing Industry: Visas for Non-EEA Citizens (11 Jul 2018)

Deidre Brock: Is it not the case that the industry finds itself in a real bind in that fishing is a skilled occupation? As the Scottish Affairs Committee heard in its immigration inquiry, it requires considerable amounts of training, but the Migration Advisory Committee rejected the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation request to place fishing on the shortage occupation list in 2010, apparently because...

Leaving the EU (9 Jul 2018)

Deidre Brock: The Prime Minister has spoken of maintaining high regulatory standards, but the proposal for a post-Brexit environmental regulatory body put forward just a few weeks ago by her Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs contained no watchdog powers to bring legal action and no commitment to enshrine current environmental principles such as the polluter pays principle. How...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Shipbuilding Contracts: Scottish Yards (9 Jul 2018)

Deidre Brock: What steps the Government are taking to secure shipbuilding contracts from other countries for Scottish yards.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Shipbuilding Contracts: Scottish Yards (9 Jul 2018)

Deidre Brock: Part of BAE Systems’s bid to win the order to build ships for the Australian navy was the promise that workers on the Clyde would have already ironed out any problems with the ships because they were being built for the Royal Navy first. Is it not the case that the expertise and craft of Clyde ship workers allow BAE to make huge profits by building those ships in Adelaide, but there...

Sustainable Fisheries (4 Jul 2018)

Deidre Brock: We have heard so much about red lines since 2016, but those red lines might now be considered red herrings. I have read the documents issued this morning. Given the commitment to “continue to work with our European partners to regulate fishing and to set harvest rates”, will the fleets still be subject to the CFP, but without a Minister at the table when decisions are being...

Scottish Economy — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (27 Jun 2018)

Deidre Brock: I will.

Scottish Economy — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (27 Jun 2018)

Deidre Brock: I am just going to repeat what I said before: the setting of VAT rates, national insurance, fuel duties, capital gains tax are not devolved to the Scottish Parliament and therefore can have no impact on the economic powers that the hon. Gentleman is talking about.

Scottish Economy — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (27 Jun 2018)

Deidre Brock: If the hon. Gentleman is genuinely interested in growing the Scottish economy, he should support the devolution of powers to set VAT and national insurance rates, and to collect fuel duties, capital gains tax, interest on dividends and export duties, as well as all the other powers that the Scottish Parliament does not possess and is therefore unable to use to grow our economy.

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office: Voter ID Pilots (27 Jun 2018)

Deidre Brock: We agree about the importance of preventing voter fraud and other electoral malpractice. The Electoral Commission ruled that Leave.EU breached spending limits and other rules, fined the organisation and reported its responsible person to the police. What steps are the Government taking to address that and how will the Minister ensure that the issue of cheating in the Brexit referendum is pursued?

UK Intergovernmental Co-operation — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (20 Jun 2018)

Deidre Brock: It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Wilson. I have fond memories of happy days discussing constitutional machinery and frameworks for inter- governmental co-operation with people on the doorsteps of Edinburgh North and Leith in 2014. How engaged they all were with it. I love a bit of constitutional machinery, and the way it works so well when Governments co-operate for...

UK Intergovernmental Co-operation — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (20 Jun 2018)

Deidre Brock: I perfectly understand that, but I do not think I should have to accept it. It is an odd argument to make. Of course, we could have had the debate in a forum where it matters—in debate on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. If only there were a Government with class and confidence in Whitehall, rather than a collection of desperate individuals who act with all the finesse of a tap...


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