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Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (11 Oct 2017)

Ian Blackford: If there was another European Union referendum now, I know that I would vote to remain. Why has the Prime Minister not been straightforward about how she would vote?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (11 Oct 2017)

Ian Blackford: The Prime Minister cannot answer a simple question. [Interruption.] I am quite happy to wait. The reason why the Prime Minister cannot answer a simple question is that she is hamstrung by the parliamentary majority and a divided party of right-wing Brexiteers. This morning—[Interruption.]

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (11 Oct 2017)

Ian Blackford: This morning, Chancellor Philip Hammond admitted that a cloud of uncertainty hangs over the UK economy. The Scottish National party is the only party in this House that is united on the issue. We know that crashing out of the single market and the customs union will cost 80,000 jobs in Scotland and £2,000 per person. Now is the time for leadership. Will the Prime Minister come off the...

Uk Plans for Leaving the EU (9 Oct 2017)

Ian Blackford: I thank the Prime Minister for a copy in advance of her statement, although I must say that for a statement to take 13 minutes to deliver with not one mention of the devolved Administrations shows the lack of respect—[Interruption.]

Uk Plans for Leaving the EU (9 Oct 2017)

Ian Blackford: Thank you, Mr Speaker. We respect the fact that the UK has voted to come out of Europe, but we were told during our referendum in 2014 that if we stayed in the UK, our future in Europe would be preserved. Scotland has voted to remain and, in particular, wants to stay in the single market and the customs union, so it is about time that we got some respect from the Government. The situation is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (13 Sep 2017)

Ian Blackford: Since 2007, annual real wage growth in the OECD has been an average of 6.4%. Can the Prime Minister explain to the House how the UK has measured up over the same period?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (13 Sep 2017)

Ian Blackford: I was under the impression that this was questions to the Prime Minister. If the Prime Minister wants to question the Scottish Government, perhaps she can get Ruth Davidson to ask her question. The UK’s record on earnings has been significantly worse than that of almost any other developed country. In fact, real wages in the UK have fallen by 2.6% since 2007. Wages are not growing, the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (6 Sep 2017)

Ian Blackford: Does the Prime Minister agree that immigration is essential to the strength of the UK economy, as well as to enhancing our diversity and cultural fabric?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (6 Sep 2017)

Ian Blackford: Last October, the Prime Minister was forced into a humiliating U-turn on proposals to force companies to disclose how many foreign workers they employed. During the summer, 100 EU nationals resident in the UK received deportation notices in error, which caused alarm to them and many others. We need to cherish those who are here, not chase them away. She must stop dancing to the tune of her...

Korean Peninsula: Exiting the EU: Devolved Administrations (5 Sep 2017)

Ian Blackford: I seek to propose that the House should debate a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration: namely, the UK exiting the EU and the role of devolved Administrations. With Parliament on the cusp of debating the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, the House should take note that the UK Government have not held a Joint Ministerial Committee with the Governments of the...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Consumers: Credit (20 Jul 2017)

Ian Blackford: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made on the effect on the financial stability of the UK of the Financial Policy Committee's decision of 21 June 2017 to bring forward the assessment of stressed losses on consumer credit lending in the Bank of England's 2017 annual stress test.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Consumers: Credit (20 Jul 2017)

Ian Blackford: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made on the effect on the financial stability of the UK of the Financial Policy Committee's decision of 21 June 2017 to raise the UK's Countercyclical Capital Buffer rates from 0 per cent to 0.5 per cent.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Consumers: Credit (20 Jul 2017)

Ian Blackford: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made on the effect on the financial stability of the UK of the Financial Policy Committee's decision of 21 June 2017 to set the minimum leverage requirements at 3.25 per cent of non-reserve exposures.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Consumers: Credit (20 Jul 2017)

Ian Blackford: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made on the effect on the financial stability of the UK of the Financial Policy Committee's decision of 21 June 2017 to oversee contingency planning to mitigate risk as the UK leaves the EU.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (19 Jul 2017)

Ian Blackford: Does the Prime Minister believe that her Government have delivered pension fairness for women who, like her, were born in the 1950s?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (19 Jul 2017)

Ian Blackford: The Prime Minister has found up to £35 billion for Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, up to £200 billion to replace the Trident missile system, and £1 billion for a deal with the DUP just so she can keep her own job. She seems to be able to shake the magic money tree when she wants to. Will she now end the injustice for those women who are missing out on their pensions...

Written Answers — Home Office: Breathalysers (18 Jul 2017)

Ian Blackford: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 16 December 2016 to Question 56787, whether the document issued in exercise of her powers under the Road Traffic Act 1988 to approve a breath-testing device was intended to carry legislative weight.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture: Scotland (18 Jul 2017)

Ian Blackford: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether it is the Government's policy to (a) maintain or (b) increase the proportion of UK agricultural funding allocated to Scotland under the system that replaces the EU Common Agricultural Policy.


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