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Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (7 Feb 2018)

Ian Blackford: Yesterday it was announced that 10 Royal Bank of Scotland branches in Scotland that had been earmarked for closure are to be reprieved. I am grateful for that news, which comes on the back of community pressure and the leadership that has been shown on this issue by the Scottish National party. On three occasions, I have asked the Prime Minister at Prime Minister’s questions to call...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (7 Feb 2018)

Ian Blackford: That was pathetic. The Prime Minister has not lifted a finger; we saved the banks. Yesterday we celebrated the achievements of the suffragette movement, which was about democracy, equality and fairness for women. However, today in the United Kingdom, 3.8 million women are not receiving the pension to which they are entitled. A motion in this House last November, which received unanimous...

Written Answers — Prime Minister: Royal Bank of Scotland (6 Feb 2018)

Ian Blackford: To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions she had with RBS on bank branch closures between 1 November 2017 and 31 January 2018.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: HSBC: Pensions (2 Feb 2018)

Ian Blackford: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what reports she has received on the practice of HSBC Bank plc to deduct state deduction claw-back from its pensioners.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (31 Jan 2018)

Ian Blackford: I welcome the Minister to his place. If the reports are true, he may be auditioning for a new role. I wonder if he is sending a “round robin” letter. The Minister has previously said that “the Single Market is essential to this government’s agenda for trade and competitiveness.” Since BuzzFeed published the leaked Brexit analysis, has the Minister recognised that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (31 Jan 2018)

Ian Blackford: I must say that I am surprised at the Minister, because it is not a question of legality. We are going to be in a transitional deal, so we will still be in the single market when we leave the EU. This is a Government who are in crisis, and an international embarrassment. The Chancellor, the Secretary of State for Scotland, the Scottish Conservatives and the Home Secretary have all supported...

RBS Closures (Argyll and Bute) — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] (24 Jan 2018)

Ian Blackford: Will my hon. Friend give way?

RBS Closures (Argyll and Bute) — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] (24 Jan 2018)

Ian Blackford: My hon. Friend is making a very important point. Have not the Government demonstrated that they have intervened on matters relating to management of the Royal Bank of Scotland? Nothing is more important to our communities than the maintenance of the bank branch network. The Government have a responsibility and a duty to ensure that RBS recants this decision.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (24 Jan 2018)

Ian Blackford: May I wish you a happy Burns day for tomorrow, Mr Speaker? May I associate myself with the remarks of the Prime Minister about Holocaust Memorial Day? We should never forget the horrible tragedies and the price that people had to pay. However, we should also remember the genocide that has happened in many territories since that time as well, and we all must work to eradicate that scourge from...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (24 Jan 2018)

Ian Blackford: I would simply say to the Prime Minister that we own RBS: it is time that you took your own responsibilities. By closing these branches and replacing some with mobile banking vans, which do not provide disability access, the Royal Bank of Scotland appears to be in breach of the UK Equality Act 2010. Wheelchair user Sandra Borthwick has described her experience of banking outside as...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Consequential, transitional, transitory and saving provision (17 Jan 2018)

Ian Blackford: I beg to move an amendment, to leave out from “That” to the end of the Question and add: “this House regrets the non-appearance of any Government amendments to Clause 11 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill despite the announcement by the Secretary of State for Scotland that the Government intended to table them for Report Stage and declines to give a Third Reading to the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (17 Jan 2018)

Ian Blackford: Can the Prime Minister tell the House what official advice she has had on the impact of the UK economy from leaving the EU single market and when she requested any such advice?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (17 Jan 2018)

Ian Blackford: Nineteen months after the EU referendum, the Prime Minister has not a shred of economic analysis on the impact of leaving the single market. On Monday, the Scottish Government published their second analysis paper revealing some horrifying facts: leaving the single market will cost each Scottish citizen up to £2,300 a year. How many jobs have to be lost and how much of a financial hit...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Royal Bank of Scotland (12 Jan 2018)

Ian Blackford: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department was first made aware of plans by the Royal Bank of Scotland to close 259 of its branches.

Prime Minister: Engagements (10 Jan 2018)

Ian Blackford: Mr Speaker, I wish you, all staff and all Members a guid new year. The Government’s European Union (Withdrawal) Bill is quite simply “not fit for purpose and must be changed.”—[Official Report, 4 December 2017; Vol. 632, c. 731.] Those are not my words; they are the words of the hon. Member for East Renfrewshire (Paul Masterton). Does the Prime Minister agree with...

Prime Minister: Engagements (10 Jan 2018)

Ian Blackford: That is simply not good enough. The Secretary of State for Scotland promised a “powers bonanza” for Scotland and that, crucially, amendments would be tabled ahead of next week’s debate. Yesterday it was revealed that no amendments will be tabled. The Tories always promise Scotland everything and deliver nothing. The Prime Minister has one last chance. Will she assure the...

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Royal Bank of Scotland (9 Jan 2018)

Ian Blackford: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when he last met with the management of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and whether the proposed closure of RBS branches was discussed at that meeting.

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Royal Bank of Scotland (9 Jan 2018)

Ian Blackford: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will make representations to the Royal Bank of Scotland to publish all the data it holds on branch usage.

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Royal Bank of Scotland (9 Jan 2018)

Ian Blackford: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what information his Department holds on bank branch usage by consumers at branches planned for closure by the Royal Bank of Scotland.


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