Results 1–20 of 478 for speaker:Brendan O'Hara

Prison Reform and Safety: UK Fishing Industry (7 Dec 2017)

Brendan O'Hara: We have heard many times this afternoon about the importance of the fishing industry and the role it plays in the economic life of our coastal communities, including my Argyll and Bute constituency, where the industry—including the hugely significant shellfish industry—is one of the mainstays of our local economy. So I have a keen interest in the health and wellbeing and...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Broadband: Scotland (6 Dec 2017)

Brendan O'Hara: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many premises in Scotland had superfast and fibre broadband service made available to them as a result of the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband scheme.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Broadband: Scotland (6 Dec 2017)

Brendan O'Hara: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the number of proportion of premises which have access to fibre and superfast broadband as a result of the implementation of the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: “Creation of UK-wide frameworks (4 Dec 2017)

Brendan O'Hara: I begin by echoing the words of my right hon. Friend the Member for Ross, Skye and Lochaber (Ian Blackford), because clause 11 is an unashamed power grab; it is undermining the devolution settlement, and it drives a coach and horses through devolution across these islands. In the time that I have to speak, I will talk about the impact it will have on farming, particularly in my Argyll and...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: “Creation of UK-wide frameworks (4 Dec 2017)

Brendan O'Hara: The hon. Gentleman is absolutely right. This is why my constituency, his constituency and the constituency of my right hon. Friend the Member for Ross, Skye and Lochaber all voted to remain in the European Union. As things stand, all the powers connected to agriculture will go to London post-Brexit. It will be London that decides what happens.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: “Creation of UK-wide frameworks (4 Dec 2017)

Brendan O'Hara: I thank my right hon. Friend for that intervention. I will touch on that issue in a moment. Let us be clear that this is not just an SNP argument. The National Farmers Union of Scotland has made it absolutely clear that any move to impose what it describes as “DEFRA-centric policy” is completely unacceptable to Scotland. I agree wholeheartedly with the union when it states:...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: “Creation of UK-wide frameworks (4 Dec 2017)

Brendan O'Hara: I could not have put that better myself. My hon. Friend is absolutely correct. We have heard much today from the hon. Members for Banff and Buchan (David Duguid) and for Stirling (Stephen Kerr) about trust. They said that we should trust the UK Government to do the right by the Scottish farming community, but why would the Scottish farming community trust this Government to do the right...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Broadband: Business Premises (4 Dec 2017)

Brendan O'Hara: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport what the change in the number of premises with access to superfast broadband was in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales, (d) Northern Ireland and (e) the UK between 2014 and 2016.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Broadband: Business Premises (4 Dec 2017)

Brendan O'Hara: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the change in the number of premises with access to superfast broadband between 2015 and 2016 in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales, (d) Northern Ireland and (e) the UK.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Broadband: Rural Areas (4 Dec 2017)

Brendan O'Hara: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the change in access to superfast broadband in rural areas in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales, (d) Northern Ireland and (e) the UK between 2015 and 2016.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Broadband: Small Businesses (4 Dec 2017)

Brendan O'Hara: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of changes in the level of access to superfast broadband for SMEs in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales, (d) Northern Ireland and (e) the UK between 2015 and 2016.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Broadband: Business Premises (4 Dec 2017)

Brendan O'Hara: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many UK premises have had superfast or fibre broadband service made available as a result of UK government-funded projects.

State Pension Age: Women: EU Nationals (29 Nov 2017)

Brendan O'Hara: I agree with my hon. Friend the Member for North East Fife (Stephen Gethins) that it is an absolute disgrace that, 18 months after the referendum, our highly valued EU nationals still do not know with any certainty what lies in store for them. Those well respected, hard-working, tax-paying members of our society have been treated appallingly by this Government who, despite numerous...

Rural Communities in Scotland: Broadband — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (22 Nov 2017)

Brendan O'Hara: The Minister said a moment ago that BDUK is on hand to offer technical solutions. Perhaps he is coming to my direct question on the problems of GigaPlus Argyll. BDUK offered no solutions; it absolutely abandoned GigaPlus Argyll and ignored me, as the Member of Parliament, on numerous occasions.

Rural Communities in Scotland: Broadband — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (22 Nov 2017)

Brendan O'Hara: So, for clarity, BDUK has no role to play in the position of GigaPlus Argyll, despite being set up through BDUK? BDUK has no role to play for an elected MP to contact?

Rural Communities in Scotland: Broadband — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (22 Nov 2017)

Brendan O'Hara: As always, it is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Howarth. I cannot imagine you expected such a feisty start to your morning. What we have seen this morning is probably best described as a missed opportunity to discuss sensibly and rationally what is happening across Scotland, particularly in our rural communities, as Conservative Members from Scotland decided they would rather...

Rural Communities in Scotland: Broadband — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (22 Nov 2017)

Brendan O'Hara: I will make some progress and come back to the hon. Gentleman. If Scottish Conservatives want to talk about grievance and pick an issue with which to bash the Scottish Government, one would think they might find a far better way to deliver it.

Rural Communities in Scotland: Broadband — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (22 Nov 2017)

Brendan O'Hara: I will take an intervention from my hon. Friend first.

Rural Communities in Scotland: Broadband — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (22 Nov 2017)

Brendan O'Hara: My hon. Friend makes an absolutely excellent point, which goes to the contradiction at the heart of the Scottish Conservatives.


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