Results 181–200 of 481 for speaker:Callum McCaig

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Immigration Rules (Constituent Parts of the UK) (13 Jun 2016)

Callum McCaig: If she will make an assessment of the potential merits of applying different immigration rules to Scotland and other constituent parts of the UK.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Immigration Rules (Constituent Parts of the UK) (13 Jun 2016)

Callum McCaig: That is the scheme that the Government abolished. I thank the Minister, but that was an inadequate answer, quite frankly. I draw his attention to the fact that Australia and Canada have introduced substate immigration rules to ensure that migrants are encouraged to live where they are most needed. Will the Government look seriously at how this can be implemented in the UK, as the Justice...

Written Answers — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Department for Energy and Climate Change: Secondment (6 Jun 2016)

Callum McCaig: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many people from which non-governmental organisations and energy companies are on secondment to her Department.

Debate on the Address: The Economy and Work (26 May 2016)

Callum McCaig: The Chancellor mentioned energy. Despite the Government’s welcome move on the headline rate of tax, a further 475 jobs, predominantly in Aberdeen, have been lost at Shell. Despite their welcome announcement, it is clear that more needs to be done. Will he engage with us and the industry, through the Finance Bill, to focus particularly on exploration so that we can find and get at the 20...

Business of the House (26 May 2016)

Callum McCaig: Oil is trading at above $50 a barrel, which is welcome, but yesterday we had the sad announcement of 475 job losses at Shell, mostly in Aberdeen and from its offices in my constituency. The tax cuts and the establishment of the Oil and Gas Authority are welcome, but this announcement makes it clear that more needs to be done. May we have a statement from the relevant Secretary of State about...

Energy and Climate Change: Offshore Wind: Scotland (12 May 2016)

Callum McCaig: Scotland’s undoubted potential in offshore wind, and in renewables more generally, is being squandered by remote control from here in Westminster. When will the Department stop treating Scotland like an absentee landlord?

Energy and Climate Change: Offshore Wind: Scotland (12 May 2016)

Callum McCaig: If we are not being run by remote control, will the Minister tell us how many times the Secretary of State has been to Scotland since the last election?

Energy and Climate Change: Offshore Wind: Scotland (12 May 2016)

Callum McCaig: Answer the question.

Written Answers — Scotland Office: UK Membership of EU: Scotland (11 May 2016)

Callum McCaig: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on Scotland of the UK leaving the EU.

Energy Bill [Lords]: Onshore Wind Generating Stations in England and Wales (9 May 2016)

Callum McCaig: I thank my hon. Friend for his intervention. I agree 100% and commend the work of the Committee he leads in shedding light on this issue. Most countries would be proud of the wind industry that has developed in the last decade or so. It should not be seen as a burden, as it apparently is; it contributes massively to jobs, to reducing our carbon emissions and to tackling the great threat of...

Energy Bill [Lords]: Onshore Wind Generating Stations in England and Wales (9 May 2016)

Callum McCaig: It is. It is an ideological attack, and despite the potential consequences for wider industry sectors, they are happy to see it happen. We have this squabble over an issue in Scotland between the unelected House of Lords and a Government who, with their sole Tory representative, might as well be unelected in Scotland. We are talking about grace periods. Thus far, the Government have acted...

Energy Bill [Lords]: Onshore Wind Generating Stations in England and Wales (9 May 2016)

Callum McCaig: It is with an unfortunate sense of déjà vu that we return to debate an issue we should have put to bed months ago, if not longer. I struggle to recall when the Wood review reported, but it was well in excess of 18 months ago, and as has been said many times, including by me, it was a completely different time in the oil industry’s lifespan. Up to a point, the Government have taken the...

Bis Sheffield/Government Departments Outside London (9 May 2016)

Callum McCaig: rose—

European Convention on Human Rights: Uk Membership (26 Apr 2016)

Callum McCaig: The UK’s withdrawal from the ECHR would present the most unwelcome of incentives to those who disagree with the international order surrounding human rights. What message does the Attorney General think that sends to the world’s despots and tyrants about respect for human rights?

Energy Bill [Lords]: Onshore wind power: circumstances in which certificates may be issued after 31 March 2016 (20 Apr 2016)

Callum McCaig: As is so often the case with learning about the workings of this place, sometimes I do not know whether something is a formal rule or a convention. I had assumed that “ping-pong” was a mere colloquialism, but I was surprised to learn from the Order Papers online that it is the formal name for this process. I was never very good at ping-pong when I was younger—I kept taking my eye off...

Energy Bill [Lords]: Onshore wind power: circumstances in which certificates may be issued after 31 March 2016 (20 Apr 2016)

Callum McCaig: Sometimes it is better to know the answer to a question before asking it. A number of my colleagues are meeting constituents down from Scotland who suffer from motor neurone disease. Given the hugely debilitating impact that that illness can have on people, and given the impact that Westminster can have on welfare, it is important that a number of our folks are there.

Energy Bill [Lords]: Onshore wind power: circumstances in which certificates may be issued after 31 March 2016 (20 Apr 2016)

Callum McCaig: I started by saying that at one point in my youth I was guilty of taking my eyes off the ball. With these diversionary tactics, Conservative Members are well and truly taking their eyes off the ball. We could discuss who is here. It is disappointing that there are not many Members in the Chamber, and I am not sure proportionately how many Tories are present. I could do some...

Energy Bill [Lords]: Onshore wind power: circumstances in which certificates may be issued after 31 March 2016 (20 Apr 2016)

Callum McCaig: Because there is no mechanism. We discussed that in Committee, and the hon. Gentleman voted against the mechanism that would have allowed that to happen. I do not see how that question focuses on the issue. If we want Scotland to receive support for such projects, that could have been provided.

Energy Bill [Lords]: Onshore wind power: circumstances in which certificates may be issued after 31 March 2016 (20 Apr 2016)

Callum McCaig: There were two different aspects, and we had a number of debates. The hon. Gentleman asked how we would do something, but we cannot do it—pure and simple. Let me return to the nub of the matter. People would like pragmatic government, but we are seeing dogmatic government that dismisses the views of communities.

Energy Bill [Lords]: Onshore wind power: circumstances in which certificates may be issued after 31 March 2016 (20 Apr 2016)

Callum McCaig: I am coming to a close. Such dogmatic government is making communities withdraw their support, and I urge the Government to show pragmatism today.


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