Results 21–40 of 481 for speaker:Callum McCaig

The Government’S Productivity Plan (28 Feb 2017)

Callum McCaig: The hon. Gentleman is making a well-informed speech. He says that there is no influence on businesses’ productivity, but it actually has a damaging impact in certain cases. Take investment in renewables, for example. The industry ramps up and is able to support it, but then the pipeline that it is relying on is whipped away through Government policy changes.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Post Offices: Scotland (24 Feb 2017)

Callum McCaig: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many post offices are currently operational in Scotland.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Post Offices: Closures (24 Feb 2017)

Callum McCaig: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether Post Office Ltd includes a count of temporarily closed post offices in meeting the Government's criteria for ensuring fair and reasonable access to post offices.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Post Offices: Scotland (24 Feb 2017)

Callum McCaig: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many post offices in Scotland have closed since 2010.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Hinkley Point C Power Station: Construction (22 Feb 2017)

Callum McCaig: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what account was taken of (a) the cost of land, (b) the effect on the transmission system and (c) balancing costs of the strike price for Hinkley Point C.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Electricity Generation: Costs (22 Feb 2017)

Callum McCaig: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2017 to Question 58726, on wind power, whether the costs associated with electricity generation that make up each Strike Price comparator in the BEIS Electricity Generation Cost report are based on Frontier Economics' research into whole system impacts; and what plans he has to...

Vauxhall/Opel: Proposed Takeover (20 Feb 2017)

Callum McCaig: I congratulate the hon. Member for Ellesmere Port and Neston (Justin Madders) on securing this urgent question. I welcome the hon. Member for Salford and Eccles (Rebecca Long Bailey) to her Front-Bench position, and I look forward to working with her in that role. Like every Member of this House, my party’s thoughts are with those affected at the plants in Ellesmere Port and Luton and...

Exiting the European Union: Single Market Access (26 Jan 2017)

Callum McCaig: What his priorities are during negotiations on the UK leaving the EU on access to the EU single market.

Exiting the European Union: Single Market Access (26 Jan 2017)

Callum McCaig: Exports to Norway from Aberdeen alone amounted to more than £750 million in 2015, and they are a vital part of anchoring the world-class supply chain in oil and gas. Will the Minister ensure that the oil and gas industry will be taken into account in this process, and that access will not be lost as a result of hard Tory Brexit?

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Renewable Energy: Scotland (26 Jan 2017)

Callum McCaig: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the level of investment in renewable electricity generation in Scotland was in each of the last five years.

Green Investment Bank (25 Jan 2017)

Callum McCaig: I thank the hon. Lady for giving way, and add my thanks to my hon. Friend the Member for Edinburgh West (Michelle Thomson) for her contribution in securing this debate. The whole basis behind the privatisation is that the market failure has been corrected. I simply do not agree with that. We may have seen progress in the power sector, but in transport and heat we are lagging way behind what...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Research: Scotland (25 Jan 2017)

Callum McCaig: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he plans to take to protect UK R&D investment that has been made in Scottish universities after the UK leaves the EU.

Written Answers — Home Office: Universities: EU Nationals (25 Jan 2017)

Callum McCaig: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to minimise barriers for EU-resident staff and students who plan to come to Scottish universities after the UK has left the EU.

Backbench Business: UK Decarbonisation and Carbon Capture and Storage — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (24 Jan 2017)

Callum McCaig: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Betts. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill (Philip Boswell) on both securing the debate and leading it in such an informed and passionate way. He set out the key issues around CCS, the history and, more importantly, the way forward. I will also focus more on the way forward, but it is beholden...

Backbench Business: UK Decarbonisation and Carbon Capture and Storage — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (24 Jan 2017)

Callum McCaig: The hon. Gentleman is absolutely correct: the cheapest fuel that we will ever use is the fuel that we do not use at all. Investing in such measures will save money and reduce fuel poverty. The coal-fired power stations to which the hon. Member for East Antrim made reference will be coming off the system anyway. They will have to be replaced, and they will be replaced by something that will...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Horizon 2020 (24 Jan 2017)

Callum McCaig: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many Horizon 2020-funded research projects are underway in (a) Scotland and (b) the UK; and what steps he is taking to ensure that those projects will continue to have access to that funding after the UK leaves the EU.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Universities: Staff (24 Jan 2017)

Callum McCaig: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions she has had with the Home Secretary on universities in (a) England and (b) Scotland being able to recruit academic staff who are EU nationals after the UK leaves the EU.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Universities: Scotland (24 Jan 2017)

Callum McCaig: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions she has had with Ministers on the academic funding for Scottish universities after the UK leaves the EU.

Industrial Strategy Consultation (23 Jan 2017)

Callum McCaig: I give this proposal a cautious welcome. It is honest in some ways in its reflection of the state of the economy. In many ways it is brutally honest about some problems, including regional disparity and productivity. Likewise, it recognises some successes, such as the automotive and aviation sectors and, on page 90, Aberdeen as an oil and gas hub. The problems are not new, so how will the...


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