Callum McCaig: My hon. Friend has talked about airports relying on bringing in tourists. Aberdeen airport is heavily reliant on business traffic, but with the difficulties that the oil and gas industry has faced, the airport has redirected its efforts towards sun destinations in the likes of Spain and towards eastern Europe. What kind of message does the lack of clarity about the plans send to an airport...
Callum McCaig: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on provision for alternative fuels.
Callum McCaig: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many civil servants are currently working in his Department on energy and climate changes issues; and how many civil servants were employed by the former Department for Energy and Climate Change in November 2014.
Callum McCaig: The Secretary of State mentioned Aberdeen. In 2013, KPMG found that the annual impact of HS2 on the economy of the north-east of Scotland would be £220 million a year. Can he update that figure, and will he tell the House what he is doing to mitigate the possible economic loss?
Callum McCaig: The Government regularly, and in my view rightly, promote the aviation and automotive sectors as future areas of growth in the UK economy. The world-class oil and gas industry, and particularly the exceptional supply chain, which, while centred in Aberdeen, stretches the length and breadth of the UK, is another area ripe for international development and diversification. When developing his...
Callum McCaig: I thank the Secretary of State for that answer, and I look forward to progress on that issue. However, whether it is oil and gas, food and drink, or the financial services sector, the attraction and retention of talent, much of which comes from elsewhere in the European Union, is absolutely central to that future. Businesses, I am sure, are saying the same things to me as they are to him....
Callum McCaig: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish the evidence used to inform the range of the costs set out for alternative large-scale low carbon generation technologies in the 2020s in his Department's Hinkley Point C Value for Money Assessment.
Callum McCaig: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reasons the range of the costs for alternative large-scale low carbon generation technologies in the 2020s as set out in his Department's Hinkley Point C Value for Money Assessment differs from the assessment of the same technologies in the National Audit Office report on Nuclear power in the UK, published in...
Callum McCaig: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish the evidence used to inform the conclusion in the Hinkley Point C Value for Money Assessment that the same capacity of onshore wind and solar would require significant upgrades to the grid and increase the costs of keeping the system in balance.
Callum McCaig: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish the departmental report on which figures for the levelised cost of generating 1MWh with different technologies in 2025 in the National Audit Office report, Nuclear power in the UK, published in July 2016, are based.
Callum McCaig: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the role of the carbon price floor in maintaining security of electricity supply.
Callum McCaig: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when his Department plans to provide an update on the future of the carbon price floor after 2021.
Callum McCaig: In recent weeks, three Government Ministers have expressed three different views on what will happen, while industry cries out for clarity. I am talking not of Brexit, surprisingly, but of the oil and gas industry. Will the autumn statement provide additional support for the industry, or is the Prime Minister happy to sit back and see thousands more jobs lost?
Callum McCaig: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will take steps to introduce automatic electoral registration.
Callum McCaig: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Bailey. I congratulate the hon. Member for Great Grimsby (Melanie Onn) on securing the debate and on putting forward a compelling case for why the proposals for the college should go ahead. I am not going to get involved in the discussion about whether it should be in Great Grimsby or Cleethorpes, largely because I do not know what I am...
Callum McCaig: I, too, thank the Secretary of State for his statement, although I think he may have said a little bit more to the BBC yesterday than he has to the House today. I hope that he is not joining the ever-growing list of Secretaries of State who have been slapped down by the Prime Minister for expressing their personal opinions. I think it important that action has been taken to protect parts of...
Callum McCaig: As Members we must recognise the importance of language. A Policing and Crime Bill is utterly inadequate for dealing with the issue. The language is fundamentally important. On the issue of the living as opposed to the dead, the Government’s position is intellectually and morally bankrupt.
Callum McCaig: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with the CEOs of the Big Six energy companies on the availability of the cheapest energy tariff for existing customers.
Callum McCaig: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of the budget for the National Measurement System was spent through (a) NEL Ltd, (b) the National Physical Laboratory and (c) LGC over the last five years.
Callum McCaig: Industry has been crystal clear that more work needs to be done to boost exploration. Will the Government bring forward exploration incentives in the autumn statement to protect employment and boost production?