Results 141–160 of 481 for speaker:Callum McCaig

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy (7 Oct 2016)

Callum McCaig: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent progress his Department has made on developing an Energy Innovation Strategy.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Renewable Energy (7 Oct 2016)

Callum McCaig: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many tonnes of carbon dioxide were displaced by renewable (a) electricity and (b) heat generation in (i) the UK, (ii) England, (iii) Scotland and (iv) Wales in 2015.

Hinkley Point C (15 Sep 2016)

Callum McCaig: I thank the Secretary of State for an advance copy of the statement, and I thank his Energy Minister for the courtesy call this morning to explain the Government’s decision. I welcome the fact that we have had the statement before the recess to allow the opportunity for questions. It is unfortunate, however, that the Government have decided to take the gamble with Hinkley. The Secretary of...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: EU Referendum: Discussions with Business (13 Sep 2016)

Callum McCaig: I, too, welcome the Secretary of State and his team to their positions. I agree that there are some challenges, one of which is the ballooning trade deficit that, in quarter 2 of this year, increased to £12.3 billion. This is a problem that is unlikely to be solved by withdrawal from the single market. Scotland voted to remain. Scottish business wants unhindered access to that single...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: EU Referendum: Discussions with Business (13 Sep 2016)

Callum McCaig: I thank the Secretary of State for that answer. The Scottish Government analysis of UK withdrawal from the European Union is that it could cost the Scottish economy at best £1.7 billion a year and at worst £11.2 billion a year. Again, I repeat: will he make the case from his Department for continued membership of the single European market?

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Overseas Trade: Norway (12 Sep 2016)

Callum McCaig: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the level of (a) imports and (b) exports between the UK and Norway by sector was in each of the last five years.

Paris Agreement on Climate Change (7 Sep 2016)

Callum McCaig: That was a long conclusion. I have been sat like a taut spring for the last 10 minutes, since the Minister said he was getting ready to conclude—I will clearly take some time to get used to the new ministerial team. However, I welcome the chance to debate this issue as, I think, the House’s longest-serving Front-Bench climate change spokesperson —the irony is not lost on me. We are here...

Paris Agreement on Climate Change (7 Sep 2016)

Callum McCaig: I thank my hon. Friend for his intervention, and I commend his Committee’s report. We had a welcome debate about it before the recess, and it teased out an awful lot of the issues. I do not think that that jumping around and that policy change were helpful. We need to set clear guidelines. We need to set out how the decarbonisation process will look. There needs to be a degree of...

Paris Agreement on Climate Change (7 Sep 2016)

Callum McCaig: I again agree wholeheartedly with my hon. Friend. To take things forward we need a proper decarbonisation plan. For electricity in particular—he touched on island connections, which we need—a tremendous resource is waiting to be unlocked. Likewise, there is a tremendous potential resource in wave and tidal energy, of which Swansea bay is another example. These big programmes may be costly...

Sellafield (6 Sep 2016)

Callum McCaig: I welcome the opportunity to address the matter, and I congratulate the hon. Member for Copeland (Mr Reed) on successfully tabling his question. The issue is an important one and our prime concern on the Scottish National party Benches, as it is across the House, is the safety of staff and of the communities around Sellafield. The harsh lesson of incidents at nuclear power plants is that...

Finance Bill: Corporation tax treatment of the oil and gas industry (5 Sep 2016)

Callum McCaig: One of the things to support the oil and gas industry that the Government have talked about is offering loan guarantees to companies experiencing financial stress. Will the Minister tell the House how that process is going and how many companies have received loan guarantees?

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Scotland (18 Jul 2016)

Callum McCaig: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with Ministers of the Scottish Government on City Deals in Scotland.

Energy and Climate Change: Energy Market Competition (14 Jul 2016)

Callum McCaig: I echo the remarks made about the right hon. Member for Hastings and Rye (Amber Rudd) and wish her well in her new role as Home Secretary. I am glad that the Minister is here, because if she had not been, these questions may have been a little more rhetorical than usual. The previous Prime Minister said in 2012 that he would legislate to ensure that all consumers were on the lowest tariff....

Energy and Climate Change: Energy Market Competition (14 Jul 2016)

Callum McCaig: I am glad that the Minister says that the Government will remain vigilant on this matter. The CMA found that 70% of customers of the big six domestic suppliers were on the more expensive standard variable tariff. Will she set a target for reducing that so that we know what success looks like and to determine whether the further action that she mentions is required?

EU Referendum: Energy and Environment (12 Jul 2016)

Callum McCaig: We need a 3.0.

EU Referendum: Energy and Environment (12 Jul 2016)

Callum McCaig: This is a good debate to be having and I thank the shadow Secretary of State, the hon. Member for Brent North (Barry Gardiner), and the Labour Front Bench team for giving us the opportunity. It is a shame, however, that the hon. Gentleman did not get beyond his introductory remarks in what was an excellent overview of the issues. SNP history is being made today in that it is the first time...

EU Referendum: Energy and Environment (12 Jul 2016)

Callum McCaig: I thank the hon. Lady for that intervention. The costs are eye-watering. Given the extent to which Hinkley is an international project, the costs could rise even further still. It is time to have a sincere look at the plans and to decide whether the project is possible, but I strongly assume that it is not, so we require a back-up plan. If we do not address the huge strains on our energy...

EU Referendum: Energy and Environment (12 Jul 2016)

Callum McCaig: I thank the Secretary of State for that intervention and very much welcome it; that is progress and I hope it can be done. I do not think there will be any opposition on that—none will come from Scottish National party Members. I do not want to go through the negativities, but on the eve of the Paris summit we had the sweet and the sour. We had the sour on CCS, to which my hon. Friend the...

EU Nationals in the Uk (6 Jul 2016)

Callum McCaig: I agree very much with what the shadow Home Secretary is saying. The fact that British expats—or immigrants to other countries, as they should perhaps be known—had the right to vote in the referendum, whereas EU nationals living here did not, really underlines the crass nature of using EU nationals living here as a bargaining chip in negotiations. That is despicable and should end.

Energy Network Charges — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (5 Jul 2016)

Callum McCaig: rose—


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