Results 341–360 of 439 for speaker:Peter Chapman

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries (17 May 2017)

Peter Chapman: Thank you, Presiding Officer. It is a system that has resulted in persistent failure and has caused nothing but frustration, resentment and distress for those involved. Let us be clear about what the industry wants and expects from our politicians. I voted to remain in the European Union in the referendum, and I have made no secret of that fact. Indeed, I took some criticism from skippers in...

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries (17 May 2017)

Peter Chapman: I totally agree. We will have access to it. Our fish is in huge demand in Europe, and the buyers want that to continue. Skippers want out of the EU and the CFP, and they want control over our exclusive economic zone out to 200 miles from our shores. Those are three very clear and simple elements that we in the Conservative party intend to deliver. What can the SNP deliver for our fishing...

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries (17 May 2017)

Peter Chapman: Not at the moment. SNP members seem to be denying that they want another independence referendum. Thankfully, it looks increasingly unlikely that the SNP would win that but, should that happen, the SNP would immediately reapply to join the European Union, taking us straight back into the detested CFP. However, the SNP has failed to make that clear in its amendment. [ Interruption .]

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries (17 May 2017)

Peter Chapman: Out of touch though the SNP is with fishing communities, even it knows that rejoining the CFP would be hugely unpopular, so what does it do? It spins a line that, on the way in, it would renegotiate the CFP and somehow get a better and fairer deal. Not a chance. I have a letter from the EU fishing commissioner Karmenu Vella, which clearly states that any new country accessing the EU must...

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries (17 May 2017)

Peter Chapman: I totally agree. That was game, set and match to Ms Leadsom, and it left Nicola Sturgeon looking desperate, misleading and downright wrong. The way forward is clear. As an independent country out of the EU, the UK, under international law passed in 1982 and backed by a United Nations convention, can take control of its waters out to 200 miles. Now, that does not mean that foreign boats will...

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries (17 May 2017)

Peter Chapman: Will the cabinet secretary give way?

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries (17 May 2017)

Peter Chapman: We have heard about something that happened 47 years ago, and it was not even a Government minister who said it. It is far more effective to look at what is going on now: Andrea Leadsom’s letter says that we will take back all of our waters to 200 miles. That is much more significant than quoting something that was said 47 years ago by a junior official.

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries (17 May 2017)

Peter Chapman: Will the cabinet secretary give way?

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries (17 May 2017)

Peter Chapman: The cabinet secretary makes the point very well that the Conservatives want to be out of the CFP. It is the SNP that wants to keep us in there. [ Applause .]

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries (17 May 2017)

Peter Chapman: Does the member realise that 10 of the 20 biggest markets for our fish are not in the EU at all?

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries (17 May 2017)

Peter Chapman: Will the minister give way?

Scottish Parliament: Deer Management (2 May 2017)

Peter Chapman: I refer members to my entry in the register of members’ interests. I am delighted to open the debate on behalf of my party because I have a real interest in the subject, having been a main board member of SNH for six years—although, admittedly, that was some years ago. Deer management continues to be a contentious issue—it certainly was in my time, and I am sure that it will remain so...

Scottish Parliament: Crofting Law Reform (2 May 2017)

Peter Chapman: As a landowner and farmer, I refer members to my entry in the register of members’ interests. I welcome the debate, which has been useful, and I am delighted to be speaking in it. Crofting is not just a vital part of our rural economy, but an important part of Scotland’s heritage, particularly in the west of Scotland and the Highlands and Islands. With over 20,000 crofts registered with...

Scottish Parliament: Crofting Law Reform (2 May 2017)

Peter Chapman: It does sometimes happen, Mike. I urge the Scottish Government to come forward with a comprehensive bill to address the maximum number of community concerns in a new, simplified format. In short, we need to start with a clean sheet and draw up simple and clear rules for the governance of crofting that the layman can understand without the need for expensive lawyers to interpret them. Over the...

Scottish Parliament: Crofting Law Reform (2 May 2017)

Peter Chapman: That was not very appropriate. I accept that crofters do a fantastic job in their own area. The cabinet secretary outlined in detail some of the excellent grants that crofting areas receive, such as the croft house grant scheme, the bull hire scheme, LFASS moneys and so on. Donald MacKinnon of the Scottish Crofting Federation young crofters group raised the prospect of allowing increased...

Scottish Parliament: Animal Welfare (Use of Closed-circuit Television) (19 Apr 2017)

Peter Chapman: There is no excuse to mistreat animals at slaughter or any other time. Does the cabinet secretary know how many slaughterhouses in the north-east are equipped with CCTV cameras?

Scottish Parliament: Non-domestic Rates (North East Scotland) (16 Mar 2017)

Peter Chapman: I, too, thank my colleague Ross Thomson for bringing the debate to the chamber. Back in budget season, which seems so long ago now with all that has happened since, I asked our local SNP MSPs whether they would stand up for businesses against the rate rises. Needless to say, they did no such thing. Instead, Gillian Martin stood up at a business breakfast in Inverurie and offered no support to...

Scottish Parliament: Non-domestic Rates (North East Scotland) (16 Mar 2017)

Peter Chapman: Of course.

Scottish Parliament: Non-domestic Rates (North East Scotland) (16 Mar 2017)

Peter Chapman: I reiterate—we have heard it again. It is an absolute disgrace. We are talking about £2.3 billion in tax cuts—the most beneficial tax regime anywhere in the world. If we had an independent Scotland, there would be none of that support for the oil and gas industry. Even Gillian Martin’s predecessor, Alex Salmond MP, did not think that that line of argument would work, so he set our...

Scottish Parliament: Draft Climate Change Plan (16 Mar 2017)

Peter Chapman: I refer members to my registered interests—in particular, those in agriculture and in renewable energy. I am glad that there has been a broad consensus within the debate that although the SNP’s targets are laudable, they are also unlikely to be delivered. Unfortunately for the cabinet secretary, the broad consensus among many members was agreement about the limitations of the plan. Many...


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