Results 381–400 of 439 for speaker:Peter Chapman

Scottish Parliament: Fishing (17 Jan 2017)

Peter Chapman: Stewart Stevenson’s motion is an important one, especially to our shared patch along the Buchan coast. He has rightly spoken of the incredible contribution that fishing towns such as Fraserburgh and Peterhead make to our rural economy. There is much in his motion that I agree with, and his speech was a testament to the impact and importance of the fishing industry in the north-east. In last...

Scottish Parliament: Fishing (17 Jan 2017)

Peter Chapman: Do we do that?

Scottish Parliament: Fishing (17 Jan 2017)

Peter Chapman: Well, I will, then.

Scottish Parliament: Fishing (17 Jan 2017)

Peter Chapman: Thank you very much, Presiding Officer. I totally reject that intervention, because we are talking about now; we are not talking about the position away back in the 1980s. It is absolutely clear that, right now, the position of the SNP Government is to remain part of the EU and of the CFP. There is nothing that Mr Stevenson can say that changes that. A cynic might argue that this evening’s...

Scottish Parliament: Gypsy Travellers (Unauthorised Camping) (11 Jan 2017)

Peter Chapman: 2. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions Police Scotland has had with local authorities regarding the management of unauthorised camping by Gypsy Travellers. (S5O-00520)

Scottish Parliament: Gypsy Travellers (Unauthorised Camping) (11 Jan 2017)

Peter Chapman: I have raised the issue previously in Parliament and I will continue to do so until Scottish National Party ministers address the problems, rather than dodging the questions. The police and local authorities have made it abundantly clear that they do not have the powers to deal with unauthorised encampments. Will the minister commit to giving the police the powers and giving local authorities...

Scottish Parliament: Common Agricultural Policy (Payments) (21 Dec 2016)

Peter Chapman: I refer members to my entry in the register of members’ interests. [ Applause .] The cabinet secretary will be aware that there have been significant issues relating to transferring entitlements, with many farmers unable to receive payment for many months. By what date will the IT system be able to process entitlement transfers?

Scottish Parliament: Protecting Scotland’s Livestock (21 Dec 2016)

Peter Chapman: I refer members to the interests relating to farming in my entry in the register of members’ interests. I am grateful to the cabinet secretary for giving me advance sight of his statement. Back in September, when I raised the issue of the new cattle tracing system with him, the cabinet secretary was incredibly dismissive of NFU Scotland’s concerns, saying that the reported concerns were...

Scottish Parliament: Basic Payment Scheme (15 Dec 2016)

Peter Chapman: We all know about the shambolic way in which the Government has handled the delivery of CAP payments, which has been a complete disaster for rural communities. Just this morning, a constituent contacted me to tell me that he has yet to be given a full breakdown of his payments. Does the minister understand the huge frustration and the difficulties that those problems are causing to farmers,...

Scottish Parliament: Basic Payment Scheme (15 Dec 2016)

Peter Chapman: 5. To ask the First Minister, in the light of recently reported issues, what action the Scottish Government is taking to ensure that farmers can have confidence in the national basic payment support scheme. (S5F-00640)

Scottish Parliament: Basic Payment Scheme (15 Dec 2016)

Peter Chapman: Last week, Scotland’s rural communities saw our Government overpay loans to 166 farmers, to a total of £746,000. We also saw a foul-up with the beef efficiency scheme’s data protection, which led to a breach that accidentally released thousands of email addresses. That is all on top of a dismal record on getting CAP payments to farmers and crofters. Will the First Minister commit to...

Scottish Parliament: Food Waste (15 Dec 2016)

Peter Chapman: I refer members to my entry in the register of members’ interests—I am a farmer. I am pleased that the Scottish Government lodged the important motion that we are debating today. Food waste is a huge problem. It is estimated that a third of all the food that is produced across the world is wasted or spoiled. When millions are starving, that is an international scandal. Food is wasted at...

Scottish Parliament: Food Waste (15 Dec 2016)

Peter Chapman: I do not have time—sorry. A little common sense would help us to stop good food being thrown in the bin. I am sure that the whole chamber would agree that tackling excess waste must be something that we seek to deliver across party lines. Nevertheless, as a strong Opposition, we cannot and will not give this Scottish National Party Government a free pass. Although I respect that the...

Scottish Parliament: Sea Fisheries and End-year Negotiations (7 Dec 2016)

Peter Chapman: Thank you, Presiding Officer. I am always pleased when you say that you are relaxed. I am particularly glad to be leading today’s debate for the Conservatives, as the impact of year-end negotiations is of huge importance to my constituents in the north-east region. It is fair to say that the towns of Peterhead and Fraserburgh are the two towns in Britain most reliant on fishing and fish...

Scottish Parliament: Sea Fisheries and End-year Negotiations (7 Dec 2016)

Peter Chapman: That is exactly what I am saying. Post-Brexit, we will have such control. I have emphasised that. I read with interest Fergus Ewing’s comments in yesterday’s Press and Journal , in which he quite rightly blamed the CFP for the last-minute Norway deal. I do not understand how he squares that stance with his desire to remain in the EU and thus keep the fishing industry subject to the CFP....

Scottish Parliament: Sea Fisheries and End-year Negotiations (7 Dec 2016)

Peter Chapman: Ms Ross could well be right about that quote; it might be correct. That was long before any of us were involved. Now we are looking forward to the opportunities that are coming down the road; we are not looking back at what happened 40 years ago. Scottish fishermen see their future lying outside the EU, and they see the SNP’s position of staying tied to the EU, even at the cost of a second...

Scottish Parliament: Island Communities (Support) (24 Nov 2016)

Peter Chapman: Members will have noticed that I have had on my lugs this afternoon. That is because I wanted to make sure that I could hear all the debate. My hearing is not the best—I blame long days in tractors in my youth as the cause of that. I welcome the consensual approach to the debate. It is important that members of the Parliament can work together across party lines with an agreed approach,...

Scottish Parliament: Island Communities (Support) (24 Nov 2016)

Peter Chapman: I am delighted about that. It is fine to see them smiling. There are other opportunities for the SNP to step up and give some immediate and much-needed support to island communities. Pressing ahead with an expansion of community broadband Scotland should be a priority for the Government. With only 40 per cent of premises in the Western Isles being able to access fibre broadband, and with...

Scottish Parliament: Island Communities (Support) (24 Nov 2016)

Peter Chapman: I accept that, and I acknowledge and welcome the fact that work is being done. However, there is a need to move on even more quickly. We have heard that, by 2021, we will have 100 per cent broadband coverage at 10 megabits per second. I wonder whether that is achievable. The issue is now more important than ever, because most folk see broadband as a right rather than a privilege. The...

Scottish Parliament: Island Communities (Support) (24 Nov 2016)

Peter Chapman: Well, maybe two. [ Laughter .]


Create an alert

Did you find what you were looking for?

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range

to

You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989

Person

Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.

Section

Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.

Column

If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.