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Backbench Business: Defence Capability — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (19 Oct 2017)

Douglas Ross: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Bone. I, too, welcome the debate secured by my hon. Friend the Member for Yeovil (Mr Fysh). I want to put on the record some positive points about defence and defence spending in Scotland. GMB Scotland reported in July 2016 that almost 14,000 people were estimated to be employed at MOD installations in Scotland and that MOD employees...

Backbench Business: Defence Capability — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (19 Oct 2017)

Douglas Ross: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for taking an intervention. Will he acknowledge the significant investment in my constituency at RAF Lossiemouth, with the P-8 Poseidon aircraft, which is replacing the maritime aircraft scrapped in 2015? That is a huge investment by the UK Government in a Scottish airbase that will make Lossiemouth one of only three fast jet airbases in the whole of the...

Backbench Business: Defence Capability — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (19 Oct 2017)

Douglas Ross: Will you welcome that investment?

Unauthorised Encampments — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (12 Oct 2017)

Douglas Ross: The hon. Lady will be aware that that document was introduced in 2004, updated in 2014 and again reviewed in April 2017, but we still have problems in Scotland with unauthorised, illegal encampments in the communities we have talked about today. That document is not working for local communities.

Unauthorised Encampments — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (12 Oct 2017)

Douglas Ross: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Aldridge-Brownhills (Wendy Morton) for securing this debate. During my maiden speech in the main Chamber, I gave Members a tour around my constituency, and sadly I could give a similar tour around Moray in this debate, because all parts of Moray have been affected by illegal, unauthorised...

Business of the House (12 Oct 2017)

Douglas Ross: Does my right hon. Friend share my concern that, given the leadership vacuum in Police Scotland since the chief constable stepped aside last month and the chair of the authority resigned in June, it would now be irresponsible and reckless for the Scottish National party Scottish Government to continue with their merger of the British Transport police into Police Scotland? May we have a...

Government Policy on the Proceedings of the House (10 Oct 2017)

Douglas Ross: I contribute to this debate from quite a privileged position, as someone who has served both my Parliaments: as a Member of the Scottish Parliament in Holyrood in Edinburgh; and as a Member of our Parliament here in Westminster in London. Of course, in both Parliaments, I have served under minority Governments, so I am well placed to speak about how Oppositions deal with debates in both...

Government Policy on the Proceedings of the House (10 Oct 2017)

Douglas Ross: I am a Scottish Conservative Member representing a Scottish constituency, so if the hon. Gentleman bears with me, I will speak about Scottish issues in the House of Commons. I will also speak about Governments being defeated when this Government are defeated. They have not been defeated in this House, but the party of the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire has been defeated. I want...

Government Policy on the Proceedings of the House (10 Oct 2017)

Douglas Ross: Yes, if the hon. Gentleman is now going to tell me what has happened to that piece of legislation that needed to be repealed.

Government Policy on the Proceedings of the House (10 Oct 2017)

Douglas Ross: I am sorry, but as the hon. Gentleman has totally misunderstood what is happening in Scotland with this piece of legislation, it is important that I provide a potted history of what happened. It was introduced by a majority SNP Government in 2011 with no support from the Opposition parties. Legal experts told them that it was wrong, a senior judge went on to say that the legislation was...


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