Results 1–20 of 377 for speaker:David Duguid

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Fishing Support Fund: Scotland (29 Apr 2021)

David Duguid: My officials and I are in regular contact with counterparts from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on a range of issues of importance to the seafood sector in Scotland, including the establishment of the UK Government's new £100 million support fund. We will provide further information after 6 May.

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Television Licences: Scotland (28 Apr 2021)

David Duguid: The Government remains deeply disappointed with the BBC’s decision to restrict the over-75 licence fee concession to only those in receipt of pension credit. We recognise the value of free TV licences for over-75s in Scotland and the rest of the UK and believe they should be funded by the BBC.

Written Answers — Scotland Office: UN Climate Conference 2021 (28 Apr 2021)

David Duguid: Scotland Office Ministers are in regular discussions with Ministerial colleagues and the Scottish Government on the preparations for COP26 in Glasgow. My Rt hon Friend the Secretary of State met the COP President last month and Scotland Office Ministers attended the COP26 Devolved Administration Ministerial Group.

Scotland: Cop26 (28 Apr 2021)

David Duguid: I have regular discussions with ministerial colleagues, as well as industry stakeholders, on the opportunities that COP26 offers across Scotland. The COP26 devolved Administration ministerial group brings together the COP26 President, territorial Secretaries of State and devolved Administration Ministers to support the delivery of an inclusive and welcoming COP26 summit that is representative...

Scotland: Cop26 (28 Apr 2021)

David Duguid: I am sure you will agree, Mr Speaker, that it is not for me to answer for the failings of the Scottish Government. However, I assure my hon. Friend that the UK Government are absolutely focused on achieving a green recovery, as set out by the Prime Minister in his 10-point plan last year. This Government are also focused on safeguarding the Union, and I agree with my hon. Friend that a...

Scotland: Cop26 (28 Apr 2021)

David Duguid: I completely agree with my hon. Friend. Our proposed world-leading target marks a decisive step towards net zero by 2050 and would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 78% by 2035, compared with 1990 levels. Through this year’s COP26 summit, we will urge countries and companies around the world to join us in delivering net zero globally. We continue to work together throughout all parts of...

Scotland: Cop26 (28 Apr 2021)

David Duguid: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his question. I share his enthusiasm for all things related to energy renewables, but he will know as well as I do that, by law, transmission charging is a matter for Ofgem as the independent regulator. I imagine that he will also be aware that Ofgem is currently considering some aspects of transmission charging arrangements through its access and...

Scotland: Cop26 (28 Apr 2021)

David Duguid: Not only will we commit to a comparable financial commitment, but the recent spending review committed to spending £12 billion on green measures to support the 10-point plan and boost the UK’s global leadership on green infrastructure and technologies, not just ahead of COP26 this year, but beyond as well.

Scotland: General Election and Constitutional Future (17 Mar 2021)

David Duguid: I beg to move amendment (b), to leave out from “House” to end and add “believes the priority of the Scottish people is to recover from the effects of the covid-19 pandemic, and that it would be irresponsible to hold a referendum at this time.”. I am grateful to be able to speak in this Opposition day debate. My ministerial colleague, my hon. Friend the Member for Milton Keynes South...

Scotland: Cop26 (10 Mar 2021)

David Duguid: The Secretary of State has regular discussions with Cabinet colleagues on the opportunities COP26 offers Scotland, including through the COP26 Devolved Administrations Ministerial Group. The group brings together the COP President, territorial Secretaries of State and Ministers from the devolved Administrations to support the delivery of an inclusive and welcoming COP26 summit in Glasgow.

Scotland: Cop26 (10 Mar 2021)

David Duguid: I completely agree with that last point. Certainly, the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, if you have not seen it yourself, Mr Speaker, is a sight to behold. We are working closely in partnership with the Scottish Government and a range of partners to assess the implications of covid-19 for COP26. We want to showcase the best of the UK at COP26 and have recently concluded a process for...

Scotland: Cop26 (10 Mar 2021)

David Duguid: Of course I agree with my hon. Friend. COP26 will be the moment that we secure our path to global net zero emissions by 2050 and define the next decade of tackling climate change. We are working with the Scottish Government and other devolved Administrations to ensure an inclusive and ambitious summit for the whole of the UK. All parts of the UK will have important roles to play in ensuring...

Scotland: Cop26 (10 Mar 2021)

David Duguid: I agree that Scottish stakeholders, Scottish businesses and a lot of the renewable energies being developed in Scotland are world-leading. I could not possibly disagree with that, but it is important to recognise as well that all parts of the United Kingdom have an important role to play in ensuring the success of the summit. I am sure the hon. Gentleman is as delighted as I am that the...

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Overseas Trade: Scotland (10 Mar 2021)

David Duguid: This year my Ministerial colleagues and I have had an unprecedented number of meetings with Scottish exporters and their sectoral representative organisations. On issues like supporting seafood, this Government has held extensive consultations with the industry. We have been working tirelessly to resolve issues around the new arrangements for getting our world class seafood to customers...

Written Answers — Scotland Office: United Kingdom (27 Jan 2021)

David Duguid: Scotland benefits greatly from being part of a strong United Kingdom, as does the UK as a whole. The most obvious recent examples of our strength as a union are the unprecedented economic support offered to people and businesses in Scotland throughout the current pandemic and the rapid supply of vaccinations to all parts of the UK currently taking place. Neither of these would have been...

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Fisheries: Scotland (27 Jan 2021)

David Duguid: Since well before the end of the Transition Period, My office has been in daily contact with the Scottish seafood industry to help identify and resolve issues with exports and will continue to do so. Last week, the Prime Minister announced a £23 million support fund to help with losses directly related to these issues.

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Fisheries: Scotland (27 Jan 2021)

David Duguid: Leaving the EU means we have left the Common Fisheries Policy and are now recognised as an independent coastal state – something the EU refused to recognise until very late in the negotiations. The agreement allows for a transfer of 25% of quota, previously caught by EU vessels in our waters, to UK fishermen. The agreement also provides for tariff-free access to the EU market for...

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Re-employment: Scotland (27 Jan 2021)

David Duguid: The Secretary of State for Scotland regularly discusses issues such as protecting workers' rights with his Cabinet colleagues. For example, the UK Government has acted decisively to provide an unprecedented package of support to protect people’s jobs and livelihoods right across the United Kingdom in response to the Covid pandemic.

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Coronavirus: Vaccination (27 Jan 2021)

David Duguid: The vaccination programme is a joint programme between the UK Government and the Devolved Administrations, with the UK Government procuring the vaccines, and the DAs responsible for deploying them. Public Health Scotland publishes data about the numbers of persons vaccinated in Scotland, broken down by various categories, and the UK Government is very supportive of that transparency.

Scotland: Green Industrial Jobs (9 Dec 2020)

David Duguid: The Secretary of State for Scotland meets Cabinet colleagues regularly to discuss all matters of importance to Scotland. This Government are committed to levelling up across the whole United Kingdom, and that is why the Prime Minister has set out his ambitious 10-point plan for our green industrial revolution, which will support up to 250,000 jobs.

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