Results 201–220 of 542 for speaker:David Duguid

Scotland: Covid-19: Response Throughout the UK (7 Oct 2020)

David Duguid: An effective response to covid-19 does indeed need to be a co-ordinated response across the UK. On 25 September, the UK Government and the three devolved Administrations published a joint statement on our collective approach to responding to covid-19. We reaffirmed our shared commitment to suppressing the virus to the lowest possible level and keeping it there while we strive to return life...

Scotland: Covid-19: Response Throughout the UK (7 Oct 2020)

David Duguid: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his question. Like me, although on a much larger scale, he has a rural constituency—I believe it is one of the largest rural constituencies, if not the largest. Pooling resources and using the strength of the UK economy enables the UK Government to support jobs and businesses, but the decision making on public health of Ministers in those devolved...

Scotland: Covid-19: Response Throughout the UK (7 Oct 2020)

David Duguid: The UK Government have provided a host of measures to support tourism and hospitality businesses throughout this crisis. As well as the job retention scheme, which has already been extended to the end of October, new measures announced in the Chancellor’s winter economic statement include the new job support scheme, the extension of the very welcome reduction in VAT to 5% for hospitality...

Scotland: Covid-19 Restrictions: Tourism and Hospitality (7 Oct 2020)

David Duguid: Both public health and tourism policies are devolved to the Scottish Government. However, I and my Office are in regular discussions with both the UK Government and the Scottish Government to identify sectoral issues in Scotland due to lockdown restrictions and co-ordinated areas of UK-wide support to the sector.

Scotland: Covid-19 Restrictions: Tourism and Hospitality (7 Oct 2020)

David Duguid: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State described earlier the ongoing discussions not just between the Scotland Office and the Scottish Government, but between the Scotland Office and other UK Departments, including the Treasury, on a wide range of issues, including the impact on the tourism sector. Tourism is one of Scotland’s most important industries. This Office and I have spoken...

Scotland: Covid-19 Restrictions: Tourism and Hospitality (7 Oct 2020)

David Duguid: The very short answer to that last question is: yes, of course. In response to the earlier part of the hon. Lady’s question, I can say from personal experience—having worked as a Parliamentary Private Secretary in the Department for International Trade for a while—that the Secretary of State for International Trade is fully committed to getting a deal and removing those tariffs. As my...

Scotland: Covid-19: Effect on Black Community in Scotland and England (9 Sep 2020)

David Duguid: It is clear that the black community has been disproportionately affected by covid-19, and action is under way to determine what is driving these disparities. We continue to work closely with the Scottish Government and the Department of Health and Social Care on a range of issues related to covid-19, and will continue to do so to address the impact on the black community across the whole of...

Scotland: Covid-19: Effect on Black Community in Scotland and England (9 Sep 2020)

David Duguid: I recognise that the hon. Lady is an ardent campaigner for equality in the black community. The UK Government are keenly aware of the continuing discrimination ethnic minorities face in the United Kingdom today and take seriously their obligation to secure equality for all. That is why my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister announced the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities on 16 June.

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Fisheries: Scotland (9 Sep 2020)

David Duguid: My Department meets with representatives of the Scottish fishing sector on a regular basis. At the end of 2020, we will be out of the Common Fisheries Policy and will take back control of our waters. We have also guaranteed to maintain funding throughout this Parliament to support both our fishermen and the regeneration of our coastal communities across all four of the UK’s nations.

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Coronavirus: Screening (9 Sep 2020)

David Duguid: The UK Government continues to work with the Scottish Government and provide support where it is needed. In addition to the six drive-in sites, and eighteen mobile units, the recently opened walk-in testing centre in St Andrews is also helping to provide significant support and resource for testing capacity in Scotland, in addition to NHS Scotland’s own capacity. It is for the Scottish...

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Agriculture: Coronavirus (16 Jul 2020)

David Duguid: Just like many other industries in the United Kingdom, the farming industry in Scotland has had to make a number of changes to the way it operates as a result of COVID-19. I appreciate the variety of roles involved in maintaining the UK’s food supply chain, and would like to give credit to all involved, including our farmers, who have helped ensure this has remained secure during the...

Covid-19: Future UK-EU Relationship (15 Jul 2020)

David Duguid: No, it’s not.

Scotland: Fishing Sector (1 Jul 2020)

David Duguid: At the end of 2020, we automatically take back control of our waters as an independent coastal state. We will be out of the common fisheries policy and we can decide who can fish in our waters and on what terms. This Government will maintain funding throughout this Parliament to support both our seafood industry and the regeneration of coastal communities in Scotland and around the United Kingdom.

Scotland: Fishing Sector (1 Jul 2020)

David Duguid: Yes, I can indeed confirm that. For the first time in 40 years, we will be free to decide who can access our waters and on what terms. Any access by non-UK vessels to fish in UK waters will be negotiated annually, as is standard practice in many cases between independent coastal states such as Norway, the Faroes or Iceland. We continue to engage with the EU constructively, but we will be...

Scotland: Covid-19 Testing: Care Sector (1 Jul 2020)

David Duguid: The UK Government, assisted by the British Army, have through six fixed testing sites, 13 mobile testing units and the Glasgow Lighthouse mega-lab significantly increased testing capacity in Scotland to respond to covid-19, in addition to NHS Scotland’s own capacity. It is for the Scottish Government to determine policy for the use of that capacity, including in respect of testing for care...

Scotland: Covid-19 Testing: Care Sector (1 Jul 2020)

David Duguid: Based on the latest figures that I have seen, although the number of covid-19 deaths in care homes in Scotland has been falling in recent weeks, it still represents around 41% of the total. That is compared with the proportion in England, which is closer to around 32%. Both of those proportions are still far too high, but what any inquiry will say is a matter for that inquiry.

Scotland: Covid-19 Testing: Care Sector (1 Jul 2020)

David Duguid: I am sure the hon. Gentleman will join me in acknowledging the excellent work done by all our frontline staff, whether in the NHS, care homes or elsewhere. I encourage the Scottish Government to actively promote the fixed testing sites and the mobile testing sites that I mentioned earlier, to ensure that all care homes and care home staff can access the testing that they need.

Scotland: Scottish Agricultural Sector (1 Jul 2020)

David Duguid: The Government have provided unprecedented levels of support to the sector, and, to the credit of all involved, the UK’s food supply chain has remained secure throughout this crisis. Farmers across the UK produce some of the best food in the world, and to the highest environmental, welfare and safety standards. Our farmers have what it takes to compete with the rest of the world, and they...

Scotland: Scottish Agricultural Sector (1 Jul 2020)

David Duguid: There are great opportunities for farmers right across the UK, in Scotland and in my hon. Friend’s constituency in Cornwall. Outside the common agricultural policy, we can provide our food and farming sectors with the opportunity to become more competitive, productive and profitable, while—importantly—taking into account each nation’s unique geography and heritage. We can create our...


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