Results 241–260 of 538 for speaker:David Duguid

Home Department: “Migration: Helping Scotland Prosper” (10 Feb 2020)

David Duguid: Can the Minister confirm that this Government will indeed design and implement a new, fit-for-purpose global immigration system that works for all regions and nations of our United Kingdom, and that, of course, Members on the SNP Benches have as much right as any Member in this place to work with the Government to help to achieve that?

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Imported Agricultural Goods (6 Feb 2020)

David Duguid: I welcome my right hon. Friend’s and the Government’s commitment to maintaining high food, welfare and health standards, but can she update the House on what plans there are for a food standards commission, as requested by the National Farmers Union of Scotland?

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Full-fibre and Gigabit-capable Broadband (16 Jan 2020)

David Duguid: My constituency of Banff and Buchan is among those with the lowest coverage of superfast broadband in the whole United Kingdom. Aberdeenshire Council applied to the UK Government for additional support. One of the reasons it was declined, it was told, was that it was assumed that that would be covered by the Scottish Government’s R100 programme—the Reaching 100% programme. Now that the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Infected Blood Inquiry (15 Jan 2020)

David Duguid: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent progress has been made in the inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Treasury: Equitable Life Assurance Society (15 Jan 2020)

David Duguid: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to provide financial relief to Equitable Life policyholders.

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (9 Jan 2020)

David Duguid: The right hon. Gentleman and I obviously share a lot of interests in the fishing industry, as he has one of the largest ports in Scotland—but not the largest—in his constituency. Does he not agree that by virtue of leaving the EU, we have no option but to leave the CFP? We leave the EU, we leave the common fisheries policy—no ifs, no buts.

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (9 Jan 2020)

David Duguid: rose—

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (9 Jan 2020)

David Duguid: I just want to gently correct the hon. Gentleman. I do enjoy hearing him speak, and we have been known to share a stage together, in fact, because I enjoy his entertainment that much. I will gently correct what he may have said inadvertently. He said that 80% of the vote in Scotland—

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (9 Jan 2020)

David Duguid: —80% of the seats—[Interruption.] Listen, I have absolutely no compunction about accepting that the SNP gained seats in Scotland during last month’s UK general election. We lost some seats, but it was ultimately a general election to form a Government in this place, not a general election in Scotland. Nicola Sturgeon is not the Prime Minister. On the percentage of the vote, I gently say...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (9 Jan 2020)

David Duguid: rose—

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (9 Jan 2020)

David Duguid: On the subject of democracy, this should be well known, but I point out to the House that each and every SNP Member has two main jobs. One is to speak for their constituents, of which the SNP has more because it won more seats. The other is to speak for their party. It is not necessarily their job, solely, to speak for Scotland. The SNP does not represent Scotland. I am just as much a...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (9 Jan 2020)

David Duguid: Given his previous experience, I am sure my right hon. Friend was coming to this point, but does he agree that in the negotiating phase, which we would have been into 10 months ago had Opposition Members voted for the original deal, we must not trade access to our waters for a free trade agreement, and that, despite the scare- mongering—perhaps even wishful thinking—from Opposition...

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill: Early parliamentary general election (29 Oct 2019)

David Duguid: On voting age, I wonder whether the hon. Gentleman appreciates—I am sure he does—that those who were 17-year-olds in 2016 were 18-year-olds and of voting age in 2017, when 56% of voters in Scotland voted for either the Conservative party or Labour, both of which, if only at the time in the case of Labour, were committed to delivering Brexit.

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill (29 Oct 2019)

David Duguid: My hon. Friend articulately expresses how the EU referendum result was not based on what parties campaigned for. Does she agree that it was not a country-by-country or constituency-by-constituency vote, but that it came down to every individual vote by every citizen across the United Kingdom?

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill (29 Oct 2019)

David Duguid: I apologise for interrupting my hon. Friend’s articulate flow once again. I could not help but hear the chuntering from a sedentary position on the SNP Benches. I believe that there were 617 pages in the White Paper on Scotland’s future that was published in advance of the 2014 independence referendum. On page 217 of that document, it clearly told the people of Scotland—[Interruption.]...

Home Department: County Lines Drugs Gangs (28 Oct 2019)

David Duguid: What steps she is taking to tackle county lines drugs gangs.

Home Department: County Lines Drugs Gangs (28 Oct 2019)

David Duguid: The Home Office has a number of UK-wide initiatives to combat the range of problem drug use factors, including county lines—we might even refer to it as country lines, because it affects the whole United Kingdom, and there are people suffering from drug gangs coming as far into the north-east as Banff and Buchan. With the SNP’s stated policy of decriminalising possession and consumption...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (14 Oct 2019)

David Duguid: rose—

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (14 Oct 2019)

David Duguid: I thank my right hon. Friend for giving way on a point that, as he is well aware, is important for my constituency. Does he agree that the new fisheries Bill will not only restore the UK’s status as an independent coastal state and bring back a fairer deal for our fishermen, but will, as its No. 1 objective, improve the sustainability of our fisheries policy?

Us Tariffs: Scotch Whisky (7 Oct 2019)

David Duguid: As well as the many distillers across Scotland, including the two wonderful distilleries in my constituency, Macduff and Glenglassaugh, the news of these tariff proposals will concern the many thousands of people involved in the Scotch whisky supply chain, including the farmers in my constituency who produce the finest malting barley for the Scotch whisky sector. Can my hon. Friend assure me...

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