David Duguid: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with Scottish Government Ministers on the delivery of broadband roll-out between Scotland and England.
David Duguid: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on (a) research into, (b) treatment of and (c) raising awareness of 22q11.2 Deletion syndrome.
David Duguid: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to meet representatives of the fishing industry in north-east Scotland to discuss fisheries policy after the UK leaves the EU.
David Duguid: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with representatives of the Scottish oil and gas industry on how that industry can benefit from the industrial strategy.
David Duguid: Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker—and thanks for pronouncing my name so well! I congratulate the right hon. Member for Birkenhead (Frank Field) on securing this debate and welcome this opportunity to make my maiden speech. It is quite timely, because in just the past couple of weeks I have started engaging with my local Citizens Advice office and jobcentres on this very subject in...
David Duguid: You are all most welcome. Our shoreline is regularly visited by porpoises and dolphins, and even the occasional humpback or killer whale. In summary, Banff and Buchan is a great place to live in and to visit. However, the standard of some of our public services, particularly education and health, has taken a bit of a hit in recent years under a SNP Government who are obsessed with pursuing...
David Duguid: Does the hon. Gentleman not agree that the content of the document “Scotland’s Future”, of which I have a screenshot, shows that the yes campaign in the 2014 referendum clearly knew and campaigned on the fact that Brexit was a possibility, and that, even armed with that knowledge, the Scottish public still voted to remain in the United Kingdom?
David Duguid: My hon. Friend will be aware of the importance of the food and drink industry across Scotland, not least in my constituency in the north-east. What recent discussions has he had with the Scotland Office and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on ensuring the best deal for Scottish fishermen and seafood processing businesses in the UK as we leave the EU?
David Duguid: I welcome the Government’s commitment to listen to the views of the food sector and to ensure that it has a strong voice in the EU exit negotiations. Does the Minister share my view that the interests both of Scottish fishermen and of those in the other devolved nations must not be sacrificed during the negotiations?
David Duguid: What steps the Government are taking to support the oil and gas industry in the north-east of Scotland.
David Duguid: My right hon. Friend will know as well as I do the importance of the oil and gas industry in north-east Scotland. Considering the recent decision by the First Minister in Scotland to abolish the Energy Jobs Taskforce, will my right hon. Friend confirm that the UK Government remain fully committed to our North sea industries and will work with colleagues from the Department for Business,...
David Duguid: Given the importance of the fishing industry across the whole United Kingdom, particularly in my constituency of Banff and Buchan, what discussions have the Government had with representatives of the fishing industry in the north-east of Scotland as part of the ongoing EU withdrawal negotiations?
David Duguid: Will the whole Scottish fishing industry, including processors and catchers, have the opportunity to be represented in consultations on the design of the new fisheries policy?