Results 121–140 of 493 for speaker:David Duguid

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.

Scotland: Green Industrial Jobs (9 Dec 2020)

David Duguid: After exploring all options, both the UK and Scottish Governments have concluded that there is currently no legal right to provide further financial support to BiFab in its current form. A joint working group will be formed between the Scottish and UK Governments to consider ways to strengthen the renewables supply chain in Scotland and to secure future possibilities and opportunities. Both...

Scotland: Green Industrial Jobs (9 Dec 2020)

David Duguid: The situation at BiFab is a culmination of a number of issues, the main one being the unwillingness of the parent company and majority shareholder, JV Driver, to provide working capital, investment or guarantees for the company. We are determined to secure a new future for the yards in Fife and the Western Isles, and we will explore options for the future of these sites and, through the new...

Scotland: Green Industrial Jobs (9 Dec 2020)

David Duguid: It will come as no surprise that I do share my right hon. Friend’s disappointment. This Government believe that nuclear has an important role to play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Nuclear power stations provide the dependable, low-carbon power that is required to complement renewable energy to ensure a low-cost, reliable, diverse generating mix to meet our net zero ambitions for 2020.

Scotland: Green Industrial Jobs (9 Dec 2020)

David Duguid: I share the hon. Gentleman’s enthusiasm. As a former card-carrying member of the tartan army myself, I might be enthused about rejoining it, but being a member of the Whips Office, I am not sure I would always get slipped to attend the matches. We understand from the Scottish Government, who are closest to the company, that there is no commercial way forward that is compatible with state...

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