Results 161–180 of 493 for speaker:David Duguid

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...

Scotland: Scottish Agricultural Sector (1 Jul 2020)

David Duguid: I thank my hon. Friend for his welcome to the Dispatch Box. This Government have guaranteed the current annual budget for every year of this Parliament, giving significant certainty on funding in the coming years not just for Scottish farmers, but for Welsh farmers and around the UK. As I said in an earlier response, we can agree ambitious new trade deals around the world while protecting our...

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Fisheries: Scotland (12 Jun 2020)

David Duguid: Under the devolution settlement, fisheries policy is largely a devolved matter, however, I and my Department are in regular contact with Defra and other government departments to ensure that Scottish fishing interests have been and continue to be clearly represented. The Transition Period will not be extended. At the end of this year, for the first time in 40 years, we will be free to decide...

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Fisheries: Scotland (12 Jun 2020)

David Duguid: Fisheries protection and enforcement is a devolved matter in Scotland but the UK Government is very aware that its effectiveness is dependent upon close cooperation between the fisheries protection and other maritime security functions of the UK Government, the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the NI Executive. Officials in the Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland have...

Defence: Covid-19: Departmental Support (12 May 2020)

David Duguid: What support his Department has provided in tackling the covid-19 outbreak.

Defence: Covid-19: Departmental Support (12 May 2020)

David Duguid: I welcome the intervention of the Ministry of Defence in supporting the covid-19 testing capacity across the whole UK, but can my right hon. Friend tell me what discussions he has had with the Department of Health and Social Care and the devolved Administrations on the effectiveness of those MOD testing facilities, and will he meet me, at least virtually, to discuss specific issues that we...

Scotland: Covid-19: Economic Support (25 Mar 2020)

David Duguid: May I associate myself with the remarks of my right hon. Friend and others recognising the health and emergency services and public services in general? I also note the volunteer and community groups that are active in Banff and Buchan and elsewhere in Scotland and around the United Kingdom. I welcome my right hon. Friend’s confirmation that the Scottish Government will receive at least...

Flybe (5 Mar 2020)

David Duguid: Obviously my sympathies go out to the staff affected by the collapse of Flybe, and also the passengers affected in Banff and Buchan and throughout north-east Scotland, because a large number of its flights would have been serviced from Aberdeen. I know the Government are committed to levelling up regional connectivity across the whole United Kingdom, not least from discussions I have had...

European Union: Future Relationship (27 Feb 2020)

David Duguid: I very much welcome the statement, and the document to which my right hon. Friend refers. I particularly welcome the clarification and increased detail on the subject of fisheries, and not least the point that, as he said in his statement, “we will require a wholly separate agreement on fisheries. We will take back control of our waters as an independent coastal state, and we will not link...

UK Oil and Gas Industry — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (25 Feb 2020)

David Duguid: On the different technologies for which carbon capture and storage is a critical factor, will the Minister consider talking to colleagues in the Department for Transport about alternative aviation fuel, some of which will also require carbon capture and storage for its creation?


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