Alister Jack: The Prime Minister said in her statement that this House can choose to reject this deal or go back to square one. Will she spell out to the House exactly what square one means?
Alister Jack: I thank the Secretary of State for giving way; he is generous with his time. On the comments made by the hon. Member for Na h-Eileanan an Iar (Angus Brendan MacNeil), the Scottish Conservatives can safely say they will take no lessons on the CFP from the SNP, who would sell us straight back into it if they had their way of re-entering Europe.
Alister Jack: Opposition Members ask for evidence; the evidence is the Michelin factory in Dundee, which has had its rates increased by some £300,000.
Alister Jack: Does my right hon. Friend agree with me that the growing tax gap between Scotland and the rest of the UK is in fact a tax on aspiration and that it discourages higher earners from wanting to work north of the border?
Alister Jack: Will the Prime Minister confirm that when we leave the common fisheries policy in December 2020, she will not allow our fishing resources to be included in any future trade deal?
Alister Jack: The hon. Gentleman speaks in apocalyptic tones. Can he explain why the Scottish Government do not have a schedule to the Bill? Their refusal of any offers from the UK Government will leave us in a position where, in 2020, Scottish farmers will have no mechanism to enable them to receive their support payments.
Alister Jack: I thank my hon. Friend for securing the debate. It is sad and disappointing that this is the fourth time he has had to speak on the subject. Does he agree that it is an indictment of the Financial Conduct Authority that proper, independent redress schemes have not been set up and that, 10 years on, no one has been brought to justice for destroying many people’s lives?
Alister Jack: Is my hon. Friend aware that in one year alone the Global Restructuring Group division of RBS made over £1 billion in profit? He says that some of these businesses may have failed, but rightly points out that a lot of them were viable and had a lot of hidden assets.
Alister Jack: Will my hon. Friend join me in praising the admirable and restrained way in which the UK fishing industry has acted under extreme provocation?
Alister Jack: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to update the guidance on the 2017 money laundering regulations for estate agents.
Alister Jack: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish a breakdown of what the money spent pursuant to the the target of 2 per cent of GDP to be spent on defence has been spent on in the last five years; and how much and what proportion of that money was spent on pensions.
Alister Jack: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the effect on parental (a) employment and (b) productivity of the (i) Tax-Free childcare and (ii) 30-hours free childcare scheme.
Alister Jack: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the introduction of the Childcare Choices website has had on trends in the level of parents accessing available childcare options.
Alister Jack: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress the Cryptoassets Taskforce is making on its work programme.
Alister Jack: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to extend the provisions of the Money Laundering Regulations 2017 to include the conduct of letting agencies.
Alister Jack: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has plans to bring forward legislative proposals for the regulation of (a) unprofessional, (b) unqualified and (c) unethical agents in the property market to tackle money laundering in the property sector.
Alister Jack: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on improving levels of compliance with and supervision of the 2017 Money Laundering Regulations of changing HMRC’s policy of not making public the fines incurred from lack of compliance with those regulations of 2017; and if he will take step so to change that policy.
Alister Jack: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what quantifiable contribution the monies generated by Air Passenger Duty have made to improving the UK’s environmental commitments.
Alister Jack: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government is taking to enforce sanctions for companies that fail to report their gender pay gap.
Alister Jack: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the timeframe is for the first publication from the Cryptoassets Taskforce.