All 12 results for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Colin Clark

Clean Growth Strategy (12 Oct 2017)

Colin Clark: Does the Minister, like me, welcome new investment in exploration for gas—a lower carbon option than coal—in the North sea and onshore, helping the UK achieve its carbon targets?

Finance Bill: Termination payments etc: amounts chargeable on employment income (11 Oct 2017)

Colin Clark: The oil downturn has had an enormous effect in my constituency and in that of the hon. Member for Aberdeen North (Kirsty Blackman). Like my hon. Friend the Member for Redditch (Rachel Maclean), I am a business owner. There are already too many barriers to employment. The Bill seeks to give clarity and the amendment will add to the complexity of employment. We do not want further barriers to...

HGV Driver Regulation (11 Oct 2017)

Colin Clark: I am from Aberdeenshire, where we have a £750 million bypass that goes round Aberdeen. I will ask Transport Scotland what they are doing about lorry parks, but does my hon. Friend think it would be better if lorry parks were charged for and had decent facilities?

Parliamentary Candidates: Barriers for Women: Scotland-Malawi Relationship (13 Sep 2017)

Colin Clark: I congratulate the hon. Member for Glasgow East (David Linden) on securing this debate. Malawi obviously has a great effect over all of Scotland, and I will mention one or two of my colleagues who cannot be here today. Scottish organisations such as Scotland’s Rural College, part of which is in my constituency of Gordon, and the Co-operative College have developed innovative solutions...

Finance Bill (12 Sep 2017)

Colin Clark: I rise to welcome the Finance Bill and to recognise the success of this Government’s financial policy, and I am delighted to follow the eloquent speech of my hon. Friend the Member for North West Hampshire (Kit Malthouse). Opposition Members often endeavour to play down the United Kingdom’s economic success—three million jobs have been created nationally since...

Finance Bill (12 Sep 2017)

Colin Clark: I welcome that intervention. Considering how long I have been sitting here, I will read it after I have left the Chamber. The UK oil and gas industry employs 300,000 people—largely well-paid workers who contribute to the Exchequer. It underpins a highly skilled workforce and invests vast amounts in training and R and D, such as at the centres that the hon. Lady and I have visited. I ask...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Supply (12 Sep 2017)

Colin Clark: Two thirds of our energy will still come from oil and gas in 2035, so will the Minister join me in congratulating the economic report from Oil and Gas UK highlighting the renewed vote of confidence in the North sea shelf? Will he also make sure that the oil industry is at the heart of the Government’s industrial strategy?

National Shipbuilding Strategy (6 Sep 2017)

Colin Clark: Does my right hon. Friend agree that the Government’s support for Clyde shipbuilding puts the Clyde in an excellent position to benefit from export opportunities, and that Opposition Members should celebrate this commercial opportunity for Scotland?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit: Farming (20 Jul 2017)

Colin Clark: Does my hon. Friend agree that after leaving the EU we must have a risk-based regulatory system based on sound science to ensure that UK farmers are world leaders?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Jobcentre Closures (19 Jul 2017)

Colin Clark: indicated dissent.

G20 (10 Jul 2017)

Colin Clark: As the Prime Minister said in her statement, we are leaving the European Union but we are not leaving Europe. May I welcome her announcement that we will continue to work with our European friends and allies to develop a better overall approach to managing economic migration?

Debate on the Address: Health, Social Care and Security (28 Jun 2017)

Colin Clark: I am delighted to see a fellow Scot in the Chair, Madam Deputy Speaker; many congratulations. It is also an honour to follow the hon. Member for Central Ayrshire (Dr Whitford). It is an honour to speak for the people of the constituency of Gordon. My constituency was formed in 1983 and has since been loyally represented by two Members. Malcolm Bruce represented Gordon from 1983 until 2015....


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