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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Nato (20 Jun 2018)

Andrew Bowie: It is a pleasure to speak in this debate, in which there has been such agreement on the importance of NATO’s contribution to the world since its formation nearly 70 years ago. The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation has been the pivotal organisation and the bond that has held together the freedom-loving nations of Europe and North America, maintained peace in the west of our continent...

NHS Long-Term Plan: Sewel Convention (18 Jun 2018)

Andrew Bowie: I am grateful for the chance to speak tonight, because I, too, was frustrated by the Labour party’s determination to silence the voice of Scotland last week by dividing 11 times on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. I am grateful for the opportunity to give up my evening to talk about important issues. Section 28(7) of the Scotland Act 1998 reads as follows: this Act “does not...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Sewel Convention (14 Jun 2018)

Andrew Bowie: As Lord Sewel’s Member of Parliament, I rise to speak because I am concerned for his welfare. All this talk of being turned on his head must be quite an experience for him. Given the exceptional nature and circumstances of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, does my right hon. Friend agree that this Government have acted in line with the convention of my constituent, Lord Sewel, in order to...

Business of the House (14 Jun 2018)

Andrew Bowie: My right hon. Friend will be aware that highland games season is now upon us, and from Drumtochty to Aboyne, Lonach, Braemar and Ballater, West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine boasts the best Highland games in the country. I invite the Leader of the House to my constituency to attend the games, and will she grant a debate in Government time about the importance of these fantastic events to the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Equipment Plan 2017 to 2027 (11 Jun 2018)

Andrew Bowie: Does my hon. Friend agree that the arrival of the F-35s on British shores is a signal to the world that “global Britain” is not empty rhetoric, as some would have us believe, but a demonstrable fact?

Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners: Columba Declaration (7 Jun 2018)

Andrew Bowie: To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what progress has been made since the Columba declaration on promoting closer ties between the Church of Scotland and the Church of England.

Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners: Columba Declaration (7 Jun 2018)

Andrew Bowie: I thank my right hon. Friend for her answer. In this year, when the Church of Scotland General Assembly has in the Right Rev. Susan Brown elected its fourth female moderator and London has gained its first female bishop, might my right hon. Friend expand on the work that the Churches are doing to attract a wider range of applicants to the ministry?

Airports National Policy Statement (5 Jun 2018)

Andrew Bowie: On behalf of the businesses and people of the north-east of Scotland, I thank the Secretary of State for his announcement. Sectors including UK oil and gas, as well as economic growth in my part of the world, are reliant on numerous slots to the south-east and beyond, so I thank him. To put this beyond any doubt, will he confirm that the decision will mean a growth in connectivity for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Fishing Vessel Safety (24 May 2018)

Andrew Bowie: What steps he is taking to improve fishing vessel safety.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Fishing Vessel Safety (24 May 2018)

Andrew Bowie: As everybody who has taken a vessel of any size to sea at any time will know, the International Maritime Organisation is critical to worldwide efforts to ensure safety at sea. The IMO is in fact the only UN agency to be based in the United Kingdom, so what assurances can the Minister give the House that Britain will continue to play an important role in the IMO in the years ahead?

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Baltic States: Defence (22 May 2018)

Andrew Bowie: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussion he has had with his Swedish counterpart on future defence and security cooperation in the Baltic region.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sweden: NATO (22 May 2018)

Andrew Bowie: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to encourage closer cooperation between Sweden and NATO; and whether he has held discussions with his Swedish counterpart on that county's potential membership of NATO.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Productivity (22 May 2018)

Andrew Bowie: What steps he is taking to increase productivity throughout the UK.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Productivity (22 May 2018)

Andrew Bowie: I am sure the House will be united in rejoicing that the UK’s productivity last year grew by 0.7% and in the last quarter increased at its quickest pace in six years. Does my hon. Friend agree that raising our productivity is the only way to deliver higher-paid and better jobs for the future?

Women and Equalities: Topical Questions (17 May 2018)

Andrew Bowie: Women used to lag well behind men in terms of workplace pensions. Will the Minister update the House on the current situation?

Leaving the Eu: Customs (16 May 2018)

Andrew Bowie: Does my hon. Friend agree it is the height of hypocrisy for Labour Members of Parliament to come to the House demanding that the Government disclose confidential papers on our negotiations when Labour MEPs refuse to demand the same of the European Commission in Brussels?

Leaving the Eu: Customs (16 May 2018)

Andrew Bowie: Thank you very much, Madam Deputy Speaker. I am in your debt. This is the second time in as many weeks that we in this House have debated as part of an Opposition day debate the customs arrangements after the UK has left the European Union. That is only right and proper, as this is one of the major decisions facing the country today. The arguments for all the options have been rehearsed at...

Leaving the Eu: Customs (16 May 2018)

Andrew Bowie: I am terribly sorry; I do respect the hon. Gentleman, but I heartily disagree with him on this point. Releasing these documents would set a very dangerous precedent for how Cabinet Government and indeed the government of this country would proceed in the future. I was heartened by the response of the hon. Member for Glenrothes (Peter Grant) in neglecting to answer the question from my hon....

Gaza Border Violence (15 May 2018)

Andrew Bowie: The violence at the border in Gaza is deplorable, but the demonstrations were deliberately provocative. While imploring the Israeli Government to show restraint in their actions, does the Minister agree that the Palestinian Authority now need to show calm and courageous leadership to do all they can to help and encourage the people of Gaza to turn away from the evil and manipulative Hamas and...


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