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UK Border: Covid Protections (26 Jan 2021)

Richard Thomson: The Home Secretary will be aware that the Scottish Government cannot unilaterally close the border in Scotland to international arrivals. May I therefore ask: in the event that further restrictions on international arrivals are imposed, will she commit to offering the full resources of the UK Border Force, including funding, if required, to ensure that Scotland is able to operate effectively...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Hydrogen: Storage (20 Sep 2021)

Richard Thomson: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of hydrogen storage on (a) price volatility and wholesale natural gas prices, (b) the liquidity of the gas market, (c) security of supply and dependency on gas imports, (d) regional economies and integration and (e) the cost of mothballing and/or...

Nigeria (Minister's Visit) (26 Jun 1968)

Mr George Thomson: ...look carefully at the suggestion made by the right hon. Gentleman opposite. However, I emphasise again that at the moment air transport is not the problem. There is great suffering in Biafra. Mr. Richard Gallopin, the Executive Director of the International Red Cross, said yesterday that a land route through Nigeria was the only way by which medical supplies could be brought to Biafra.

English Votes for English Laws (13 Jul 2021)

Richard Thomson: I am following the hon. Member’s argument as closely as I can, and it seems to be that he is arguing that the Government brought in EVEL to strengthen the Union and now are scrapping EVEL also to strengthen the Union. Does he realise that this just makes it look like his Government are clueless, directionless and, when it comes to the constitution, simply making it up as they go along?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Food Prices (22 Nov 1973)

Mr Richard Body: While my hon. Friend will be aware that the Commission, under Mr. George Thomson, has claimed that only 5 per cent. of the increase in the price of food can be attributed to our entry to the Common Market and to the imposition of levies, his figures can be only an average. Can my hon. Friend say what effect the levies have had upon the percentage increase in the price of bacon?

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive: Community Safety (28 Mar 2002)

Richard Lochhead: Given the fact that much of the crime in the north-east of Scotland to which Elaine Thomson referred is due to Grampian's drug misuse problem, will the minister investigate the level of rehabilitation after-care services in the north-east of Scotland? In recent years, there has been an enormous rise in drug misuse in the region. If we were to increase the level of such services, we could...

Covid-19 (1 Sep 2020)

Richard Thomson: Does the Secretary of State share my concern that, of the £2.5 billion of covid-related Government procurement activity, at least £1 billion has been awarded without recourse to open competitive tendering, including a contract to a close friend of the Prime Minister’s chief adviser? Why is it that, six months into this pandemic, the Government are still citing unforeseen circumstances to...

Sale of Arms: War in Yemen (13 Jul 2020)

Richard Thomson: The United Nations has verified that, since 2015, at least 7,700 Yemeni civilians have been killed, with 60% due to bombing raids by the Saudi-led coalition. The Committees on Arms Export Controls have recently been re-established. Can the Minister give the House an assurance that, if that Committee were to choose to investigate British arms sales that are leading to arms reaching the...

Scottish Parliament: Decision Time (31 May 2017)

..., Jeane, Grahame, Christine, Greer, Ross, Harper, Emma, Harvie, Patrick, Haughey, Clare, Hepburn, Jamie, Hyslop, Fiona, Johnstone, Alison, Kidd, Bill, Lamont, Johann, Lennon, Monica, Leonard, Richard, Lochhead, Richard, Lyle, Richard, MacDonald, Gordon, Mackay, Rona, Macpherson, Ben, Maguire, Ruth, Martin, Gillian, Mason, John, Matheson, Michael, McAlpine, Joan, McDonald, Mark, McKelvie,...

Social Distancing: 2 Metre Rule (15 Jun 2020)

Richard Thomson: Given that the evidence shows that the risks from transmission increase between two to tenfold with reductions from 2 metres to 1 metre, would the Minister agree that comparisons internationally over distance can be misleading while infection rates in the UK remain higher? Can he assure the House that in considering the risks involved in any such reduction, commercial and political interests...

Joint Committee on the Draft Online Safety Bill (16 Dec 2021)

Richard Thomson: I add my own party’s grateful thanks to the Committee for the diligent and thorough way in which it has gone about compiling the report, and we hope to see that feed through into the legislation that eventually comes forward. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that, with the enhanced role that is envisaged for Ofcom, it is all the more important that, whoever heads Ofcom, the regulator can act...

Bill Presented: Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons (Scotland) (29 Mar 1972)

Dr. J. Dickson Mabon, supported by Mr. Alfred Morris, Mr. George Thomson, Mr. Neil Carmichael, Mr. Ronald King Murray, Mr. John Smith, Mr. Frank McElhone, Mr. Tam Dalyell, Dr. Miller, Mr. James Hamilton, and Mr. Richard Buchanan presented a Bill to extend Sections 1 and 2 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 to Scotland: And the same was read the first time; to be read a...

Treasury: Topical Questions (2 Nov 2021)

Richard Thomson: In reforming domestic air passenger duty, the Chancellor could have done something really clever; he could have incentivised the use of low-carbon forms of transport domestically, and in areas where those do not exist, mitigated the impact with a best alternative. Instead, he has done something that is making travel relatively more expensive for those low-carbon alternatives. How on earth, in...

Official Development Assistance (26 Nov 2020)

Richard Thomson: Over the past few weeks, the UK Government have threatened to break international law, and are now retreating from pledges given both domestically and internationally to support some of the world’s most vulnerable people at a time of unprecedented global crisis. I wonder whether the Foreign Secretary can really be content with the way his Government’s policy is undermining the UK’s...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (30 Apr 2018)

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs: Devolution and Exiting the EU. 10:00 am; Other
Witnesses: ...of Politics, Aberdeen University, Director of Centre on Constitutional Change Professor Aileen McHarg, Professor of Public Law, Strathclyde University Adam Tomkins MSP, Scottish Conservatives Richard Leonard MSP, Leader of Scottish Labour Willie Rennie MSP, Leader of Scottish Liberal Democrats Patrick Harvie MSP, Co-Leader of Scottish Green Mike Russell MSP, Minister for UK Negotiation of...

Finance Bill.: New Clause. — (Excess Profits Duty.) (21 Jun 1921)

...Gr'nw'h) Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. J. A. (Birm. W.) Amery, Leopold C. M. S. Betterton, Henry B. Chamberlain, N. (Birm., Ladywood) Armitage, Robert Birchall, Major J. Dearman Colvin, Brig.-General Richard Beale Bagley, Captain E. Ashton Boscawen, Rt. Hon. Sir A. Griffith- Conway, Sir W. Martin Baird, Sir John Lawrence Boyd-Carpenter, Major A. Coote, Colin Reith (Isle of Ely) Baldwin, Rt....

Energy White Paper (14 Dec 2020)

Richard Thomson: It is absolutely crucial that we achieve transition to net zero, and that that transition is just. There can be no just transition to net zero without the skills and expertise in human capital in the North sea oil and gas industry. An essential component of that will be securing a sector deal between Government and the industry. Can the Secretary of State tell us when he expects to be able to...

Integrated Review: Defence Command Paper (22 Mar 2021)

Richard Thomson: I am anxious to allow the Secretary of State a chance to expand on that. What exactly is the new threat, or the change to the strategic environment, that the Government consider requires a stockpile of 260 warheads, rather than 180, to offer that minimum credible deterrent that was presumably offered before? Furthermore, how can that 45% increase in the number of warheads be reconciled in any...

Northern Ireland: Legacy Issues (21 Jul 2021)

Richard Thomson: Northern Ireland’s largest cross-community victims group, WAVE, wrote to the Prime Minister opposing any de facto amnesty. Does the Secretary of State recognise that reconciliation is something for individuals and communities to achieve, rather than for the Government to try to impose, and that whatever mechanisms the Secretary of State is successful in bringing forward to promote truth and...

Covid-19 Update (23 Jun 2020)

Richard Thomson: The Prime Minister has highlighted examples around the world where restrictions have been relaxed and where there has been a subsequent resurgence of the virus, and he has said that he will not hesitate to reintroduce restrictions if required. I would just like to get an unambiguous commitment from him about not seeing anyone penalised for doing the right thing to combat this virus. If it was...


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