All 13 results for brexit speaker:Kenneth Gibson

Scottish Parliament: Shared Prosperity Fund (26 Jun 2019)

Kenneth Gibson: 2. To ask the Scottish Government whether the United Kingdom Government has provided it with details about the shared prosperity fund, which it claims will replace European structural funds, post-Brexit. (S5O-03448)

Scottish Parliament: Pension Credit (9 May 2019)

Kenneth Gibson: ...a cut could devastate a couple’s finances and ultimately their overall health and wellbeing. As Age Scotland said when the announcement was sneaked out on the day of the first meaningful vote on Brexit, “Such an outrageous new policy will do nothing but penalise older couples of mixed age, making them poorer for living together.” As if forcing people on to universal credit—the...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Impact on Labour Supply) (24 Apr 2019)

Kenneth Gibson: 8. To ask the Scottish Government what impact it anticipates Brexit having on the supply of skilled labour. (S5O-03135)

Scottish Parliament: Wholesale Food Sector (No-deal Brexit) (7 Mar 2019)

Kenneth Gibson: ...have on exporters and on livestock farmers in particular who, according to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, could face European Union tariffs of 70 per cent on beef and 45 per cent on lamb post-Brexit? What is the Scottish Government doing to help our exporters of food and livestock find alternative markets in that scenario?

Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) (No 3) Bill: Stage 3 (21 Feb 2019)

Kenneth Gibson: .... I know that they fear losing unionist votes to the Tories and Labour, but I am sure that their tactical voters will forgive them. The budget strengthens Scotland’s stability in the face of Brexit uncertainty and takes our economy forward. It fully funds our economic action plan, improves the competitiveness of our business environment and will bolster growth. My constituents will...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Impact on Life Sciences Sector) (30 Jan 2019)

Kenneth Gibson: ...knows, a significant number of EU citizens work in R and D. What assistance can the Scottish Government provide to ensure that our competitiveness in R and D is not seriously compromised by Brexit?

Scottish Parliament: Life Sciences Sector (9 Jan 2019)

Kenneth Gibson: ...Strategy for Scotland 2025 Vision” to build on the existing strength of this vital and highly productive sector of our economy. The life sciences sector has not been immune to the impact of Brexit, and the process has put at risk both access to medicines and workforce planning. It is therefore more essential than ever that we continue the Government’s proactive approach to growth....

Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) (No 2) Bill: Stage 1 (31 Jan 2018)

Kenneth Gibson: ...wants us to double our housing programme from 50,000 to 100,000 homes, but has yet to tell us how that would be funded and delivered, given Westminster’s financial straitjacket and the UK’s Brexit policy, which will increase skills shortages in the construction trades. Adam Tomkins was once a real Marxist of course, having addressed a rally on Calton Hill in 2004 calling for the...

Scottish Parliament: General Practice (Recruitment) (26 Sep 2017)

Kenneth Gibson: ...the English NHS to find GPs to replace the 5,159 GPs who left last year. Half of those replacements are being sought overseas. I wonder what impact the Tory Government thinks that its isolationist Brexit rhetoric will have on attracting those doctors. The SNP Government is working with Scottish health boards to train, recruit and retain GPs. With one GP per 1,100 people compared with one...

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government 2017-18 (6 Sep 2017)

Kenneth Gibson: ...carbon and renewable energy economy in Scotland represent 9.1 per cent of total UK employment in the sector, which reinforces the overall importance of building on those industries. Unsurprisingly, Brexit presents a significant, yet unavoidable, risk to business in Scotland, with investment being sensitive to changing market signals. The as-yet-unclear structure of Brexit also represents...

Scottish Parliament: Royal Bank of Scotland Job Losses (Support for Workers) (27 Jun 2017)

Kenneth Gibson: ...billion of taxpayers’ money has been spent on propping up RBS, it is adding insult to injury that the UK Tory-DUP Government is standing idly by while 443 jobs are shipped to India at a time when Brexit was meant to bring jobs and investment to the UK? Is he also shocked that Tory-DUP member of the Scottish Parliament, Jamie Greene, seems not to care that there will be 59 jobs lost from...

Scottish Parliament: Population (3 May 2017)

Kenneth Gibson: ...Minister agree that while Scotland’s population is slowly increasing, the number of excess deaths over births—despite the best efforts of the Presiding Officer—is of concern, and that a hard Brexit that stops free movement of people will not only end Scotland’s population growth but lead to real skills shortages and damage our economy?

Scottish Parliament: Local Government Budget Reductions (29 Jun 2016)

Kenneth Gibson: ...rather than voting for or against European Union membership when it was debated in the chamber last month. Can the cabinet secretary tell us—for Mr Findlay’s benefit—what the impact of Brexit is likely to be on Scotland’s public finances, on top of the cut of £1.5 billion in 2016-20 by his better together allies in the UK Tory Government? Does she share my astonishment at the...


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