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All 18 results for brexit speaker:Claudia Beamish

Scottish Parliament: No-deal Brexit (Environmental Governance Mechanisms) (9 Oct 2019)

Claudia Beamish: 5. To ask the Scottish Government, in the event of a no-deal Brexit, what immediate environmental governance mechanisms it will put in place. (S5O-03639)

Scottish Parliament: A Future Strategy for Scottish Agriculture (5 Jun 2018)

Claudia Beamish: ...for our communities in a way that fuses the twin roles of food production and stewardship of the countryside will be at the heart of the Scottish Government’s future policy, whatever happens with Brexit?

Scottish Parliament: No-deal Brexit (Environmental Governance Mechanisms) (9 Oct 2019)

Claudia Beamish: A no-deal Brexit would leave our environment at risk in many areas, not least at risk of potential unscrupulous actors. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has committed to interim governance arrangements in a no-deal scenario. Although I strongly believe that there should not be a no deal and I will campaign on a public vote for remain, in this instance will the cabinet...

Scottish Parliament: Export of Live Animals for Slaughtering and Fattening (30 Oct 2018)

Claudia Beamish: ...successfully under the simple philosophy of “sustainable self-reliance”. Scotland’s agricultural policy could learn a lot from those inspiring examples. Let us be positive tonight, even about Brexit for once. Brexit is an opportunity to rethink our farming system for the benefit of farmers, our climate change ambitions and our animal welfare standards. If we change practices in...

Scottish Parliament: International Year of Plant Health 2020 (19 Nov 2019)

Claudia Beamish: ...world, what measures is the Government taking to improve action on biosecurity across all departments and levels of Government? The limiting of our co-operative research and science projects by Brexit would be a terrible loss. Will the minister give a bit more detail about the arrangements to address the potential gap in funding and research placements, specifically with regard to the...

Scottish Parliament: Environment and Climate Change (European Union Referendum) (27 Oct 2016)

Claudia Beamish: I am pleased to speak in this debate on climate change, environmental protection and Brexit. I intend to focus on some specific threats and I will try to pose some questions, although frankly I do not know how many answers I have. I will talk about the marine environment, then explore research and development and finally delve into climate change challenges. It is essential that we support...

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries Negotiations (19 Nov 2019)

Claudia Beamish: ...the issue has not been fully spent? We should, of course, be using any EU funds while they are still available to us—which I hope that they will be in the long term, whatever the result of Brexit. The European maritime and fisheries fund is one such valuable resource. It has offered support for the just transition of the industry and for fragile communities. It has made an impact across...

Scottish Parliament: UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill (13 Mar 2018)

Claudia Beamish: ...what we already have: important European legislation that improves all our lives, which is now at risk because of the arrogance of the Conservative Party and its shambolic efforts ever since the Brexit vote. As my colleague Neil Findlay said at stage 1, we want devolution to work and we have a duty to make the continuity bill as good as it can be, although we hope that, in the end, it will...

Scottish Parliament: Sea Fisheries and End-year Negotiations (7 Dec 2017)

Claudia Beamish: Next year, 2018, will indeed be a complex year for our fisheries. Whatever the outcome of the Brexit negotiations, our ambition to supply high-quality seafood to high-quality environmental standards must never waiver. The cabinet secretary is right to state in the motion that the Scottish Government will look for the “best possible outcome for Scotland’s fishermen, coastal communities ......

Scottish Parliament: Rural Development (Funding) (19 Jan 2017)

Claudia Beamish: ...policy and in securing a just transition. In the future, I see a sustainable and strong Scottish agricultural sector, with food production and climate mitigation fully integrated. Even before the Brexit vote, Scotland spent the second lowest amount per hectare in the EU on agri-environment schemes from CAP pillar 2. As we are faced with an opportunity to reconsider the agricultural subsidy...

Scottish Parliament: Food and Drink (13 Sep 2018)

Claudia Beamish: ...drive better access to locally sourced and sustainable food? How can we ensure that everyone in all our communities has access to healthy and nutritious food? We deliberately did not talk about Brexit because, as I stressed as chair, whatever happens, we must address the challenges that we face and make the necessary changes to our food culture at all levels. We were encouraged to be proud...

Scottish Parliament: Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (20 Mar 2018)

Claudia Beamish: ...At stage 2, my colleague Rhoda Grant MSP highlighted the importance of grounding our practice internationally in order to preserve our climate change world leadership, especially in the context of Brexit. Forestry and land management have significant roles to play in climate change mitigation: amendment 33 aims to secure that focus in the bill. Amendment 34 has similar intentions with...

Scottish Parliament: World Environment Day 2019 (13 Jun 2019)

Claudia Beamish: ...encourages farmers to maintain suitable sites for cattle grazing, which is essential for the forester moth. Such schemes and others protecting the rest of our wildlife must not be threatened due to Brexit—whatever the future may hold. All the Scottish Labour MSPs are now species champions. I will not name and shame anyone in any other party who is not a species champion, but it would be...

Scottish Parliament: Flood Risk (22 Nov 2017)

Claudia Beamish: ...tributaries, using catchment management with its two interlinked strategic aims. That has implications for the co-operation fund under pillar 2 of the common agricultural policy as we move beyond Brexit. As our amendment states, partnership working, if it is really to work, must have the funding that it needs. This year, SEPA has faced a budget cut of £1.8 million, and I hope that that...

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries (17 May 2017)

Claudia Beamish: .... I hope that we all share the aim of having sustainable and productive fisheries in healthy and biologically diverse seas. It would be a significant failing in the negotiations for the post-Brexit UK if our fishing regulations were left in a weakened state. The current EU commitments for fisheries management, following the 2013 reform, have sustainability, with measurable results, at...

Scottish Parliament: Biodiversity (9 Mar 2017)

Claudia Beamish: ...a holistic ecosystems approach. I look forward to working with colleagues to reinforce that in the emerging regional marine planning system, in the proposed inshore fisheries bill and in whatever Brexit splashes at us. We all have some connection with the sea—be it food, employment or leisure—so protecting and enhancing our robust marine ecosystems serves all our interests. Scotland...

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries Negotiations (11 Dec 2018)

Claudia Beamish: T he turmoil around Brexit will be deeply concerning to the many people who live and work around our coasts and are involved not only in the fishing industry but in processing, transport, wholesale and retail. That makes the Scottish Government’s role in this year’s council all the more important. We hope that it will provide a clear steer for a future industry that is sustainable...

Scottish Parliament: Sea Fisheries and End-year Negotiations (7 Dec 2016)

Claudia Beamish: ...and the opportunities there. In this debate last year, I argued strongly that strong partnerships at all levels, and a determination to work together, would move us towards a future positive. Brexit means that we face a very different position today, and I am listening carefully to the comments on that from across the chamber. We face much uncertainty, but that sentiment about...


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