All 12 results for brexit speaker:David Torrance

Scottish Parliament: Housing (Kirkcaldy) (10 Oct 2019)

David Torrance: Does the minister agree that Brexit will have a devastating impact on the availability of skilled workers in the construction industry and could damage the good results that the Scottish Government has achieved in delivering new housing programmes?

Scottish Parliament: Convergence Funding (2 Oct 2019)

David Torrance: ...advise what else he is doing to make sure that they have as much financial certainty as possible ahead of Scotland being dragged out of the European Union, potentially through a harmful no-deal Brexit on 31 October?

Scottish Parliament: Citizens Assembly of Scotland (11 Sep 2019)

David Torrance: ...the chamber. That brings me back to recent events in the UK Parliament. One reason why the UK is currently in such a mess is the choice of one particular party to pursue its own party interest over Brexit, when that interest is directly opposed to the national interest. Had that party chosen an inclusive approach to all Brexit issues and put the national interest first, our current...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Impact on Third Sector Funding) (14 Mar 2019)

David Torrance: 4. To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact that Brexit will have on third sector funding. (S5O-02992)

Scottish Parliament: St John’s Hospital (Paediatric Services) (29 Jan 2019)

David Torrance: Does the cabinet secretary share my concern that the end of the free movement of people following Brexit will harm future recruitment drives for clinical staff across Scotland’s health boards?

Scottish Parliament: Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (6 Dec 2018)

David Torrance: ...have mentioned the difficulties of recruitment in the health and social care sector, so I consider it important that I highlight today the current threat to the health and social care sectors from Brexit. At this point in time, it is anything but certain that there will be business as usual beyond next March, because the invaluable contribution of European Union workers all across Scotland...

Scottish Parliament: Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (6 Dec 2018)

David Torrance: Brexit that is having the impact right now as we see, for example, a UK transplant surgeon who has performed more than 1,000 operations leaving and citing Brexit as the problem. When we see the number of specialist doctors dropping to an eight-year low because of Brexit, we know that we have real problems right now and that there will be more problems in the future. We have already seen that...

Scottish Parliament: Healthy Food (Support for Small Retailers) (12 Sep 2018)

David Torrance: ...the awards to businesses in my constituency. One issue that small retailers face is staying competitive. Does the minister agree that the biggest threat to small shops and their customers is a hard Brexit, which would result in huge food price increases?

Scottish Parliament: Soft Fruit Industry (Migrant Workers) (14 Jun 2018)

David Torrance: ...625,000, and 85 tonnes of fruit was unpicked or downgraded due to labour shortages. Does the cabinet secretary agree that the United Kingdom Tory Government’s shamefully unprepared and shambolic Brexit strategy is damaging Scotland’s economy and growth by restricting our £115 million fruit-picking industry?

Scottish Parliament: LEADER Programme (6 Mar 2018)

David Torrance: ...for lodging the motion to recognise the success of the LEADER programme. The debate is an important one to have in the chamber, as it relates to the welfare of our rural communities in the wake of Brexit. Community-led local development in rural areas is an important factor in the continued wellbeing and development of Scotland as a whole. That is why we recognise the LEADER programme for...

Scottish Parliament: Food and Drink Exports (European Union) (20 Dec 2017)

David Torrance: ...of Scotland’s farmed salmon exports and which countries are the best importers of Scottish farmed salmon? Does he share my concerns about such exports being held up at borders because of a hard Brexit—a result that the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation says would be a disaster?

Scottish Parliament: Onshore Revenue (7 Sep 2016)

David Torrance: Does the cabinet secretary agree that Scotland’s positive economic outlook is being unduly exposed to a threat, as Brexit could see us being withdrawn from the biggest single common market against our will?


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