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Results 1–20 of 45 for brexit speaker:Emma Harper

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

Emma Harper: I remind members that I am the parliamentary liaison officer to the cabinet secretary. The cabinet secretary spoke about tariffs, increased costs, decreased revenue and the uncertainty of Brexit for farmers. What steps is the Scottish Government taking to prepare for the Tories’ Armageddon Brexit, which newspaper reports have suggested could even result in Scotland running out of food on...

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

Emma Harper: ...who are welcome in Scotland but are being met with nothing but chaos, hostility and sheer disrespect from an out-of-touch UK Government. It would be remiss of me not to mention the uncertainty that Brexit has caused for businesses and the Scottish economy. At the Finance and Constitution Committee’s meetings, we have taken evidence from numerous experts who have warned of the real risks...

Scottish Parliament: Rural Economy (European Union Referendum) (27 Sep 2016)

Emma Harper: ...interests of Scotland’s rural economy following the EU referendum. I represent South Scotland, where farming and food and drink—two of the sectors that are most likely to be impacted by Tory Brexit—play a vital role in providing employment and maintaining economic stability. Dumfries and Galloway has nearly a quarter of Scotland’s kye—more than any other region in Scotland—and...

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

Emma Harper: ...week, leaked draft plans for the Irish border showed that British and Irish officials had agreed proposals that would, in effect, keep Northern Ireland in the single market and customs union after Brexit by retaining EU regulations. If one part of the UK can retain regulatory alignment with the EU and, in effect, stay in the single market, there is surely no good practical reason why...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Rate Resolution (19 Feb 2019)

Emma Harper: I will focus my points on income tax and the uncertainty that Brexit has caused, and is continuing to cause, for businesses and our economy, which are issues that I have analysed as part of my work for the committee. As members will know, income tax remains a partially devolved tax, with the responsibility for defining the income tax base, including the changing or setting of income tax...

Scottish Parliament: Standing Council on Europe (Reports) (21 Sep 2016)

Emma Harper: I understand that the standing council recently considered the impact of Brexit on human rights and social protections. Does the minister agree that, as legislation in those areas is reserved, there is a very real risk that advances that have been made in those areas could be threatened?

Scottish Parliament: Article 50 Deadline (6 Oct 2016)

Emma Harper: ...for the Prime Minister to set a timescale, what is the First Minister’s best bet on how long it will take the United Kingdom Government to come up with a plan or any substantial notion of what Brexit really means?

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Place in Europe (20 Dec 2016)

Emma Harper: ...outline what the reaction to it has been? Does she agree that it is disgraceful that, six months on from the vote, the UK Government has produced nothing but meaningless soundbites on its plan for Brexit?

Scottish Parliament: Environmental Protection (Scottish Borders) (21 Feb 2018)

Emma Harper: Does the cabinet secretary agree that one of the biggest threats to environmental protection throughout Scotland and the United Kingdom as a whole is Brexit and the UK Government’s failure to meet the ambition of the Scottish Government and other European Union member states? [ Interruption .]

Scottish Parliament: Illegal Puppy Trade (6 Dec 2018)

Emma Harper: I am pleased to hear the minister acknowledge my work on tackling the illegal puppy trade over the past two years. Has the Scottish Government carried out any assessment of the impact of Brexit on the illegal puppy trade, particularly through the port of Cairnryan in my South Scotland region?

Scottish Parliament: Sheep Farming (Brexit) (7 Mar 2019)

Emma Harper: 2. To ask the Scottish Government what analysis it has carried out of the potential impact on sheep farming of Brexit. (S5O-02956)

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Trade with United States) (13 Jun 2019)

Emma Harper: 6. To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the potential impact on Scotland of President Trump’s recent comments regarding Brexit, including it being an opportunity to strengthen trade between the United States and the United Kingdom. (S5O-03379)

Scottish Parliament: Agriculture (21 Jun 2017)

Emma Harper: ...the CAP and the loss of membership of the single market. However, the SNP Government will focus on protecting Scottish farmers post-2020. The involvement of representatives from around the UK at Brexit talks is crucial. Today, the newly appointed UK rural affairs secretary, Michael Gove, was due to chair the EU transition forum, at which UK farming ministers discuss the future for the...

Scottish Parliament: Human Trafficking (Annual Progress Report) (14 Jun 2018)

Emma Harper: ...full control over immigration policy, which would allow victims the choice to remain here, in Scotland, and not face deportation as a result of the United Kingdom Government’s fixation on a hard Brexit?

Scottish Parliament: Brexit Update (12 Dec 2018)

Emma Harper: ...worrying for ports such as Cairnryan in the South Scotland region. Will the cabinet secretary give me assurances that the Scottish Government will continue to fight against this boorach of a Brexit deal that will surely put Scotland at a competitive disadvantage?

Scottish Parliament: Trade Deal (Drug Prices) (31 Oct 2019)

Emma Harper: ...be aware of reports by Channel 4’s “Dispatches” that the United Kingdom Government has had a series of meetings with US pharmaceutical firms to discuss raising drug prices as part of a post-Brexit trade deal. Donald Trump famously said that the NHS would be “on the table” in trade deal discussions. Will the First Minister do everything in her power to protect our national health...

Scottish Parliament: A Trading Nation (30 May 2019)

Emma Harper: ...what we are seeking. I ask the Scottish Government and, perhaps, the Tories to lobby the UK Government to prevent our goods—particularly our food and drink—from being traded away in the current Brexit chaos.

Scottish Parliament: European Union Exit (30 Oct 2019)

Emma Harper: This week, Channel 4’s “Dispatches” uncovers secret talks between the UK and US Governments and pharmaceutical industries, regarding the US having post-Brexit access to the NHS, in the form of trade deals. I find that deeply concerning. Will the cabinet secretary join me in condemning the US involvement in our NHS? Will he encourage the UK Government to disclose fully all talks between...

Scottish Parliament: Common Agricultural Policy (12 Sep 2017)

Emma Harper: ...should expect to access almost all their funding from November, which will bring some stability in what is an uncertain future. Will the cabinet secretary expand on whether the ambiguity around Brexit and the potential threat that it poses to Scotland’s farmers and rural communities helped to prompt that action from the Scottish Government?

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Trade with United States) (13 Jun 2019)

Emma Harper: When he was on his state visit last week, Donald Trump made clear his view that our NHS and agriculture sector should be part of any post-Brexit trade deal. Does the minister share my concerns about those comments? Does he agree that we in Scotland must do all that we can to ensure that we do not get hormone-injected beef and chlorinated chicken, and that big pharmaceutical companies do not...


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