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

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Products (United States Tariffs) (14 Nov 2019)

Emma Harper: ...the whisky industry leadership. The disruption to the industry is dangerous and it is the last thing that we all need right now, in the current chaos of another snap general election and Boris’s Brexit boorach. I am keen to highlight the part of the Conservative amendment that says: “the UK will be able to enter into free trade agreements that prioritise the interests of vital sectors...

Scottish Parliament: Irish Sea Border (31 Oct 2019)

Emma Harper: The cabinet secretary will be aware that, as part of the Scottish Government’s Brexit planning, the east pier in Stranraer is set to become a lorry park, to accommodate 350-plus heavy goods vehicles each day, all because of anticipated delays at the port of Cairnryan. Does the cabinet secretary agree that the potential disruption that constituents in Stranraer will be forced to put up with...

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: 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: Supporting Innovation (8 Oct 2019)

Emma Harper: ...EU without a deal, the future of those vital structural funds will be in question. I would like the minister to address the impact of that on our communities, especially in rural Scotland. Despite Brexit, the Scottish Government is committed to ensuring that all of Scotland can benefit from growth deal funding. I am pleased that the UK Government recently made a commitment to match...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight (11 Sep 2019)

Emma Harper: ...cabinet secretary for assurances that he and the Scottish Government will continue to do all that they can to protect the sector and its hard-working people from the potential damage of a no-deal Brexit. I welcome food and drink fortnight and put on the record my thanks to all those in the sector and those who come to Scotland and choose to work in it.

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: 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...

Scottish Parliament: A Trading Nation (30 May 2019)

Emma Harper: ...sent to him, to meet members of the forum to see what support the Scottish Government might be able to offer. However, our goods in Scotland are under threat due to the national uncertainty around Brexit. From previous contributions that I have made in the chamber, members will know that I have been carrying out a great deal of work on protected geographical indicators. PGIs are awarded by...

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: Support for Midwives (8 May 2019)

Emma Harper: .... The Nursing and Midwifery Council has declared that there has been a 13 per cent reduction in nursing and midwifery registration on the part of midwives from our European neighbour countries, and Brexit has been cited as a cause of that. I want to quickly highlight that the Scottish Government is keeping the bursary and is supporting free tuition, which has been taken away south of the...

Scottish Parliament: Year of Young People 2018 (13 Mar 2019)

Emma Harper: ...impact on people both across the South Scotland region and throughout Scotland. I ask the Scottish Government to continue to protect Scotland in any way that it can from any harmful impacts of Brexit on our society and our economy and, most important, to protect our young people and support a positive legacy. I support the motion.

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

Emma Harper: .... I will focus my comments on a few key areas: the investment that this Government has made in our NHS, the protection afforded to workers through the rate resolution, and the uncertainty that Brexit has caused and, indeed, is continuing to cause for businesses and our economy. I welcome that the budget delivers almost three quarters of a billion pounds—£729 million—extra for health...

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: 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: Future Rural Policy and Support (10 Jan 2019)

Emma Harper: ...and issues across rural Scotland and for suggesting changes that need to be made. In recent meetings with those organisations and with farmers across south-west Scotland, one thing has been clear: Brexit is causing much concern, anxiety and uncertainty. I do not need to remind members that Scotland’s farmers and rural communities receive valuable support from the EU. With a chaotic UK...

Scottish Parliament: Future Rural Policy and Support (10 Jan 2019)

Emma Harper: .... For example, during my time as an MSP, I have met deer farmers, beekeepers, chilli growers and even oyster farmers. I am pleased that the Scottish Government has published the most comprehensive Brexit paper on farming of any Government or devolved Administration in the UK. I urge the Scottish Government to continue to stand up for rural Scotland and to ensure that our agricultural...

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: 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?

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