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Finance Bill (27 Apr 2020)

Alison Thewliss: ...of the Barnett formula writ large. The UK promised £242 million for regional deals in the Budget, but we have not yet made up for the £400 million shortfall relative to the money that the Scottish Government are putting in. Scotland is still waiting for Scotland’s £5.8 billion of the DUP’s Brexit bungs and the £175 million of VAT owed to Police Scotland the Scottish Fire and Rescue...

Income Tax (Charge) (12 Mar 2020)

Alison Thewliss: ...to buy Dominic Cummings more time to come up with some ideas. In terms of what was announced on covid-19, we need to know exactly how these measures will translate into Barnett consequentials. The Scottish Government stand ready to take further actions. The First Minister confirmed earlier that Barnett consequentials on non-domestic rates will be passed on in full, but we need to know the...

Income Tax (Charge) (11 Mar 2020)

Ian Blackford: ...of the consequences of the coronavirus, with a raft of booking cancellations and a significant drop in numbers. The SNP is advocating a package of measures, including a temporary drop in the VAT rate to 5% to help businesses to reduce their costs—[Interruption.] I can hear the Prime Minister saying, “We’ve cut interest rates,” but—[Interruption.] Business rates, rather, but the...

Energy Efficiency Measures: Net Zero Buildings (26 Feb 2020)

Alan Brown: ...on that and on the issues about the renewable heat incentive coming to an end. Looking at the bigger picture, that ties in with the loss of the feed-in tariffs for solar. There is now a 20% VAT uplift in solar. All those measures are prohibiting energy efficiency measures that would reduce energy demand and therefore the carbon emissions from homes. There was a good statistic about the...

Leaseholders and Cladding (12 Feb 2020)

Alison Thewliss: ...issue in Scotland, although we have continuing issues with cladding. We also have issues over which the UK Government have had an influence but have not had the best communication with the Scottish Government. The Scottish Government have ended up with a problem not of their making that they are struggling to put right. Finance and insurance are obviously reserved to Westminster, and the...

Economy and Jobs (20 Jan 2020)

Alison Thewliss: ...at some kind of fresh start, but for the people of Scotland it is the same old situation: a UK Government who they did not vote for, dragging us out of the UK against our will and sidelining the Scottish Government at every turn. The Scottish Finance Secretary, Derek Mackay, wrote to the Chancellor looking for clarity on the Budget process on 22 December, but I raised this at Treasury...

The Economy (24 Oct 2019)

Luke Graham: .... The Queen’s Speech is important and the Budget will be even more important in showing my constituents why the UK Government actually work for them. Yes, over the past two years we delivered the VAT changes to get £35 million back for our police and fire services; yes, we corrected the historical injustice of 2013 to make sure that our farmers got the right amount of convergence...

Debate on the Address: Public Services (16 Oct 2019)

Alison Thewliss: ...who was killed by a dangerous driver. The Queen’s Speech takes place in the context of Brexit and a decade of austerity and damaging cuts to the public sector, whether to local government, to the Scottish Government’s budget or to jobcentres and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, all of which affect our constituents. All those services have been stretched to the limit by having to...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (14 Oct 2019)

Andrew Bowie: ...: “What...this country” does “not need is further uncertainty in the shape of another referendum on Europe or another general election, and they certainly do not need another referendum on Scottish independence.”—[Official Report, 26 June 2017; Vol. 626, c. 403.] As I said, so much has changed, and yet, sadly, so much remains the same. For what have we heard from the Opposition...

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Police Scotland and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service: VAT (7 Oct 2019)

Alan Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on VAT refunds for Police Scotland and Fire Scotland.

Building Safety (5 Sep 2019)

Alison Thewliss: ...Secretary of State to his place, but I agree that he is not quite moving fast enough. We owe it to all those who lost their lives and survived at Grenfell to do more, and to do more quickly. The Scottish ministerial working group is already way ahead of where the UK Government are on this and is moving forward with recommendations. In Scotland, we are looking at 11 metres rather than the...

Wildlife Crime — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (20 Mar 2019)

Alan Brown: ...contribution by the hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon), who seldom ventures into Westminster Hall. It was good to hear him say that he does what he preaches in relation to outdoor conservation. He has been actively involved in that work and I pay tribute to that. He also highlighted the global nature of wildlife crime and trade. The hon. Member for Carmarthen West and South...

Spring Statement (13 Mar 2019)

Alan Brown: Given that a single Scottish police force was a Scottish Tory manifesto commitment, and given that the economy is so good that the Chancellor has found extra money for policing in England and Wales, why is he not moving towards refunding the £175 million VAT to Scottish police and fire services?

Fire Safety and Sprinkler Systems — [James Gray in the Chair] (12 Mar 2019)

Alison Thewliss: ...the same incentives for sprinklers. That needs to be a part of the environment, as it is for retail and commercial properties. There is an important point about the cost of sprinkler systems. The Scottish Housing Minister, Kevin Stewart, has called for VAT to be removed from cladding. We need to look at removing VAT for sprinkler systems, too. That would be a significant saving to help...

Police, Fire and Rescue Services: Funding Reductions — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (20 Feb 2019)

Joanna Cherry: .... Cressida Dick from the Metropolitan police has been up to Glasgow to see the approach that has been taken there, and I know that UK Government Ministers have been to my constituency and to see Scottish Government Ministers in Edinburgh to discuss these issues. Witnesses have also given evidence to the Select Committees on Home Affairs and on Justice about the approach taken in Scotland....

Christmas Adjournment — [David Hanson in the Chair] (20 Dec 2018)

Paul Sweeney: ...I have encountered when going round my constituency as a Member of Parliament in the last year. They are all wonderful people, who are often hidden in plain sight—someone going about their private life would not know, but they can be there without anyone being aware of it. Discovering those amazing activities and championing them as much as I can is one of the most wonderful aspects of...

Finance (No. 3) Bill (12 Nov 2018)

Mel Stride: My hon. Friend is right: the Scottish National party will know that when it took the decision to reorganise fire and police in Scotland, it was fully aware and cognisant of the fact that that would mean that VAT was not recoverable. It really is thanks to the Members on the Conservative Benches who represent Scottish constituencies who have made the case so strongly to the Treasury that we...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: School Funding (6 Nov 2018)

Stephen Gethins: Austerity under this Government and the previous one has cost the Scottish Government £2 billion, meaning less money for education and other public services. Will the Chancellor bring an end to this failed austerity and also repay the £175 million from VAT on police and fire services?

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (31 Oct 2018)

Drew Hendry: I will allow an intervention in a while, but I must make some progress just now. We have yet to see the refund of joint VAT due to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Police Scotland. Where was the convergence uplift due to the Scottish farmers? Some £160 million that should be spent in Scotland was simply spirited away by Ministers for their own projects.

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (30 Oct 2018)

Kirsty Blackman: Actually, reducing VAT is quite possible for a member of the EU. Zero rating things is a problem, but reducing VAT is fine. The Scottish fire and rescue service and Police Scotland are still owed £175 million of VAT. The UK Government have recognised that the system they had in place was unfair, yet they have refused to pay back the £175 million they owe our two vital life-saving...


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