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Backbench Business: UK Decarbonisation and Carbon Capture and Storage — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (24 Jan 2017)

Sammy Wilson: ...a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Betts. I congratulate the hon. Member for Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill (Philip Boswell) on introducing the debate. I suspect he will quickly find that we are not on the same side, but it is important, especially in the week when the Government have launched their industrial strategy, to have serious debates in the House on current and...

Local Government Finance Bill (23 Jan 2017)

Richard Drax: ...ensure that everything is dished out properly and fairly. I just raise that as a concern, but overall I welcome the path that the Government are taking. I asked around, as is my duty as an MP, to find out what officers and councillors thought of the Bill. As an MP, I must act without fear or favour, so it is my duty to mention five brief points that have been raised: the new homes bonus;...

Scottish Parliament: Fishing (17 Jan 2017)

Stewart Stevenson: ...are all but gone and the fishing rights that remain are largely in foreign hands. Although Scotland has fared somewhat less badly, it has been in Norway and the Faroes that we have seen much of the onshore growth in recent years. Finally, the chaotic fishing councils each year—I have attended a couple—have not involved fishermen to any meaningful degree. They are the people with real...

Scottish Parliament: Climate Targets (14 Dec 2016)

Maree Todd: ...’s tidal resource and a quarter of the tidal resource in Europe. They also contain about 10 per cent of Europe’s total wave resource. We have it all. We have plenty of wind all year round, onshore and off, and long days of sunlight on those few days when the wind might not be blowing. Renewables are a major source of industrial work in the Highlands and help to sustain economic growth...

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

Rhoda Grant: ...vessels ensure adherence to the outcome of the negotiations that we are talking about; they are specialists, and they need to understand the fishing industry. Some years ago, Marine Scotland was finding it difficult to recruit and retain crew, so it paid the crews a retention bonus of £5,000 to keep them in the service. However, even with that bonus, their salaries were lower than those...

Scottish Parliament: Renewables (6 Dec 2016)

Paul Wheelhouse: ...and agreement with the Scottish Government, as set out in the Scotland Act 2016. I genuinely want to work with my counterparts to secure even more success for the sector if we can do so. Onshore wind is a sector that has been thoroughly overlooked in the auction process. It is an absolute priority of ours to find a route to market for onshore wind. It is our cheapest renewable technology...

Wales Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (15 Nov 2016)

Lord Crickhowell: ...instinct is that it seems to be on the low side, for the reasons set out by the noble Lord, Lord Elis-Thomas. However, I want to raise another issue, and that is the curious situation in which we find ourselves in the management of onshore wind-powered generating stations. The Energy Act 2016 contains provisions for the transfer of onshore wind out of the Planning Act 2008 development...

Scottish Parliament: Unconventional Oil and Gas (8 Nov 2016)

Paul Wheelhouse: ...progress of our research into unconventional oil and gas in Scotland. The Scottish Government has adopted a clear and consistent approach to emerging technologies that could develop Scotland’s onshore hydrocarbon resources. Our approach to unconventional oil and gas is one of caution while we gather and consider evidence on the new technologies that industry has proposed. That process...

National College for Wind Energy (1 Nov 2016)

Gordon Marsden: ...left to the young. The take-up of advanced learner loans is not very good: only about 50% of the money allocated is being used and the rest is being sent to the Treasury, so the Government need to find a way to incentivise adults to take out loans. Initiatives such as the potential national college for wind energy would offer a fantastic opportunity for people over the age of 24 or 25 to...

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

Mr Mark Ruskell: ...agricultural vision that can be reflected across the EU, including the prioritisation of organic production, the smarter use of fertiliser and the raising of livestock health. That approach will find support across Europe, particularly from the French, who now have placed agro-ecology at the heart of their national agriculture policy. The proposed good food nation bill should start by...

BHS: Industrial Strategy (20 Oct 2016)

Michelle Thomson: ...by the previous Chancellor. Whether we look at the cancellation of the proposed carbon capture and storage plant in Peterhead, the cuts to efficiency schemes or the withdrawal of support for onshore wind generation, we see that the Government have demonstrated neither a local approach nor a desire to build on one of Scotland’s undoubted economic strengths. That disregard for local and...

Wales Bill - Second Reading (10 Oct 2016)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: ...the Government have established a working group of officials to examine how administrative arrangements for justice in Wales can be improved. I look forward to informing the House of the group’s findings later in the autumn. I should also say that I have written to both the Ministry of Justice and the Department for Education, encouraging action to ensure that law schools throughout...

Scottish Parliament: Renewables (15 Sep 2016)

Paul Wheelhouse: We welcome the findings of the poll, which highlight the high level of support from the people of Scotland for the transition to a low-carbon economy. That follows on from previous polls showing broad support for investment in renewable energy. The Scottish Government has set ambitious electricity targets to source the equivalent of 100 per cent of electricity demand from renewables by 2020,...

Paris Agreement on Climate Change (7 Sep 2016)

Mary Creagh: ...to deal with flooding emergencies has been postponed. We understand that it was a Cabinet Office responsibility, and I have written to the DEFRA Secretary and the Minister for the Cabinet Office to find out where that responsibility now lives because there has been some confusion. During the recent flooding, we found that if the transport network goes down because a bridge has been taken...

Delegated Legislation: Great Western Railway’s Bicycle Policy (11 Jul 2016)

Claire Perry: ...also heard that the phone system was inadequate, so I was pleased to hear from the company that it has changed suppliers. No longer will it be sending calls over to India; they will be dealt with onshore. The right hon. Gentleman and other keen cyclists should be able to look forward to better, more consistent contact with the call centre. It is important to recognise that the company,...

EU Action Plan Against Migrant Smuggling (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (15 Jun 2016)

Lord Rosser: ...of key figures in the smuggling networks, no effective disruption of the networks since the operation acts only on the high seas, and an inability so far to even operate in Libyan waters, let alone onshore, with the weakness of the Libyan state being a key cause of the rise in smugglers using that route through the Mediterranean. The report concludes that Operation Sophia does not and...

Scottish Parliament: Economy (15 Jun 2016)

Murdo Fraser: ...UK has one of the best and simplest tax systems for the sector in the world—I repeat, “in the world”. We should join in praising that. The second part of our amendment relates to one of the findings in the Bank of Scotland report, to which I referred in the chamber last week. When it comes to opportunities from diversification, 52 per cent of large companies have an interest in...

Wales Bill (14 Jun 2016)

Glyn Davies: .... There has been a huge battle to try to stop them, but the Welsh Government are very keen to do it. On 1 March this year—St David’s day—the United Kingdom Government passed powers over onshore wind to local government across England and Wales. In England, local government now has the power to make decisions on wind farms of any size, and that power has also been devolved to Wales....

Scottish Parliament: Taking Scotland Forward: Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform (1 Jun 2016)

Paul Wheelhouse: I have said no, Mr Findlay. However, that will not deflect Government from following our clear, cogent and consistent pathway and the timetable that we have set out. I turn to wider issues concerning the environment, because—as I said at the outset—those issues are important to the debate. I will pick up on some of the points that members have made. Elaine Smith asked how fracking could...

Energy Bill [HL] - Commons Reason (10 May 2016)

Lord Wallace of Tankerness: ...accept that it was a manifesto commitment. They are actually going to get that commitment because a substantive clause which brings forward an even earlier closure of the renewables obligation for onshore wind is already passed: it is there. What this amendment is about, what we are currently debating and what we have been ping-ponging about is a very limited point about the kind of grace...


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