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Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Immigration Bill (20 Feb 2019)

Drew Hendry: What assessment he has made of the potential effect of provisions in the immigration Bill on Scotland.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Immigration Bill (20 Feb 2019)

Drew Hendry: I have heard the Secretary of State’s answer, but what faith can the people of Scotland have in the new immigration Bill or his Government when even after the issue was raised with the Prime Minister, with a promised intervention from the Home Secretary, the Home Secretary’s office told me yesterday that it has lost the file on Denis Omondi, the serving British soldier in 3 Scots whose...

Business of the House (Today): UK’s Withdrawal from the EU (14 Feb 2019)

Drew Hendry: Will my hon. Friend give way?

Business of the House (14 Feb 2019)

Drew Hendry: A total of €160 million in European regional funding is due to be lost to the highlands and islands between 2021 and 2027 due to Brexit. May we have a debate in Government time on that, and on the Government’s failure to bring forward any details of the so-called shared prosperity fund, which was meant to replace that funding?

Communities: Charities and Volunteers (13 Feb 2019)

Drew Hendry: My hon. Friend is making a good point about the role of voluntary organisations. In the past year, two new food banks have opened in Inverness to cope with the demand caused by the failures of universal credit. Those volunteers are working not just there, but in initiatives such as the hungry lunches project at Inverness Cathedral and MFR Cash for Kids, which provides help and advice. Does my...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Leaving the EU: Support for Businesses based in Scotland (12 Feb 2019)

Drew Hendry: A recent survey by Ernst & Young found that 92% of Scottish firms do not feel fully ready for Brexit. They are being left adrift by this Government. Given the calamitous collapse of the phantom deal for the ferry company with no ships—the Seaborne Freight fiasco—does the Secretary of State stick by his comment that the contract was “prudent and responsible”?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Leaving the EU: Support for Businesses based in Scotland (12 Feb 2019)

Drew Hendry: That answer is simply not good enough. Even the former head of the civil service, Bob Kerslake, said that the fiasco will “just confirm the view of many that this country is in a mess”. If the UK Government cannot put in place their own services, will the Secretary of State support the SNP’s demand for the Chancellor to use the spring statement to provide firms with the fiscal support...

Seaborne Freight (11 Feb 2019)

Drew Hendry: Throughout this ridiculous Brexit shambles, Brexiteers have liked to lean on historical events to justify the metaphors for some of their Brexit fantasies. Was this calamity actually engineered by the Secretary of State, so that he could paint himself as some kind of latter-day Horatio Nelson—“I see no ships”? Well, we see no competence. Will he resign?

Nissan in Sunderland (4 Feb 2019)

Drew Hendry: I thank the Secretary of State for advance sight of his statement. I echo the sentiment that our thoughts should be with the workers at Nissan and elsewhere who are unsettled by this news. The Secretary of State has put a brave face on this bad news. We all know that the issue of diesel and the change to petrol is part of it, as is the global review, but the cancellation of X-Trail has his...

Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (4 Feb 2019)

Drew Hendry: The Minister is right that the world would be better without nuclear weapons—they kill innocent people indiscriminately; they are weapons of mass destruction. If he is sincere about not wanting to return to an arms race, is it not time that the UK stopped building new ones, cancelled the Trident programme, saved a couple of hundred billion pounds the UK cannot afford and set the lead...

Equitable Life (31 Jan 2019)

Drew Hendry: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Equitable Life (31 Jan 2019)

Drew Hendry: Today we have heard a powerful and consistent voice across this Chamber to end this scandal. I pay tribute to the hon. Member for Harrow East (Bob Blackman) for bringing this debate to the House. Like all former councillors, he cut straight to the heart of the matter and how it affects people’s daily lives, and he did so with eloquence and controlled anger. He is right to be angry on...

Equitable Life (31 Jan 2019)

Drew Hendry: Only the good book.

Business of the House (31 Jan 2019)

Drew Hendry: Over the past few weeks, I have been contacted by several citizens advice bureaux advisers who are experiencing increased delays when they call the employment and support allowance helpline. I am told that delays of more than half an hour and up to an hour are a daily and commonplace occurrence. I am sure that the Leader of the House will agree that this is unacceptable, given the pressure...

Attorney General: Leaving the EU: Priorities (31 Jan 2019)

Drew Hendry: What recent assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the priorities for his Office.

Attorney General: Leaving the EU: Priorities (31 Jan 2019)

Drew Hendry: In December a ferry contract was awarded to Seaborne Freight without competitive tender, due to extreme urgency, but the Government have known for years about the possibility of no deal. Will he release the legal advice that permitted the Department of Transport to proceed under regulation 32?

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (29 Jan 2019)

Drew Hendry: Is it not also a fact that in addition to the companies who issued those warnings, the Road Haulage Association has been saying for over a year that it is madness to consider a no-deal situation? What will happen is that those people at the furthest reaches of the supply chain—my constituents and my right hon. Friend’s constituents—will be those worst affected by the no-deal scenario...

Immigration and Social Security Co-Ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill (28 Jan 2019)

Drew Hendry: My hon. Friend might recall the family who ran the village shop in Laggan in the highlands, the Zielsdorfs. The shop they ran was a vital component of the community and well loved by the community, but they were deported to Canada by this Government under the current rules. Does my hon. Friend also agree that even under the current rules the Government cannot even support our armed services...

Immigration and Social Security Co-Ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill (28 Jan 2019)

Drew Hendry: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for giving way yet again. He makes a point about free movement’s benefits to Scotland, and has it not been even more important for the highlands where, decade after decade, we have seen our population decline? Free movement has helped to arrest that situation and to turn it round to a point where we have a healthy population in the highlands, although we...

Immigration and Social Security Co-Ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill (28 Jan 2019)

Drew Hendry: I wonder how the Secretary of State will align things for the economy of the highlands, where a full 20% of the economy is based on tourism and unemployment is traditionally low. How can that be reconciled with the threshold he is introducing for workers’ wages? What does he say to people who are running businesses in the tourism industry across the highlands and islands?


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