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Results 101–120 of 200 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Alister Jack

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Illegal Wildlife Trade (20 Feb 2018)

Alister Jack: What steps his Department is taking to tackle the illegal wildlife trade.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Illegal Wildlife Trade (20 Feb 2018)

Alister Jack: At that conference, will my right hon. Friend ensure that the United Kingdom remains at the forefront of efforts to stamp out the illegal trade in ivory?

Backbench Business: Leaving the EU: Agriculture — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (1 Feb 2018)

Alister Jack: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Bone. I congratulate the right hon. Member for Orkney and Shetland (Mr Carmichael) on securing this debate. I listened intently to his speech and he will be pleased to hear that I agreed with absolutely everything he said. However, that will not stop me saying some of it again. Brexit is a great opportunity for us to reform the policy...

Backbench Business: Leaving the EU: Agriculture — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (1 Feb 2018)

Alister Jack: My source is the farming press. According to The Scottish Farmer a survey revealed that 66% of Scottish farmers said they had voted for Brexit. Many farmers will be glad to see the back of the CAP and will be looking forward to what will replace it. I am encouraged by the UK Government’s commitment to deliver the same level of farm support money until at least 2024, which the right hon....

Exiting the European Union: Regulatory Equivalence (1 Feb 2018)

Alister Jack: If he will make an assessment of the potential merits of seeking regulatory equivalence with the EU.

Exiting the European Union: Regulatory Equivalence (1 Feb 2018)

Alister Jack: Does my hon. Friend agree that regulatory equivalence, as opposed to regulatory alignment, should be a red line in our negotiations with the EU if we want to do trade deals with other countries around the world?

Prisoners: Outdoors Endurance Activities: A75 Euro Route: Upgrade — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (31 Jan 2018)

Alister Jack: I beg to move, That this House has considered the upgrade of the A75 Euro route in Scotland. It is a pleasure to lead my first Westminster Hall debate under your chairmanship, Mr Betts. I was elected to this place last June. In my manifesto, I pledged to campaign for more investment in Dumfries and Galloway’s infrastructure, with a particular focus on our roads. No road is more in need of...

Prisoners: Outdoors Endurance Activities: A75 Euro Route: Upgrade — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (31 Jan 2018)

Alister Jack: The A77 Euro route to the north of Cairnryan runs through my hon. Friend’s constituency. I both agree and disagree with him: I completely agree that those roads need a lot more money spent on them, but I disagree that they are getting busier. Part of the problem is that they are not getting busier because, as I will come on to in my speech, we are losing hauliers’ business down to Dublin...

Prisoners: Outdoors Endurance Activities: A75 Euro Route: Upgrade — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (31 Jan 2018)

Alister Jack: The hon. Gentleman’s support is very much appreciated. To conclude, it could be argued that this is a matter for the Scottish Government, since transport is devolved, but at a UK level it is an important arterial Euro route that connects my constituency to the rest of the United Kingdom. Furthermore, as we continue discussions on the exciting borderlands growth deal initiative, I hope that...

RBS Global Restructuring Group and Smes (18 Jan 2018)

Alister Jack: As a member of the Treasury Committee, I can assure the right hon. Member for Tynemouth (Mr Campbell) that the Committee is taking a keen interest. In 2016 an RBS document leaked to the BBC proved that “staff were asked to search for companies that could be restructured, or have their interest rates bumped up.” Yet in November 2017 the FCA announced its conclusion that RBS had not set...

RBS Global Restructuring Group and Smes (18 Jan 2018)

Alister Jack: I do not know whether it continues to this day because I no longer deal with RBS, and I would not deal with it again on principle. The culture at the time was disgraceful. My business was making a profit when RBS came in, and it has made a profit every single month since. That is a good example of how RBS tried it on. I was lucky to be in a robust enough position to send RBS packing. None the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Business of the House (18 Jan 2018)

Alister Jack: Will my right hon. Friend provide for a debate in Government time on the progress of domestic preparations to leave the EU, both with and without a deal?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Transport Infrastructure: the North (18 Jan 2018)

Alister Jack: What steps the Government are taking to support investment in transport infrastructure in the north.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Transport Infrastructure: the North (18 Jan 2018)

Alister Jack: The commencement of regional flights from Carlisle, which we hope will happen later this year, will be welcomed by my constituents. Will the Department look at ways to add additional services and to make it faster to reach central London from Southend?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Corresponding powers involving devolved authorities (16 Jan 2018)

Alister Jack: I absolutely agree with my hon. Friend that amending clause 11 is the right thing to do, but the detail of amendment 3 would be mired in judicial review were it to be accepted. For that reason, it is the wrong route to go down.

Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill (8 Jan 2018)

Alister Jack: My hon. Friend is generous in giving way. I am sure that he agrees that, given that southern Ireland does 80% of its trade with or through the United Kingdom, it is also in Ireland’s interest that that carries on seamlessly. Like my hon. Friend, I have a port—Cairnryan—in my constituency, and if any of the buses are too much for others to handle, I would love them to be sent my way.

Delivery Charges (Scotland) (20 Dec 2017)

Alister Jack: Does my hon. Friend agree that the picture of delivery charges across the country is inconsistent? When couriers or retailers advertise free delivery to the UK mainland, that should obviously include mainland Scotland and mainland Northern Ireland.

Finance (No. 2) Bill (11 Dec 2017)

Alister Jack: Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker. I will shorten my words accordingly. I would like to congratulate the Chancellor of the Exchequer on proving that he can do a lot of good with what is, at 184 pages, a relatively—I stress the word “relatively”—short Finance Bill. While the Bill is short on sheer word count, it is certainly not short on provisions that will help to make both Scotland...

Finance (No. 2) Bill (11 Dec 2017)

Alister Jack: This House made it clear at the time that if the Scottish Government went ahead with the centralisation, they would not be able to reclaim the VAT. It is no good the SNP having a grievance and looking back to claim that £140 million when Budgets are clearly forward-looking and we have to be responsible for the public finances. However, we have now sorted that problem out.

Finance (No. 2) Bill (11 Dec 2017)

Alister Jack: Clearly I agree. I would like my hon. Friend the Member for Stirling (Stephen Kerr) not to make too many more interventions, however. He is very keen on them, but we have to crack on. That centralising dogma cost those services £140 million. The hon. Member for Kilmarnock and Loudoun (Alan Brown) referred to that money as having been stolen, but I can assure him that it was not stolen by...


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