Upper Catchment Management

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:57 pm on 26th April 2017.

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Photo of John McNally John McNally Scottish National Party, Falkirk 4:57 pm, 26th April 2017

It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Paisley. I thank Rachael Maskell for securing this debate on a topic in which I think most of us are interested. I heard on Radio 4 this morning that climate change is only going to get worse. I do not know how far north other hon. Members go, but my north is certainly a wee bit further than theirs. I look forward to addressing a topic that is dear to everyone’s hearts.

The hon. Lady made a particularly interesting comment about the £49,000 a year that is required to fund research to help resolve a problem. By anybody’s standards, that is a pitiful amount to find. If that research would help to resolve a problem, the Government should, without any doubt whatever, be able to find that money.