Delivery Charges (Scotland)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 5:03 pm on 20th December 2017.

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Photo of Jamie Stone Jamie Stone Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Armed Forces) 5:03 pm, 20th December 2017

I congratulate Douglas Ross on securing this debate. Across my vast and very remote constituency—the remotest on the UK mainland, although it is part of the United Kingdom—my constituents face iniquitous delivery charges. It is a scandal. Rebecca from John O’Groats is quite right to establish that petition, and I support her all the way.

As has been said, the cost of delivery charges has a knock-on effect on every other cost in my constituency because it is passed on to other services. Surely the mark of a civilised society is that it looks after everyone on the same level terms, independent of where they actually live. It is completely and utterly wrong that somebody is disadvantaged simply because they happen to live in a very remote part of the United Kingdom.