Westminster News

Welcome News to Scots Fishermen from DEFRA

North East fishing opportunities will be boosted by direct port investment and a marketing strategy harnessing the “power of the United Kingdom”, a local MP heard today.

Campaign Success for 22q!

Following on from my request last week of the Prime Minister to support calls for 22q11 Syndrome to be added to the newborn blood spot test, I met yesterday with Baroness Blackwood, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health, to discuss the condition.

A Summary of this Week’s votes in Parliament

This week was an eventful one when it comes to voting on how we leave the EU.  Of course, I would have preferred for the Government motion, to leave the EU on 29 March with a deal, to have passed.  However, although more people voted for the deal than in January, it still didn’t get over the line

David Duguid praises SCORE Group on their work to encourage STEM uptake

David Duguid today praised SCORE Group, headquartered in Peterhead on their work to encourage the uptake of STEM subjects at school. SCORE is the largest private employer of apprentices in Scotland and it is vital that everything can be done to encourage more pupils to take STEM subjects. 

David Duguid calls out SNP on superslow broadband roll-out

David Duguid today called out the SNP Government after it emerged that none of the £600 million invested into broadband rollout two years ago has actually been awarded in contracts. 18% of Banff and Buchan do not have access to decent broadband.

EU Citizens' Rights guaranteed by UK Government

Contrary to SNP scaremongering, EU Citizens are welcome to stay here regardless of there being a deal. The Home Office have confirmed that not a single application out of over 100,000 to the settles status scheme has be rejected so far.

 

Prime Minster MUST be supported in her negotiations says David

It is this Government’s policy to continue working to secure the legally binding changes to the backstop, needed to ensure it cannot be permanent. 
This should satisfy the so-called, ‘Brady Amendment’, which is supported by a majority of MPs.