One of the many reasons the EU do not want us to stay in the backstop for too long (if it even comes to that) is that, in the backstop, they have NO access to our waters – regardless of any other Fisheries Agreement that may be reached by then.
David Duguid today asked the Department for Exiting the EU if DEFRA and industry stakeholders would take the lead in annual negotiations for fisheries agreements with the EU after we leave the CFP and become an independent coastal state.
David Duguid today asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he agreed that the SNP should stop grandstanding over their hypocritical position on fisheries and work to ensure a successful fisheries bill.
David Duguid today asked the Veterans Minister what discussions the MOD has had with the Office for National Statistics or the Registrar General in Scotland about adding military veteran to the Census options so that the Government might have a better idea of where our estimated 2.5 million veter
David Duguid appeared on BBC radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland to reiterate the red lines of the Scottish Conservatives regarding fisheries in Brexit. David made it clear he would not support access to British fishing waters being negotiated away for a free trade deal.
After the publication of the draft withdrawal agreement on 14 November, David Duguid MP has sought assurances from the Prime Minister that future fisheries relationships will not see access to waters and stocks quotas negotiated away as part of a future trade deal.
David Duguid has today asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Karen Bradley MP how the UK Government is ensuring that the population of N.Ireland remains sovereign over laws being passed on their behalf.