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Fishing Visas must work for industry says Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, has challenged the Minister for Immigration Brandon Lewis, to meet with the Scottish Fisheries Industry to discuss ensuring that fishing visas allow fishing boats to fish where the fish are rather than where the visas allow.

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Farming framework must work for all Agricultural Sectors – Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, has today told the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, that any post-Brexit farming deal must work for all of the countries and communities which make up the UK.

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Carmichael calls for Universal Credit pause

Alistair Carmichael, MP for the Northern Isles, today challenged the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to think again about the way in which Universal Credit works. The new benefits system that has been gradually rolled out is leaving almost 57% having to borrow money in order to make ends...

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‘Protection for islands’ produce must continue Post-Brexit’ – Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, has called on the UK Government to prioritise international agreement on protection for geographically special produce after Britain leaves the EU. Mr Carmichael asked the Secretary of State for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs, the Rt. Hon. Mic...

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‘Fishing policy post-Brexit must learn the right lessons from Cod Recovery Programme’ – Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, has called for an assurance from the UK Government that they will engage directly with the fishing industry itself in order to create “credible” policy after Britain has left the EU. Mr Carmichael asked the Government to adopt the “best examples” o...

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