“Home Secretary can and must do more for unaccompanied child refugees” says Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for the Northern Isles, today demanded further action from the Home Secretary to ensure Britain takes unaccompanied child refugees where they have families in the UK. Speaking about the Dublin regulations, a set of EU rules which determine the member state responsible for an asylum application process, Mr. Carmichael asked the Home Secretary to use the discretionary sections to ensure that any refugees with families in the UK could be reunited.


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Carmichael Secures debate on Rural Broadband

Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, has secured a debate on the rollout of superfast broadband on rural communities. The debate is scheduled for 21 February 2017.

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Carmichael Tells Commons of Importance of EU Nationals To Life In The Isles

Speaking in the Commons yesterday evening Alistair Carmichael MP demanded that the government should guarantee the rights of EU migrants in communities across the UK to be given the right to remain following the exit of Britain from the European Union.


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Carmichael Sponsors Fair Fuel Bill in Commons

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has welcomed the introduction of a “Fair Fuel Bill” in the House of Commons.   The bill which would require petrol stations to show customers how much of the cost per litre was made up in taxes was introduced by Conservative MP, Peter Aldous, but is supported by MPs of all parties.

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“Industrial strategy must work for the whole country” - Carmichael

Northern Isles MP, Alistair Carmichael,  has challenged the Government to ensure that their industrial strategy launched this week works  for island communities and not just towns and cities.

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VAT Cut Needed To Boost Tourism – Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for the Northern Isles, has stepped up pressure on the UK Government to implement a cut in VAT to support the Tourism Industry in Orkney and Shetland.


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Maritime debate “not an event, but the start of a process” Says Alistair Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, yesterday led a debate on the Future of the maritime industry across the UK. Focusing on pay and training, Mr. Carmichael criticised UK Government for its willingness to collect tax, but its unwillingness to enforce minimum wage on seafarers in the UK.


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Hildasay and Helliar a “start, but more work to do” says Alistair Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael MP, Northern Isles has welcomed a deal secured between Serco Northlink and Seatruck, which will see an end to many staff being paid less than £4 an hour, considerably less than the minimum wage of £7.20.

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“Isles must not be left behind on Smart Meter rollout” – Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, Northern Isles MP, has today called on the government to reconsider their approach to the roll out of smart meters and warned that island communities must not be left behind because of their poor connectivity. Mr. Carmichael asked for the Government to take its time to ensure the right choices are made now rather than sleepwalking into a crisis in two years time.


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Carmichael demands action on fishing visas

Alistair Carmichael, Northern Isles MP, asked in the House today for the Minister for Immigration, Mr. Robert Goodwell MP, to consider how best to tailor the immigration system to take into account the different needs of different parts of the country.

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