Carmichael raises concerns about repatriation support for constituents returning from overseas

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has today raised concerns in the House of Commons about the support for people attempting to return to the UK during the coronavirus crisis. Addressing the Foreign Secretary following the announcement that the Government was advising against all foreig...

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Suspension of over-75s licence fee change a welcome step – Carmichael

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has welcomed the announcement today that the BBC will delay changes to the licence fee for over-75s in light of the coronavirus outbreak. The BBC was due to bring back licence fees for over-75s starting from June. Mr Carmichael also called for communit...

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Carmichael challenges Government on aviation safety plans

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has challenged Ministers to explain their position on ending UK membership of the EASA, the European Aviation Safety Agency. Speaking in the House of Commons, Mr Carmichael highlighted the potential harm to industry and the position of business leaders...

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Prime Minister must be guided by commercial and technical expertise on Scottish space centre – Carmichael

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, today challenged the Prime Minister in the House of Commons to ensure that commercial and technical expertise is prioritised in the allocation of support for a future spaceport in Scotland. The proposed Shetland Space Centre in Unst is under considerat...

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Government backtrack on red diesel a win for farmers and fishermen – Carmichael

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has welcomed news that the Government has stood down on a rumoured increase in red diesel duty for farmers and fishermen. Comments prior to the Budget announcement had suggested that red diesel duty would rise significantly, but in the Chancellor’s sta...

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