“Fishing not a priority for May” - Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, responded to the Government’s announcement that they may extend the transitional period, by asking the Environment Secretary about the impact it would have on fishermen in the UK. The UK Government have previously committed to leaving the Common Fisheries Policy as we leave the EU, but a deal was later struck that would see the UK in the CFP until the end of the transition period.

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Khan Al-Ahmar demolition “morally and legally wrong” says Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for the Orkney and Shetland, today challenged the Prime Minister to defend human rights in occupied Palestinian territories. The West Bank village of Khan al-Ahmar, is facing demolition, an action which the United Nations characterised as a breach of the Fourth Geneva Convention, and a war crime. Preparations for demolition started on 15th October, with work expected to start at any moment.

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Local Businesses must guard against fraud - Carmichael

Police in Orkney are warning residents and businesses in the islands to be on their guard against online and telephone fraud. It is estimated that around £350,000 has been stolen from the county through online and telephone fraud since the start of 2018 alone.

Alistair Carmichael MP has joined police in urging people to watch out for the warning signs to protect themselves and others against fraud.

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“Universal Credit not tackling in-work poverty” warns Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, has today warned the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions that the Government’s underfunding of Universal Credit could undermine the whole purpose of the benefits reforms.

In July 2015, then Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, cut Universal Credit funding, resulting in the Government removing working tax credits, a policy which makes the transition between benefits and work more smooth. The Government has since been forced to offer more transitional funding, but this only exists until 2023.

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Government must end Seafarer Pay scandal - Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for the Northern Isles, has today challenged the Government to do more to end chronic underpayment of seafarers working in the North Sea. Mr. Carmichael raised the issue last year and the then Minister commissioned a Legal Working Group to draft potential changes to the law which would deliver better pay and conditions to seafarers. The Working Group held its last meeting in December 2017, but the Government have not yet implemented the recommendations it gave.

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Carmichael challenges PM over fishing rights

Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, has challenged the Prime Minister to guarantee fishing rights for UK fishermen as the UK leaves the European Union. Mr. Carmichael made the call during the weekly session of Prime Minister’s Question Time.

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Medicine Allergy labels not good enough – Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, today has called on the Government to ensure that medicines for treating anaphylactic reactions themselves contain full allergy notes. At present, many medicines for treating these conditions contain allergens, but the data sheets do not make clear which allergens are included.

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Alistair Carmichael Summer Surgeries

 

Alistair Carmichael MP

 Isles’ visits and constituency advice surgeries

August 2018

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“Test of fisheries proposal will be in delivery” – Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, has cautiously welcomed the UK Government’s White Paper on the future of the fishing industry. The White paper outlines the Government’s proposed strategy for fisheries management once the UK transitions out of the EU. Mr. Carmichael noted the positive improvements which will see a greater share of catch going to British Fishermen, and a more sustainable ecosystem approach.

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Rural 4G not good enough – Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, has today challenged the Minister for Communications to do more to improve 4G mobile coverage, in Scotland’s rural communities.

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