Carmichael challenges Government to take more refugees

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has called for the Home Secretary to increase the number of refugees admitted to the UK for their safety. This comes after the UK government announced that it had already identified 20,000 local authority places for refugees, the number it is supposed to reach by 2020. 

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Government tax return proposals still too onerous for rural businesses – Carmichael

Northern Isles MP, Alistair Carmichael, has said the government needs to further consider the effect that introducing digital tax returns will have on businesses with poor broadband connectivity.

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Carmichael welcomes government response to brain tumour petition but calls for clear funding pledge

Northern Isles MP, Alistair Carmichael, has welcomed the government’s admission that more action is needed on brain tumour diagnosis but has called for a clear commitment to increase the 1% of national funding which is allocated to researching the disease.  

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“Trident vote is a missed opportunity” - Carmichael

Commenting after the Commons vote on the replacement of the Trident nuclear weapons submarines, Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, said:

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Carmichael welcomes victory in tug boat battle

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, today welcomed news that the battle to secure the provision of an Emergency Towing Vessel in the Northern Isles has been won.

 

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Alistair's Times Article: Parliament cannot duck responsibility for the UK joining the Iraq war

Of the 659 MPs who were serving MPs in 2003, 172 are MPs today.  Of the 149 who voted against the war only 21 are still MPs.  I am one of them.

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We will pay the price of Iraq for years to come – Carmichael

Commenting on the publication of the Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq war, Northern Isles MP, Alistair Carmichael, said:

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Emergency Towing Vessel decision must be informed by risk assessment - Carmichael

Northern Isles MP, Alistair Carmichael, has pressed the government again on the future of the coastguard tug, and urged the Transport Minister to take proper account of a substantial and comprehensive risk assessment by the private sector of the dangers of removing the tug.

 

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Government should allow independent judge-led inquiry into UK involvement in rendition – Carmichael

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has used Prime Minister’s Questions to urge David Cameron to establish an independent, judge-led inquiry into the UK Government’s involvement in rendition for torture of terrorism suspects.

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Respect the water – Carmichael joins RNLI campaign for safety at sea

Northern Isles MP, Alistair Carmichael, joined the RNLI in Parliament last week for the launch of their ‘Respect the Water’ campaign which aims to raise awareness of the danger of the sea, especially during the lure of the summer months.

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