Mobile improvements and investment must reach Northern Isles - Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland has challenged the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the Rt. Hon. Jeremy Wright QC MP, over the lack of mobile phone signal in rural communities.

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“UK’s last Fisheries Council must work for our fleets” warns Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, today spoke at the annual debate on fisheries ahead of the December council of the Common Fisheries Policy, which will agree quota levels for the year ahead. Mr. Carmichael used the debate to warn ministers of the challenges faced by the fleet.

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She bravely takes the blows but ‘Rocky’ May is really on the ropes

One of the more improbable lines doing the rounds at the moment in the House of Commons tea room is that when it comes to making “Brexit, the Movie” Theresa May will have to be played by Sylvester Stallone.

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Agriculture sector concerns must be heard by Government – Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for the Northern Isles, has demanded that the Government do more to engage with the concerns of farmers and crofters in their contingency planning. In order to trade with the EU, non-Member states have to be certified as being grown, or raised in a way which meets the EUs standards. In the event of a no-deal Brexit the UK would have to apply for that status in order to continue to export to the EU.

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Maximum engagement with staff on new air traffic management system – Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for the Northern Isles, has called on Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd. to listen to the concerns of local air traffic controllers around HIAL’s proposals to centralise air traffic management in Inverness.

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Marine Renewables need creative engagement and creative solutions – Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for the Northern Isles, spoke today at the International Tidal Energy Summit in London about the importance of investing in the development of innovative renewable energies like Tidal and wave energy. Mr Carmichael’s speech comes on the back of Mr. Carmichael’s efforts to secure a meeting with Energy Minister Claire Perry for marine renewable developers to discuss their concerns. That meeting will take place in the new year.

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“Seeds of Fisheries Failure were sown in March and will bloom in spring” warns Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, has today again challenged the Prime Minister over her approach to fisheries in the EU negotiations following reports over the weekend that the French Government will force the UK into the backstop unless a deal under which French fishermen would have access to UK waters could be found.

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Tourism VAT Cut could boost local economy – Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, led a debate yesterday evening on the VAT charged on the Tourism Sector. Mr. Carmichael secured the debate in which he praised the hard work of everyone involved in the sector and called on the Government to support more local and rural areas by letting them keep more of the money the tourism sector brings to the UK economy.

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Fishermen voices must be heard – Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, will call on the Government during todays debate on the Fisheries bill to ensure that the voices of UK Fishermen are not frozen out of the fisheries management programme as the UK leaves the EU. The Transition deal means that the UK fishing industry will remain subject to decisions made under the Common Fisheries Policy, while they have no say in what those rules ought to be.

 

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Carmichael demands fishing deal guarantees

Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, has challenged the Prime Minister over the lack of a clear statement in the draft Brexit Deal which guarantees the UK’s departure from the Common Fisheries Policy.

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