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PMQs - Andrew Asks PM for Oil and Gas Support

Andrew used his first virtual PMQ today, to ask Boris Johnson about the serious issues facing the Oil and Gas Industry and called for the Sector Deal to be brought forward as soon as possible - to protect jobs and support efforts to get to Net Zero - crucial to the North East. 

Working Closely Together - Is Working Well

Today Andrew spoke 'virtually' for a second time in the House of Commons, he commended the UK Government and the devolved administrations for working closely together, thanked the "amazing staff" at NHS Grampian and asked Michael Gove for his agreement on the importance of collaboration between a

Andrew Calls for Growth in Navy Fleet and Reserves

Today at MOD Questions, Andrew asked if the Government was committed to having enough Royal Navy ships to have two sovereign UK deployable carrier groups, capable of defending the two new aircraft carriers, whilst carrying out other overseas commitments. The answer wasn't exactly yes...

Prime Minister Commits to World Energy Capital

Today the Prime Minister committed to working with the oil & gas industry to make Aberdeen City & Shire no longer simply the oil & gas capital of Europe, but the Energy Capital of the World. The Prime Minister spoke in response to a question from Andrew during PMQs.

NHS Funding Bill Speech

Tonight Andrew spoke in the NHS Funding Bill debate. The decisions being made by the Conservative UK Government mean there will, this year, be a record boost to Scotland's block grant.

A Government for the Whole United Kingdom

Andrew used an opportunity today to ask what plans the Government have to ensure civil service jobs are spread throughout the entire United Kingdom, enforcing the Conservatives position as a true One Nation Government. 

Andrew Asks For Funding to Repair and Replace Bridges

Earlier today Andrew raised the closure of Abbeyton & Park Bridges in Parliament. Andrew asked to discuss ways of allowing the UK Govt to directly fund crucial pieces of infrastructure that Aberdeenshire Council cannot fund due to budget cuts from the Scottish Government.