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UK Government 'Kick Start' Scheme Will Help Young Scots

Today at DWP Questions, Andrew asked Therese Coffey what efforts she was taking to ensure young Scots won't be disproportionately affected by the economic fall out from Covid-19, given the higher rate of unemployment when the pandemic hit.

Andrew Joins Fisheries Committee

Andrew was today asked to join the Fisheries Bill Committee, the committee will play a vital role in progressing the bill through Parliament and setting the new policy with which our fisheries will operate under following the end of the EU transition period. 

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.