Parliamentary Speeches


Hong Kong Questions - 216,000 BNO Passports Issued So Far

During Parliamentary questions on Hong Kong today, Andrew drew attention to the fact that "Over 216,000 BNO passports have been issued to Hong Kong residents so far this year, the most in any one year since the handover." 

Andrew Calls on Both Governments to Provide Event Sector Support

Last week Andrew met representatives of the Weddings and Events sector in Banchory. Last night he spoke on their behalf in the House of Commons, asking the Government, in London and Edinburgh, to remember them when packages of support are designed for the hospitality sector.

Supporting the Agriculture Bill During This Evenings Debate

Andrew spoke in support of the Agriculture Bill during the debate this evening, explaining why the bill will be beneficial to Scottish Farming and why he could not support the Lords Amendments that would curtail those benefits. 

Andrews full speech in written format is below;


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