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Meeting of the Parliament 18 December 2014 Business until 12:00 : Thursday, December 18, 2014
Adam Ingram

I thank the minister for her answer, which is very disappointing. Will the welfare powers coming to the Parliament from the Smith commission process allow us to turn back and eradicate the shameful growth of food poverty in this country, which has been created by United Kingdom austerity policies?



Meeting of the Parliament 18 December 2014 Business until 12:00 : Thursday, December 18, 2014
3. Adam Ingram (Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley) (SNP)

To ask the Scottish Government what information it has about trends in the use of food banks in Scotland. (S4O-03843)



European and External Relations Committee 11 December 2014 : Thursday, December 11, 2014
Adam Ingram

Okay.

The other aspect is the level of investment in Scotland from US companies. One reason why we seem to attract a fair bit of investment from the US is that those companies want to have a base in the EU so that they can enter the European market. If we are going to liberalise trade and investment between the US and the EU, is there not a threat of disinvestment in Scotland as a consequence of that?



European and External Relations Committee 11 December 2014 : Thursday, December 11, 2014
Adam Ingram

As I say, the panel represents sectors that will benefit significantly from an easing of trade barriers with the United States or an easing of regulations and the like, but other industries might suffer. I am thinking of the food industry, on which American imports might have a significant impact here. I am astonished that we do not have hard and fast figures that estimate the impact of the agreement on jobs in our indigenous companies.



European and External Relations Committee 11 December 2014 : Thursday, December 11, 2014
Adam Ingram

We did have such a thing as imperial preference, which might have had something to do with that growth.



European and External Relations Committee 11 December 2014 : Thursday, December 11, 2014
Adam Ingram

I would be a bit more comfortable if I was not depending on blind faith.



European and External Relations Committee 11 December 2014 : Thursday, December 11, 2014
Adam Ingram

Thank you very much for that evidence.

We are kind of genetically programmed to believe that free trade is a good thing that helps to create jobs and the like, but I have seen some negative comments from the United States about the North American free trade agreement. The US was sold NAFTA on the basis that it would lead to a significant increase in jobs and economic activity in the American economy, but the opposite appears to have happened.

You have laid out some of the opportunities that would be available in the American market for Scottish goods such as luxury textiles or, indeed, life sciences, but surely there is another side to the coin, which is the impact of American or North American exports into Scotland and the UK. I wonder whether John Crawford can tell me whether any work has been done on what the net impact on jobs would be if TTIP came to be. By that, I mean the net impact on jobs in Scotland, which is really what the committee is interested in. I have heard one side of the argument; now I would like to hear a bit more about the threats posed by this agreement.



European and External Relations Committee 11 December 2014 : Thursday, December 11, 2014
Adam Ingram

I am the MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, in Ayrshire.



European and External Relations Committee 11 December 2014 : Thursday, December 11, 2014
Adam Ingram

I was interested in the couple of paragraphs on the Europe-wide energy union, which is obviously particularly relevant to Scotland. There are notions of decarbonisation of the European energy mix and further investment in research and innovation, which is particularly relevant to this week’s announcement about a couple of our wave power companies being in trouble. European state-aid rules were also mentioned in that context. It might therefore be useful to get an indication of how Scotland will play into that from the Scottish Government or whoever is responsible for those subjects.



European and External Relations Committee 11 December 2014 : Thursday, December 11, 2014
Adam Ingram

It would be particularly interesting to hear how people are responding to the issue at sub-state level.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-11901.3 Neil Findlay: Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce—As an amendment to motion S4M-11901
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NoDefeated

S4M-11901.1 Mary Scanlon: Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce—As an amendment to motion S4M-11901
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NoDefeated

S4M-11830.2 John Swinney: The Smith Commission—As an amendment to motion S4M-11830 in the name of Ru
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YesCarried

S4M-11830 Ruth Davidson: The Smith Commission—That the Parliament welcomes the publication of the Sm
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YesCarried

Amendment 6 moved by Dr Richard Simpson on motion S4M-11826 Maureen Watt: Food (Scotland) Bill—That
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NoDefeated

S4M-11825.3 Claire Baker: End of Year Fish Negotiations—As an amendment to motion S4M-11825 in the n
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NoDefeated

S4M-11825.2 Jamie McGrigor: End of Year Fish Negotiations—As an amendment to motion S4M-11825 in the
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S4M-11825.1 Tavish Scott: End of Year Fish Negotiations—As an amendment to motion S4M-11825 in the n
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NoDefeated

S4M-11825 Richard Lochhead: End of Year Fish Negotiations—That the Parliament welcomes the successfu
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YesCarried

S4M-11763.3 Margaret Burgess: Private Sector Rent Reform—As an amendment to motion S4M-11763 in the
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YesCarried

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Motion S4M-08021: Adam Ingram, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/10/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07968: Adam Ingram, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/10/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07673: Adam Ingram, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/09/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07050: Adam Ingram, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/06/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06879: Adam Ingram, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/06/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06837: Adam Ingram, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/06/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-04875: Adam Ingram, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/11/2012 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-04226: Adam Ingram, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/09/2012 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-02413: Adam Ingram, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/03/2012 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-02101: Adam Ingram, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/02/2012 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4O-03853: Adam Ingram, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03843: Adam Ingram, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03760: Adam Ingram, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03576: Adam Ingram, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22533: Adam Ingram, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22534: Adam Ingram, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22535: Adam Ingram, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03508: Adam Ingram, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03228: Adam Ingram, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03146: Adam Ingram, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/04/2014 Show Full Question >>

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