Fergus Ewing MSP

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Fergus Ewing MSP

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  • Member for: Inverness and Nairn
  • Region: Highlands and Islands
  • Party: Scottish National Party

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
The Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism (Fergus Ewing) Ofgem’s recent decision to delay implementation of much-needed reforms to the system of charging for use of the high-voltage transmission system is bad news for the industry in Scotland and bad news for electricity consumers.

Scottish generators account for around 12 per cent of generati...

Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Fergus Ewing I do agree with that. The current situation is particularly unfortunate because I think that there is broad support across the political spectrum for the development of wave and tidal energy in Scotland and, indeed, in the south-west of England.

The delay in project transmit is extremely...

Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Fergus Ewing Frankly, the less politics we have in these matters the better.

As I thought Mr Gray heard earlier, the changes that project transmit would implement would have benefits for all consumers in Scotland and would cut bills by £8.30 a year. Of course, the Deputy First Minister has demonstrat...

Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Fergus Ewing I am never one to miss an opportunity, Presiding Officer.

As Jackie Baillie and most other members will recognise, we have invested substantially in a wide range of measures to improve insulation in housing and energy efficiency. We spend an awful lot more than is spent down south on thos...

Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
The Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism (Fergus Ewing) The industry has provided strong evidence to show that the new tax measure could prove to be very damaging to exploration and development activity in the North Sea by pushing up costs and reducing the availability of rigs. The oil and gas industry needs a stable and predictable fiscal regime. That i...

Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Fergus Ewing It is factually correct to say that that is precisely what Sir Ian Wood’s report concluded—that the North Sea basin has a reputation for fiscal instability, which is extremely unfortunate. The introduction of the new bareboat charter tax will be extremely damaging, according to the industry. Colin P...

Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Fergus Ewing I do not agree at all. The problem for Mr Fraser is that the industry in Aberdeen is expressing concern about the tax’s impact, which it estimates might cost the industry £1 billion at a time when many projects are under serious threat of reconsideration because of rising costs.

The situa...

Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
The Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism (Fergus Ewing) Access to finance for small and medium-sized enterprises is a regular discussion item in the many ministerial meetings that are held with the banks, business representative organisations and individual companies.

Although access to finance continues to be a challenge for some viable busin...

Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Fergus Ewing I am aware of the committee’s good work and recommendations, which we are considering and will respond to after the Easter recess.

The survey that Joan McAlpine mentioned relates specifically to companies that are account managed by Scottish Enterprise and therefore may not represent the ...

Meeting of the Parliament 20 March 2014 : Thursday, March 20, 2014
The Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism (Fergus Ewing)

1. Christian Allard (North East Scotland) (SNP): To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to encourage people with transferable skills to work in the energy sector. (S4O-03037)

Through Skills Development Scotland, the Scottish Government is refreshing the “Skills Inves...
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S4M-09557.2 Kenny MacAskill: Stop and Search—As an amendment to motion S4M-09557 in the name of Alis
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S4M-09557 Alison McInnes: Stop and Search—That the Parliament notes that stop and search is an opera
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S4M-09558.2 Michael Matheson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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S4M-09558.1 Richard Simpson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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S4M-09558 Jim Hume: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—That the Parliament notes that one in four ad
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S4M-09547.1 Jackson Carlaw: Scotland, A Good Global Citizen—As an amendment to motion S4M-09547 in t
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S4M-09482.1 Jackie Baillie: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margare
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S4M-09482.3 Liz Smith: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margaret Bur
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Motion S4M-09365: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09335: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09239: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08913: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08745: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08610: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08240: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/11/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07974: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/10/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07759: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/09/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07712: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/09/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S3W-06602: Fergus Ewing, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/11/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S3O-06602: Fergus Ewing, Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/11/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-00002: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/05/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-00001: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/05/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-00000: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/05/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32673: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32686: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32674: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32675: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32676: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2007 Show Full Question >>

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