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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Meeting of the Parliament 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
The Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism (Fergus Ewing) Recent reports illustrate the important role that innovation and new technological solutions can play in achieving significant cost savings for the industry, boosting production and ultimately increasing tax revenue from North Sea oil and gas extraction.

With the powers of independence, t...

Meeting of the Parliament 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
Fergus Ewing Yes, I do. In addition to fiscal stability and predictability, that is something that the industry has never had under the United Kingdom’s stewardship.

As the Wood review highlighted—[Interruption.]



Meeting of the Parliament 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
Fergus Ewing As Sir Ian Wood, a hugely respected figure in the oil and gas industry highlighted, implementing his report’s recommendations could add £200 billion to the economy. That includes the effective implementation of enhanced oil recovery—EOR—which could secure up to 6 billion barrels of oil in a best-cas...

Meeting of the Parliament 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
Fergus Ewing We have always recognised as Sir Ian Wood said in his report—he mentioned it six times—that the amount of recoverable oil and gas reserves could be between 12 and 24 billion barrels. It depends entirely on whether the right or the wrong policies are pursued. The truth is—Sir Ian once again records t...

Meeting of the Parliament 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
Fergus Ewing Murdo Fraser has been here long enough to know that one should listen to the first answer before asking a question. The issue is not about personalities. Sir Ian is a hugely respected figure across the world. Just as we respect people on the other benches, we disagree with their prescription for the...

Meeting of the Parliament 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism (Fergus Ewing) The N-56 report is another that highlights the shortcomings of the United Kingdom Government’s and the Office for Budget Responsibility’s oil and gas forecasts. It comes just a week after the esteemed Scottish economist Professor Sir Donald MacKay said that the OBR’s forecasts were likely to be “pre...

Meeting of the Parliament 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Fergus Ewing Yes. It is encouraging to see that the report to which Maureen Watt refers endorses the Scottish Government’s plans to set up an energy fund, which is something that successive UK Governments have failed to do, to the regret of some of their former members, at least in the Liberal and Labour parties...

Meeting of the Parliament 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Fergus Ewing I am not sure that the forecasts ever possessed much credibility, so they cannot really lose it. It is clear that the OBR is out of step with the industry. Sir Donald Mackay is the latest expert commentator who has expressed that view. In fact, he dismissed Danny Alexander’s claims about North Sea r...

Meeting of the Parliament 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Fergus Ewing I met BP just recently—yesterday, in fact—and we had a very interesting and useful discussion about its Clair ridge project to the west of Shetland, which is going ahead.

Alistair Darling said:

“Right from the start the Tories used the OBR not just as part of the Government but...

Meeting of the Parliament 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Fergus Ewing We have set out our own projections, which are based on a middle range scenario. The main point to make in this argument, which should not be just about statistics and figures, is that our view is shared by the industry. The pessimistic view that is constantly espoused by the Conservatives and their...
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S4M-10843.1.2 Ruth Davidson: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-10843.1 in the name
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S4M-10843.1.1 Willie Rennie: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-10843.1 in the name
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S4M-10843.1 Johann Lamont: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to motion S4M-10843 in the name of Alex
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S4M-10843 Alex Salmond: Scotland’s Future—That the Parliament agrees that Scotland is one of the wea
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S4M-10829.3 Jenny Marra: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 in t
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S4M-10829.2 Mary Scanlon: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 in
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S4M-10829.1 Alison McInnes: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 i
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S4M-10829 Angela Constance: Increasing Opportunities for Women—That the Parliament welcomes the grow
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S4M-10777.4 Jackie Baillie: Welfare—As an amendment to motion S4M-10777 in the name of Nicola Sturge
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S4M-10777.2 Alex Johnstone: Welfare—As an amendment to motion S4M-01777 in the name of Nicola Sturge
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Motion S4M-10305: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10304: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10303: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10302: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10051: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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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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