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Meeting of the Parliament 30 October 2014 : Thursday, October 30, 2014
Graeme Dey (Angus South) (SNP)

As the First Minister may be aware, John M Henderson & Co, the long-established Arbroath-based engineering company, has gone into administration with the immediate loss of 89 jobs. What action is the Scottish Government taking in response to that major blow to the economy and the affected employees? In particular, how might it help the tremendous efforts that are being made by Angus Training Group to assist apprentices who are caught up in the situation to find alternative opportunities to pursue their planned careers?



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Graeme Dey (Angus South) (SNP)

Good morning, minister. It has been always said that hitting the initial targets was the easy part, and that the difficulty increased the further we went into the process. However, in her evidence last week to the committee, Dr Ute Collier of the Committee on Climate Change said that, owing to changes to the European Union emissions trading scheme and further inventory changes that are coming, we are “chasing a moving target” and will have a major problem next year.

You have talked about going even deeper with making changes but, to put that into perspective, I note that Dr Collier equated what was needed with insulating every solid wall home and all the outstanding homes with cavity walls in Scotland in one year at a cost of £5 billion to £10 billion. If that is a good analogy, is that not an almost impossible task? Do we not need to get realistic about where we are at?

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Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Graeme Dey

Thank you for that answer, minister. Those figures are interesting.

How confident are you that the measures that you announced earlier this year will get us back on track, either in paper terms or in real terms? If they are not going to do that, will we not need to seriously think about changing the targets? Although it might send the wrong message, is it not something that we would have to do? Dr Collier said that she would not suggest changing them in the run-up to 2015, because that would not be appropriate, but she said that we might have to do it later on. What are your thoughts on that?



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Graeme Dey

I want to be clear about something, minister. I understand your point about taking a voluntary approach with the agriculture industry, but given the very large sums of public money that it receives, we are entitled to expect it to make a sizeable contribution. If the Government were to consider the approach, would there be barriers to making carbon audits mandatory and linking performance to payment levels in the next CAP? In other words, anyone who had performed well would have made savings anyway and would be financially advantaged, while the poor performers could be penalised.



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Graeme Dey

That would be useful.



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Graeme Dey

Good morning, gentlemen. I have a couple of scene-setting questions emanating from the 2014 report.

First, I note that the total property value is given as £267 million, which compares with £237.3 million in the previous year. That is quite a leap. Will you outline how that increase has been arrived at?

Secondly, given the committee’s previous discussion with the minister about climate change, I am particularly interested in the suggestion that greenhouse gas emissions from the Crown Estate have been reduced by 3 per cent. How did you achieve that? How will you maintain or improve on that performance in the coming years?



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Graeme Dey

That suggests that you have done what you have done and you are where you are, but how are you going to build on that?



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Graeme Dey

Would you actively encourage your tenant farmers to carry out carbon audits on their farms?



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Graeme Dey

That answer is encouraging.



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Graeme Dey

I want to investigate a fairly topical subject. Does the Crown Estate own any land or sea bed in Scotland in areas that could become the subject of shale gas extraction? If so, what is your position on fracking?

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S4M-11332.2 Jenny Marra: Supported Business—As an amendment to motion S4M-11332 in the name of Fergu
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S4M-11332.1 Gavin Brown: Supported Business—As an amendment to motion S4M-11332 in the name of Fergu
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S4M-11332 Fergus Ewing: Supported Business—That the Parliament recognises the economic and social va
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S4M-11304.3 Michael Russell: Addressing the Attainment Gap in Scottish Schools—As an amendment to mo
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S4M-11304 Liz Smith: Addressing the Attainment Gap in Scottish Schools—That the Parliament believes
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S4M-11123 Joe FitzPatrick on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament
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S4M-11114.2 Kenny MacAskill: Policing—As an amendment to motion S4M-11114 in the name of Graeme Pear
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S4M-11114 Graeme Pearson: Policing—That the Parliament acknowledges that policing in Scotland contin
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S4M-11116.1.1 Patrick Harvie: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-11116.1 in the name
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S4M-11116.1 Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to motion S4M-11116 in the name of Jo
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