CONSERVATIVE MEP FOR SCOTLAND

QUESTIONS TO THE COMMISSION

On this page you will find details of written questions I have submitted to the Commission. To see full text of the question please click on the links below. If the Commission has provided an answer to the question, it can be found using the "answer" button on the far right of the page.

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Commissioner Vella confirms opt out of the CFP goes beyond ‘mere’ treaty change

22.05.2017.

In March I had a robust exchange of views in the European Parliament with the person in charge of EU fisheries, Commissioner Vella, on the prospect of an opt out of the Common Fisheries Policy for an independent Scotland.

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Halt the North Sea Annual Plan

09.02.2017.

Last week the European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee discussed The Multi-annual Plan for Demersal Stocks in the North Sea. Each of the interventions in the debate (and sadly I was the only Scot who spoke) was ‘worthy’. Chief negotiator, Ulrike Rodust, a Socialist from Germany, is no friend of the fishermen’s having previously called for new red tape into the fishing industry, in the form of extra technical measures for the Common Fisheries Policy.

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Letter to Commissioner Hogan - My Concerns and Reccomendations on Greening Reform

24.05.2016.

Today I wrote to Farming Commissioner Hogan on my concerns regarding current Greening Requirements faced by Scottish and British farmers and my thoughts on where there can be reform.

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Letter to Commissioner Vella - Tuna in British Waters

16.02.2016.

My Letter to Commissioner Vella on Tuna in British Waters

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Commisioner Hogan Responds to Scottish Farm Payment Debacle

11.02.2016.

Commisioner Hogan admits, "I would like to see all farmers, whether in Scotland or elsewhere, paid as quickly as possible."

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