Deidre Brock MP

Member of Parliament for Edinburgh North & Leith

Rail fare increases

I believe that rail fare raises are most unwelcome, especially during these times of UK Government austerity and pay freezes. In order to set fair fares it's important that the most appropriate operator is given the franchise, EU law allows public sector organisations to bid to operate rail services but the UK Government forbids this.  I ...
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Speech: Public Finances Debate 3 Feb 2016

Below is my contribution to the debate on Scotland's Public Finances (Wed Feb 3rd). ​​For background on why the 'fiscal framework' being negotiated by the Scottish and UK Governments is  so important, see here.You can also watch my speech on the UK parliament website here or read the full debate here.PUBLIC FINANCES: SCOTLA...
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Scotland Bill debated at Westminster

The Scotland Bill went through its final stages in the House of Commons in a rushed debate on Monday afternoon. The SNP MPs put down a number of amendments designed to bring the Bill closer to what was propose by the Smith Commission.Sensible proposals on devolving powers on tax credits, industrial relations and workers' rights were all reject...
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My response to the refugee crisis

The scenes of displaced people who have risked their lives to seek refuge in Europe are truly heartbreaking. We have a moral obligation to offer refuge to people fleeing conflict and persecution. We can and must do more; the UK Government's slow and limited response is simply not good enough. There is a real need to develop a more co-oper...
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