This Week #8 (2018)

5th November 2018

Monday 29th October

On Monday, Marion was back in London working hard for the constituents of Motherwell and Wishaw. Amongst a busy day of meetings and parliamentary duties, Marion was able to quiz Caroline Nokes MP, Minister for Immigration, on the effect on Scotland of the ending of free movement of people within the EU:

Scottish Government analysis published in February estimates that real GDP in Scotland will be 4.5% lower by 2040 than it would otherwise have been, as a result of lower migration. Does the Minister agree that this is why immigration powers must be devolved to Scotland, so that Scotland can create a system that is fair and that meets our needs and values?

The Minister failed to answer the question adequately:

The Government have been repeatedly clear that immigration policy remains a reserved matter. Four years ago the people of Scotland confirmed in a referendum that they wanted to remain part of the United Kingdom and we will deliver an immigration policy for every part of the UK.

Tuesday 30th October

Wednesday 31st October

Thursday 1st November

Friday 2nd November

On Friday, Marion was back in the constituency as usual, hosting meetings, catching up on correspondence, and hosting her monthly constituency office surgery in the Dalziel Building in Motherwell.

To make an appointment for next month’s surgery, telephone Marion’s office on 01698 337191.

Saturday 3rd Saturday