Autumn Statement

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons am 1:27 pm ar 22 Tachwedd 2023.

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Photo of Gavin Newlands Gavin Newlands Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Transport) 1:27, 22 Tachwedd 2023

The Chancellor mentioned support for carbon capture and storage and for hydrogen, and the Prime Minister earlier spoke of support for the oil and gas sector. The Chancellor will be all too aware of this morning’s announcement of the intended closure of the Grangemouth oil refinery, which represents a huge 4% of Scottish GDP and provides hundreds of jobs. What discussions has he had with the Energy Secretary, with Petroineos or with the Scottish Government with the aim of trying to stop this closure before its disastrous impact can come to pass?