Parliamentary Update – December 2014


The announcement by SSE yesterday that they have awarded the largest Living Wage contract is a “step in the right direction”, says Energy MP.

The announcement comes after a poll released by the Sunday Post, showing that record numbers of people have little trust in energy companies.

John Robertson MP, a member of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee, said: “The announcement from SSE today is a welcome step in the right direction. We saw over the weekend that the Energy Companies have a long way to go in rebuilding the public’s trust.

Perhaps SSE will lead the way, and the other big six energy firms can ‎follow their example.”


The announcement yesterday that the Ministry of Defence will definitely award the contracts for the Type 26 Frigates to the yards on the Clyde will “come as a relief to workers and their families” says local Member of Parliament.

Despite the First Sea Lord, Sir George Zambellas, previously casting doubt on whether the Type 26 frigates would be built within the UK, the Ministry of Defence has agreed that the Clyde yards are the yards most capable of building the complex warships.

John Robertson, whose Glasgow North West constituency includes the Scotstoun yards, said: “This is good news for the communities I represent.

“Since the First Sea Lord’s comments in Defence News, workers on the Clyde have been living with the uncertainty that their jobs might not be there. The announcement today can draw a line under that speculation, and allow the thousands of workers and their families to breathe a sigh of relief that their jobs are secure.”

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