Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and International Trade)
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My Lords, at the meeting of the Partnership Council on 9 June, sanitary and phytosanitary measures were discussed. Can the Minister confirm whether the Government intend to seek what is often called a veterinary agreement and whether there is any progress on that?
We wholeheartedly welcome this, and we welcome how the Minister can laugh at himself and bring good humour to this. I think it is okay to have a sense of humour about this issue; what matters is that we are finally dealing with it. This really is important. Encouragingly, breastfeeding rates are improving in this country; over 80% of women start to breastfeed their baby when they are born,...
I appreciate that and understand what the Minister is saying. Is he saying that, if it could be reasonably expected that a breastfeeding woman would feel humiliated in the particular circumstances, that would be interpreted as humiliation? On the point about the CCTV, I think most breastfeeding women would not feel humiliated in that circumstance.
Entered the House of Lords on 1 February 2021
Previously MP for Darlington until 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Also represented Darlington
Baroness Chapman of Darlington campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.