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Royal Assent: Point of Order (13 Sep 2018)

Barry Gardiner: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. At 9.55 this morning, ensuring it was then too late to question the Secretary of State at International Trade questions, his Department released a written statement saying it was concerned about breaches of export controls and the conduct of licence applicants. We have been challenging this Government for many months to tighten export controls in relation to...

International Trade: Topical Questions (13 Sep 2018)

Barry Gardiner: What proposals has the Secretary of State made to his counterparts ahead of this weekend’s G20 ministerial meeting to avert the threat by the President of the United States to pull the United States out of the World Trade Organisation, and to ensure that the WTO can continue to function despite America’s refusal to approve appointments to the WTO’s appellate body—or...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: EU External Trade: Beef (10 Sep 2018)

Barry Gardiner: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on the UK beef sector of the European Commission’s proposal to allocate a larger share of its hormone-free beef quota to the US.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: EU External Trade: Beef (10 Sep 2018)

Barry Gardiner: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the potential redistribution of the EU hormone-free beef quota on UK beef exports to the EU in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: EU External Trade: Beef (10 Sep 2018)

Barry Gardiner: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the proposed review of the EU hormone-free beef quota on the allocation of EU and UK tariff rate quotas.

Trade Bill: Disclosure of information by HMRC (17 Jul 2018)

Barry Gardiner: I thank the Minister for Trade Policy for stepping into the shoes of the right hon. Member for Chelsea and Fulham (Greg Hands) with great aplomb. He has displayed his customary tact in all our engagements and has helped the Government deliver the Bill, despite all the pressures he has faced. I pay tribute to the hon. Member for Huntingdon (Mr Djanogly), who I thought made an exceptionally...

Trade Bill: Convention about Parliament legislating on devolved matters (17 Jul 2018)

Barry Gardiner: I take in good faith the assurance the Minister has given across the Dispatch Box that the Government would not normally do that, but surely he cannot equate that with having the security of that commitment in the Bill. He must accept that on this side of the House we have tried to be even-handed in ensuring that the terms of the devolution settlement are respected both by government and by...

Trade Bill: Convention about Parliament legislating on devolved matters (17 Jul 2018)

Barry Gardiner: I am concerned about what the Minister said. Does he not accept that if the provisions in clauses 1 and 2 are taken in conjunction with Government amendment 34, they will allow the Westminster Government to use Henry VIII powers to modify primary legislation or retained direct EU legislation in areas that are a matter of devolved competence? That is to go beyond “not normally”,...

Trade Bill: Convention about Parliament legislating on devolved matters (17 Jul 2018)

Barry Gardiner: indicated dissent.

Trade Bill: Convention about Parliament legislating on devolved matters (17 Jul 2018)

Barry Gardiner: I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.

Trade Bill: Convention about Parliament legislating on devolved matters (17 Jul 2018)

Barry Gardiner: I rise to speak to new clause 4, which stands in my name and those of my right hon. and hon. Friends. The extent to which the Bill encroaches on matters of devolved competence and undermines the power of devolved authorities is of particular concern. I am proud that it was a Labour Government who delivered the devolution settlements. They were established with a presumption of full...

Trade Bill: Convention about Parliament legislating on devolved matters (17 Jul 2018)

Barry Gardiner: A little later. Certainly, my good friend the shadow Secretary of State for Scotland has impressed on me the deficiencies of the Government’s approach, and it is with her strong advice that I have sought, in consultation with the shadow Secretaries of State for Wales and Northern Ireland, to propose a strong new clause that absolutely and even-handedly respects the devolution...

Trade Bill: Convention about Parliament legislating on devolved matters (17 Jul 2018)

Barry Gardiner: Once I have explained a little bit about what new clause 4 would do, I will happily give way to the hon. Gentleman. The provisions in clauses 1 and 2, taken with the Government’s latest amendment 34, would allow the Government in Westminster to use Henry VIII powers to modify primary legislation or retain direct EU legislation in areas of devolved competence, such as procurement,...

Trade Bill: Convention about Parliament legislating on devolved matters (17 Jul 2018)

Barry Gardiner: I am just about at the point where I will. Our new clause 4 would achieve this by setting out that normally the Government must seek the consent of the devolved Governments before making such regulations, ensuring that the convention is protected in the Bill, while similarly allowing the Government to use existing powers where a devolved Government act or—importantly—fail to act...

Trade Bill: Convention about Parliament legislating on devolved matters (17 Jul 2018)

Barry Gardiner: I note the hon. Gentleman’s objections. We clearly have a different view of the nature of the devolution settlement. I will try to take his amendments in turn and explain to him precisely why I believe that he is mistaken. Let us imagine circumstances in which a devolved Administration simply failed to introduce implementing regulation to an aspect of a trade treaty that that...

Trade Bill: Convention about Parliament legislating on devolved matters (17 Jul 2018)

Barry Gardiner: My hon. Friend has put it very succinctly, and he is absolutely correct. That is why the SNP’s new clause 20 does not respect the devolution agreements; nor is it about ensuring that devolved authorities have a say. If that were the case, I would have expected SNP Members to support the amendment that we tabled in Committee, which called for the Joint Ministerial Committee to be...

Trade Bill: Convention about Parliament legislating on devolved matters (17 Jul 2018)

Barry Gardiner: I am pressed for time. I know that you want me to conclude my remarks very shortly, Madam Deputy Speaker. While other amendments are about consent before the making of regulations implementing obligations arising under a trade agreement, that clause would prevent the trade agreement from ever having legal effect, as it could not be ratified unless the devolved authorities had consented. It...

Trade Policy (16 Jul 2018)

Barry Gardiner: I thank the right hon. Gentleman for advance sight of his statement. I have to say, when he said that he wanted to boost his relationships with old friends and new allies, I did wonder for a moment whether he was talking about the previous Foreign Secretary and the current Prime Minister, but it seemed not. The Trade Bill completed its Committee stage more than six months ago. Since then, the...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Staff (4 Jul 2018)

Barry Gardiner: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the maximum number of full-time equivalent staff employed in trade and export promotion in his Department has been; and what the current complement of such staff is.

International Trade: Topical Questions (28 Jun 2018)

Barry Gardiner: Ministers have made much today about the vote on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement earlier this week. I am not quite sure what they do not understand about no deal with Canada being better than a bad deal; I thought that in other areas that was actually their party policy. I want to focus on the damning report on carbon emissions released today by the Committee on Climate Change....


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