Results 1–20 of 4000 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Barry Gardiner

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019 (Rule of Law) (9 Sep 2019)

Barry Gardiner: Bring back Eric Forth!

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Manufacturing Output (16 Jul 2019)

Barry Gardiner: The Minister will know that last month’s statistics on foreign direct investment show that new projects are down by 14%, new jobs are down by 24% and existing jobs safeguarded by new investment are down by 54%. That is an 80% drop in FDI over the past five years. What discussions has he had with the Chancellor about the effect of that on manufacturing output?

International Trade: Topical Questions (11 Jul 2019)

Barry Gardiner: Last month, the Department released the worst foreign direct investment statistics in five years. New projects were down 14%, new jobs were down 24%, and investment to safeguard existing jobs was down 54%. I know that the Secretary of State will want to explain the reasons for this to the House, but will he also tell us whether he still thinks he was right to announce that, in the event of a...

Export Licences: High Court Judgment (20 Jun 2019)

Barry Gardiner: I thank the Secretary of State for advance sight of the statement. This week, the House marked in debate the 70th anniversary of the Geneva convention and the 20th anniversary of the United Nation’s Security Council first putting on its agenda the protection of civilians in armed conflict. The irony of today’s judgment by the Court of Appeal is that the United Kingdom is the penholder at...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Targets (11 Jun 2019)

Barry Gardiner: I welcome the Minister to his new responsibilities while the right hon. Member for Devizes (Claire Perry) is on compassionate leave. We hope the right hon. Lady makes a speedy return to the House. Assuming the Government will do the right thing and legislate for net zero by 2050, in line with the recommendations of the Committee on Climate Change, why has the Minister decided to weaken the...

International Trade: Topical Questions (6 Jun 2019)

Barry Gardiner: Today we remember with profound respect the importance of the multilateral alliance, and the sacrifices made 75 years ago today. Did the Secretary of State take the opportunity of the recent state visit involving those commemorations to express his dismay that UK companies might now fall foul of the Helms-Burton Act, which would subject British businesses and investors to unfair legal...

International Trade: Topical Questions (25 Apr 2019)

Barry Gardiner: The world was shocked by the two crashes of Boeing 737 Max 8s that saw the tragic loss of 346 lives. That is, of course, a matter for the European Aviation Safety Agency to investigate, but it is for the Secretary of State to investigate whether the export capacity of Airbus was unfairly affected by Boeing’s failure to be transparent about the pitch instability of the aircraft, or to...

Climate Change Policy (23 Apr 2019)

Barry Gardiner: Mr Speaker has graciously allowed both an urgent question and statement on climate change today. That is unique in my remembrance, but it is uniquely appropriate, given the visit of Greta Thunberg to the House today. Through you, Madam Deputy Speaker, I would like to thank Mr Speaker for that. In our earlier discussion, we focused almost exclusively on emissions reduction and energy policy,...

Climate Change Policy (23 Apr 2019)

Barry Gardiner: That is very gracious of you, Madam Deputy Speaker. I will try not to exceed the time that the Minister took.

Climate Change Policy (23 Apr 2019)

Barry Gardiner: Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker. Earlier, the Minister spoke of the need to consider our international impacts: 97% of UK Export Finance support to energy in developing countries goes to fossil fuels, which is a subsidy to dirty, polluting energy worth nearly £5 billion. Will she look at that? We need even greater ambition and action if we are to inspire others in our bid to host next...

Climate Action and Extinction Rebellion (23 Apr 2019)

Barry Gardiner: I commend my right hon. Friend the Member for Doncaster North (Edward Miliband) for his timely question. The right to protest is one of the foundations of our freedom. From the Chartists to the suffragettes, and from the civil rights movement to the anti-apartheid campaign, all those victories were won by citizens uniting against injustice and making their voice heard. Extinction Rebellion...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Marine Renewable Electricity Generation (19 Mar 2019)

Barry Gardiner: Fifty per cent. of Europe’s tidal and 35% of its wave energy resource are in UK waters, but the Government have still not provided the marine renewables industry with a secure route from experimental phase through to demonstrator phase through to full commercial development. Recent research from the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult shows that revenue support could enable marine renewables...

International Trade: Topical Questions (14 Mar 2019)

Barry Gardiner: One of our most distinguished former diplomats, the noble Lord Kerr, spoke last week, during the passage of the Trade Bill in another place, of the value of having a mandate as a negotiator. He said: “Having negotiated against Americans, I know that it greatly strengthens their hand to be able to say, “Here is the proof that I cannot give you what you want, because Congress would turn it...

Uk’S Withdrawal from the European Union (13 Mar 2019)

Barry Gardiner: You can’t be that stupid!

Trade Remedy Measures: Uk Interests (25 Feb 2019)

Barry Gardiner: I thank the Secretary of State for advance sight of the statement today. He is right of course that, as we transition, we will need to have our own trade remedies in place. In his response, he may play fast and loose with our opposition to the Trade Bill, but he will know that our opposition was principled on the basis that we disagreed with many of the measures contained therein. We do, none...

Future Free Trade Agreements (21 Feb 2019)

Barry Gardiner: Will the Minister give way?

Future Free Trade Agreements (21 Feb 2019)

Barry Gardiner: rose—

Future Free Trade Agreements (21 Feb 2019)

Barry Gardiner: I just wanted to say thank you.

Future Free Trade Agreements (21 Feb 2019)

Barry Gardiner: It pains me to advise my hon. Friend of this, but in the last quarterly set of figures, that honourable exception of the north-east being the only region that exports more than it imports is no longer the case. I know that, as a doughty fighter for the north-east, that it is not what she wants to hear, but it is testament to what happens under this Government.

Future Free Trade Agreements (21 Feb 2019)

Barry Gardiner: There is a saying that the longest journey begins with the first step. I have always thought that very foolish. Surely the longest journey begins with deciding upon one’s destination. Without a destination, one is simply wandering about aimlessly. Of course, the other part of key journey planning is knowing what we want to do when we get there. Well, it seems to me that today’s debate...

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