Hilary Benn: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Burma on the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights' assessment of Burma's operations against Rohingya Muslims constituting a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.
Hilary Benn: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has for the future of the Global Learning programme.
Hilary Benn: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether it is her policy that the UK should continue to participate in the Europe Aid Development Awareness programme after the UK leaves the EU.
Hilary Benn: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has for the future of development awareness education.
Hilary Benn: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many new projects in the UK have been (a) signed-off and (b) financed by the European Investment Bank in each of the last 12 months.
Hilary Benn: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is the Government's policy to retain UK membership of the Schengen Information System after the UK leaves the EU.
Hilary Benn: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will list the types of information currently available to UK enforcement agencies as a result of membership of the Schengen Information System.
Hilary Benn: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether it is the Government's policy to seek to continue membership of the Rapid Alert System for food and feed when the UK leaves the EU.
Hilary Benn: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether it is the Government's policy to seek to remain part of the TRACES online management tool after the UK leaves the EU.
Hilary Benn: First, I just say to the right hon. Member for Chingford and Woodford Green (Mr Duncan Smith) that this is not about defying the will of the British people; it is about how sensibly we are going to give effect to it. The referendum campaign seems a long time ago now, but during it we heard endless assertions that the process of leaving the European Union would be easy, straightforward and...
Hilary Benn: No, I will not—unless the Government move on this—because the flaws are so fundamental that they should go away and do their homework again. Not a single person in this Chamber does not accept that legislation is required to undertake the task; we are just saying that it is not the legislation before us. There is a huge difference between a statutory instrument that proposes in...
Hilary Benn: It was an interesting proposal, but, personally, I think that others can give advice, but in the end the sifting must be done by Parliament or a body established by Parliament and made up of parliamentarians. That is my clear view.
Hilary Benn: That would be one possibility. I hope that the Government will listen to all these suggestions and come forward with a proposal. I welcome what the Secretary of State said in response to my point about the relationship between Parliament voting on the withdrawal agreement and the exercise of the powers under clause 9. He was kind enough to say it was a logical point, so will he reflect on...
Hilary Benn: Will the Secretary of State give way?
Hilary Benn: Will the Secretary of State give the House an assurance that the powers in clause 9 to implement the withdrawal agreement will not be exercised until Parliament has had an opportunity to vote on the agreement?
Hilary Benn: On the agreement.
Hilary Benn: Now that the Secretary of State has accepted that there will need to be transitional arrangements, is it the Government’s policy that the UK will continue to make payments into the EU budget for that period, however long it lasts?
Hilary Benn: Leaving without a deal would be disastrous, and the Government must now realise that it will not be possible to negotiate the bespoke deal that they have spoken about at great length by the time set out under the article 50 process, because there will not be sufficient time, given the rate of progress. In order for the Secretary of State to talk about an implementation period, he has to have...
Hilary Benn: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to the Turkish Government on the detention of Idil Eser, the Director of Amnesty International, in that country.
Hilary Benn: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 21 June 2017 to Question 290, what assessment his Department and HM Revenue and Customs have made of the costs associated with updating IT systems for the options of future UK customs arrangements after the UK has left the EU.