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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: EU Protocol on animal sentience (15 Nov 2017)

Hilary Benn: The hon. Member for Wells (James Heappey) mentioned consensus, and the Prime Minister said in the summer that she sought a greater degree of consensus about Brexit. I gently say to the Government that it would have been helpful if we had seen more signs of that in our debate and consideration so far. It does not help, as we heard yesterday, when a new amendment is tabled and Members who...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Interpretation of retained EU law during transitional period (14 Nov 2017)

Hilary Benn: The Prime Minister has accepted that in a transitional period, the European Court of Justice would govern the rules of which we are part. Will the Minister explain to the Committee how that is compatible will clauses 5 and 6, which say that the ECJ will have no further sway after exit day, which the Government propose to set as 29 March 2019? Do the Government intend to amend the Bill as it...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Date of exit from the European Union (14 Nov 2017)

Hilary Benn: My right hon. Friend’s analogy about buying a house falls down at the first hurdle, because nobody commits to a date to buy a house before they know what it is they are buying. My substantive point, however, is about the fatal weakness of his proposal, even though, as always, I respect the way in which he argues his case. When the Secretary of State appeared before the Select Committee,...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Date of exit from the European Union (14 Nov 2017)

Hilary Benn: I bought mine too!

Written Answers — Home Office: Islamic State: British Nationals Abroad (14 Nov 2017)

Hilary Benn: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many UK citizens returning to the UK after joining Daesh in (a) Syria and (b) Iraq have been (i) interviewed under caution and (ii) charged with criminal offences.

EU Exit Negotiations (13 Nov 2017)

Hilary Benn: I welcome the Secretary of State’s announcement that there will be primary legislation to implement the EU withdrawal agreement. That is another recognition by the Government that they need to listen to the House of Commons. The question that I want to ask is about Northern Ireland. It is becoming increasingly clear that there is a contradiction between the Government’s clearly...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Islamic State (13 Nov 2017)

Hilary Benn: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of square miles of territory freed from Daesh control as a result of military activity by ground forces supported by International Coalition airstrikes in (a) Iraq and (b) Syria.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Islamic State (13 Nov 2017)

Hilary Benn: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of people freed from Daesh control as a result of military activity by ground forces supported by International Coalition airstrikes in (a) Syria and (b) Iraq.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Islamic State: War Crimes (13 Nov 2017)

Hilary Benn: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 21 November 2017 to Question 53422, on Islamic State: war crimes, what evidence has been gathered and preserved by the UN.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bahrain: Prisoners (8 Nov 2017)

Hilary Benn: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Bahrain on the trial and sentencing of Mansoor Hassan, Sayed Nizar Alwadei and Mahmood Marzooq.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Family Proceedings (8 Nov 2017)

Hilary Benn: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether it is his policy to maintain current reciprocal arrangements between the UK and the EU in respect of family law cases after the UK leaves the EU.

Exiting the Eu: Sectoral Analysis (7 Nov 2017)

Hilary Benn: We now know what this material consists of, but I am concerned to read in a letter that the Secretary of State sent me that Ministers now intend “to collate and bring together this information in a way that is accessible and informative for the Committee.” I would expect the Committee to receive these documents in the form they were in when the motion was carried—in other...

European Economic Area: Uk Membership: Transport in the North (6 Nov 2017)

Hilary Benn: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing the debate, along with other hon. Members. She describes recent Government announcements. Do they not make our constituents ever more conscious of the significant disparity between investment in transport in the North, and in London and the south-east? Does she agree that if we really are to have the kind of transport infrastructure we require for our...

Exiting the Eu: Sectoral Impact Assessments (1 Nov 2017)

Hilary Benn: Passions are running rather high, but this is a deadly serious business. This is about transparency and the need for Parliament to have the information and facts it requires in order to do its job. I raised this question with the Secretary of State when I was first elected as Chair of the Exiting the European Union Committee. I asked him how he proposed to handle the sharing of information....

Exiting the Eu: Sectoral Impact Assessments (1 Nov 2017)

Hilary Benn: I shall come on to that point at the end of my remarks. Thirdly, it is hard to believe that all the material has the potential to undermine our negotiating position. I would be intrigued to know how reports on museums, galleries and libraries, and crafts or real estate could contain information of such sensitivity that it would create difficulties for the Secretary of State when he next meets...

Exiting the Eu: Sectoral Impact Assessments (1 Nov 2017)

Hilary Benn: It is not for me to argue the Government’s case, but if it were a bogus forecast I would be very surprised if the Government would have put it in an assessment they had drawn up—[Interruption] Please do not tempt me on this subject. This point raises the question of why, thus far, the Government have had a blanket policy of non-publication. Having said all that, I welcome the...


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