Results 61–80 of 591 for speaker:Eric Joyce

General Matters (20 Dec 2011)

Eric Joyce: I want to speak briefly about two things: first, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and, secondly, IPSA—a subject into which I will segue with surprisingly little effort; as you will discover, Mr Deputy Speaker, there is a significant link between the two. Today, the incumbent President, Joseph Kabila, was invested in office again after an election that was preposterous. It was condemned...

General Matters (20 Dec 2011)

Eric Joyce: There are direct elections in the Congo, of course, for the president. The parliamentary elections, which took place at the same time, will be counted shortly and the results will come out in January. We should probably have no more confidence in those. That is a great shame. I urge the UK Government to take a very strong position. As time goes by it is hard to deal with such a Government. We...

Trident ( 7 Dec 2011)

Eric Joyce: Does my hon. Friend think that, when the Government committed themselves to a review, they must have known what the nature of the review was going to be, so they must also have known at the time that they were never going to make the review public?

Human Rights (Colombia) (22 Nov 2011)

Eric Joyce: Will the Minister give way?

Human Rights (Colombia) (22 Nov 2011)

Eric Joyce: Does my hon. Friend agree that we tend to conflate the issues of drugs and human rights in Colombia but that human rights problems existed long before the country was effectively the centre of the world as far as cocaine production was concerned? Any solution, therefore, must not simply involve killing the likes of Alfonso Cano but have social justice at its core.

Business of the House (10 Nov 2011)

Eric Joyce: As you know, Mr Speaker, there will be presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the 28th of this month. Substantial evidence, which I have here, is emerging that a named individual, in collusion with some senior politicians in the DRC, is extracting billions of dollars of value, probably unlawfully. Will the Leader of the House find time for a debate on that subject?

Internet (Governance) — [Mr Joe Benton in the Chair] (26 Oct 2011)

Eric Joyce: I was not suggesting that piracy is a good idea and I was not referring to Somalia. I was simply saying that it is good to listen to polemical arguments sometimes, because sometimes they are made with considerable force. I would also caution against situations where some interests—I am not being negative about corporate interests—will sometimes use the internet to extend their control,...

Internet (Governance) — [Mr Joe Benton in the Chair] (26 Oct 2011)

Eric Joyce: I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Member for Cardiff South and Penarth (Alun Michael) on obtaining the debate, and on his leadership of the new group, the Parliamentary Internet Communications and Technology Forum, of which the hon. Member for Stevenage (Stephen McPartland) is also a member. PICTFOR is making good strides towards getting people from different places around the table...

Opposition Day — [20th Allotted Day]: Careers Service (Young People) (13 Sep 2011)

Eric Joyce: On the subject of complementary services, my hon. Friend will be aware that the Labour Government and my hon. Friend the Member for Huddersfield (Mr Sheerman) explored the possibility of using social media as a complementary way of introducing kids at school to people who have the same interests. Does he think that we might take that idea forward in the future?

Betting Shops: Business, innovation and skills (19 Jul 2011)

Eric Joyce: In the four minutes available to me, I wish to say a few words about the extractive industries in Africa. The UK has an important role to play, because some of the large mining companies from across the world are listed in London, and that brings a certain amount of responsibility to those companies. Most people recognise that, and I have had the good fortune to have long conversations with...

[Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] — Backbench business — Intellectual Property (Hargreaves Report) ( 7 Jul 2011)

Eric Joyce: I apologise for not being here at the start of the debate, Mr Chope. I was at another event, which I shall mention briefly in a moment. I congratulate the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire (Pete Wishart)—his constituency was the place of my birth—on securing the debate, which is incredibly timely. He has committed himself to this subject for some time, and he regularly makes...

[Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] — Backbench business — Intellectual Property (Hargreaves Report) ( 7 Jul 2011)

Eric Joyce: I absolutely agree. Indeed, the advertising industry is one of our more successful creative industries. I know a number of people who work in it or who have done so. The hon. Gentleman said earlier that the advertising industry often takes something that looks like an original idea from elsewhere, uses it imaginatively and creates something new, adding value to it. The hon. Gentleman said...

[Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] — Backbench business — Intellectual Property (Hargreaves Report) ( 7 Jul 2011)

Eric Joyce: That is absolutely fascinating. I think Tony Blair might have put the original up in one of his many houses. Perhaps he has put one up in each. I will not continue to wax rhapsodic, as I was late for the start of the debate. Let me turn briefly to the internet service providers. There are hundreds of thousands of ISPs, many of which are small and fill a niche. In the UK, there are lots of...

[Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] — Backbench business — Intellectual Property (Hargreaves Report) ( 7 Jul 2011)

Eric Joyce: The hon. Lady makes a good point. I am always up for broadening the membership of panels. I did not select the panel. She may well be right. I do not deny that it was a tightly focused group. We all have small and medium-sized businesses in our communities, and we all get lobbied by the Federation of Small Businesses. I often get lobbied by small businesses that say that the corporate holders...

Great Lakes (Africa) ( 5 Jul 2011)

Eric Joyce: I want to say a few words, in opening, about the nature of the debate. It is a little unorthodox, in the sense that normally there would not be several hon. Members speaking in such a short debate; however, there was great interest in the subject. The all-party group on the great lakes region of Africa went to the Congo recently. I was not on that trip. There is a great deal going on there,...

Great Lakes (Africa) ( 5 Jul 2011)

Eric Joyce: I thank the hon. Gentleman for making that profound point. We cannot do anything in countries such as the DRC unless we have security. We cannot have justice, effective infrastructure, hospitals and schools if people are too frightened to leave their houses or move around the place safely. In parts of the east—not only there, but significantly in the east—that is very much a fact of life...

Points of Order (15 Jun 2011)

Eric Joyce: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I received a letter this morning before I asked the Prime Minister a question about a company called ENRC. The letter was from the solicitors Mishcon de Reya and it referred to comments that I made during an Adjournment debate on 23 May. Essentially, it accuses me of a misuse of parliamentary privilege and I ask for your advice on what, if anything, I should...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (15 Jun 2011)

Eric Joyce: The Prime Minister will be aware of the shambles of corporate governance that is the Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation. I would not expect him to comment specifically on that, but does he agree, on behalf of millions of pensionholders and small shareholders across the country, that high standards of corporate governance in the City of London are critical, as is the role of the Financial...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Piracy (Horn of Africa) (14 Jun 2011)

Eric Joyce: What recent assessment he has made of the threat to UK shipping from piracy off the horn of Africa.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Piracy (Horn of Africa) (14 Jun 2011)

Eric Joyce: The Minister is no doubt aware of the role of many British service personnel, and indeed ex-service personnel, in protecting shipping off Somalia in particular. Does he agree that in the end, only when Somalia has a high degree of law and order, which it does not at the moment, will the problems be properly solved?

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