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Written Answers — Defence: Guns (15 Jul 2004)

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment has been made of the need for interoperability of ammunition for naval guns between the Royal Navy and major Allies' navies; and what assessment has been made of the cost implications of interoperability.

Written Answers — Defence: Guns (15 Jul 2004)

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment has been made of the long-term requirements of guns for the Type 45 Destroyer.

Written Answers — Defence: Guns (15 Jul 2004)

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what additional capability will result from the improvements to the 4.5" Mk8 Mod1 gun; what the projected cost of improvements is; and what alternatives have or are being explored.

Written Answers — Defence: Royal Navy Ships (Security) (14 Jul 2004)

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment has been made of the need for the protection of Royal Naval ships from (a) fast attack boats and (b) suicide attacks.

Human Tissue Bill: New Clause 1 — Determination of consent for removal, storage and use of organs from Adults for purpose of transplantation (28 Jun 2004)

Kevan Jones: Publicity is widespread and most people know about the scheme, but it takes a conscious effort to contemplate one's own mortality and opt into the scheme. Does my hon. Friend agree that the ultimate point is that it is down to the individual what happens to their body after they die?

Human Tissue Bill: New Clause 1 — Determination of consent for removal, storage and use of organs from Adults for purpose of transplantation (28 Jun 2004)

Kevan Jones: I appreciate that the hon. Gentleman is attempting to give relatives some input or a veto. However, what happens when relatives are not present and the decision to transplant organs has to be taken, but relatives subsequently come forward to dissent? Would that not put doctors in the terrible position of having done something to which relatives subsequently take strong exception?

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Licensing Act 2003 (28 Jun 2004)

Kevan Jones: I recently wrote to my right hon. Friend on behalf of Chester-le-Street golf club. I thank him for his reply and clarification, which I have sent round the other three excellent golf clubs in North Durham. Does he agree that some of the confusion rightly expressed by golf clubs and others is due to the fact that guidance on certain aspects of the Act has not yet been published? When can we...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Manufacturing (21 Jun 2004)

Kevan Jones: Further to the question asked by the hon. Member for West Derbyshire (Mr. McLoughlin), will my right hon. Friend join me in congratulating Northern Defence Industries, which is working with small and medium-sized businesses in the north-east and Yorkshire to gain access to defence contracts? What encouragement can the MOD give NDI and other organisations to ensure that small companies get...

Orders of the Day — Christmas Day (Trading) Bill: Clause 1 — Prohibition of Opening of Large Shops on Christmas Day (18 Jun 2004)

Kevan Jones: With the leave of the House, I thank hon. Members for their kind words. The debate has been good hearted, as it was on Second Reading. It will ensure that we make a small move towards protecting Christmas day for workers and making it the special family day that it is for people, irrespective of their religious beliefs. I note with interest the point made by the right hon. Member for Bromley...

Orders of the Day — Christmas Day (Trading) Bill: Clause 1 — Prohibition of Opening of Large Shops on Christmas Day (18 Jun 2004)

Kevan Jones: I beg to move, That the Bill be now read the Third time. I pay tribute to everyone who took part in the debate on Report, which was very good and well natured. As the right hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Mr. Forth) said, we have tried to improve the Bill, and with Members' good will it will, I hope, complete Third Reading and become law in another place. I am pleased that it has...

Orders of the Day — Christmas Day (Trading) Bill: Clause 1 — Prohibition of Opening of Large Shops on Christmas Day (18 Jun 2004)

Kevan Jones: I concur with the first part of those remarks, but as a former full-time official of the GMB, I cannot concur with my hon. Friend's remarks about other trade unions. I pay tribute to the Keep Sunday Special campaign, which has worked to promote the Bill. Its work has widespread support. The Bill also received wide support in the House. Early-day motion 327, which I tabled in December last...

Orders of the Day — Christmas Day (Trading) Bill: Clause 1 — Prohibition of Opening of Large Shops on Christmas Day (18 Jun 2004)

Kevan Jones: The hon. Member for Canterbury (Mr. Brazier) summed up the effects of unloading and deliveries on those who live close to large out-of-town retail outlets. The disturbance will often occur at very unsocial hours. Such problems are bad enough for people who live in city centres, but many people who live in what used to be semi-rural areas are now suffering the effects of early morning...

Orders of the Day — Christmas Day (Trading) Bill: Clause 1 — Prohibition of Opening of Large Shops on Christmas Day (18 Jun 2004)

Kevan Jones: As the hon. Gentleman knows, my main interest is to get the Bill through. With active co-operation from Opposition Members, I think that such a process would be a way forward. I know from the comments that have been made by Opposition Members that the Bill has their support and sympathy, as well as that of Labour Members. If we can come up with a proposal, I would hope to see a way forward....

Orders of the Day — Christmas Day (Trading) Bill: Clause 1 — Prohibition of Opening of Large Shops on Christmas Day (18 Jun 2004)

Kevan Jones: I accept that the right hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Mr. Forth) is trying, with his amendments, to open up the debate on exemptions. The problem with framing this Bill, as with the 1994 Act, has been that whatever we add to the list of exemptions will create difficulties. The right hon. Gentleman is correct in asserting that I do not want to reopen the entire debate on the 1994...

Orders of the Day — Christmas Day (Trading) Bill: Clause 1 — Prohibition of Opening of Large Shops on Christmas Day (18 Jun 2004)

Kevan Jones: That might be essential for the celebration of Christmas in some people's eyes, although I would not agree. We come back to the point that several Members made eloquently on Second Reading: are we suggesting that, with all the trading days that we have in the year, Christmas should be just another trading day because people cannot plan their Christmas shopping during the lead-up to Christmas?...

Orders of the Day — Christmas Day (Trading) Bill: Clause 1 — Prohibition of Opening of Large Shops on Christmas Day (18 Jun 2004)

Kevan Jones: Obviously, some people would agree with that. The right hon. Gentleman would certainly make an entertaining Christmas day for the family of the hon. Member for Gainsborough and, no doubt, others. There is opportunity, in smaller convenience stores and other outlets, to purchase emergency supplies or presents on the way to Gainsborough. I understand that, under amendment No. 8, the right hon....

Orders of the Day — Christmas Day (Trading) Bill: Clause 1 — Prohibition of Opening of Large Shops on Christmas Day (18 Jun 2004)

Kevan Jones: I am sorry, but I should not like to give the Secretary of State such wide-ranging powers. I foresee great legal challenges if he allowed a store to be exempt in one area but not in another. The amendment would be expensive and bureaucratic to implement, and it might go against what the Bill is trying to achieve—to keep the special nature of Christmas day—and turn that day into...

Orders of the Day — Christmas Day (Trading) Bill: Clause 1 — Prohibition of Opening of Large Shops on Christmas Day (18 Jun 2004)

Kevan Jones: The right hon. Gentleman does not know me very well if he makes that assertion. The point is that this is a simple Bill to close the loophole in the 1994 Act. I am trying to ensure that we do not make that difficult by opening up the Act, and creating problems. Some of the issues that have been raised require discussion, and we might need to revisit the 1994 Act on certain issues. That would...


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