Results 61–80 of 6340 for speaker:Mark Prisk

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Animal welfare and sentience (1 Feb 2018)

Mark Prisk: Is it not actually the case that good law is not made on the rush? The very nature of the new clause that we are debating is on the rush, and that is why we should reject it.

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: The Trade Remedies Authority (30 Jan 2018)

Mark Prisk: On a point of order, Mr Davies. I have been listening to the hon. Member for Sefton Central and the hon. Member for Livingston, and it is clear that these are broad subjects. Will you confirm that it is not your intention to have an additional debate on schedule 4, and that given the scope of what is being discussed—not just the amendments but wider issues—this is in effect a stand part...

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: The Trade Remedies Authority (30 Jan 2018)

Mark Prisk: I actually said that the non-executive members need not to be beholden to a sectional interest and they need to be able to make a corporate decision. My worry is that amendment 23 does precisely the former. There are some 5.3 million people in the west midlands and some 5.6 million in Scotland. Presumably, according to the logic with which the hon. Gentleman has drafted the amendment, we...

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: The Trade Remedies Authority (30 Jan 2018)

Mark Prisk: I will not detain the Committee for long, but it is important when we establish a new authority to step back. Some of these issues will be raised in debates on amendments, so I will not get too far into the detail. I strongly support the creation of the Trade Remedies Authority. As our trade policy is slowly developed in the months and years to come, we will need it to be underpinned by a...

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Implementation of international trade agreements (30 Jan 2018)

Mark Prisk: I strongly support the hon. Lady’s point about the value of human rights and the importance of workers’ rights and environmental standards, not only as we trade abroad but in how we deal with our domestic politics. That is very important. I am sorry that, at the tail end of her point, she started to suggest that one side of the House somehow does not agree with that. In fairness, there is...

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Implementation of international trade agreements (30 Jan 2018)

Mark Prisk: I do not agree with the hon. Lady’s last argument. Millions of people have been lifted out of abject poverty because of trade. I would like to make clear that this is a friendly amendment, as the hon. Lady described it, for future trading agreements, rather than the agreements that the Minister has referred to.

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Implementation of international trade agreements (30 Jan 2018)

Mark Prisk: I entirely agree with the principle that human rights are important. I just want to be clear whether we are talking about existing agreements being transitioned, as dealt with by the Bill to which the hon. Lady has tabled her amendment, or, as her remarks indicate, about future agreements some way in the distance.

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Implementation of international trade agreements (25 Jan 2018)

Mark Prisk: I have listened very carefully to the six stages of assessment. I do not have a problem with the principle that there should be a thorough process, but the amendments and new clauses ignore one tiny detail: next March, we leave the European Union. All business representatives, particularly of businesses in my constituency, have said that they need to know what happens on 1 April. How will it...

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Implementation of international trade agreements (25 Jan 2018)

Mark Prisk: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Implementation of international trade agreements (25 Jan 2018)

Mark Prisk: I will do my best, but he may not take that view when he calms down and the blood pressure starts to ebb. My understanding on Second Reading and in earlier debates was that the crux of Labour Members’ worries—on this Committee and in the House generally—was that the Bill’s problem is that it reaches far too wide. Why, then, propose amendments that extend its remit even further? Do the...

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Implementation of the Agreement on Government Procurement (25 Jan 2018)

Mark Prisk: It is excellent to have a Member from Wales speaking. Naturally we have heard from the hon. Member for Livingston, the Scottish Member who is moving this amendment. Do I take it from what the hon. Member for Cardiff North is saying that she supports the principle and therefore will be supporting the hon. Lady’s amendment?

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Implementation of the Agreement on Government Procurement (25 Jan 2018)

Mark Prisk: Let us say a major treaty was going forward that was in the interests of Scottish whisky, for example. Is it the hon. Lady’s position that Welsh Ministers should be able to veto that?

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Implementation of the Agreement on Government Procurement (25 Jan 2018)

Mark Prisk: I note that the hon. Lady said no to that. In other words, as it stands, what she is saying about consent means that the treaty in question could not go forward. I put the question to her again: what if there was a major interest in Scotland that, under her amendment, was vetoed by Welsh Ministers? Is that what she intends?

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Implementation of the Agreement on Government Procurement (25 Jan 2018)

Mark Prisk: That is the point of this Committee.

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Examination of Witnesses (23 Jan 2018)

Mark Prisk: Q Mr Bain was very clear about the importance of continuity to business. Can I ask the chambers of commerce in particular, but also other witnesses, about that issue? Clearly, the Bill is about the continuity of existing arrangements. How important is that principle of continuity to your members?

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Examination of Witnesses (23 Jan 2018)

Mark Prisk: Q Mr Jones, what about financial services?

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Examination of Witnesses (23 Jan 2018)

Mark Prisk: Mr Bowles, is that your take as well?

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Examination of Witnesses (23 Jan 2018)

Mark Prisk: Q On the financial services side, can we look at the issue of remedies? Clearly, in the current set of arrangements that is frankly irrelevant in a strict legal sense to you as a sector but, looking forward, the TRA is clearly not going to disappear in two years’ time or after however long the transition period lasts. Therefore, looking at the longer term, what is the relevance to...

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Examination of Witnesses (23 Jan 2018)

Mark Prisk: Q Thank you, Mr Gray. I have asked other witnesses about the remedies regime, and I am interested in your views. In a way, you all represent industries that are familiar with this challenge. “Remedies” sounds arcane, but it is really about all the challenges a locality may face with dumping in particular business sectors. What would you want to see in an effective remedies authority, and...


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