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Public Bill Committee: Ivory Bill: Pre-1975 musical instruments (14 Jun 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: I start by drawing the Committee’s attention to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. It was good to hear the Musicians’ Union and the other associations that gave evidence confirm that they were delighted with the progress that has been made. I know that when an ivory ban was first talked about, they were very concerned that, given all the talk about...

Public Bill Committee: Ivory Bill: Pre-1975 musical instruments (14 Jun 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: This is really about clause 11, but I do not understand why a new owner has to re-register. That does not seem to make sense. In the same way as a registration certificate is attached to a car, why cannot one be attached to a musical instrument? We have expressed concerns about people not knowing that they have got to go through this process, and it seems that this has created an awful lot...

Brexit: Trade in Food — [James Gray in the Chair] (14 Jun 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: As a member of the EFRA Committee, I apologise for not being able to stay for the whole debate; I am on the Ivory Bill Committee, which sits again at 2 pm. I entirely support what the Chair of the Select Committee says about the need for much greater clarity and strategic direction from the Department, but it is also important that we hear a lot more from the Department for International...

Public Bill Committee: Ivory Bill: Pre-1918 portrait miniatures (14 Jun 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: When we took evidence on this point on Tuesday, the expert, Emma Rutherford, was asked whether the frame should be included and what should actually be measured. She said that she thought it would be done by size of the ivory, because frame sizes differ. If we are to go down the path of judging something by size, is it the Minister’s view that frame should not be included and that only...

Public Bill Committee: Ivory Bill: Pre-1918 portrait miniatures (14 Jun 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: Looking back again at Emma Rutherford’s evidence, she said that 90% to 95% of miniatures would be within the range of 6 by 8 inches. Clearly that means that 5% or 10% are outside that. We did not press her—perhaps we should have—on the importance of that. She seemed quite relaxed about the fact that most would be covered by that rule if we were to introduce it, but I think...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Biodiversity (14 Jun 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many full-time equivalent permanent staff of his Department are allocated to working on (a) preparations and (b) negotiations for the post-2020 framework under the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Exiting the European Union: Free Trade Agreements (14 Jun 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: As well as the motor sector, the food sector has expressed concern that rules of origin in the supply chain could have a real impact post-Brexit if we are not part of a customs union. What is the Department’s approach? Is it considering a broader definition of “local origin”? How else will it help those sectors deal with rules of origin post-Brexit?

Foie Gras Imports (13 Jun 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for giving way and for bringing this debate to the House tonight. He is excellent on animal welfare issues. The decision on foie gras has already been made in this country. We have banned its production here because it is morally unacceptable and cruel, and a YouGov poll has found that 77% of people support an import ban. I think that that figure would be...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Waste (13 Jun 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department's resources and waste strategy due to be published later this year is planned to include policies to achieve greater transparency on the reporting by retailers of food waste produced (a) in their operations and (b) throughout their supply chains.

Public Bill Committee: Ivory Bill: Examination of Witnesses (12 Jun 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: Q There are specific exemptions in clause 9 about acquisitions by qualifying museums, which you obviously are, which mean that you would be exempt from the prohibition. Could you give an example of where you might need to rely on that exemption for products that are not already covered by the exemption certificate? Am I right in my understanding that the normal prohibition is that it has...

Public Bill Committee: Ivory Bill: Examination of Witnesses (12 Jun 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: What about acquisition?

Public Bill Committee: Ivory Bill: Examination of Witnesses (12 Jun 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: That is interesting. Thank you.

Public Bill Committee: Ivory Bill: Examination of Witnesses (12 Jun 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: I also received a donation from the Musicians Union at the last election.

Public Bill Committee: Ivory Bill: Examination of Witnesses (12 Jun 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: Q If I may ask the musicians, my understanding is that you are both happy with the provision as drafted in the Bill. I know there were lots of discussions with the Department beforehand, so you are happy with it. Paul, you said there were two tranches of ivory bans—1975 and 1989—and you are happy the instruments between 1975 and 1989 are not included.

Public Bill Committee: Ivory Bill: Examination of Witnesses (12 Jun 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: Q That is good of you. Can I ask about the registration requirements, which I had not quite cottoned on to? Owners of instruments would have to register them, under clause 10. If they sell the instrument on, the registration does not follow the item; the new owner has to register it. I can see that if you own a Stradivarius that is worth a fortune, you are aware of things like that. You are...

Public Bill Committee: Ivory Bill: Examination of Witnesses (12 Jun 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: Q Especially if the provision applies only if less than 20% of the product is ivory. It is not like having an ornament that is made of ivory, where you have it in your mind that it is an ivory product. If a little bit of an instrument—

Public Bill Committee: Ivory Bill: Examination of Witnesses (12 Jun 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: You would think a light would go on in the head with a piano, because everyone knows that the keys are made of ivory. As David mentioned, if you have a smaller instrument in which a tiny bit of the bow is made of ivory, the issue is how that is even flagged up.

Public Bill Committee: Ivory Bill: Examination of Witnesses (12 Jun 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: Q Do we know how much the fee would be? Has that been discussed?

Public Bill Committee: Ivory Bill: Examination of Witnesses (12 Jun 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: No ballpark fee?

Public Bill Committee: Ivory Bill: Examination of Witnesses (12 Jun 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: Q One of the witnesses this morning was pushing for a ban on all online sales of ivory instruments, on the grounds that people need to see them to know what they are getting. Would that cause a problem?


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