Results 1–20 of 1878 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Kerry McCarthy

The Minister for Women and Equalities Was Asked: Personal Independence Payments (23 Mar 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: What discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the effect on disabled people of recent changes to the level of personal independence payments.

The Minister for Women and Equalities Was Asked: Personal Independence Payments (23 Mar 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: The Minister, in response to the Labour Front Bench, batted away suggestions that we need a full debate and vote on the Floor of the House on this issue, but given that the Government’s own equality impact assessment says that 164,000 people with debilitating mental health conditions will be affected, does she not think it is her job to go to the DWP and tell them we want a proper vote?

Money Laundering: British Banks (21 Mar 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: Investigators at the National Crime Agency are saying that Russian officials have been hampering their investigations by refusing to co-operate. What discussions has the Minister had, or will he have, with his Foreign Office counterparts to see whether they can broker a better relationship with those Russian officials?

Advisory Committee on Business Appointments/Ministerial Code (20 Mar 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: Tomorrow I have meetings in this place from 8.30 in the morning till 8.30 at night, including two involving Select Committees. Several ex-Ministers do an excellent job of chairing Select Committees. Should not the expertise that people gain in ministerial office be directed at scrutinising the work of the Executive and doing a job here in Parliament, not somewhere else?

Energy Prices (16 Mar 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: It is a pleasure to follow my right hon. Friend the Member for Don Valley (Caroline Flint), if a little daunting to speak after such a tour de force. As has been said, she is second to none in her knowledge of this issue. I congratulate the hon. Members for Weston-super-Mare (John Penrose) and for North Ayrshire and Arran (Patricia Gibson) on their support in securing this timely debate,...

Budget Resolutions - Amendment of the Law (9 Mar 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: I did not agree with everything the hon. Member for Harrow East (Bob Blackman) said, but he did make some very thoughtful points. I hope that the Economic Secretary was paying more attention than he appeared to be and has taken them on board. I was disappointed by the lack of ambition in yesterday’s Budget. I suppose that we should take some consolation from the Chancellor’s...

Budget Resolutions - Amendment of the Law (9 Mar 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: As I said, we have to acknowledge that the self-employed are in a very different situation from people who have an employer who takes care of all their needs. The Chancellor has singularly failed to recognise that. He seems to be blaming the self-employed for not reading the non-existent small print in the Conservative manifesto. He cannot get away with saying that this is not a broken...

Budget Resolutions - Amendment of the Law (9 Mar 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: I very much agree with my hon. Friend and recognise the points she makes about the family she grew up in. Surely we want to encourage more people to become entrepreneurs—to strike out on their own and create the thriving businesses of the future. Some of our most successful entrepreneurs started out as self-employed, then set up small and medium-sized enterprises, and went on from...

Budget Resolutions - Amendment of the Law (9 Mar 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: As the Bill goes through Parliament, we will have to scrutinise the detail. All I know at the moment is that I have constituents who are extremely worried about this proposal and it is making them think twice about whether they should continue as self-employed or look for jobs that are potentially less lucrative, but that have more security.

Budget Resolutions - Amendment of the Law (9 Mar 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: That is certainly the concern. As has been said by several hon. Members, if people cannot trust the Government on this matter, they will think that they cannot trust the Government on anything in respect of their future economic security.

Budget Resolutions - Amendment of the Law (9 Mar 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: That leads me very nicely on to my next point, which is that the Chancellor claims the Government have no choice but to raise national insurance contributions. However, he has somehow managed to find £70 billion in tax cuts for the rich and for corporations, including £1 billion for the Government’s pet concern, inheritance tax. I pay tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for...

Exiting the European Union: Non-UK EU Nationals: Residency Rights (9 Mar 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: If he will protect the rights of non-UK EU nationals resident in the UK as part of his Department’s plans for exiting the EU.

Exiting the European Union: Non-UK EU Nationals: Residency Rights (9 Mar 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: I have had constituents come into my surgeries in tears because of the uncertainty about their future. They cannot apply for new jobs, they are worried that they do not know what their status will be if they apply for a university course, and they cannot apply for mortgages. These are not itinerant migrant workers—these are people who have made their homes and lives in Bristol—and...

Microbead Ban — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (8 Mar 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: Will the Minister give way?

Microbead Ban — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (8 Mar 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: It is always a pleasure to see you in the Chair, Sir David. I congratulate the hon. Member for Taunton Deane (Rebecca Pow) on securing this debate. I know that she is passionate about this subject, and that came through clearly in her opening speech. I also congratulate the Government on putting aside for once their hard-wired preference for voluntary approaches—a battle that I...

Microbead Ban — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (8 Mar 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: I very much agree with the hon. Lady’s point, which is an example of what I am saying—plastics become unrecognisable but they may have been bigger products in the first place, or used as that size of product in various ways. Plastic entanglement or ingestion can cause choking, intestinal blockages and starvation. One recent study showed that 90% of birds have plastics in their...

O’Neill Review — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (7 Mar 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: I congratulate the hon. Member for Thirsk and Malton (Kevin Hollinrake) on securing the debate. For time reasons, I will focus only on the use of antibiotics in farming. We know that, just as there is a clear correlation between rising levels of human use of antibiotics and growing antibiotic resistance among humans, higher use in farm animals undermines antibiotics’ effectiveness in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Microbeads (2 Mar 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: A microbeads ban would be welcome, as would extending it to more products. However, as has been said, larger plastics that break down and become microplastics in the marine environment are the biggest problem. A deposit-return scheme would make a big difference. What is the Minister doing with the circular economy to try to get manufacturers to design out such products so that we do not have...

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Accounts Commission: Official Development Assistance (2 Mar 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: Under the Government’s new aid strategy, an increasing proportion of the 0.7% is being spent by Departments other than DFID—it is estimated that the proportion will be 30% by 2019. Will the NAO also look at how that money is spent and address concerns that it is being siphoned off, undermining DFID’s core objectives?

Future Flood Prevention (27 Feb 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: Does my hon. Friend share my concern that it was found that when the floods hit Cumbria and other areas at Christmas 2015 the Government were not using the most up-to-date modelling? Surely the most important thing is that we try, to the very best of our ability, to predict what is going to come next.


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