Results 1–20 of 1940 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

EU Exit Negotiations (17 Oct 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: The core cities represent nearly 20 million people in the UK and a significant sector of our economy. Michel Barnier is meeting them soon. Why, despite repeated requests, has the Secretary of State not met them?

International Trade: WTO Tariff Rate Quotas (12 Oct 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: What recent discussions he has had with the World Trade Organisation and his US counterpart on the division of WTO tariff rate quotas between the UK and the EU after the UK leaves the EU.

International Trade: WTO Tariff Rate Quotas (12 Oct 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: I understand that Britain and the EU have now formally informed WTO members of how they would like quotas to be split after Brexit, but the Trump Administration and seven WTO members have already rejected the proposals. What will the Secretary of State do to ensure that a deal on quotas is achieved?

Higher Education Funding (11 Oct 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: The Minister talks about the expansion in student numbers. How often does he have conversations with the local government and housing Ministers about the impact on housing pressures in cities such as Bristol and on council finances, given that students do not pay council tax and developers do not pay the community infrastructure levy? Although those students are welcome, it does come at a cost.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (11 Oct 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: In the past 18 months, two students from St Brendan’s Sixth Form College in my constituency, Izzy Gentry and George Zographou, tragically died from meningitis B, and only this week we heard reports of the death from suspected meningitis of another Bristol pupil, from Orchard School. The free vaccinations for babies, introduced two years ago, are of course very welcome, but they came...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: EU Withdrawal Negotiations (14 Sep 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: I hope the Secretary of State will be aware of the ongoing problems that UK musicians have trying to get visas to tour in the United States. Will she assure me that as well as addressing those problems, which I am told have got worse recently, we will not see a replication of them when we leave the EU, and that musicians will not have to have visas to travel and tour around Europe?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (11 Sep 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: I very much welcome what the Universities Minister had to say last week about excessive pay packages for university vice-chancellors and the measures he is taking to try to get vice-chancellors to justify those packages to their university courts. Does he really think that that will make a difference given that vice-chancellors are paid so much more than the £150,000 talked about?

16-to-19 Education Funding — [David Hanson in the Chair] (7 Sep 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: Does my hon. Friend acknowledge that sixth form colleges such as St Brendan’s in my constituency are particularly hard hit because they do not even have the 11 to 16-year-old funding that might better enable them to support 16 to 19-year-olds?

Hurricane Irma (7 Sep 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: I absolutely appreciate the importance of the immediate humanitarian effort and hope that at the Cobra meeting this afternoon the Government will consider the possible impact of Hurricane Jose, as the reports we are receiving are quite alarming. May I also urge Ministers to consider seriously the issue of climate risk insurance in future? I know that there were efforts to move this forward at...

Business of the House (7 Sep 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: In June we were told that the much-delayed clean growth plan would be published after the summer recess. Will the Leader of the House ensure that when it is published, there is a parliamentary debate about it?

Exiting the European Union: Support for Farmers (7 Sep 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: I hope that Ministers are listening to the people who gave evidence to the EFRA Committee that food will end up rotting in the ground if we do not have the labour force to dig it up. May I urge the Minister to accept that this is not just about subsidies for farmers, but about access to the market—and tariff-free access to the market? Unless that is resolved, our farming industry will...

Contaminated Blood (20 Jul 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: I think there is a consensus across the House, because everyone has made the point very clearly that they do not have confidence in the Department of Health running the inquiry. I expect an announcement from the Minister soon. If the Cabinet Office is appointed, it does have a track record of taking rather a long time with inquiries, so quite often that is used to kick things into the long...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit: Environmental and Animal Welfare Standards (20 Jul 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: Reports this week show a massive rise in US-style mega farms, suggesting that the industrial farming seen in the US is coming to the UK. What is the Minister doing to resist that trend?

The Right Hon. Member for Meriden, Representing the Church Commissioners, Was Asked: Fuel Poverty (20 Jul 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: What steps the Church of England is taking to tackle food poverty.

The Right Hon. Member for Meriden, Representing the Church Commissioners, Was Asked: Fuel Poverty (20 Jul 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: I thank the right hon. Lady for that response. As she will know, the Archbishop of Canterbury is the president of Feeding Britain, and I was pleased to be able to launch its latest pilot in Bristol on Friday. I appreciate the work that churches are doing in providing food banks, and the other work that she outlined. What more can they do to lobby the Government on the underlying causes of...

Schools Update (17 Jul 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: Many young people in Bristol choose to go to St Brendan’s Sixth Form College in my constituency rather than stay on at their school sixth forms. Will the Secretary of State categorically assure us that those pupils will benefit from fairer funding? At the moment their choices are being restricted, as are their facilities, because of cuts to sixth form colleges.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Points of Order (17 Jul 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I would have given advance notice of this point of order, but I thought that we were having points of order a little later. Last week, after meeting trade union representatives from Rolls-Royce outside Bristol, I attempted to table a written question asking whether the Government are seeking to stay in the European Aviation Safety Agency post Brexit. My...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Core Cities: Economic Regeneration (17 Jul 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: What support his Department is giving to the Core Cities to promote economic regeneration.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Core Cities: Economic Regeneration (17 Jul 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: The Core Cities are responsible not just for 19 million people and a quarter of the UK’s economy but for 29% of our trade exports, yet the Department for Exiting the European Union has not made any approach to the Core Cities to discuss how they can be represented during the Brexit negotiations. Will the Minister have words with his colleagues in that Department and tell them that they...

Organ Donation: Opt-out System — [Ms Karen Buck in the Chair] (13 Jul 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: It is a pleasure to see you in the Chair, Ms Buck. I want to start by congratulating my hon. Friend the Member for Barnsley Central (Dan Jarvis) on not just securing this debate but taking the opportunity to raise this incredibly issue at Prime Minister’s questions yesterday. I am pleased to hear that my hon. Friend the Member for Coventry North West (Mr Robinson) will be introducing...


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