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UK Relations with Qatar — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] (23 May 2018)

Stephen Crabb: The hon. Gentleman is making an interesting speech. Has he sat down with any of the diplomats at the embassy in London and had this discussion with them? If he has, what feeling did he get from them?

UK Relations with Qatar — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] (23 May 2018)

Stephen Crabb: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Southend West (Sir David Amess) on securing this timely and important debate, and on the brilliant job he did in describing where we are at in UK relations with Qatar and our diverse range of mutual interests in continuing to foster a close and growing relationship. It is also a pleasure to follow my good friend, the right hon. Member for Orkney...

UK Relations with Qatar — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] (23 May 2018)

Stephen Crabb: I am cautious about the number of Welsh tourists visiting Doha. In the first instance, we are trying to develop the business travel market, but all these things have potential. Students from Doha visit the United Kingdom, and increasing aviation links from the UK regions to Doha can only support that. When I was Secretary of State for Wales in 2015, I was pleased to give early support, and...

UK Relations with Qatar — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] (23 May 2018)

Stephen Crabb: On the point about labour market reforms, did my hon. Friend become aware on his visit to Qatar and in his discussions with officials there—as I have become aware—that they genuinely sense that the eyes of the world are on them in the run-up to the World cup? They are making genuine attempts to demonstrate that their labour market reforms are real, and they are delivering real...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Democratic Republic of the Congo: Humanitarian Assistance (23 May 2018)

Stephen Crabb: I commend the Department’s response to the outbreak, but what assurance can the Minister give that the capacity and leadership at the WHO are stronger than they were in 2014, when it made so many mistakes in responding to an earlier outbreak?

Gaza: Un Human Rights Council Vote (21 May 2018)

Stephen Crabb: Does my right hon. Friend agree that what this points to again is the need for reform of the UN Human Rights Council? Does he agree that, whatever difficult questions Israel needs to answer about last week’s violence, using this absurd body on which some of the world’s worst human rights abusers play judge and jury on the rest of the world is not the way to deal with that?

Gaza Border Violence (15 May 2018)

Stephen Crabb: Even the staunchest friend of Israel would recognise that yesterday’s bloodshed was just appalling and deeply, deeply distressing, but when there is such a highly orchestrated and deliberate attempt by the Hamas regime to use legitimate protests as a cover for trying to breach the security zone and bring chaos and bloodshed on to Israeli soil, what role does my right hon. Friend see for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iran Nuclear Deal (15 May 2018)

Stephen Crabb: Thank you, Mr Speaker; that is very kind. The Iranian Government responded to President Trump’s announcement last week by showering Israel with rockets using their own forces inside Syria. What does my right hon. Friend think those forces of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard are actually doing inside Syria? If the Iran nuclear deal was not the thing to encourage Iran to become a more...

Iran Nuclear Deal (9 May 2018)

Stephen Crabb: While many across the House will want to continue to give the benefit of the doubt to the Foreign Secretary on the Iran deal, does he nevertheless acknowledge that there remain serious questions about what our wider policy of engagement with the Iranian regime is achieving? Has my right hon. Friend seen anything over the past two years to indicate that Iran is taking steps towards becoming a...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Environment Protection (8 May 2018)

Stephen Crabb: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how the Government plans to ensure that the four countries of the UK have a coherent approach to cross border environmental issues after the UK leaves the EU.

Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill: Extent, commencement and short title (27 Apr 2018)

Stephen Crabb: Thank you for letting me make this speech from a sedentary position, Mr Deputy Speaker. I will not keep the House long, and I am sorry that I was not able to participate in the earlier proceedings as fully as I wanted to. As a sponsor of the Bill, I want to put on record how pleased I am to see it reach this point. I congratulate the hon. Member for Rhondda (Chris Bryant), who is a good...

Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill: Taking of samples under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (27 Apr 2018)

Stephen Crabb: The hon. Lady is making a powerful point. Does she agree that the clauses on spitting were some of the most popular measures in the Bill, as originally drafted, when we discussed it with constituents who are emergency workers, so if we are going to drop them, we need a strong statement from Ministers today on what more can be done to tackle this problem, which she clearly highlights?

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: European Chemicals Agency (3 Apr 2018)

Stephen Crabb: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has held with the UK downstream oil industry on its future relationship with the European Chemicals Agency; and what steps he is taking to ensure there is no (a) disruption to UK-EU (i) trade and (ii) investment in chemical substances and (b) additional cost to UK industry after the UK leaves the EU.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Foreign Nationals: Birth Rate (19 Mar 2018)

Stephen Crabb: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of adults born in the UK to non-UK parents who are permanently living in the UK and who have not established UK citizenship.

Salisbury Incident: Further Update (14 Mar 2018)

Stephen Crabb: I strongly welcome the action that my right hon. Friend has announced today. One way Russia seeks to extend its influence in Europe is by building relationships of energy dependence. Is she aware that Britain has recently started to receive shipments of liquefied natural gas, and does she agree that Britain should not provide a market for Russian gas? If we need to bring in extra LNG imports,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (14 Mar 2018)

Stephen Crabb: As my right hon. Friend knows, the Welsh Labour Government in Cardiff love nothing more than a long and fuzzy row with Westminster over powers. Does he agree that they would do much better to work constructively and pragmatically with Ministers here to make a success of Brexit, which is, after all, what the people of Wales voted for?

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobcentre Plus: Schools (13 Mar 2018)

Stephen Crabb: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will meet with Ministers of the Welsh Government to discuss the potential merits of extending the Jobcentre Plus Support for Schools scheme to Wales.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Oil and Gas Industry (13 Mar 2018)

Stephen Crabb: What consideration is my hon. Friend giving to the downstream sector? Our remaining oil refineries are important national assets and major centres of employment, and they could benefit from clear, long-term thinking.

Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill (6 Mar 2018)

Stephen Crabb: I am very grateful to be called to say a few words in support of this useful piece of legislation, Mr Speaker. I was pleased to be asked by my hon. Friend the Member for Weston-super-Mare (John Penrose) in the early autumn to sign a letter with him to Ministers and the Prime Minister calling for this legislation to be brought forward. So I join him and others this afternoon who have given a...


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