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International Aid: Treasury Update (13 Jul 2021)

Jeremy Wright: There are, I think, two primary arguments for opposing the Government this afternoon. The first is that the 0.7% overseas aid target was a manifesto commitment. That is a serious point, though the electorate will appreciate that the expectations on which those manifestos were based have changed substantially since covid-19. The second is that the target is in statute in the International...

International Aid: Treasury Update (13 Jul 2021)

Jeremy Wright: There are, I think, two primary arguments for opposing the Government this afternoon. The first is that the 0.7% overseas aid target was a manifesto commitment. That is a serious point, though the electorate will appreciate that the expectations on which those manifestos were based have changed substantially since covid-19. The second is that the target is in statute in the International...

Business of the House (8 Jul 2021)

Jeremy Wright: Returning to the issue of overseas aid and the target, is it not the case that the Government are doing one of two things? Either they are seeking to change that statutory target without parliamentary approval, in which case, although I would be the last person to ask the Government to disclose their own legal advice, they will have to explain why legal opinions that say that is unlawful are...

Prime Minister: Engagements (7 Jul 2021)

Jeremy Wright: My right hon. Friend will recognise the huge service done by independent hospices to those at the end of their lives, to their families and to the NHS, because those people would be likely to otherwise be in hospital. He will also understand the huge impact that the covid pandemic has had on the fundraising capacity of those hospice charities, so may I ask him to consider carefully and...

Backbench Business: Enabling Community Energy — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (1 Jul 2021)

Jeremy Wright: It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir David. I congratulate the hon. Member for Bath (Wera Hobhouse) on securing the debate, and all those who have spoken on this subject not just this afternoon, but on other occasions. I join the consensus that locally generated energy has huge, partly technical, advantages. We can, if we make use of this method, increase the volume...

End-to-end Rape Review (21 Jun 2021)

Jeremy Wright: I welcome what my right hon. and learned Friend has said. As he recognises, what is done in the preparation of a case matters at least as much as what is said in court, so I urge him to link closely the work that the Government are already doing on disclosure with the work that he has described this afternoon. However, as he also knows, what is said in court matters too. To reinforce the...

Coronavirus (16 Jun 2021)

Jeremy Wright: In all the difficult judgments the House has had to make during the pandemic, this is perhaps one of the most difficult, and I entirely respect the argument of those who have spoken in this debate and come to a different conclusion from me. As ever, this is about a balance of risks: between the delta variant and the risks of ongoing restrictions, which are not insignificant. We have to ask...

International Trade: Topical Questions (10 Jun 2021)

Jeremy Wright: I feel somewhat inadequate that I can only say this in English, but many happy returns, Mr Speaker. Will my right hon. Friend confirm that, as and when a trade deal with the United States is agreed, the Government will not compromise on the principle that underpins the online safety Bill—that digital platforms, including American ones, must comply with the duty of care to keep their users...

Debate on the Address: Better Jobs and a Fair Deal at Work (12 May 2021)

Jeremy Wright: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Edinburgh West (Christine Jardine), and unlike her, I find much to welcome in this Gracious Speech. It will not surprise the House at all if I pick out the draft Online Safety Bill—a Bill that has had a long journey so far, some of which I have walked myself, and has further to go. Of course, I warmly welcome its publication, and although it...

Debate on the Address: Better Jobs and a Fair Deal at Work (12 May 2021)

Jeremy Wright: I am tempted to agree entirely with the hon. Gentleman. He is right that all of us, including the Government, have to be braver than we have been and more willing to recognise the urgency of the situation. He is right that this reform cannot wait. The truth is that our emergence from the covid-19 crisis demonstrates both the need for social care reform and also the political opportunity for...

ODA Budget (26 Apr 2021)

Jeremy Wright: Will my right hon. Friend explain—if not now, perhaps in writing—why the Government seek to change the 0.7% target set out in the International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Act 2015, rather than to utilise the provisions of the Act to explain why they are unable to meet it at this time? If indeed the Government are seeking to change the target and believe that they...

Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill: Clause 6 - “Relevant offence” (21 Apr 2021)

Jeremy Wright: Let me begin by warmly congratulating my hon. Friend the Member for Aldershot (Leo Docherty) on his promotion. He started his Government career as the Parliamentary Private Secretary to me, so I congratulate him in particular on overcoming that disadvantage and acquiring a job that I know he will enjoy, and I am sure he will do it extremely well. I congratulate him too on the way he has...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Energy-efficient House Building (19 Apr 2021)

Jeremy Wright: What steps he is taking to promote energy-efficient house building.

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Energy-efficient House Building (19 Apr 2021)

Jeremy Wright: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for what he has said. As he knows, building regulations are one tool we can use to improve the environmental performance of new homes, and I am conscious that the Government are consulting on how those regulations might be reformed. However, as he also knows, the regulations in place at the moment require compliance by developers to a design standard rather...

Coronavirus (25 Mar 2021)

Jeremy Wright: This debate is not about the Government’s response to covid-19 so far, but about what we do next. The most significant shift in the situation we face today is of course the success of the vaccination programme, for which all involved deserve credit, but my concern is that the logic of that success has not found its way into the approach to lifting the covid-related restrictions on our daily...

Online Anonymity and Anonymous Abuse (24 Mar 2021)

Jeremy Wright: I want to begin by congratulating my hon. Friend the Member for Stroud (Siobhan Baillie), not just on securing this debate but on what she said. In this debate there is one central question, which is how we are to keep online anonymity available for those who need and deserve it and yet ensure that it cannot be used as a shield by those who do not. Of course, some will argue that anonymity...

Prime Minister: Engagements (10 Mar 2021)

Jeremy Wright: My right hon. Friend will recognise that while covid restrictions have been in place, children have not only had to learn online rather than in the classroom, but have also missed out on cultural, artistic and sporting activities with their peers. At the same time, cultural, artistic and sporting organisations have remained restricted in what they can do, and, despite the considerable help...

Vauxhall at Ellesmere Port and Battery Manufacturing Strategy (1 Mar 2021)

Jeremy Wright: I am sure my right hon. Friend will agree that the best sites for gigafactories are those where the automotive sector is strong, transport connections are good and battery technology development is already a feature of the local economy. In that regard, I am entirely with my hon. Friend the Member for Rugby (Mark Pawsey) in saying that the Coventry airport site is an excellent...

Trade Bill: After Clause 2 - Parliamentary approval of international trade agreements and treaties (9 Feb 2021)

Jeremy Wright: Let me start with the amendments on genocide. The revised amendment 3B deals with some of the deficiencies of the original, but not, I am afraid, all. I still have the concerns that I have expressed previously about how the judicial process that it sets out will work in practice and about what a High Court judgment in such cases will really mean. I also think that the concerns that others...

Trade Bill: After Clause 2 - Parliamentary approval of trade agreements (19 Jan 2021)

Jeremy Wright: I wish to make some brief comments about three of the amendments, including amendment 3 on genocide. I have listened to some excellent speeches from colleagues across the House who have made a clear and passionate case for the amendment, and I agree, of course, that states that engage in genocide must face serious consequences for their actions, including in trade. In addition to arguments...


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