Results 1–20 of 1819 for speaker:Angela Smith

Domestic Abuse Victims and Family Courts — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (18 Jul 2018)

Angela Smith: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairship, Ms Ryan, as my hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Yardley (Jess Phillips) said. I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing the debate. At one point it looked as if I would have to step into her shoes, but I am really glad that she was able to lead the debate because under no circumstances could I have done the same job so well. She is a...

Russia and the Council of Europe — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (18 Jul 2018)

Angela Smith: Once again, it is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Howarth. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak in this debate. I thank the hon. Member for Henley (John Howell) for securing the debate; it is important that we discuss in this House the situation in the Council of Europe as it relates to Russia. As the leader of the Labour delegation to the Council of Europe and...

Russia and the Council of Europe — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (18 Jul 2018)

Angela Smith: I agree with the hon. Gentleman. Indeed, it is quite clear that the secretary-general is more than sympathetic to the Russian cause. Those tweets about the meeting between Trump and Putin earlier this week showed a lack of real judgment. For someone who is leading an important, international European body that defends human rights, I found those tweets astonishingly disturbing. I do not think...

Green Belt (Penistone and Stocksbridge) (17 Jul 2018)

Angela Smith: The point I made in my speech is that in one community in my constituency, the Government’s planning inspector attempted to override the provisions made in the neighbourhood plan.

Green Belt (Penistone and Stocksbridge) (17 Jul 2018)

Angela Smith: The Minister’s words are very welcome. He is being very generous with his time, and is very well-meaning, but the point is that 425,000 new homes are proposed on the green belt in local plans as things stand now. How can that represent exceptional circumstances?

Green Belt (Penistone and Stocksbridge) (17 Jul 2018)

Angela Smith: The interruption was welcome, because we are now joined by my hon. Friend the Member for Barnsley Central (Dan Jarvis), who is also the elected Mayor of the Sheffield city region. I am pleased that he has joined us. As I was saying, at the heart of green-belt policy is a desire to stop urban encroachment and to preserve our smaller towns and villages. Although I appreciate that green-belt...

Green Belt (Penistone and Stocksbridge) (17 Jul 2018)

Angela Smith: I beg to move, That this House has considered planning policy relating to green belt and green space in Penistone and Stockbridge. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Edward. My constituency of Penistone and Stocksbridge is a cross-border constituency, taking in north Sheffield and everything west of the M1 in Barnsley. In fact, it crosses the M1 in Dodworth to go right...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Facilitated Customs Arrangement (17 Jul 2018)

Angela Smith: What assessment his Department has made of the effect of the Government’s proposed facilitated customs arrangement on UK businesses.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Facilitated Customs Arrangement (17 Jul 2018)

Angela Smith: I thank the Secretary of State for his answer, but I am somewhat surprised. The Government’s White Paper tells us that the facilitated customs arrangement is designed to “preserve frictionless trade for the majority of UK goods trade, and reduce frictions for UK exporters and importers.” Will the Minister please tell us which goods will be excluded by the arrangement, and...

Backbench Business: 2015 Steel Summit Commitments (10 Jul 2018)

Angela Smith: I do not agree with the Minister’s comments about the tidal bay lagoon, but there are other aspects of UK manufacturing where a sector deal could play a real part. The development of the shale gas industry is one of those. Can the right hon. Lady update us on progress made in maximising UK steel content in the shale gas industry?

Backbench Business: 2015 Steel Summit Commitments (10 Jul 2018)

Angela Smith: Does my hon. Friend agree that the Government have missed a real opportunity for UK plc generally, and for steel in particular, with their decision to refuse the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon?

Leaving the EU (9 Jul 2018)

Angela Smith: The Prime Minister has today presented her position on the negotiating position decided at Chequers as an evolution of her Mansion House statement. Most Members believe there will have to be a further evolution of that position before the House will agree a deal. On that basis, does the Prime Minister agree that it is crucial to keep business in all parts of the economy—services and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Leaving the EU: Agricultural Sector (3 Jul 2018)

Angela Smith: What assessment his Department has made of the fiscal effect on the agricultural sector of the UK leaving the EU customs union and single market.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Leaving the EU: Agricultural Sector (3 Jul 2018)

Angela Smith: The Institute for Fiscal Studies has calculated that Brexit will deliver significant damage to the economy and to Government receipts. In that context, will the Minister guarantee that farmers will not suffer a reduction in the level of support they currently receive in the post-common agricultural policy period?

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Antarctic: Marine Protected Areas (2 Jul 2018)

Angela Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress he has made in establishing the largest marine sanctuaries in the southern oceans; and whether those marine sanctuaries remain one of the primary goals of his Department’s Blue Belt policy.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Horses: Databases (28 Jun 2018)

Angela Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans for semi-wild ponies living in areas that are derogated under the Equine Identification Regulations, and which are micro-chipped and identified by an identification document under article 7 of Commission Regulation 504/2008 or article 13 of Commission Implementing Regulation 2015/262, to be included in the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands: Marine Protected Areas (27 Jun 2018)

Angela Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands marine protected area is legally designated as a fully no-take area.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands: Marine Protected Areas (27 Jun 2018)

Angela Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many kilometres of the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands marine protected area are legally designated as fully no-take areas.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands: Marine Protected Areas (27 Jun 2018)

Angela Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands marine protected area is permanently closed to krill fishing.


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