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Eu: Future Relationship White Paper (12 Jul 2018)

Michael Gove: What Labour’s policy is.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Leaving the EU: UK Fish Exports (12 Jul 2018)

Michael Gove: We want to secure an agreement with the European Union that ensures tariff-free and frictionless market access for fisheries products. That is of course a separate negotiation from those on fishing opportunities and access to waters, which will be founded on the UK’s legal status as an independent coastal state and will be consistent with fisheries agreements internationally.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Leaving the EU: UK Fish Exports (12 Jul 2018)

Michael Gove: It would be wrong to say that the position put forward in the Chequers agreement is analogous to membership of the single market or the European economic area. The right hon. Gentleman will be aware that membership of the European economic area and the single market does not guarantee entirely frictionless access to the European Union for fisheries or other products.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Leaving the EU: UK Fish Exports (12 Jul 2018)

Michael Gove: It would be reckless of any Government to do anything that would imperil the ambitions and aspirations exhibited by the exemplary constituents whom my hon. Friend serves so well.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Leaving the EU: UK Fish Exports (12 Jul 2018)

Michael Gove: Almost everything in that question was wrong, but that does not surprise me because almost everything in the Scottish National party’s position on fisheries is wrong. It wants to stay in the European Union and therefore in the common fisheries policy and yet it wants Scotland’s fishermen to enjoy all the advantages of being outside the common fisheries policy. Some Members of this...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Leaving the EU: UK Fish Exports (12 Jul 2018)

Michael Gove: The acquis is, of course, a French term and the common rulebook is an Anglo-Saxon one, and therefore they are happily distinct. I know that my right hon. Friend is fond of Anglo-Saxon terms and pithy ones at that. One thing I would say about the common rulebook is that it governs goods and it governs agri-foods only in so far as is necessary to have free and frictionless access. In that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Leaving the EU: Agriculture and Fisheries Management (12 Jul 2018)

Michael Gove: Mr Speaker, thank you for your indulgence on the line call earlier in saying that the ball was in. The Government’s consultation setting out the policy framework for agriculture in England after the UK leaves the EU closed on 8 May. All responses have been analysed and will be used to inform future policy. A report of the findings will be published in due course. Plans for the reform...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Leaving the EU: Agriculture and Fisheries Management (12 Jul 2018)

Michael Gove: The hon. Lady raises some very important points. The first thing to say is that the Factortame case was a case that relied on the supremacy of the European Court of Justice. The supremacy of the European Court of Justice will end under the Government’s proposals for leaving the European Union; that is quite clear. The second thing is that the common rulebook on agri-food applies only to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Leaving the EU: Agriculture and Fisheries Management (12 Jul 2018)

Michael Gove: My hon. Friend stands up very well for the fisher people of Newhaven. One thing we can do outside the common fisheries policy, as the fisheries White Paper spells out, is reallocate additional quota and we can also—and we propose to do this—pilot days-at-sea or effort-based methods of fisheries control. We hope to work with inshore fishermen such as those whom she represents so well.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Leaving the EU: Agriculture and Fisheries Management (12 Jul 2018)

Michael Gove: Well, we are in the European Union at the moment and governed by its rules and that is why the people of Grimsby voted to leave.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Leaving the EU: Agriculture and Fisheries Management (12 Jul 2018)

Michael Gove: There are many important things for the farmers whom the right hon. Gentleman represents, but the details of how payments will be paid have been laid out by the Scottish Government, by the relevant Cabinet Secretary, Fergus Ewing, and I know that he is consulting on those proposals.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Leaving the EU: Agriculture and Fisheries Management (12 Jul 2018)

Michael Gove: My hon. Friend puts the case absolutely correctly.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Monopoly Water Providers: Senior Executive Pay (12 Jul 2018)

Michael Gove: On 1 March I set out the need for water companies to respond to public concerns over executive pay and a number of other practices. The Government fully support Ofwat’s reforms that require water companies to ensure that executive pay is linked to customer service.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Monopoly Water Providers: Senior Executive Pay (12 Jul 2018)

Michael Gove: It will not surprise the hon. Gentleman to know that I am a huge fan of the John Lewis Partnership and the leadership that its executives have shown. This Government and this DEFRA team have taken stronger action than previous Governments and previous teams have done in order to ensure that water companies smarten up their act, that they deal not just with executive pay, but with some of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Monopoly Water Providers: Senior Executive Pay (12 Jul 2018)

Michael Gove: Ofwat, the regulator, has been stringent in the steps that it has taken in order to ensure that performance will be linked to pay in the future.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Monopoly Water Providers: Senior Executive Pay (12 Jul 2018)

Michael Gove: I am so glad that the hon. Lady welcomes the action that Ofwat is taking. Ofwat has superb leadership and I am four-square behind that leadership in ensuring that we get a better deal from water companies.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Waste Criminals (12 Jul 2018)

Michael Gove: Since 2014, the Government have given the Environment Agency an extra £60 million to tackle waste crime, as well as additional powers to take stronger enforcement action. This year we consulted on further measures to prevent crime at waste sites and I have commissioned a review of serious and organised crime in the sector. The review’s recommendations will inform our strategic...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Waste Criminals (12 Jul 2018)

Michael Gove: My hon. Friend is absolutely right; fly-tipping is morally reprehensible and does have environmental costs. That is why a review, being led by Lizzie Noel, one of the non-executive directors at DEFRA, and supported by Chris Salmon, former police and crime commissioner for Dyfed-Powys, will look at exactly what powers and sanctions are required to deal effectively with this scourge.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Waste Criminals (12 Jul 2018)

Michael Gove: The hon. Gentleman, like me, is tough on crime and tough on the causes of crime. Therefore, we will give consideration to his recommendation in the review that is being led by Lizzie Noel.


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