Eleventh Report of the Environmental Audit Committee, The Future of Chemicals Regulation after the EU Referendum, HC 912, Session 2016-17, and the Government response, HC 313 – Mary Creagh.
Mary Creagh: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many vehicles in his Department's fleet are (a) electric vehicles and (b) ultra-low emission vehicles.
Mary Creagh: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress his Department has made on encouraging companies to take up the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures.
Mary Creagh: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many vehicles in his Department's fleet are (a) electric vehicles and (b) ultra-low emission vehicles.
Mary Creagh: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans his Department has to update the advice of The Pensions Regulator when the Financial Reporting Council publishes its reviewed UK Stewardship Code in 2018.
Mary Creagh: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many vehicles in his Department's fleet are (a) electric vehicles and (b) ultra-low emission vehicles.
Mary Creagh: New clause 12, which stands in my name and those of a number of other Members, seeks to guarantee our management of environmental protection after exit day. The environment has been in the news quite a lot recently. The members of the Cabinet all had reusable coffee cups following their meeting yesterday, although I think we shall need a little bit more from the Environment Agency than bamboo...
Mary Creagh: Absolutely. I was thrilled to learn that the electric black cab is being made in Coventry. It is great that Carbodies has a future. It is important to drive that great innovation, that green growth, across the country. Let us take the example of waste. Twenty years ago we sent almost half our household waste to landfill; now we recycle almost half of it because of the EU’s waste...
Mary Creagh: Whether he has plans to strengthen the armed forces covenant.
Mary Creagh: I thank the Secretary of State for that reply. Before Christmas, I visited the Community Awareness Project in Wakefield, and many of its homeless clients are former armed services personnel. The Veterans Association UK estimates that there are 13,000 homeless veterans. They are guaranteed priority access to social housing under the armed forces covenant, but it is impossible to know that...
Mary Creagh: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the environmental principles contained in EU treaties that are to be retained in UK law via the EU (Withdrawal) Bill will have general application across all environmental policy areas in the UK.
Mary Creagh: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he was first informed of the Chinese notification to the WTO of 18 July 2017 of its restrictions on imports of waste.
Mary Creagh: I begin by expressing my condolences and those of all Members to our friend and colleague Mr Deputy Speaker. He has suffered such a grievous loss, and we hold him in our hearts and prayers this Christmas season. It is a pleasure to follow such interesting, well-informed speeches. I will discuss new clause 61 and amendment 291, which are in my name. We have heard much from the Minister today...
Mary Creagh: Does my hon. Friend agree that the Government are failing to understand the deep complexity of supply chains in the EU? He is talking about the finished product of a car, but there are also many automotive components that go backwards and forwards between the UK and mainland Europe. Sometimes within a single company, one part is made on mainland Europe, fixed into a car in this country and...
Mary Creagh: Is not the result of this European Council that there will be no negotiations with the EU until March next year and no deal concluded between now and March 2019? The tragedy is that there is no deal that the Prime Minister can get with the EU that will be as good as the one that we have now.
Mary Creagh: What recent assessment he has made of the (a) accuracy and (b) efficiency of contracted-out health assessments for (i) employment and support allowance and (ii) personal independence payments.
Mary Creagh: Forty people in Wakefield have written to me with their concerns that, at their employment and support allowance or PIP assessment, they were not seen by an appropriate person. That includes one person with mental health problems, who was assessed by a paramedic. The Work and Pensions Committee recently heard that Atos and Capita employ only four doctors between them, and statistics released...
Mary Creagh: Farmers in Wakefield, Yorkshire, and across the country face a triple whammy from Brexit: the loss of common agricultural policy subsidies, and changes to the subsidy regime after 2021; tariff and non-tariff barriers; and potentially a flood of cheap imports after any new trade deal. What steps is the Minister taking to mitigate those risks?
Mary Creagh: By regulation.
Mary Creagh: rose—