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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Implementing the withdrawal agreement (13 Dec 2017)

Ed Vaizey: My hon. Friend’s remarks fill me with hope. He seems to accept that this debate is about a point of principle, rather than—as some might think—delaying Brexit, which is absolutely not what it is about. Does he agree?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Implementing the withdrawal agreement (13 Dec 2017)

Ed Vaizey: I know that my hon. Friend has been on his feet for 50 minutes. We should be happy to have another 50 minutes, because he is doing brilliantly. He has just mentioned Euratom. As he knows, amendment 300 was signed by more Members than any of the other amendments. I hate to keep asking him to come back with proposals on Report, but will he give a commitment that the Government will at least...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Implementing the withdrawal agreement (13 Dec 2017)

Ed Vaizey: The implications of leaving Euratom, some of which have already been identified the hon. Member for Central Ayrshire, also extend to our nuclear industry, which provides 20% of this country’s energy. At the moment, we simply cannot move nuclear material around unless we are members of Euratom. So when we leave Euratom, we will have to have, in effect, a Euratom-style arrangement to...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Implementing the withdrawal agreement (13 Dec 2017)

Ed Vaizey: The hon. Lady and her Committee have published an excellent 45-page report this morning, and I read it when it was hot off the press. It makes all the points that I want to make about the need to have as close an association as possible with Euratom, particularly in regard to safeguarding. What worries me about the Office for Nuclear Regulation is that, while the will and desire are there,...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Implementing the withdrawal agreement (13 Dec 2017)

Ed Vaizey: The hon. Lady is entirely correct because Austria is an anti-nuclear state, and there is some suspicion that some difficulties may emerge if the matter is not wrapped up before the Austrian presidency. The amendment’s purpose is to provide parliamentary scrutiny of the important process of replicating the effect of a treaty that nobody wanted to leave. My challenge to Ministers is to...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Implementing the withdrawal agreement (13 Dec 2017)

Ed Vaizey: I am very grateful, Mr Amess—[Hon. Members: “Sir David Amess.”] I am so sorry. I should remember that nearly everyone who is speaking in this debate has a knighthood. I am very grateful, Sir David, for the chance to speak in this important debate. It has been extraordinarily interesting and, actually, enjoyable. I want to make a brief detour on amendment 7, because the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Implementing the withdrawal agreement (13 Dec 2017)

Ed Vaizey: Yes, it has stimulated my hon. Friend.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Implementing the withdrawal agreement (13 Dec 2017)

Ed Vaizey: I can barely stand up again, because I am slightly overwhelmed by the outbreak of consensus. I shall end this section of the speech with some unashamed flattery, as I look at the triumvirate of titans on the Treasury Front Bench: three Ministers for whom I have the utmost admiration, including my constituency neighbour, the Solicitor General, my hon. and learned Friend the Member for South...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Implementing the withdrawal agreement (13 Dec 2017)

Ed Vaizey: My cup runneth over.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Implementing the withdrawal agreement (13 Dec 2017)

Ed Vaizey: I bow to my right hon. and learned Friend’s wisdom and experience on that point. I am a consensus merchant and simply thought there might be a way forward, but I totally understand that votes might have to be exercised tonight in order to stiffen the Government’s backbone to provide a solution. But nevertheless it has always been the case proposed by my right hon. and learned...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Implementing the withdrawal agreement (13 Dec 2017)

Ed Vaizey: If they can justify it, of course. The second part of my remarks, which will be as brief as possible because so much time has been taken up, is about amendment 300, standing in my name, which has the largest number of signatories of any amendment to this Bill. I am astonished that only four of them are Conservatives, but I think that reflects the standing in which I am held in my own party; I...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (7 Dec 2017)

Ed Vaizey: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what consideration the Government is giving to the delivery of place quality in its national housebuilding strategy.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Planning Authorities (6 Dec 2017)

Ed Vaizey: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that local planning authorities follow the guidance in paragraph 62 of the National Planning Policy Framework which recommends that local design review arrangements are put in place to provide assessment and support to ensure high standards of design; and what assessment he has...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Planning Authorities (6 Dec 2017)

Ed Vaizey: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with local authorities on achieving the National Planning Policy Framework core planning principle that planning should always seek to secure high quality design and a good standard of amenity for all existing and future occupants of land and buildings; and whether he has any plans to strengthen...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Planning Authorities (4 Dec 2017)

Ed Vaizey: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if his Department will consider the findings of the Place Alliance survey Design Skills in English Planning Authorities; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Museums and Galleries: Copyright (20 Nov 2017)

Ed Vaizey: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with representatives from national museums sponsored by her Department on the issue of copyright on photographic reproductions of paintings, prints and drawings in the collections of those museums; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Museums and Galleries: Copyright (20 Nov 2017)

Ed Vaizey: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate her Department has made of the total net income received by national museums sponsored by her Department as a result of charging for photographic reproductions of out of copyright artworks in the last financial year for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Syria (17 Nov 2017)

Ed Vaizey: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many refugees have been resettled under the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Oxfordshire (3 Nov 2017)

Ed Vaizey: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the effect on the budgets of Oxfordshire primary and secondary schools of (a) changes to business rates, (b) the apprenticeship levy, (c) changes to national insurance contributions and (d) the withdrawal of the education services grant.

Healthcare in Oxfordshire — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (17 Oct 2017)

Ed Vaizey: I hate to interrupt the Minister’s flow as he is getting stuck into the STP, but as time is running out, will he prevail on his officials to write to me after this debate and answer two questions? First, when will the next tranche of capital funding be available for GP surgeries in Oxfordshire? Secondly, what engagements could his Department facilitate between Assura, myself and the...


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