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International Trade: Trade Agreements: Food and Farming Standards (19 Nov 2020)

Stewart Hosie: After listening to these Whips’ questions, I think I would like some English wine as well, Mr Speaker. I had a long and detailed discussion with NFU Scotland on Monday. In its words, it is “really worried” about future trade deals. Fundamentally, the UK is a high cost, high food standard regime. It argues that it simply cannot compete with low-cost competition with lower food standards...

International Trade: Trade Agreements: Food and Farming Standards (19 Nov 2020)

Stewart Hosie: Putting an organisation on a statutory footing is one thing, but protecting food standards is something different. I think the Minister’s answer is what Americans call doubling down on a previous mistake. Let me give an example. UK egg producers simply cannot compete with imported eggs produced where the density of laying hens may be twice that permitted in the United Kingdom. The only way...

National Security and Investment Bill (17 Nov 2020)

Stewart Hosie: Of course, it is not just about the formal structures, because of the fast-changing nature of the threat and the way in which technology emerges and develops. Perhaps we should have an annual debate in here, where we can think out loud about emerging technologies that may become a threat and, on the other side, those technologies that have become so redundant they are no longer a threat, to...

National Security and Investment Bill (17 Nov 2020)

Stewart Hosie: I start with my ISC hat on because it was the ISC that first investigated UK Government powers and processes for scrutinising foreign investment in sensitive areas of UK industry, found them lacking and called for more powers. In its 2013 report, “Foreign involvement in the critical national infrastructure”, the Committee looked into the issue of “foreign investment in the Critical...

National Security and Investment Bill (17 Nov 2020)

Stewart Hosie: I absolutely agree that these services should not sit within another Department. I am not sure whether it would be appropriate for them to be able to request call-ins directly, not least because where the information came from would then become abundantly clear, but there must be a mechanism whereby information that an agency comes across can be fed in to the proper people in order for this...

National Security and Investment Bill (17 Nov 2020)

Stewart Hosie: Before the Secretary of State moves on, will he give way?

Continuity Trade Agreements: Parliamentary Scrutiny (17 Nov 2020)

Stewart Hosie: The problem here is not simply the incomplete deals; it is the process we are following, which is not fit for purpose. MPs have no ability to vote to amend our negotiating mandate. As the Minister said, the Government report voluntarily, normally at the end of a negotiating stage to tell us that everything is great, but with no information about obstacles overcome or new obstacles emerging....

Further Education Funding — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (4 Nov 2020)

Stewart Hosie: Order. Motion lapsed ( Standing Order No. 10(6)). Sitting suspended for a Division in the House.

Further Education Funding — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (4 Nov 2020)

Stewart Hosie: Before I call the next speaker, I want to start the summings-up at around 3.38 pm, but given that we are slightly sparse, I am not going to put on a time limit at the moment, even an informal one: just ca’ canny.

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill: Clause 1 - Authorisation of criminal conduct (15 Oct 2020)

Stewart Hosie: Before the right hon. Gentleman moves on to his next subject, there is also an issue of trust. The Bill envisages giving the Government a significant degree of ability to authorise criminal activity. As someone who is happy to give this Bill a fair wind with certain conditions, I say that if the Government cannot see fit to include on the face of the Bill this very modest new clause from our...

Covid-19 Economic Support Package (14 Oct 2020)

Stewart Hosie: Does my hon. Friend not think the Chancellor’s intervention was rather peculiar? The Chancellor is, of course, absolutely right that the Scottish Government can set a Budget, notwithstanding that it would be blind, but, depending on the Chancellor’s decisions, it may lead to subsequent in-year cuts or in-year changes. I am sure this Chancellor would not tolerate it if someone else was...

RNLI and Independent Lifeboats: Covid-19 — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (13 Oct 2020)

Stewart Hosie: Given that a few speakers on the call list are not here, I am pleased to say that the remaining speakers can now take five minutes.

RNLI and Independent Lifeboats: Covid-19 — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (13 Oct 2020)

Stewart Hosie: Before we continue the debate, I will say two things. First, if the hon. Member for Hastings and Rye (Sally-Ann Hart) wants to take a seat in the horseshoe, she is more than welcome. Secondly, 11 Members are due to speak before the summing up, which will begin at 3.30 pm, so if everyone could speak for just shy of four minutes, everything will be perfect.

RNLI and Independent Lifeboats: Covid-19 — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (13 Oct 2020)

Stewart Hosie: Before we begin, I remind Members that there have been some changes to normal practice, to support social distancing. Please sanitise the microphones using the cleaning materials provided before you use them. Respect the one-way system in the Chamber. That means going in one door, and walking this way, and leaving by the other door. Members can speak only from the horseshoe. There is no...

International Trade: Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (8 Oct 2020)

Stewart Hosie: I thank the Minister for the update. However, when the non-partisan Centre for Economic Policy Research assessed the United States accession to the original and similar trans-Pacific partnership trade deal, it concluded that wages might rise for the top 10% of earners but fall for everybody else. What assessment has his Department made of the impact of CPTPP accession on income levels in the...

International Trade: Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (8 Oct 2020)

Stewart Hosie: It is just not the UK that is seeking to join CPTPP; Thailand, for example, is actively investigating it. Thailand’s faculty of pharmaceutical sciences has assessed that because of the way CPTPP rules on patents and on market approval for generic drugs that impact on Government procurement and so on work, the costs of drugs would rise. Given the Bangkok Post headline that CPTPP would lead...

Flooding: Staffordshire (7 Oct 2020)

Stewart Hosie: I call Theo Clarke for the briefest of summings-up.

Flooding: Staffordshire (7 Oct 2020)

Stewart Hosie: You are allowed to take interventions from people on the call list.

Flooding: Staffordshire (7 Oct 2020)

Stewart Hosie: I want to start the summing-up speeches at a quarter past five. There are six more speakers, so if they could take five minutes each it will all be super.

Flooding: Staffordshire (7 Oct 2020)

Stewart Hosie: Before we begin, I briefly remind Members that there are some changes to normal practice in order to support the new call list system, and to ensure that social distancing can be respected. Members should sanitise their microphones before they use them and respect the one-way system around the room—that means you come down this side and out that way. Members should only speak from the...


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