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Prime Minister's Update (25 Sep 2019)

Karl Turner: Thank you very much indeed, Mr. Speaker. It really is an absolute disgrace that, even though the Prime Minister has been dragged here by the most senior judges in the highest court in the land because the advice that the Leader of the House gave Her Majesty the Queen was held to be unlawful, he comes here laughing and joking, and using aggressive language when Opposition Members make salient...

Business of the House (18 Jul 2019)

Karl Turner: In the very city where William Wilberforce led the fight against slavery, P&O Ferries is employing Portuguese and Polish crews on £1.83 an hour. The deck crew are required to work five months on. British ratings earn about £35,000 a year and are required to do two weeks on, two weeks off. Could we have a debate on this really important issue? I think this is slavery.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Electric Vehicles: Infrastructure (18 Jul 2019)

Karl Turner: It is a sad day, because rumour has it that this is the Secretary of State’s last outing at the Dispatch Box. He is the gift that keeps on giving, but that is not funny because he has cost the country billions. Earlier this month, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders announced that sales of low-emission cars in the UK have fallen for the first time in two years. The SMMT’s chief...

Sale of New Petrol and Diesel Cars and Vans (4 Jul 2019)

Karl Turner: I start by congratulating my hon. Friend the Member for Hove (Peter Kyle) on securing and introducing this incredibly important debate, the context of which is the climate crisis and this Government’s failure to respond to it with any real ambition. As my hon. Friend mentioned at the outset, while we have been debating the issue the BBC has reported that sales of low emission cars have...

Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill (25 Jun 2019)

Karl Turner: Will the Minister give way?

Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill (25 Jun 2019)

Karl Turner: I am very grateful to the Minister, not least because I have only just come into the Chamber. I congratulate the Government on introducing this incredibly important Bill. I also pay tribute to Philip Marshall QC, my colleague at the Bar, who has campaigned on the issue of no-fault divorce for many years. Does the Minister agree, however, that we must not only pass this important Bill, but...

Business of the House (13 Jun 2019)

Karl Turner: It is shocking that hundreds of people each year are sent to prison for non-payment of council tax, often because the law is wrongly interpreted by magistrates, and the issue affects the most vulnerable and often the poorest people in our society. Chris Daw QC has started an e-petition, calling on the Government to change the law. This requires just a tiny change to the law, so may we have a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Leaving the EU: Ports (13 Jun 2019)

Karl Turner: We could be just four months away from a disastrous no-deal Brexit, yet the Government have put on hold their contingency plans. The Secretary of State’s previous efforts resulted in 89 lorries and a refuse truck pretending to be on convoy to Dover, when in reality that route takes 10,000 heavy goods vehicles a day. He doled out contracts to ferry companies that did not have any actual...

Prime Minister: Engagements (12 Jun 2019)

Karl Turner: On 16 May last year the Prime Minister said that she expected a “speedy resolution” to the row between Vertex and NHS England over the cystic fibrosis treatment, Orkambi. The Prime Minister is aware of my seven-year-old constituent Oliver Ward, who wrote to her recently. In his letter he pleaded with the Prime Minister: “Why am I still waiting? I need these medicines…before I get too...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Offshore Wind Supply: Rates of Pay (11 Jun 2019)

Karl Turner: It is disgraceful that P&O Ferries is employing Lithuanian cooks sailing from Hull to Zeebrugge on the “Pride of York” at €2.04 an hour. Filipino able-bodied seafarers crewing the “Pride of Hull” are paid $4.45 an hour. Will the Minister meet me to see what we can do together to stop these predatory capitalist companies taking advantage of foreign crews? This amounts to slave labour.

Cystic Fibrosis Drugs: Orkambi — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (10 Jun 2019)

Karl Turner: Forgive me, but I genuinely do not know the answer to this—I find it completely confusing. If the Republic of Ireland and Scotland can get an interim agreement, why cannot we sort this out for patients here in England?

Cystic Fibrosis Drugs: Orkambi — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (10 Jun 2019)

Karl Turner: It is a pleasure to see you in the Chair, Mr Hanson. I am grateful to be called to speak in this incredibly important debate on behalf of my young constituent, Oliver Ward, who is seven years of age. I raised the issue in Prime Minister’s questions last week, and I intend, if I get the opportunity, to raise it with the Prime Minister again before she leaves No. 10 Downing Street. I want to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (5 Jun 2019)

Karl Turner: Twelve months ago, the Prime Minister told this House that she wanted a speedy resolution to the funding row between NHS England and Vertex regarding the drug Orkambi to treat cystic fibrosis. My seven-year-old constituent Oliver Ward wrote to the Prime Minister recently asking what progress she has made. Could the Minister please give Oliver some good news and tell him that he need not get...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Passengers from British Airports (21 Mar 2019)

Karl Turner: The rise in passenger numbers has obviously led the Government to become complacent. Long-haul connections from UK airports have not kept up with our European competitors and many airlines are feeling the pinch. Is it not time for the Government to commit to road and rail investment to strategically important airports, so that they can compete effectively?

Privatised Probation System (4 Mar 2019)

Karl Turner: This situation is indeed shocking. [Laughter.] I do wonder: either very senior civil servants follow the right hon. Member for Epsom and Ewell (Chris Grayling) around giving him really bad advice, or he is in fact just incredibly incompetent. Which is it?

Privatised Probation System (4 Mar 2019)

Karl Turner: It is very serious.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Road Safety (14 Feb 2019)

Karl Turner: In his statement last week, the Minister again delayed taking effective action on dangerous old tyres on public service vehicles. I pay tribute to Frances Molloy and Tyred, who have campaigned vigorously on this very important issue. The Government’s record on road safety, I am afraid to say, has been disappointing. So will the Minister now do the right thing and support the private...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Road Safety (14 Feb 2019)

Karl Turner: Rubbish.

Offshore Helicopter Safety — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] (6 Feb 2019)

Karl Turner: It is always a pleasure to see you in the Chair, Sir Henry, and a privilege to serve under your chairmanship. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Stockton North (Alex Cunningham) on securing this important debate, and I pay tribute to Members across the Chamber who have contributed with great knowledge and their own personal experiences. Offshore helicopter transport, like maritime...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Leaving the EU: Aviation (10 Jan 2019)

Karl Turner: The Prime Minister’s deal looks dead and we could well be heading into the chaos of a no-deal Brexit. If that is the case, we will no longer be a member of the European Aviation Safety Agency. Given that we do not currently have a bilateral air safety agreement with the US, can the Secretary of State give a guarantee that in the event of no deal there will be no disruption to flights?

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