Sheryll Murray: On Thursday, the Brexit Secretary, when discussing the number of people coming to our country post-Brexit, said, “we will assert stronger security checks at the border”—[Official Report, 12 July 2018; Vol. 644, c. 1157.] What discussions and agreements have been made with the Irish Government to strengthen the common travel area in a similar way?
Sheryll Murray: What plans he has to reform agriculture and fisheries management when the UK leaves the EU.
Sheryll Murray: What post-Brexit safeguards are being put in place to stop EU vessels registering in the UK simply to farm our waters of fish, as happened in the Factortame case, if there is to be a common rulebook in the agriculture and food sector?
Sheryll Murray: Cornwall gets back some of our money from the EU in regional aid. Much of that money was, and is, used to invest in agrifood, in which I believe Cornwall is a world leader. How will this investment be able to continue without falling foul of state aid rules in this sector when the Government have said there will be a common rulebook?
Sheryll Murray: Does my right hon. Friend have sympathy with my constituent, Dennis Hutchings, who is facing that situation as we speak despite the fact that witnesses are no longer around and that Dennis is terminally ill? He is the perfect example of what my right hon. Friend is speaking about.
Sheryll Murray: Will my right hon. Friend confirm that new primary legislation announced today will give authorities such as Cornwall Council the power they need to protect communities such as Tideford and Gunnislake in my constituency from air pollution?
Sheryll Murray: Can the Minister explain to me how this new unit will prevent my constituent, Dennis Hutchings, from being prosecuted, because I do not think that it will?
Sheryll Murray: I will start by reading a message from another of my constituents, a Mr Dennis Blagdon. He wrote to me this weekend: “I feel ashamed to be British that the government would let this serious lack of justice happen” to Dennis Hutchings. Mr Blagdon continued: “He is a man who is ill, who is being hounded for a job which he was employed by the government at the time to do. It...
Sheryll Murray: My hon. Friend is quite right. I will not take much time to repeat what has already been said, but the Department of Justice in Northern Ireland was originally formed from the Northern Ireland Office and the Ministry of Justice. We do not have an Executive in Northern Ireland at the moment. I am calling on the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to address this immediately by announcing...
Sheryll Murray: It is Cornwall, not Somerset.
Sheryll Murray: On Monday, Michel Barnier laid bare for all to see what staying in the customs union would mean for the UK: effectively staying in the EU. In his speech he mentioned the need for state aid rules, and that would probably mean no bailing out of the steel industry or any other industry that needs it in future. I remind hon. Members of the situation of a Shetland leasing and processing company...
Sheryll Murray: I will not give way because other Members wish to speak. I am really sorry. The worst of all possible scenarios would be one in which we had to abide by and be ruled by the European Union, but without any say. I wonder how long it will be before we start hearing suggestions about EU access to our fishing grounds—my fishermen—to pay for trade. How long will it be before we hear...
Sheryll Murray: The seafood sector, particularly regarding supply, is very important, and there are great opportunities post-Brexit. Under international law, we only need to offer any supplies that the UK fleet cannot catch. Will the Minister confirm that that will be the case once we leave the common fisheries policy?
Sheryll Murray: Is my right hon. Friend surprised as I am that an Israeli Labour MP told me in Israel last week that the leader of her party has written and dissociated herself with the Leader of the Opposition—not the Labour party, but the Leader of the Opposition?
Sheryll Murray: Can my hon. Friend assure me that protected status for Cornish produce such as the Cornish pasty will not be compromised post-Brexit?
Sheryll Murray: With regard to mixed fisheries, if we did have an effort regime, would it have the flexibility to compensate fisherman by allowing them to land the bass catches, for example, that they find in their nets?
Sheryll Murray: Could the hon. Lady clarify what the Labour party’s position is? Has she just read out the Labour party’s position? Is it what the PECH Committee has said?
Sheryll Murray: I will try to be as brief as my hon. Friend the Member for Banff and Buchan (David Duguid), Mr Paisley. As I have said, any management system must have buy-in from the industry and must also be flexible enough to allow for massive fluctuations in stocks, such as the massive fluctuation in the bass stocks that we saw in the south-west this year. At the end of the day, fishermen cannot tell...