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Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill (20 Oct 2017)

Chris Green: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Bedford (Mohammad Yasin). I thank him for that insight into the dangers faced by so many emergency workers. The hon. Member for Rhondda (Chris Bryant) is right to say that an assault on anyone is serious, and that an attack on an emergency worker is an attack on us all. The debate has highlighted the distinct lack of deterrence in the system,...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Employment: Bolton West (20 Oct 2017)

Chris Green: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of the working population of Bolton West constituency is employed in the (a) public and (b) private sector.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Local Government: Elections (20 Oct 2017)

Chris Green: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which local authorities have expressed interest to his Department in conducting a voter ID pilot in polling stations for the May 2018 local elections.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Local Government: Elections (19 Oct 2017)

Chris Green: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government has taken to implement the recommendations of Sir Eric Pickles' review of electoral fraud entitled Securing the ballot, not including the voter ID pilots planned for the May 2018 local elections.

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Chris Green: Welfare is naturally a great concern for anyone who receives welfare payments, especially if there is to be a transition from one system to another, but it is also a big concern for people who fund the system, and not a great deal has been said about people who actually pay their taxes. I appreciate that people on universal credit also pay taxes, but there will be unemployed, employed and...

Nuclear Safeguards Bill (16 Oct 2017)

Chris Green: Does my hon. Friend agree that as we look towards moving from Horizon 2020 to framework programme 9, there is a strong possibility that the European Union will emphasise a move away from cutting-edge research to capacity building? Will that not cause us a problem?

Nuclear Safeguards Bill (16 Oct 2017)

Chris Green: It is abundantly clear, especially from the Westminster Hall debate secured by the hon. Member for Ynys Môn (Albert Owen), that Euratom is intrinsically entwined with our membership of the European Union. Legal advice says that, as does the Commission itself. That has been abundantly expressed during this debate, and no doubt it will be expressed again on many other occasions. The tone...

Nuclear Safeguards Bill (16 Oct 2017)

Chris Green: I appreciate the broad consensus in the Grand Committee Room, but not everyone had an opportunity to speak in that debate. No doubt there will be a transition period of some sort, but whether we have an associate membership or just a very close association at the end of it—like the association we will have with the European Union—we will look at what the EU does and how it goes...

Nuclear Safeguards Bill (16 Oct 2017)

Chris Green: We are very early on in the negotiations, and I am sure the Minister for Climate Change and Industry and the Department for Exiting the European Union will look at that. The extraordinary aspect of this debate is that some people are saying we will go off a cliff edge and valuable radioactive isotopes will no longer be available. What does that suggest about our friends in the European...

Nuclear Safeguards Bill (16 Oct 2017)

Chris Green: Yes, I understand that some half-lives can be as short as six hours, so the efficacy of the isotopes will diminish in an incredibly short period. However, to say that the European Union and the British Government are not fully aware of that and that getting such materials from Europe over to the United Kingdom cannot or will not happen is extraordinary.

Nuclear Safeguards Bill (16 Oct 2017)

Chris Green: I have already given way on this issue. It is absolutely extraordinary to suggest that these materials will dry up overnight. Clearly, we are going to have a good relationship with the European Union and there are going to be sales of these products.

Nuclear Safeguards Bill (16 Oct 2017)

Chris Green: Absolutely. I agree wholeheartedly with my hon. Friend. As has been highlighted, 500 medical procedures a year, involving 10,000 people in the United Kingdom, depend on these products, yet we hear that they are going to be withdrawn and taken away, or that they will be held at the ports.

Nuclear Safeguards Bill (16 Oct 2017)

Chris Green: No, I have already given way. That is an extraordinary thing to suggest, and since this is outside the scope of the Bill, it is clearly scaremongering.

Nuclear Safeguards Bill (16 Oct 2017)

Chris Green: No. I am going to make some progress. As we leave the European Union, we want to continue research relationships with it on many projects. We will see through Horizon 2020 to the end, and we must consider what kind of relationship we will have on the successor programme—framework programme 9. We need a close relationship with the European Union on Horizon 2020, but we must also...

Nuclear Safeguards Bill (16 Oct 2017)

Chris Green: There will be an ongoing consultation on the relationship the university and scientific sector in the United Kingdom wants on the successor programme. As I am sure the hon. Gentleman will know, Horizon 2020 really focuses on top-end research—the things that we often do very well in the United Kingdom—which is why this country has a disproportionately large share of the Horizon...

Nuclear Safeguards Bill (16 Oct 2017)

Chris Green: That is a fair point, and why we have to ensure that we have as close a relationship as possible, consistent with having left, with the European Union post Brexit. Universities will be one of the prime sectors that the Government look to to ensure that we have that co-operation. It is such an important sector for the UK. When thinking about who we need in the UK, people often focus on the...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Terrorism: Northern Ireland (13 Sep 2017)

Chris Green: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent discussions he has had with political parties in Northern Ireland on the incidence of paramilitary activity.

Euratom Membership — [James Gray in the Chair] (12 Jul 2017)

Chris Green: Is the hon. Lady really saying that we can develop a list of all the organisations that were not mentioned in great detail during the referendum campaign, and that we must remain part of them just because we have not had that full and open debate? Actually, we voted to leave the European Union; that is what the British people voted for. We have to do that, and if it entails leaving Euratom,...

Road Infrastructure — [Mrs Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (5 Jul 2017)

Chris Green: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Bexhill and Battle (Huw Merriman) on securing this important debate. House building, not just in my constituency but in the area surrounding it, has been an issue of huge concern for many years. It has created huge pressure on the local roads, and that pressure is getting greater and greater with the current proposals and with yet more house...

Persecution of Christians: Role of UK Embassies — [David Hanson in the Chair] (4 Jul 2017)

Chris Green: The case of the Coptic Christians highlights what this debate is focused on. It is difficult for people in Egypt to speak up publicly about the persecution, which puts responsibility on Government-to-Government relationships and the pressure that can be applied behind the scenes.


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