Results 1–20 of 161 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Chris Green

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...

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.

Debate on the Address: Health, Social Care and Security (28 Jun 2017)

Chris Green: In terms of providing that support in the right environment, would my hon. Friend like to show some appreciation of the Government for the mental health hospital that recently opened just down the road from my constituency? It is a £40 million investment, and will go a long way to providing that kind of support in the local community.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (27 Jun 2017)

Chris Green: Our emerging technology and universities sectors welcomed our manifesto commitment to increase R and D spending from 1.7% to 2.4% of GDP, but it was not in the Queen’s Speech, so what has happened to that commitment?

Brexit and Foreign Affairs (26 Jun 2017)

Chris Green: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Brighton, Pavilion (Caroline Lucas) and the four superb maiden speeches that we have heard today. I am quite pleased with the progress that the Government are making in the transition from being part of the European Union to leaving it. First, they held the referendum. Then, seeing the right result, they committed to delivering on Brexit. They...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Regional Infrastructure Development (18 Apr 2017)

Chris Green: What steps he is taking to support regional infrastructure development.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Regional Infrastructure Development (18 Apr 2017)

Chris Green: I welcome the investment in the electrification of the rail line between Manchester and Preston, but what more can the Chancellor do to ensure that we have vital road links, such as the Westhoughton bypass?

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Topical Questions (29 Mar 2017)

Chris Green: Some people have concerns about the idea of linking trade with aid, but does my right hon. Friend agree that the rule of law, which goes with trade, fosters the wider development of healthy legal practice?

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