Results 1–20 of 208 for speaker:Marcus Fysh

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit: Northern Ireland (10 Dec 2018)

Marcus Fysh: To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, on what date the texts (a) Annex 2, (b) Annex 4, (c) Annex 8, (d) Article 6(1), (e) Article 12(1) and (f) Article 15 of the Northern Ireland Protocol in the Withdrawal Agreement were finalised.

Immigration (Time Limit on Detention): [2nd Allotted Day] (5 Dec 2018)

Marcus Fysh: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Bury South (Mr Lewis). There is a better plan and a better future than this friendless withdrawal agreement, one free of fear. The way to unify, as he said, is to lead and to show what that alternative is. It is not, however, Norway plus a customs union. That would make us a rule taker with no autonomy. It would be against the referendum result...

Immigration (Time Limit on Detention): [2nd Allotted Day] (5 Dec 2018)

Marcus Fysh: Is my right hon. Friend aware that one of the problems with the withdrawal agreement, whatever he has said, is that state aid provisions would prevent the Government from subsidising or supporting our defence industries in the same way that the EU can, and as we currently can under the EU treaties? Is that not a serious risk to our national security that the Government have failed to take...

Delegated Legislation: Planning: South Somerset (28 Nov 2018)

Marcus Fysh: It is a great pleasure to speak this evening on the planning situation in South Somerset, where my constituency lies. I declare an interest, in that my family own a house in the district. I will talk about a planning saga a little less than a mile away that has been going on for a long time. Essentially, the community to the south of Yeovil, in the Cokers, as it known, has time and again felt...

Delegated Legislation: Planning: South Somerset (28 Nov 2018)

Marcus Fysh: I am grateful for the hon. Gentleman’s intervention; it would not be an Adjournment debate without a strong contribution from Northern Ireland. I agree that focusing on and intensifying development in town centres is one of the answers both to finding more housing and to getting more people living in town centres, which means they will be there for the businesses in those locations. Having...

Delegated Legislation: Planning: South Somerset (28 Nov 2018)

Marcus Fysh: I thank my hon. Friend. He is certainly right that Yeovil has its challenges. Part of the problem has been sprawling development, and not particularly good development, that has been approved over the decades that I am talking about. We need to get a virtuous circle working in the other direction. The town has enormous potential and it has great industries in it. It needs a Conservative...

Offensive Weapons Bill: [Sir Lindsay Hoyle in the Chair ] (28 Nov 2018)

Marcus Fysh: I just want to put on the record my thanks to the Government for bringing this excellent Bill through. I know that the police in Yeovil are very keen to have these measures in place so that they can make more arrests, get more prosecutions and, in particular, get knives off the street. We have had some terrible incidents in Yeovil recently, and this Bill will make a genuine difference in...

Leaving the EU (26 Nov 2018)

Marcus Fysh: Some 123,000 defence industry jobs nationwide and our security and that of our allies depend on our defence industry being competitive and flexible, with Government involvement, yet the permanent backstop in the withdrawal agreement that would apply should the EU not choose arbitration would oblige our defence industry to comply with EU state aid law, from which EU defence firms are exempt....

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: UK-EU Defence Relationship (26 Nov 2018)

Marcus Fysh: The withdrawal agreement would commit the UK to all the EU’s state aid prevention rules without giving our defence industry any exemption from those rules. On what planet could we possibly support such a measure, which would destroy jobs across this nation and make our defence industry uncompetitive?

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (23 Oct 2018)

Marcus Fysh: Spina bifida is one of the most prevalent causes of infant mortality and disability, and a campaign has been running for quite a long time to try to fortify flour to prevent it. Successive Governments have ducked the issue, so will we now please seize it?

Government Overseas Aid Commitment: Private Investment: EU Exit Negotiations (9 Oct 2018)

Marcus Fysh: My part of Somerset has one of the highest degrees of exports to the rest of the world, as opposed to the EU, but for every minute that the rest of the world thinks we might remain in some sort of customs union or common external tariff alignment, the less interest they have in negotiating with us on future trade. When will the Government publish their version of the backstop?

Written Answers — Treasury: UK Trade with EU: Customs (5 Sep 2018)

Marcus Fysh: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what work has been undertaken to understand the technology and processes required to remove the need for infrastructure related to checks and controls at the Irish border itself aside from that on the Facilitated Customs Arrangement referred to in the Government's White Paper on the future relationship between the EU and the UK.

Exiting the European Union: Economic and Social Rights (19 Jul 2018)

Marcus Fysh: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State referred earlier to the mooted common rulebook as very narrow, but when we look at what is necessary for free circulation, it is actually extremely wide. I am concerned that the parliamentary lock in the White Paper is actually unworkable, because there will be the sword of Damocles of a hard border in Ireland should we derogate from any of it. Does...

Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill: EU VAT area and pre-commencement requirements (16 Jul 2018)

Marcus Fysh: The hon. Lady makes an important point about the value of trade defences in our armoury. Would she consider supporting new clause 36, which is essential if the UK is to be able to operate its own trade defence policy, because if the EU is not collecting our tariffs for us at our border, there will potentially be nothing we can do about that?

Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill: EU VAT area and pre-commencement requirements (16 Jul 2018)

Marcus Fysh: Will the right hon. Lady give some consideration to supporting our new clause 36, which will become a key piece of legislation if the UK is to operate proper trade defences? She mentioned manufacturing, and I note that many Labour Members have constituencies where workers may depend on the UK’s having good trade defences. Under the facilitated customs arrangement, that would not be possible...

Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill: EU VAT area and pre-commencement requirements (16 Jul 2018)

Marcus Fysh: Will the right hon. Lady give way?

Ministry of Justice: Department of Health and Social Care and Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (2 Jul 2018)

Marcus Fysh: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Crewe and Nantwich (Laura Smith), who made some interesting points about adult social care. I have similar issues in my constituency, where one of the main care providers increasingly sees private clients effectively subsidising local authority provision. The gap between the costs has been getting wider and wider. The concern of many of my...

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