Results 1–20 of 147 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Marcus Fysh

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance (22 Jan 2018)

Marcus Fysh: I welcome my hon. Friend to his new post. Somerset, which is underfunded relative to other local authorities, was disappointed not to be part of the business rates pilot. Will he meet me to discuss the upcoming local government finance round?

Forestry in England — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (11 Jan 2018)

Marcus Fysh: Would it help to improve access to, and the quality of, smaller woodlands if crafts using wood grown within the same woodland were always regarded as ancillary to forestry within the planning guidance?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Illegal Wildlife Trade (9 Jan 2018)

Marcus Fysh: What steps his Department is taking to tackle the illegal wildlife trade.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Illegal Wildlife Trade (9 Jan 2018)

Marcus Fysh: You, Mr Speaker, may be as interested as I am in the oceanic environment. I want to talk about whales, because 30,000 have been killed since the introduction of the international whaling ban, and nations such as Japan, Norway and Denmark take a very controversial view on participating in whaling. What can the Secretary of State’s Department do to make whaling history?

Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill (8 Jan 2018)

Marcus Fysh: I was hoping this evening that we might begin to get past some of the old arguments and debates over whether to the leave the EU that we have been having ad nauseam over the past year and more, but it seems as though some people cannot understand that if we do not leave the single market and the customs union, we simply have not left the EU. It is by virtue of being a member of the EU that we...

Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill (8 Jan 2018)

Marcus Fysh: The hon. Lady is right that, particularly in the car industry, rules of origin are an issue across the world. In the North American Free Trade Agreement, for example, the ability of US and Canadian car manufacturers to integrate their supply chains makes a big difference. Under the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which the Canadians are considering re-entering in a modified form, rules of origin...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Topical Questions (19 Dec 2017)

Marcus Fysh: There are many very committed individuals working in health and social care services in Somerset, but one challenge is getting enough registered nurses into the system to allow them to integrate. What can the Minister do to help to get more registered nurses?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Implementing the withdrawal agreement (13 Dec 2017)

Marcus Fysh: My right hon. and learned Friend said earlier that other Parliaments across Europe will have a say and we will not, but I posit that that is not true. This is about the withdrawal agreement, which will be agreed under qualified majority voting by the European Council, so it is not true that every Parliament across Europe will get a say on this subject.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Implementing the withdrawal agreement (13 Dec 2017)

Marcus Fysh: On a point of order, Dame Rosie. I seek your guidance on whether this is misleading the Committee. It is simply untrue to say that each Parliament will have a vote.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (12 Dec 2017)

Marcus Fysh: Does the Minister agree that retaining full sovereign control of our regulation is essential to getting the most out of our economy, 88% of which does not relate to the EU?

Points of Order (28 Nov 2017)

Marcus Fysh: Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker.

Points of Order (28 Nov 2017)

Marcus Fysh: It is on this matter.

Points of Order (28 Nov 2017)

Marcus Fysh: On page 201 of “Erskine May”, the section on ministerial accountability quotes from a resolution that was passed by both Houses of Parliament in the 1996-97 Session, which makes it clear that Ministers do not have to disclose all information if it is not in the public interest to do so. Does that have any bearing on this?

Duties of Customs (20 Nov 2017)

Marcus Fysh: It is a pleasure to stand here tonight and to talk about this Bill on behalf of my constituents. Having listened to the speech by the hon. Member for Bootle (Peter Dowd), they might have been a bit surprised to hear that there was no point to this place at all. However, what we are doing tonight, if we pass these resolutions, is giving our consent to the Government bringing in a Bill that is...

Duties of Customs (20 Nov 2017)

Marcus Fysh: I do not accept that at all, but I thank the hon. Lady for her intervention. We have a major opportunity to think about what tariffs are best for all of our economy, rather than always having to think about just the EU. This is a really big opportunity to shape many of our industries, when we have just had to cope with a one-size-fits-all solution for many years now. Our ability to cope on...

Duties of Customs (20 Nov 2017)

Marcus Fysh: My hon. Friend makes an important point, and I completely agree. It is massively important that we look at the data systems, and I have talked a lot with Ministers about the customs declaration service that we are putting in place by January 2019. I have met industry representatives, and I have to thank my hon. Friend the Member for Dover (Charlie Elphicke) for organising some of those...

Duties of Customs (20 Nov 2017)

Marcus Fysh: I thank the hon. Lady. I agree that we need clarity as early as possible on all these issues, and I encourage Ministers to come forward with ideas on that. Returning to what we heard about Ireland in various interventions on the Minister, I would like him to think about whether, in the VAT resolutions, we are confining ourselves a little too much by saying that the Government may not, through...

Duties of Customs (20 Nov 2017)

Marcus Fysh: I thank my hon. Friend. That is a very interesting point, and I am sure that Ministers will look at it. The Irish economy probably has more to lose than any other party in the negotiations between us and the EU. We have been talking in our papers about wanting to maintain the common transit convention, and that is probably right. Ireland is incredibly dependent on that because 80% of its...

Duties of Customs (20 Nov 2017)

Marcus Fysh: I cannot take any more interventions, I am afraid, because other people want to speak. Given the apparent attitude of the Government of the Republic of Ireland to some of these matters at the moment, we should not automatically assume that we will allow them access to the common transit convention. Ministers should take a pretty firm view of that given that we certainly do not want our...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Interpretation of retained EU law during transitional period (14 Nov 2017)

Marcus Fysh: Does the hon. and learned Lady agree that one aspect of the legal certainty that the Government should consider is that, as our relationship with the EU evolves, we do not want our judges to have to make decisions that might affect our commercial policy, or indeed our diplomatic policy, towards the EU?

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