Results 221–240 of 1001 for speaker:Huw Merriman

Transport (5 Feb 2020)

Huw Merriman: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his intervention. In fact, I was just about to talk about hydrogen, so that is a brilliant segue. The Transport Committee visited the engineer who first retrofitted a conventional train with hydrogen technology. We talk about the need to electrify and move away from diesel, but 2% of the national grid is taken up by electrified rail, and if only 40% of energy is...

Transport (5 Feb 2020)

Huw Merriman: I will take one more intervention, as I am conscious that others wish to speak.

Transport (5 Feb 2020)

Huw Merriman: The hon. Member is absolutely right. If we are to call it completely green technology, it needs to be as he describes. Perhaps we should have in mind a trip to Yorkshire. I want to talk about the development of batteries in trains. On the Southern network, for example, there are still two diesel services, even though there is usually a third rail, because part of it does not have the third...

Transport: Road Safety (30 Jan 2020)

Huw Merriman: I should like to join the Secretary of State in paying tribute to the hon. Member for Nottingham South (Lilian Greenwood) for the way in which she has chaired the Transport Committee over the past two years. She has done so with great fairness, and she probed with great diligence as well. I want to give her my thanks for that, and she is also a wonderful friend. When it comes to road safety,...

Criminal Law (28 Jan 2020)

Huw Merriman: During the election period, when I was delivering leaflets, a young lady caught up with me and talked to me about her experience at the hands of somebody who had treated her absolutely heinously. She was with her friend, who was a constituent of my hon. Friend the Member for Hastings and Rye (Sally-Ann Hart), and it was her father who was the perpetrator. He was given a sentence of 18 years...

Flybe (14 Jan 2020)

Huw Merriman: Many airlines that face these types of difficulties would get more certainty and would be more able to get through them if they were allowed to continue to operate while in administration. Airlines in the States have done just that, and have returned and are now succeeding. Will the Government look into that type of reform when they press on with the insolvency review, which I hope will...

Exiting the European Union: European Court of Justice (9 Jan 2020)

Huw Merriman: Whether the UK will be required to comply with (a) EU law and (b) rulings of the European Court of Justice after the UK leaves the EU.

Exiting the European Union: European Court of Justice (9 Jan 2020)

Huw Merriman: On 30 January, I shall be holding a public meeting to explain the terms of the withdrawal agreement. When I held my last meeting relating to the previous withdrawal agreement, concern was raised about the European Court’s ability to determine issues that arise. Will my hon. Friend confirm that, under articles 167 to 181 of the new withdrawal agreement, while the Court can have matters...

Prime Minister: Engagements (30 Oct 2019)

Huw Merriman: It is a pleasure, Mr Speaker, to see you in your Arsenal tie, and for two reasons: I have worn mine as well, but I am sorry the Leader of the Opposition has not worn his. Mr Speaker, before I go on to ask the Prime Minister a question, may I thank you not just for giving me a voice in this place but for giving representation to my family and those I grew up with in Buckingham whom you have...

Public Bill Committee: Domestic Abuse Bill: Examination of Witnesses (29 Oct 2019)

Huw Merriman: Q Emily, may I take you back to your suggestion that the definition be widened to include carers? I can absolutely see the logic of that, but is there not a danger? Currently, “personally connected” effectively means being or having been in a relationship or being a relative. If you extended that to carers, why would you not extend it to people who provide paid services to the home, for...

Public Bill Committee: Domestic Abuse Bill: Examination of Witnesses (29 Oct 2019)

Huw Merriman: Q Clearly, this is an area that you would think needs addressing. Did you consider whether there are other vehicles to address that point or is this neatly fitting?

Public Bill Committee: Domestic Abuse Bill: Examination of Witnesses (29 Oct 2019)

Huw Merriman: Thank you very much for the interesting evidence. Can I just come back to your point on people under 16 being victims? The Bill states:Q “Behaviour of a person (‘A’) towards another person (‘B’) is ‘domestic abuse’ if…A and B are each aged 16 or over”. Are you suggesting it should be the case that, in that scenario, B does not have to be aged 16 or over? Is that what you...

Public Bill Committee: Domestic Abuse Bill: Examination of Witnesses (29 Oct 2019)

Huw Merriman: Sorry—I beg your pardon.

Public Bill Committee: Domestic Abuse Bill: Examination of Witnesses (29 Oct 2019)

Huw Merriman: I have probably missed it—if so, my apologies—but, from a legal perspective, what would you be wanting to occur as a result of that addition at paragraph 5?

Public Bill Committee: Domestic Abuse Bill: Examination of Witnesses (29 Oct 2019)

Huw Merriman: So it is a similar concept to the discussion we were having about recognising the gender imbalance and that being on the face, but there was also a feeling that that could be covered by the statutory guidance that comes out. Could that not be a place for what you just described there with regard to children, in terms of the guidance, and knock on to the providers of the services?

Public Bill Committee: Domestic Abuse Bill: Examination of Witness (29 Oct 2019)

Huw Merriman: You Q will be aware from listening to the Second Reading debate that there was discussion as to whether the definition should pay regard to the fact that women are much more likely to be victims or survivors of domestic abuse than men. I thought that was more a statement of fact, but I could see the argument that that would help to ensure that providers or funders would weight provision...

Public Bill Committee: Domestic Abuse Bill: Examination of Witness (29 Oct 2019)

Huw Merriman: Q May I ask a supplementary question? You talk about the guidance; excuse my ignorance—I should perhaps have known this—but in your role how much input will you have in writing the guidance?

Health and Social Care: End-of-life Care (29 Oct 2019)

Huw Merriman: Hospice in the Weald is building the UK’s first cottage hospice, and I viewed it on Friday. It allows family members to care for and stay with their loved ones until the end of their life, and it is absolutely fantastic. The cottage hospice is looking for a Minister to come and open it. I know that there is an election coming, but will a Minister from the winning Front Bench come and do...

Debate on the Address: The Climate Emergency (17 Oct 2019)

Huw Merriman: The next time a young person asks me how seriously Parliament takes climate change I will struggle to answer, given that this morning we ate into our time with a discussion on pornography, followed by a debate about whether we should have a debate on Saturday. When Parliament starts providing a proportion of its time that is commensurate with the importance of the issues out there in the...


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