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Prime Minister: Engagements (22 May 2024)

Craig Mackinlay: Thank you, Mr Speaker. This is an emotional day for me, and if you will indulge me, I will say a few thanks, because a few are due. Apologies are due, actually, as I have caused the breaking of so many rules today: there has been clapping; I have got trainers on because my shoes would not go over the plastic feet; and my jacket would not go over the bionic arm. First, I thank you, Mr...

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Gas Fired Power Stations and Wind Power: Costs (30 Apr 2024)

Craig Mackinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what the average levelised cost is for combined cycle gas-fired power stations, assuming current natural gas spot prices, in the last five years; and what the average levelised cost is for offshore windfarms commissioned in the same period.

Prime Minister: Engagements ( 6 Sep 2023)

Craig Mackinlay: I would like to offer some assistance on the small boats issue. Has my right hon. Friend considered the incongruity of the fact that a UK dinghy manufacturer trying to sell into the EU market would have to apply the CE marking, customs codes and could be stopped and checked, and a similar situation applies, perversely, with a simple thing like Great Britain to Northern Ireland trade? But none...

Energy Bill [Lords]: New Clause 52 - Revenue certainty scheme for sustainable aviation fuel producers: consultation and report ( 5 Sep 2023)

Craig Mackinlay: My right hon. Friend is making an excellent point about the extra energy provision that we need to make renewables work. Has he considered the true environmental cost of the batteries, the digging up of cobalt by children in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the smelting and all the rest of it? That is the real cost of relying on renewables, and we hear very little about the real cost of the...

Energy Bill [Lords]: New Clause 52 - Revenue certainty scheme for sustainable aviation fuel producers: consultation and report ( 5 Sep 2023)

Craig Mackinlay: I suppose that the volume of my amendments probably speaks for itself, but I have a great interest in this Bill. I am aware of the limitation of time this afternoon, so I will keep my observations to the two areas that I think are fundamentally important. I absolutely despise this Bill. I have been in this House for eight years, and I have rarely seen a Bill of such nature. It is 426 pages,...

Energy Bill [Lords]: New Clause 52 - Revenue certainty scheme for sustainable aviation fuel producers: consultation and report ( 5 Sep 2023)

Craig Mackinlay: My right hon. Friend has it exactly right. Hence I feel that when we in this place are creating criminal penalties that could put our fellow citizens in prison for 12 months for an unknown offence of the future relating to net zero, we have a duty to discuss them properly. This must be the first time we are potentially criminalising people in this country for not adhering to the new code of...

Energy Bill [Lords]: New Clause 52 - Revenue certainty scheme for sustainable aviation fuel producers: consultation and report ( 5 Sep 2023)

Craig Mackinlay: My right hon. Friend has put his finger exactly on the pulse. This is a substantial Bill. I say to the Minister that I hope the Government will strip out criminal penalties for not adhering to unknown net zero certification, EPCs and all the rest of it in the future for something as simple as not complying with some of these net zero regulations. This is really serious. I hope that when the...

Energy Bill [Lords]: New Clause 52 - Revenue certainty scheme for sustainable aviation fuel producers: consultation and report ( 5 Sep 2023)

Craig Mackinlay: It is very welcome that the levy will not be applied on households as a direct cost they will see in their bills, but it is something of a sleight of hand just to push it further up the supply chain, because it will be an energy-related cost somewhere in the supply chain that will feed down to every business and household in another way through an additional charge they will face, much like...

Illegal Migration Update ( 5 Sep 2023)

Craig Mackinlay: My right hon. Friend will be aware of an unwritten deal, but a deal based on trust, that east Kent would not be facing any accommodation because of the pressure that Dover is obviously facing and the pressure we have in Manston as a primary dispersal centre. So he can imagine my displeasure that a hotel in Cliftonville, the Glenwood Hotel—a small facility of just 21 rooms—is being readied...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Demonstrations: Road Traffic (12 Jul 2023)

Craig Mackinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an estimate of (a) driver hours lost to traffic delays and (b) carbon dioxide emissions caused by Just Stop Oil protests since February 2022.

Prime Minister: Engagements (12 Jul 2023)

Craig Mackinlay: If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 12 July.

Prime Minister: Engagements (12 Jul 2023)

Craig Mackinlay: New Labour’s old mantra was “Education, education, education.” Its new one seems to be “Tax education, tax education, tax education.” Does the Deputy Prime Minister share my disgust at Labour’s plans to tax education of choice, which could lead to 40,000 pupils being sent into the state sector, with a cost to the taxpayer? A number of English language schools in my constituency...

Privileges Committee Special Report (10 Jul 2023)

Craig Mackinlay: Just while we are discussing semantics —I am referring to the interaction that we had on what “impugn” might mean— the right hon. and learned Member for Camberwell and Peckham (Ms Harman) mentioned the words, “with approval”. My interpretation of “with approval” is that every word in this motion is absolute and correct. I have to say that, having heard the evidence, on the...

Privileges Committee Special Report (10 Jul 2023)

Craig Mackinlay: I feel the hon. Lady did not fully give an answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Great Grimsby (Lia Nici). How would the hon. Lady feel if, on a Monday, she had a letter from a court saying she had been found guilty, after a court hearing on the Friday, when she had no prior knowledge of it, no summons and no opportunity to give her evidence? Does that feel like natural justice? After all,...

Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) (21 Jun 2023)

Craig Mackinlay: I pay credit to the Minister, and indeed to other Members, for outlining the huge number of animal welfare measures we have taken over our period in government, so I am a little disappointed that the Labour party says that we do not care about animal welfare. I give the Labour party credit for what it achieved in its years in government, but Labour is taking us and anyone listening for fools...

Finance (No. 2) Bill: New Clause 4 - Domestic top-up tax to apply from 31 December 2023 (20 Jun 2023)

Craig Mackinlay: Does the hon. Gentleman really believe that non-doms who could pay zero inheritance tax in other places around the world and need not spend money any at all in the UK will just stay here and be taxed under his plans? Or will they up sticks and go elsewhere—which they are very capable of doing—in which case we would lose the VAT and everything else that comes with non-dom spending in the UK?

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Boilers: Sales (19 Jun 2023)

Craig Mackinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether his Department plans to ban the sale of new boilers fuelled by (a) non-mains gas, (b) oil and (c) biomass.

New Housing Supply ( 5 Jun 2023)

Craig Mackinlay: Very little has been said about the reason we have such demand for housing and the problems with planning at the moment. My right hon. Friend the Member for Haltemprice and Howden (Mr Davis) mentioned that the population is 10 million greater than in 1997. In this last year alone, we had net migration of 606,000. If we multiply that for the next 26 years, without population growth of excess...

New Housing Supply ( 5 Jun 2023)

Craig Mackinlay: I want to make progress; we have very little time this evening. We need to reduce immigration. We need to take measures to reduce internal relocation, which does happen within the country. That is very much on the levelling-up agenda. No one would be more pleased than I, living in the south-east, if populations relocated up towards Carlisle and elsewhere. I would be absolutely delighted with...

Prime Minister: Engagements (17 May 2023)

Craig Mackinlay: I have a serious matter affecting every constituency to bring to my right hon. Friend’s attention. Amazon has been facilitating the sale of counterfeit postage stamps from China, which are virtually perfect except for the barcode. I have contacted the National Crime Agency and National Trading Standards, and I am afraid that I have received woeful responses. I have now sent my concerns to...


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