Results 1–20 of 142 for speaker:Anna McMorrin

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (2 Feb 2018)

Anna McMorrin: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the timetable is for the upcoming review of all personal independence payment claims.

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Animal welfare and sentience (1 Feb 2018)

Anna McMorrin: It is imperative that animal welfare rights are protected after we leave the EU and that animals keep their status as sentient beings under UK law, which is why this new clause is absolutely vital. I wrote to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs after the defeat in the House of Commons on this very issue. That letter was signed by over 100 MPs. It is disappointing...

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Animal welfare and sentience (1 Feb 2018)

Anna McMorrin: I thank the Minister for his intervention, but the fact remains that this Government did not vote for that amendment, so are we to keep that trust that this UK Government will introduce those welfare standards post-Brexit? I for one do not find that trust. I struggle to understand this decision by the Government, which is a massive blow for the welfare of wildlife, pets and livestock alike.

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Animal welfare and sentience (1 Feb 2018)

Anna McMorrin: I thank the hon. Lady for her intervention, but does she not realise that this Bill is about the rules and regulations during trade? That is why we need the new clause in the Bill. Only domestic animals are covered by the Animal Welfare Act 2006; animals in the wild and laboratory animals are expressly exempt. As we seek new deals in our negotiations with countries that perhaps have much...

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Animal welfare and sentience (1 Feb 2018)

Anna McMorrin: Does my hon. Friend agree that this is not a partisan issue, but a question of the kind of society we want to live in?

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Role of Joint Ministerial Committee (1 Feb 2018)

Anna McMorrin: The Trade Bill fails to set out a suitable framework for future trade agreements. The arrangements included in the Bill are insufficient and leave a lot to be desired on several important issues that I and many MPs raised in the debates on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. Just like that Bill, the Trade Bill puts restrictions on the Executive capacity of the Scottish and Welsh...

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Role of Joint Ministerial Committee (1 Feb 2018)

Anna McMorrin: I thank the Minister for asking that question. As he will recall, I spoke widely in support of that amendment. We will discuss that at a later stage. In Wales, our economy offers great opportunities for both trade and investment. The Bill must not put that at risk. As I just mentioned, I spoke last week on the principles of devolution. Today, I want to reiterate that the Bill seriously lacks...

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Role of Joint Ministerial Committee (1 Feb 2018)

Anna McMorrin: That is exactly what I am saying. I absolutely agree that we need that consultation and agreement with the devolved Administrations, in order that we do not jeopardise future trade agreements on an international level. Our concern is that devolution is being rolled back because UK Ministers would be allowed to use Henry VIII powers to reach across into legislation within devolved competence...

Personal Independence Payments — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (31 Jan 2018)

Anna McMorrin: I want to set out the case of a constituent who came to me. A medical professional, he was terminally ill and had weeks to live, but he was advised that he would be eligible for PIP only from December of that year. His partner was distraught, as was he. He wanted to use that money for the last few weeks of his life. It turned out that there had been an administrative error, but they had to...

Personal Independence Payments — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (31 Jan 2018)

Anna McMorrin: Will my hon. Friend give way?

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Collection of exporter information by HMRC (30 Jan 2018)

Anna McMorrin: What does the Minister intend to do with the information that is collected? Also, what international bodies do the Government believe that information—much of which may be commercially sensitive —should be shared with, and why should they require such data?

Leaving the Eu: Economic Analysis (30 Jan 2018)

Anna McMorrin: This is about the UK Government doing their job, and they have spectacularly failed to do that. This leaked paper talks about the impact of Brexit on different areas of the UK, despite the Government telling devolved Governments and Administrations that they have no such information. The Minister failed to answer the question asked by my hon. Friend the Member for Ynys Môn (Albert...

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Implementation of international trade agreements (30 Jan 2018)

Anna McMorrin: In his speech to the World Trade Organisation in Buenos Aires, the Secretary of State reaffirmed his commitment to trade as a main tool for development, which is fantastic. The Government should therefore be keen to support the amendment, which reaffirms the UK’s commitment to the provisions of the SDGs, human rights, workers’ rights and environmental protections, which are key...

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Implementation of the Agreement on Government Procurement (25 Jan 2018)

Anna McMorrin: The UK Government must have meaningful engagement with devolved Administrations about the shape of the UK’s future customs and tariff regime post-Brexit. That has not been the case so far. Just like the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, the Trade Bill puts restrictions on the Executive capacity of the Scottish and Welsh Governments, while placing no restrictions on the capacity of the UK...

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Implementation of the Agreement on Government Procurement (25 Jan 2018)

Anna McMorrin: It is absolutely about consent, agreement and consultation. Essentially it is about not rolling back on the devolution settlement. Amending the Bill to explicitly ask for the consent of devolved Administrations for secondary legislation under the Bill would therefore not interfere with that, nor would it amount to a veto power. As I already said, what was already drafted in the UK...

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Implementation of the Agreement on Government Procurement (25 Jan 2018)

Anna McMorrin: As I said, I absolutely support this principle, which has been agreed jointly with the Welsh Government and the Scottish Government. Ministers, Conservative MPs and civil servants privately acknowledge how extremely ill-advised it is to remove the power of devolved Governments over devolved areas. Clearly the issue is one of trust: trust to exercise devolved powers responsibly; trust to carry...

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Examination of Witnesses (25 Jan 2018)

Anna McMorrin: May I return to geographical indications and EU rules? Sarah Dickson, can you tell us a little more about your concerns on this? What if, for example, South Korea raised objections on geographical indications in a new trade agreement?Q

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Examination of Witnesses (25 Jan 2018)

Anna McMorrin: Q Are you concerned that there could be a compromise on the definition of whisky, for example, in future trade agreements?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Plastic Waste (25 Jan 2018)

Anna McMorrin: The Welsh Labour Government are the third best in the world for recycling, far exceeding their targets this year alone. I am sure that the Secretary of State will join me in congratulating them on that. Can he clarify his position on recycling? He talks a good talk but does little to demonstrate action and is in danger of missing vital EU targets.


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