Results 1–20 of 34 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Stephen Kerr

Clean Growth Strategy: Leaving the EU: Data Protection (12 Oct 2017)

Stephen Kerr: It is a great privilege to follow the hon. Member for Argyll and Bute (Brendan O’Hara). He is a near neighbour of mine geographically, although on political issues we seem to be streets apart. I was pleased to hear him say—I assume he was speaking for the SNP as well as for himself—that he wants a deal. We all want a deal—[Interruption.] From the way SNP Members...

Clean Growth Strategy: Leaving the EU: Data Protection (12 Oct 2017)

Stephen Kerr: That is the worse-case scenario of being on the receiving end of a flow of regulation with no input or influence over that at all. No, leaving the European Union means leaving the single market and the customs union.

Clean Growth Strategy: Leaving the EU: Data Protection (12 Oct 2017)

Stephen Kerr: I do not think that there is much virtue in rerunning the Brexit debate today, when we are discussing data, but I will say that it was well rehearsed, especially by the remain side, that leaving the European Union meant leaving the single market. I am grateful for the opportunity to make a short contribution to this debate, and I do so from the perspective of having spent the past 30 years of...

Clean Growth Strategy: Leaving the EU: Data Protection (12 Oct 2017)

Stephen Kerr: No, they are not separate things. I want our country to be at the forefront of this revolution, because it represents a massive competitive advantage and can be the primary means of unlocking the perplexing conundrum of Britain’s productivity gap. The fourth industrial revolution is powered by data. It has already been said a number of times in this debate—perhaps it is a...

Clean Growth Strategy: Leaving the EU: Data Protection (12 Oct 2017)

Stephen Kerr: No, I did not actually say we should not participate. I am saying that we should think further afield and establish relationships that involve agreements on a shared understanding of what privacy rights are, and we should ensure that consumers outside the EU, too, give informed consent to their data being used. A shared international framework would give surety to companies operating...

Clean Growth Strategy (12 Oct 2017)

Stephen Kerr: I welcome this important statement. May I applaud the Minister’s enthusiasm in presenting the strategy? I welcome the affirmation that action on climate and economic growth can go hand in hand, and that it is our plan to make the UK the world leader in creating clean technology jobs and businesses. Will she say whether the Treasury are considering changes to stamp duty to help...

Retail Energy (12 Oct 2017)

Stephen Kerr: I welcome the statement. Does my right hon. Friend agree with me and many of my constituents in Stirling, who are currently paying too much for their energy bills, that a fully functioning competitive market is the best long-term driver for value for customers? Will he also say when smart meters will become universal? By that I mean not supplier-specific, which I consider to be anti-competitive.

Business of the House (12 Oct 2017)

Stephen Kerr: Will my right hon. Friend find time for a debate on the welfare of British subjects detained in Dubai? One such individual is one of my Stirling constituents. He is currently being detained in Dubai, and, as the House will understand, there is much concern for his wellbeing and prospects.

Attorney General: Leaving EU: UK Legal Systems (14 Sep 2017)

Stephen Kerr: Will the Solicitor General take this opportunity to reassure the House and Opposition Members that the leaders of all the devolved Administrations, in Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast, when we have one there, will be consulted and respected on the broader issues of Brexit, including those relating to his office?

Finance Bill (12 Sep 2017)

Stephen Kerr: There should be a relationship between risk and reward, should there not? It is a delicate balance. What is my hon. Friend’s view on whether the balance is right in the measures before us?

Foreign Direct Investment 2016-17 — [James Gray in the Chair] (12 Sep 2017)

Stephen Kerr: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate on a vital subject. He mentions London, but I would like to mention my home turf of Scotland. I am sure he is aware that Scotland was recently voted the most beautiful country in the world by the readers of a certain travel publication, but is he also aware that for the last five years in a row, Scotland has been the top location in the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Stephen Kerr: I rise with enthusiasm to support the main principles of the Bill and its Second Reading. We have heard many excellent contributions and I would like to express my appreciation for the quality of this debate. To me, the debate comes down to something rather straightforward. When this House passed the Bill to hold an in/out referendum on the United Kingdom’s continued membership of the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Stephen Kerr: My hon. Friend’s excellent point brings me neatly to the nationalists, who have called the Bill a power grab and a threat to the devolution settlement. It is no such thing. They cannot name one power that the UK Government intend to grab back from Holyrood.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Stephen Kerr: The answer to the first question is no. I remind the hon. and learned lady, however, that it was a Conservative Government who passed new powers to the Scottish Government, and there is no evidence, other than in the feverish imagination of SNP Members, that the UK Government intend to grab back any devolved powers. To the contrary: I have lost count of the number of times Ministers have said...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Stephen Kerr: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Many of my constituents in Dunblane and Bridge of Allan are rightly angry at this power grab by the SNP. That is one of many such examples. I have no hesitation in telling the Government, whom I am proud to support, that I want them to get on with Brexit. It will bring opportunities, and we must make the best of them. I want to get on with those free-trade deals across...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Stephen Kerr: Will the hon. Lady give way?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Stephen Kerr: Will the hon. Lady give way?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Stephen Kerr: I shall try again with the question I asked earlier. The hon. Gentleman talks about power grabs and the trashing of the devolution settlement, but can he tell me one power that the UK Government intend to grab back from Holyrood?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Stephen Kerr: And we could not change it.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Stephen Kerr: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?


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