Results 101–120 of 2684 for speaker:John Stanley

[Mr Edward Leigh in the Chair] — Arms Export Controls (20 Oct 2011)

John Stanley: In accordance with the usual conventions, I will make a brief winding-up speech. I am grateful to all the right hon. and hon. Members who have contributed. I am grateful to the hon. Member for North Ayrshire and Arran (Katy Clark) for her support for the Committees’ work. I endorse what she said about the need for the Government to continue to reply in sufficient detail to the...

[Mr Edward Leigh in the Chair] — Arms Export Controls (20 Oct 2011)

John Stanley: Before the Minister leaves the issue of the revised risk categorisation, I want to put a key point to him. I understand that the Minister cannot speak for the revoked export licences that were granted by the previous Government. However, in the list of 158, there are quite a number granted by the current Government since they came into office. What is the degree of confidence among the...

[Mr Edward Leigh in the Chair] — Arms Export Controls (20 Oct 2011)

John Stanley: I am glad to open what I hope and expect to be the first of our annual debates on the reports of the Committees on Arms Export Controls. First, I thank the members of the four Committees for their contributions to our report, which sets a high standard of detail, incisiveness and relevance to current events, with particular reference to north Africa and the middle east. I also thank the staff...

[Mr Edward Leigh in the Chair] — Arms Export Controls (20 Oct 2011)

John Stanley: I entirely agree with the hon. Lady’s point. That is one of the central areas on which we constantly keep watch. It is of prime importance that when an export licence is granted to a particular country for a particular piece of military equipment or particular goods, we as the exporting country know that that is where the items concerned will finish up. I am grateful to her for making that...

[Mr Edward Leigh in the Chair] — Arms Export Controls (20 Oct 2011)

John Stanley: If the hon. Gentleman will wait one moment, I will finish my point. The Foreign Secretary added: “We also propose the introduction of a revised risk categorisation,”.—[ Official Report, 13 October 2011; Vol. 533, c. 41WS.] That is a crucial sentence but its meaning is wholly unclear, and it is an issue that the Committees must scrutinise and look at in considerable detail in their next...

[Mr Edward Leigh in the Chair] — Arms Export Controls (20 Oct 2011)

John Stanley: As I have said, I remain to be persuaded that the Government have satisfactorily addressed the key issue regarding the scale of misjudgments that have taken place. The key sentence is the one about new criteria, which I have quoted. The hon. Gentleman is right that we need a great deal more detail about what that statement means in terms of the export control system and how it will be...

[Mr Edward Leigh in the Chair] — Arms Export Controls (20 Oct 2011)

John Stanley: I entirely agree with the hon. Gentleman that the serious abuses of human rights that have occurred in all those countries subject to revocation orders—I would also add Saudi Arabia, to which I am about to refer, even though there has been no revocation thus far—have been going on for a long period. That poses the central question whether the Government have done enough to ensure that in...

Petitions: Train Fares in West Kent and East Sussex (19 Oct 2011)

John Stanley: I am very glad to see my right hon. Friend the Member for Tunbridge Wells (Greg Clark) in his place. I know that were it not for the constraints on him as a Minister, he would be joining in the presentation of this petition with his customary enthusiasm and determination. The petition states: The Petition of residents of West Kent and East Sussex, Declares that the Petitioners note the...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (17 Oct 2011)

John Stanley: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to his answer of 16 June 2011, Official Report, column 943W, on Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA), for what reasons the Government does not wish to bring IPSA within the ambit of the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: B'Tselem (12 Oct 2011)

John Stanley: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much (a) financial and (b) other support his Department provided to B'Tselem—The Israeli Information Centre for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Renewable Energy: Finance (12 Oct 2011)

John Stanley: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his most recent estimate is of the annual average (a) proportion and (b) cash amount by which the energy bills of domestic consumers are increased in order to finance and subsidise the provision of renewable energy.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Export Control Policy (12 Oct 2011)

John Stanley: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to his written ministerial statement of 18 July 2011, Official Report, columns 78-79WS, on export control policy (review), what offensive naval, air and land-based military platforms have been supplied from the UK to (a) Bahrain, (b) Egypt, (c) Libya, (d) Syria, (e) Tunisia and (f) Yemen; and in which years.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Arms Trade: Export Controls (10 Oct 2011)

John Stanley: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what further revocations of arms export licences have been made to countries in North Africa and the Middle East subsequent to those detailed in the document Cm. 8079; and if he will provide this information in the same format as in Annex 1 of Cm. 8079.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Members: Correspondence (28 Jun 2011)

John Stanley: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to reply to the letter of (a) 14 September 2010 and (b) 17 March 2011 from the right hon. Member for Tonbridge and Malling on behalf of his constituents, Mr and Mrs Green.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Ipsa (16 Jun 2011)

John Stanley: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 29 November 2010, Official Report, column 560W, on IPSA: Parliamentary Commission for Administration, whether it is the Government's policy to bring the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority within the statutory remit of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Arms Trade: Exports (23 May 2011)

John Stanley: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 9 March 2011, Official Report, column 1173W and 31 March 2011, Official Report, columns 475-76W, on the arms trade: exports, for which countries arms export licences have been revoked as a result of his Department's review of export licences announced on 18 February 2011 since 15.00 on 3 March 2011;...

Standards and Privileges: Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan and Pakistan (16 May 2011)

John Stanley: In the House on 21 March, the Prime Minister said in answer to a question from the hon. Member for Brighton, Pavilion (Caroline Lucas) about the current violence in north Africa and the middle east: “I agree with the hon. Lady that there will be lessons to learn from the conflict for the future.”—[ Official Report, 21 March 2011; Vol. 525, c. 707.] I want to focus on one area where I...

Standards and Privileges: Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan and Pakistan (16 May 2011)

John Stanley: That anticipates the point that I am about to make. Britain was, of course, by no means the only country to engage in this degree of over-optimism and, as has been said, the Government have sought to retrieve the position. First, they have announced the revocation of a substantial number of arms export licences. Indeed, according to the latest figures, between 27 January and 9 March this...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Arms Trade (11 May 2011)

John Stanley: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will publish the categories of transfers or sales of arms or components of arms by the Government or its agencies to (a) other governments, (b) organisations and (c) individuals overseas which are not published either on Government websites or on the United Nations or EU arms registers.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Arms Trade: Libya (27 Apr 2011)

John Stanley: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the oral statement by the Prime Minister of 21 March 2011, Official Report, column 707, on United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973, and the answers from the Minister of State for Business and Enterprise of 9 March 2011, Official Report, column 1173W and 31 March 2011, Official Report, columns 475-6W, on...


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