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Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: European Convention on Human Rights (19 Jun 2012)

Hywel Francis: ..., who agreed with me that this was a matter of considerable concern which should be referred to our Committee. To illustrate the issue’s complexities, I note that 75 years ago this month 6,000 Basque refugee children arrived in this country. Would they have been excluded under these new rules?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Victims and Survivors ( 8 May 2012)

Conall McDevitt: ...on this issue. It does not seek, nor was it ever intended to seek, to address issues of victims of conflict. I could not find in the debate reference to the North of Ireland, Northern Ireland, the Basque country, the Balkans or any other region of conflict within the European Union. I found only a very sincere and genuine attempt by legislators at a European level to seek to define the...

Written Ministerial Statements — Treasury: Counter-Terrorist Asset Freezing Regime (30 Apr 2012)

Mark Hoban: ...Abdul RAHIM 26. Muktar Mohammed SAID 27. Assad SARWAR 28. Ibrahim SAVANT 29. Abdul Reza SHAHLAI 30. Ali Gholam SHAKURI 31. Qasem SOLEIMANI 32. Waheed ZAMAN Entities 1. BASQUE FATHERLAND AND LIBERTY (ETA) 2. EJERCITO DE LIBERACION NACIONAL (ELN) 3. FUERZAS ARMADAS REVOLUCIONARIAS DE COLOMBIA (FARC) 4. HIZBALLAH MILITARY WING, INCLUDING EXTERNAL SECURITY...

Scottish Parliament: Co-operatives ( 9 Feb 2012)

Claudia Beamish: .... Although I whole-heartedly support small co-ops, I have to wonder how the myth developed that co-ops have to be small-scale. It certainly did not develop in Bangladesh or, indeed, in Spain’s Basque Country, where the Mondragon Corporation was founded long ago in the town of the same name. Although its origin is linked to the activities of a modest technical college and a small workshop...

Written Ministerial Statements — Treasury: Terrorist Asset Freezing ( 8 Feb 2012)

Mark Hoban: ...YassinOMAR Hussein OSMAN Zana Abdul RAHIM Muktar Mohammed SAID Assad SARWAR Ibrahim SAVANT Abdul Reza SHAHLM All Gholam SHAKURI Qasem SOLEIMANI Waheed ZAMAN Entities 1. Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA) 2. Ejercito de Liberacion Nacional (ELN) 3. Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) 4. Hizballah military wing, including external security...

ETA: Ceasefire — Question (28 Nov 2011)

Baroness O'Loan: My Lords, I thank the Minister for his helpful response. I declare my interest as a member of the International Contact Group on the Basque Country, which was present at last month's international conference that culminated in the declaration by Kofi Annan and others calling on ETA for this definitive ceasefire. British Governments have had extensive experience. I ask the Minister, in the...

Bill Presented: Commission on Devolution in Wales ( 3 Nov 2011)

Hywel Williams: ...the commission to look beyond the boundaries of the UK. In an intervention on the former Secretary of State, the right hon. Member for Torfaen (Paul Murphy), I pointed out that the system in the Basque country, in terms of money, is slightly different to that in the rest of Spain, which generally operates on a block grant principle, whereas the Basques have historically, over many...

Scottish Parliament: Low-carbon Economy (22 Sep 2011)

Joe FitzPatrick: ...SeaEnergy, recently expressed his desire to see Dundee become a master base for the renewables sector. He called the energy-rich waters around Dundee “Scotland’s shop window to the world.” Basque wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa recently reaffirmed its desire to set up a base in Dundee, with the promise of a £127 million investment across the country and more than 200 jobs in Dundee...

Scottish Parliament: European Union Involvement ( 8 Sep 2011)

Jamie McGrigor: ...from devolved Assemblies? If the SNP’s underlying attitude were to be implemented, what would stop the Northern Irish or Welsh arguing for a greater say at European level? People from the Basque Country, the Catalans, the Flemish, the Bavarians and people from the five Italian regions would all want their interests to be represented at the Council of Ministers. It would be like the tower...

Scotland Bill: Second Reading ( 6 Sep 2011)

Lord Wigley: I am very familiar with the arguments about Spain fearing what will happen in Catalonia and the Basque country. If those two national groups within Spain do move towards independence, Spain itself will face that question, but that is a matter for Spain. It is a matter for the European Union whether it would prefer to see a Scotland outside the European Union in those terms. I certainly would...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland Bill: Borrowing Powers and Growing the Economy ( 9 Jun 2011)

Jamie Hepburn: ...member—and that might require borrowing powers, so it is sensible to argue that the Scottish Government should be endowed with such powers. I turn to devolved legislatures internationally. The Basque Country is responsible for raising about 86 per cent of its budget and has far greater financial competence than we have in Scotland. At the start of 2009, the Basque Country’s credit...

[Martin Caton in the Chair] — West Lothian Question (29 Mar 2011)

Paul Murphy: ...all Spanish MPs have exactly the same rights in their Parliament as we do in ours, despite the fact that virtually every aspect of domestic policy is heavily devolved to parts of Spain such as the Basque country and Catalonia. There would be a problem—the hon. Member for Monmouth has left—if we were to accept two classes of MPs, and if Welsh Members could not vote on English issues,...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Departmental Interpreters (16 Mar 2011)

Chris Grayling: ...CMEC): (a) The following is a list of the languages that have been serviced: Afar Afrikaans Akan Albanian Alcholi Amharic Arabic Armenian Asante Assamese Assyrian Azerbaijani Bahasa Indonesia Basque Belarussian Bengali Berber British Sign Language Bulgarian Burmese Cambodian Cantonese Catalan Cebuano Chaldean Creole (Haitian) Czech Danish Dinka Dutch Esperanto Estonian Ewe Fanti Farsi...

Scottish Parliament: Fenwick Weavers Society (10 Mar 2011)

Trish Godman: ...Alliance and a representative of the MONDRAGON Corporation, a co-operative group founded in 1956 that now has over 85,000 employees and plants in 18 countries, the largest business group in the Basque Country and seventh largest in Spain; applauds the fact that the worldwide co-operative movement, of which the early roots are in Fenwick, now brings together over one billion members,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: European Issues: Committee for OFMDFM Report ( 7 Mar 2011)

Tom Elliott: ...Committee undertook a joint visit with the Assembly Commission to the European institutions from 8 June to 10 June 2010, during which it met regional Governments, including the delegation of the Basque region to the European Union and the representation of the free state of Bavaria to the European Union. The Committee also held a formal meeting in the Committee of the Region’s offices at...

Scotland Bill (27 Jan 2011)

Stewart Hosie: ...raised in Scotland, with the remaining 85% accruing directly to London. I do not intend to talk about full fiscal autonomy, which there has been some talk of, but as a comparator we can look to the Basque country, which has been mentioned. It controls around 86% of its revenue. I want to concentrate on the specific problems with income tax provisions. Receipts are sensitive to changes in...

deferred divisions: Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism (19 Jan 2011)

Chris Bryant: ...community in preventing terrorism and the spread of terrorism. It is perhaps worth noting that the organisation whose terrorism I have personally experienced is Euskadi ta Askatasuna-ETA-in Basque Spain, where I grew up as a child, which is one of the proscribed organisations. I agree fully with the addition of Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan to the list, but I wish to ask the Minister some...

Scottish Parliament: Rural Affairs and the Environment: “Inquiry into the Impact of the Treaty of Lisbon on Scotland” ( 9 Dec 2010)

Ian McKee: ...central Government to consult regional parliaments, the UK Government has no legal obligation to consult devolved Administrations and to seek a common position. While nations such as Bavaria, the Basque Country and Flanders have the constitutional power to shape the overall member state position, the most that Scotland can hope for is an informal agreement. In my view, that is inadequate...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland Bill ( 9 Dec 2010)

Jeremy Purvis: ...great political seducer, because it appeals to one element of a politician—the grass is always greener when we look at other countries. We have heard that this morning with regard to Ireland, the Basque Country and Slovenia. In the past, we heard in five ministerial blogs, the national conversation and, without a hint of irony, the business case for the Scottish Futures Trust that we...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Finance: Finance ( 6 Dec 2010)

Wendy Alexander: To ask the Scottish Executive how its plans for full fiscal autonomy differ from the arrangements in place for the funding of (a) the Basque Country, (b) Canadian provinces, and (c) American states.


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