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Oral Answers to Questions — Spain. (26 Jul 1937)

Sir John Mellor: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will consider suspending British assistance in the evacuation of Basque refugees until he is satisfied that the Basque Government has released all hostages and political prisoners in its hands or given to them the fullest possible opportunity of leaving Basque territory?

Scottish Parliament: Scotland Bill ( 9 Dec 2010)

David McLetchie: I hate to disillusion Mr Gibson, but the Basque Country does not have that system. He will find that Spain has an overriding constitutional provision that inhibits the Basque Country and other regions from engaging in what is called tax competition. The Basque Country does not have full fiscal autonomy. I suggest that he read some of the reports and the analysis by the experts on that, which...

Oral Answers to Questions — India.: Spain. (12 Jul 1937)

Mr Anthony Eden: ...signed by General Franco at Burgos on 23rd June last, annulling as regards the provinces of Guipuzcoa and Vizcaya the Fiscal Agreement concerted between General Primo de Rivera's Government and the Basque Provinces in 1925, while confirming the maintenance of this Agreement with the Basque province of Alava. I am not aware of the existence of any decree issued by General Franco and...

Situation at Bilbao. (14 Apr 1937)

Mr Clement Attlee: We have had it stated by the Prime Minister that there was reason to believe that there was danger of mines from both the insurgents and the Basque Government at Bilbao. The right hon. Gentleman has now told us that his information from the Admiralty is that mines have been laid by the Basque Government at Santander, but he did not state whether or not the Admiralty has reason to believe...

4. 90-second Statements (13 Jul 2022)

Jayne Bryant: Eighty-five years ago, following the bombing of Guernica during the Spanish civil war, 4,000 Basque children and accompanying adult staff were evacuated to Britain. It was a remarkable display of community grass-roots organisation. Over 200 children came to Wales, where homes known as 'colonies' were set up for refugees, one of which was in Cambria House in Caerleon, where 56 children arrived...

3. Statement by the First Minister: Delivering the International Strategy (11 Nov 2020)

Mark Drakeford: ...and the opportunities that have come our way as a result. Well, Llywydd, let me just focus on one of the four priority regional relationships that we set out in our documents, and that's with the Basque Country. I received, in fact, a letter today from the President of the Basque Country, inviting us to visit the Basque Country again as soon as we are able to in 2021, and to take a trade...

Oral Answers to Questions — India.: Spain. ( 3 May 1937)

Mr Anthony Eden: The Basque Government have approached His Majesty's Government, stating that they desire to evacuate from Bilbao women, children and old people threatened by the approach of the war zone to the city, and requesting the protection of His Majesty's ships for the purpose of this evacuation. In reply, His Majesty's Government asked whether it was intended that the scheme of evacuation should...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: Trilateral Ministerial Meeting: Agenda (17 Oct 2016)

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir: Gabhaim buíochas leis an Chomhalta as an cheist bhreise a chur faoi Euskadi agus faoin chaidreamh atá againn le hEuskadi. I always enjoy saying the name of the Basque finance Minister, Ricardo Gatzagaetxebarria. I met him in August. I am pleased that, in line with the cooperation we have had with Professor Bengoa, he is keen to keep a level of cooperation with us and will send three...

Oral Answers to Questions — European Community: Foreign Ministers (Meeting) (25 Jan 1978)

Mr Dafydd Wigley: In the context of Spain's application, will the right hon. Gentleman say whether there has been any discussion between himself and his colleagues of independent Basque representation within the EEC? In particular, has France made any representations to try to block Spain's entry because of the uncertainty of the Basque question?

Scottish Parliament: Parliamentary Bureau Motion ( 8 Jun 2006)

George Reid: The question on the motion will be put at decision time. Before we move to decision time, members will wish to join me in welcoming to the Parliament Izaskun Bilbao, the President of the Basque Parliament, her bureau and the spokespersons of all the Basque political parties. [Applause.]

Scottish Parliament: Europe, External Affairs and Culture: Basque Government (10 Jan 2008)

Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is monitoring any lessons for Scotland from the Basque Government's political initiative aimed at resolving the Basque conflict. (S3O-1782)

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

Hywel Williams: There is of course the exception in Spain of the Basque country. I am not arguing for us to adopt that model, under which the Basque country is taxed and money is sent down to Madrid, rather than the other way around.

QNR: Questions to the First Minister ( 2 May 2023)

Mark Drakeford: My recent visit to the Basque Country was an opportunity to share learning on a variety of topics, including economic development, education and language policy. There is much to learn, for example, from the Basque model of innovation-driven social and economic development.

Oral Answers to Questions — Spain. (26 Apr 1937)

Mr Henry Croft: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the independent Basque Republic has declared its independence from the Government of Spain which existed at the outbreak of civil war; and whether the Basque Government is therefore in the same diplomatic position as the Government of General Franco as having severed its connection with the erstwhile Government of Spain?

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Economy (11 Mar 2015)

Joan McAlpine: .... There is already a very good example of fiscal autonomy in Europe that has, in a relatively short time, demonstrated that shifting power from the centre can result in an economic step change. The Basque Country signed its economic agreement with Spain in 1980. At the time, the region was suffering from an economic crisis—it was in some ways similar to Scotland: like parts of central...

Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Bill (20 Mar 2003)

Baroness Hanham: It seems to me that the Basque country is a dreadful example to put forward. People in the Basque country fight each other all the time not only over the administration and the political system—I understand that—but over the question of nationhood. That is a very poor example to put forward as an area which administers itself and has its own democratic point.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Spanish Head of State (Prime Minister's Meeting) (11 Dec 1969)

Mr Gwynfor Evans: ...to General Franco the deep repugnance felt by many people in these countries of Britain at the continuing denial by his régime of all legislative autonomy in the nations of Catalonia and the Basque? Will he express to General Franco our sense of horror at the appalling treatment meted out to Basque nationalists in Spanish gaols?

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

John Swinney: The fiscal frameworks in the Basque Country, Canada and the USA demonstrate the additional economic levers and opportunities that more ambitious levels of fiscal responsibility can provide. For example, the Basque Country has used its responsibility for the tax system to introduce a lower corporation tax rate than the rest of Spain. As of September 2010 the Basque Country also had a stronger...

Oral Answers to Questions — Spain. (22 Jun 1937)

Mr Neville Chamberlain: ...clear in answers to a Private Notice Question asked by the right hon. Gentleman yesterday, His Majesty's Government will be prepared to continue protection by British warships to ships carrying Basque women and children to France, provided that the conditions are similar to those in which such protection was given at Bilbao, and if the French Government are willing to receive them. My...

3. Statement by the First Minister: Raising Wales’s International Profile — An update on the Welsh Government’s international relations activity (13 Jun 2023)

John Griffiths: Diolch, Dirprwy Lywydd. First Minister, I'm pleased that you were able to visit the Basque Country in March and look to strengthening our memorandum of understanding and this key relationship. In Newport, of course, we have CAF as a train manufacturer from the Basque Country, with good-quality engineering jobs, and I hope that, in the future, we will see that economic co-operation between...


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