All 11 results for jeremy corbyn speaker:Mark Simmonds

Business of the House: Backbench Business — [Unallotted day] — The UK’s Relationship with Africa (19 Jun 2014)

Mark Simmonds: ...contributions from my right hon. Friend the Member for Banbury (Sir Tony Baldry), who talked about Ethiopia and the positive progress that has been made, and the hon. Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn), who spoke with great passion about the great lakes. He will be interested to hear that I met the World Wildlife Fund to talk about Virunga national park only this morning and I am...

[Mr George Howarth in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Political and Human Rights (African Great Lakes) (13 May 2014)

Mark Simmonds: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship this morning, Mr Howarth. I particularly congratulate the hon. Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn) on securing this important debate and on the knowledgeable and detailed way in which he set out many of the challenges across the great lakes region. I know that he has a particular passion and interest in the important area of human...

[Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] — Human Rights (23 Jan 2014)

Mark Simmonds: .... They have not; they remain objective. We continue to prioritise our efforts on the basis of our influence, not our interest, and that will remain the case. The hon. Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn) made some good points but, if I may, I will respond to him in writing, given the time pressure that we are under. Some of what he said about the universal periodic review of rights...

Prayers: Antarctic Bill (2 Nov 2012)

Mark Simmonds: ...sovereignty over the territory through the provision of legislation and postal services and the presence of the Royal Navy and the British Antarctic Survey. As the hon. Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn) correctly pointed out, co-operation with Chile and Argentina is good on the ground and in most international settings, and we are keen to maintain that positive good relationship.

Prayers: Antarctic Bill (2 Nov 2012)

Mark Simmonds: ...that issue in a moment. I am going to go through the points that have been raised in a logical, chronological order. In his well informed contribution earlier, the hon. Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn) asked about the military presence in Antarctica, and he was absolutely right to seek clarification on that important point. I can inform the House that the Antarctic treaty...

[Mr. Greg Pope in the Chair] — India Country Assistance Plan (28 Jun 2007)

Mark Simmonds: ...its labour market and employment structures. The final area that the consultation could look at relates to the issue of vulnerable groups, which was raised by the hon. Member for Islington, North (Jeremy Corbyn). Scheduled castes and tribes account for a quarter of India's population. I have met members of those groups who have travelled to Westminster, and some of them would acknowledge...

[Mr. Martyn Jones in the Chair] — Democratic Republic of the Congo (7 Mar 2007)

Mark Simmonds: ...from the millennium development goals. I gave some statistics earlier, but there are terrible health problems, including 1 million people infected with HIV. The hon. Member for Islington, North (Jeremy Corbyn) rightly highlighted the prevalence of malaria, which accounts for 45 per cent. of deaths among children. The DRC has the highest child mortality rate in the world. What work is the...

[Mr. David Amess in the Chair] — World Trade (Doha Development Agenda) (12 Oct 2006)

Mark Simmonds: ...agricultural policy and putting a greater emphasis on environmental sustainability—that is where we get into the complexities of the discussion between the hon. Member for Islington, North (Jeremy Corbyn) and my hon. Friend the Member for Buckingham. There is some defence for subsidies in certain cases, whether for hill farmers or for environmental purposes, which might negate the...

Latin America (2 May 2006)

Mark Simmonds: ...or anybody else about the difference between aid conditionality and aid criteria. Perhaps the Minister would take this opportunity to answer that point. The hon. Member for Islington, North (Jeremy Corbyn) has a particular interest in Latin America, and that came over in his speech. He is well informed about the area and, obviously, has visited it over an extensive period. I do not agree...

Trade (Developing Countries) (16 Nov 2005)

Mark Simmonds: ...layer of complexity is removed to reveal another layer underneath. That summarises well some of the problems of the current international trade negotiations. The hon. Member for Islington, North (Jeremy Corbyn) is a regular contributor to these debates, and I always enjoy his contributions. If nothing else, he is consistent in his arguments and extremely lucid, but I strongly disagree...

Non-Proliferation Review (8 Mar 2005)

Mark Simmonds: I fear that my remarks will be interrupted by the Division bell, but before they are, let me join others in congratulating the hon. Member for Islington, North (Jeremy Corbyn) on securing the debate. He has been a doughty, consistent and passionate advocate of unilateral nuclear disarmament, although I, like my hon. Friend the Member for New Forest, East (Dr. Lewis), would be just as...

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