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Written Answers — International Development: Overseas Aid: Haiti (8 Feb 2010)

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he has had with his counterparts in (a) the US, (b) Canada and (c) France on the co-ordination of relief work in Haiti.

Written Answers — International Development: Overseas Aid: Haiti (8 Feb 2010)

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to co-ordinate its relief programmes on Haiti with those it is undertaking in other Caribbean countries.

Climate Change: Copenhagen Conference — Debate (14 Jan 2010)

Lord Stone of Blackheath: My Lords, early in December, colleagues involved in climate change issues were telling me that they doubted that Copenhagen would resolve the problems. They said that the concluding agreement would fall short of what was needed and that the overwhelming effect would be disappointing. That is why I asked for this debate then, not because I feel expert in this field as there are giants in...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Grocery Trade: Competition (11 Jan 2010)

Kevin Brennan: BIS Ministers and officials regularly meet with a range of stakeholders to discuss a wide range of issues including the Competition Commission's (CC's) groceries market recommendations such as the grocery ombudsman as part of the process of policy development. Other topics such as skills, employment and other business issues will have been covered as part of a wider agenda. The following...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Afghanistan (1 Dec 2009)

Geoffrey Robinson: ...civilian leadership and the importance of strengthening that if we are to succeed in our overall goals, and the Prime Minister said yesterday that that would be a major topic at the London conference. Will the Government consider strengthening it through the important means of co-ordinating its efforts, and perhaps even, temporarily, through the integration of its efforts with those of...

Financial Services Bill (30 Nov 2009)

Geoffrey Robinson: ...not wish to labour the point too much, but the problem was not that the left hand did not know what the right hand was doing but that neither hand knew what was going on. That is not a problem of co-ordination or integration. I saw the right hon. Member for West Dorset (Mr. Letwin) nodding vigorously at the idea that information flows more easily within an organisation than between two...

Oral Answers to Questions — Children, Schools and Families: Afghanistan and Pakistan (30 Nov 2009)

Geoffrey Robinson: Is my right hon. Friend aware that his cogent explanation of our purpose in Afghanistan will command widespread understanding? Did I hear him right when I heard him say that the civilian aid programme will now work together with the military effort so that we can have a co-ordinated and unified approach under General McChrystal? Could this not be an opportunity to get around the corruption...

[Mr. Greg Pope in the Chair] — Arms Export Controls (5 Nov 2009)

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr. Pope, and I welcome the Minister to the Chamber. I pay particular tribute to the hon. Member for Kingswood (Roger Berry), as other Members have done. It is a difficult job to chair a Committee that crosses four departmental Select Committees and to produce a unanimous report that goes into such constructive depth, so I pay him a sincere...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: New Clause 8 — MCZs: duty to manage and mitigate impacts upon existing activities (26 Oct 2009)

Geoffrey Cox: Does my hon. Friend agree that the demonisation of the fishing industry by some of those to whom I have been listening this evening is unhelpful and unfair? In my constituency, the fishing industry has co-operated in maintaining the pioneering no-take zone around the island of Lundy, with which Labour Members may be familiar, for many years. The no-take zone has resulted in much greater...

[Miss Anne Begg in the Chair] — Licensing Act (22 Oct 2009)

Gerry Sutcliffe: It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Miss Begg, and to be here to respond to the excellent report of the Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport. I pay tribute, as colleagues have done, to the Chairman of the Select Committee, the hon. Member for Maldon and East Chelmsford (Mr. Whittingdale) for his excellent chairing. We will not always agree on the issues raised by...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Manufacturing Insight (9 Jul 2009)

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what mechanisms there will be for co-operation between Manufacturing Insight and (a) Business Link and (b) the Manufacturing Advisory Service.

Opposition Day — [13th Allotted Day]: Business Rates (15 Jun 2009)

Geoffrey Robinson: ...Mr. Binley) has just said and that making the relief automatic would help in several ways. However, time is brief and I want to put to Ministers a specific proposal for saving some money for small companies in the city of Coventry at this difficult time. Coventry's Business Improvement District company has been referred to already today. It is full of good intentions, but unfortunately it...

Scottish Parliament: National Waste Strategy (11 Jun 2009)

Christopher Harvie: Forty-five years ago at the University of Edinburgh, I took as a special subject urban life and growth in Victorian Britain—otherwise known as "Geoffrey Best's drains"—so there is little about waste that I do not know, and the fouler, the better. Untreated waste kills. Glasgow had a good sewage system because the city is inland, and if inland cities did not look to their sewage, it got...

Written Answers — Treasury: Taxation: Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories (20 May 2009)

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what correspondence he has had with the administrations of the UK Overseas Territories on removal of their tax haven status; (2) when the Government first informed the administrations of the UK Overseas Territories of the requirement to conclude tax information exchange agreements prior to their removal from the Organisation for Economic...

Written Answers — Treasury: Taxation: Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories (20 May 2009)

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what recent correspondence he has had with the administrations of the Crown Dependencies on removal of their tax haven status; (2) when the Government first informed the administrations of the Crown Dependencies of the requirement to conclude tax information exchange agreements prior to their removal from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation...

Consumer Rights (12 May 2009)

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: ...a salesman, many people are; if those people receive faulty goods, how do they know who the salesman was? How can they find him again and enforce any law against him? That is the difficulty for consumers. No doubt, the hon. Member for Richmond Park will contact the Minister if I am not correct. The hon. Member for Edinburgh, North and Leith raised an important subject: the Corinthian Quay...

[Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair] — Children and HIV/AIDS (Developing Countries) (7 May 2009)

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: I am pleased to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Nicholas. I am also delighted to have heard the excellent contribution from the Minister. It was a very heartening exposition. As the hon. Member for Edinburgh, West (John Barrett) said, it is often the personal examples that stick in one's mind. The speech from the hon. Member for Northampton, North (Ms Keeble), who explained that she...

Written Answers — Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform: Overseas Trade (12 Jan 2009)

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what steps UK Trade and Investment takes to ensure that overseas regional trade missions are properly co-ordinated and that the funding is equitable for similar companies.

Royal Assent: International Aid Transparency (13 Nov 2008)

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: I am grateful to the right hon. Gentleman for his reasonable explanation, as always, and for his apology. There was a certain amount of scoffing during the debate that the Opposition international development team were not robust or inquiring. The hon. Member for South Swindon (Anne Snelgrove) cited a blog that said that the policies of Her Majesty's Opposition were merely a "derivative" of...

School Funding (Devon) (11 Nov 2008)

Geoffrey Cox: I am pleased to have secured this debate on education funding in Torridge and West Devon, and in Devon more widely. It is a subject of considerable concern to many of my constituents. Over the past six months or so I have received an unprecedented number of representations from heads of small rural primary schools, as well as from parents, governors and teachers, about the position that they...


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