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Restoring Nature and Climate Change — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (28 Oct 2019)

Kerry McCarthy: ...by a wider transition to nature and climate-friendly farming. The Knepp estate is a good example of how that works. It is well documented that the intensification of farming since the second world war has left less and less space for nature in the UK. To turn that around, the Government ought to commit to a transition to sustainable agroecological farming by 2030. That is supported by the...

Backbench Business: Rough Sleeping — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (7 Feb 2019)

Kerry McCarthy: ...first council houses were built 100 years ago under the Addison Act. In 1949, 70 years ago, Nye Bevan came to the city to lay one of the stones for the 10,000th house built since the second world war. That was when he was Minister for Housing. Everyone remembers him being Minister for Health, but he was Minister for Housing as well. It was crucial that those two things went together,...

Vote Leave Campaign: Electoral Law — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (10 Sep 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: ...not doing it because Brussels insisted we move to a trigger, or in an attempt to unite our divided country after the difficult referendum campaign. She was doing it in a futile attempt to keep her warring Cabinet together. We can all see now how well that has been going. There is little serious doubt that article 50 is revocable, although I know that was not envisaged when it was drafted....

Dog Meat (South Korea) — [Mr David Nuttall in the Chair] (12 Sep 2016)

Kerry McCarthy: ...with much fanfare three years ago. I asked where the action plan fits into the new Department for International Trade—when going out to other countries to negotiate trade agreements, will we be aware of the attempt by the former Foreign Secretary, William Hague, to meld the desire to trade with companies and to talk about human rights? The answer I got was pretty much, “That’s a...

Psychosis: Early Intervention — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (7 Sep 2016)

Kerry McCarthy: ...an incredibly frightening experience for the people who suffer such episodes— perhaps not at the time, when they are in the grip of psychosis, but it becomes apparent from talking to them afterwards. One person, a veteran of the first Gulf war who has suffered from psychosis for the best part of 20 years, said, “You never know again whether what you are experiencing, feeling and...

Tamils Rights: Sri Lanka — [Mr Graham Brady in the Chair] (15 Sep 2015)

Kerry McCarthy: ...answers, and I hope that the Minister regularly discusses that with the Sri Lankan Government. Freedom from Torture’s “Tainted Peace” report on torture in Sri Lanka since the end of the civil war states that last year, for the third consecutive year, Sri Lanka accounted for the most cases referred to its clinical services, including cases that have happened since the election of...

UN Independent Commission of Inquiry (Gaza) — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (8 Jul 2015)

Kerry McCarthy: ...that were raised. Each and every death during this conflict on both sides was a tragedy. The appalling bloodshed underlined once more that there cannot be a military resolution. The only way forward is the diplomatic route and a negotiated two-state solution that recognises the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel. As such, we welcomed the Egypt-brokered ceasefire last August....

[Martin Caton in the Chair] — Tamil People in Sri Lanka (28 Jan 2015)

Kerry McCarthy: ...Sri Lanka, but we should not accept the argument that it is time to draw a line under Sri Lanka’s past and move on, as some people have suggested. There has been too much injustice, especially towards the Tamil people, for that to be appropriate. It is imperative that the UN investigation continues and reports to the UN Human Rights Council in March, and the election of a new President...

[Martin Caton in the Chair] — Tamil People in Sri Lanka (28 Jan 2015)

Kerry McCarthy: ...his point very powerfully. The fact that such precautions and safeguards are necessary highlights the fact that our concerns about Sri Lanka should not be confined to what happened during the civil war. This is not something under which we can draw a line. As successive Human Rights Council resolutions have documented, there were ongoing concerns about human rights, democracy and the rule...

Select Committee on Foreign Affairs: Backbench Business — Protecting Children in Conflict (3 Jul 2014)

Kerry McCarthy: ...those two men are out there as spokespeople for former child soldiers is incredibly inspiring. Many Members have spoken about the importance of education. The hon. Member for Gainsborough (Sir Edward Leigh) was very specific in what he asked of the Minister. I look forward to what the Minister has to say about education often being neglected and underfunded in the humanitarian response to...

Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission: Tributes to Tony Benn (20 Mar 2014)

Kerry McCarthy: ...dare I say “posh”?—background. He was privately educated, he read PPE at Oxford, he was president of the Oxford Union, and apart from two years serving in the forces during the second world war, the only other job he held was at another bastion of the British establishment, the BBC. His father was an MP and both his grandfathers were MPs. Despite that background as a man of the...

Bangladesh (16 Jan 2014)

Kerry McCarthy: ...power in flagging up these issues is something that we have not really mobilised. There are brilliant campaigns such as Labour Behind the Label, a Bristol-based organisation, and groups such as War on Want have campaigned on the matter in the past. We need to do more to flag up the ethics of our high street and what we are actually buying.

Bangladesh (16 Jan 2014)

Kerry McCarthy: ...Bangladeshis were killed in political violence in 2013, with injury caused to thousands of others, predominantly associated with the international crimes tribunal’s investigations into the 1971 war. I have seen harrowing reports. Human Rights Watch has documented evidence that the security forces were responsible for some of the deaths during the protests. It is imperative that those...

Bangladesh (16 Jan 2014)

Kerry McCarthy: I agree entirely. I gave War on Want a little name check earlier, along with Labour Behind the Label, which also does excellent work. My hon. Friend has pointed out that China is now moving production to Bangladesh because it is even cheaper to produce garments there than in China. How do we tackle the issues involved? How do we raise terms and conditions, wages and living standards in...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Sri Lanka (19 Dec 2013)

Kerry McCarthy: ...and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the Prime Minister's statement at CHOGM in Colombo in November 2013 that, if the Government of Sri Lanka does not complete investigations into alleged war crimes in that country by March 2014, he plans to call for an independent international inquiry, what estimate he has made of how quickly after March such an inquiry would (a) commence and (b)...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Sri Lanka (17 Dec 2013)

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress he expects the Sri Lankan government to make on an independent investigation into war crimes and human rights abuses before the UK decides not to pursue a resolution on an international inquiry at the UN Human Rights Council in March 2014.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Sri Lanka (17 Dec 2013)

Kerry McCarthy: ...of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with which members of the UN Human Rights Council he has discussed the case for an independent, international inquiry into the Sri Lankan civil war; and what recent assessment he has made of the strength of international support for such an inquiry.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Sri Lanka (17 Dec 2013)

Kerry McCarthy: ...Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the ability and willingness of the Sri Lankan Government to conclude an independent investigation into alleged war crimes before March 2014; and what criteria he has set for such an inquiry to be considered credible.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: North Korea (16 Dec 2013)

Kerry McCarthy: ...and volatility. It comes after a year that has seen an even more provocative and unpredictable stance from Pyongyang, including nuclear threats to the USA, and the declaration of a state of war with South Korea. Recent satellite images published by Amnesty International indicate that the largest prison camps are continuing to expand. The international community responded calmly...

Human Rights (Commonwealth) — [Mr James Gray in the Chair] (11 Sep 2013)

Kerry McCarthy: ...some of the countries is not that they are taking longer to reach the position that we are at with things such as same-sex marriage and allowing gay couples to adopt, but that they are moving backwards—in the wrong direction. I am thinking of things such as the Bill that Uganda has been debating for the past few years about bringing in the death penalty for homosexuality. The issue there...


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