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Shale Gas Extraction (22 Sep 2022)

Jeremy Corbyn: What studies has the Secretary of State undertaken of the effect on aquifers where fracking has taken place, which are deeply polluted and run well beyond the local communities he is seeking support from to reintroduce fracking to this country? Surely, he must understand that the dangers will be here for decades to come—long after whatever small amounts of gas have been extracted? It is...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Housing: Greater London (20 Jul 2022)

Jeremy Corbyn: To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) council, (b) housing association and (c) private sector dwelling developments that will be completed in 2022 in Greater London, by Borough; and what the equivalent figures were for (i) 2021, (ii) 2020 and (iii) 2019.

Extreme Heat Preparedness (18 Jul 2022)

Jeremy Corbyn: I thank the hon. Member for Brighton, Pavilion (Caroline Lucas) for securing this important question. It must be very obvious that in this age of extremes—extreme heat, extreme cold and flooding—our infrastructure is simply not capable of dealing with it and that we have not really followed through on the commitments we have given at successive COP events. Will the Minister commit to the...

Protecting and Restoring Nature: COP15 and Beyond (14 Jul 2022)

Jeremy Corbyn: Has the Minister had a chance to look at the comments made yesterday by Emma Howard Boyd, the chair of the Environment Agency, concerning the behaviour of water companies and the pollution in rivers, and her recommendation that instead of fining the chairs of the water companies that grievously pollute our rivers, consideration ought to be given to putting those people in jail for the damage...

Protecting and Restoring Nature: COP15 and Beyond (14 Jul 2022)

Jeremy Corbyn: I absolutely agree that there has to be a measurement of the effect on the natural world and the environment, measurements of human inequality and all the normal GDP measurements. Would it not be better if the UK Government set an aim to come away from the next round of discussions with an agreed position on how we will measure the effect on the natural world of economic activity as part of...

Protecting and Restoring Nature: COP15 and Beyond (14 Jul 2022)

Jeremy Corbyn: I am really pleased that this debate is happening today and that we are able to have a serious discussion about the effects of climate change on biodiversity. We have to be realistic: what is happening now is absolutely unprecedented in known human history, given the rate at which we are losing wildlife, biodiversity and insect life, and ultimately this is extremely damaging to human life...

Protecting and Restoring Nature: COP15 and Beyond (14 Jul 2022)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...an excellent speech and I agree with her on protecting habitats, grasslands and other places. However, does she also accept that isolated protection does not really work, and that there has to be a connectivity between preserved areas, just as there has to be a connectivity between forests and natural grasslands?

British Special Forces in Afghanistan: New Allegations (14 Jul 2022)

Jeremy Corbyn: The sad fact is that it seems that a large number of people died, and the allegations made against the special services are very serious indeed. Does the Minister think it appropriate that the Royal Military Police should be conducting these investigations at all? Should it not be done by an outside body? In response to the question from the hon. Member for Glasgow North West (Carol...

Non-proliferation Treaty: 50th Anniversary Review (13 Jul 2022)

Jeremy Corbyn: I am interested in the outline that the Minister is giving us of what will happen in New York. Could he assure us—I think a number of my colleagues raised the question—that Britain will be represented by a suitably empowered delegation that can take part in serious discussions about building alliances for the future? These conferences do not normally come to a huge conclusion themselves,...

Non-proliferation Treaty: 50th Anniversary Review (13 Jul 2022)

Jeremy Corbyn: In response to what the Minister just said and what my hon. Friend the Member for Leeds North East (Fabian Hamilton) said earlier, after the NPT conference will the Minister be in a position to make a statement or ensure there is a debate, so that Members of the House can raise in discussion what actually happened at the conference? Too often, these conferences have huge energy put into them...

Non-proliferation Treaty: 50th Anniversary Review (13 Jul 2022)

Jeremy Corbyn: It is an absolute pleasure to serve with you in the Chair, Mr Dowd. I thank the hon. Member for Brighton, Pavilion (Caroline Lucas) for what she said and for the work she has done over many years on peace and nuclear disarmament issues. We have been at many rallies, meetings and demonstrations together, and I am sure we shall be at many more in the future. I also absolutely endorse...

NATO Accession: Sweden and Finland (6 Jul 2022)

Jeremy Corbyn: I thank the Minister for her statement. Like many others, I absolutely condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine. What steps are being taken to engage an interlocutor, through the United Nations or some other world body, to try to bring about a ceasefire so that lives may be saved, both of the people in Ukraine and conscripted Russian soldiers, and at least a cessation of fighting in the war...

Iran’s Nuclear Programme (30 Jun 2022)

Jeremy Corbyn: I compliment the right hon. Member for Newark (Robert Jenrick) on obtaining this debate and I particularly endorse the last point he made about looking forward to the ultimate day when there will be no sanctions against Iran, because that surely is the place we would want to be. We should have a slight passing interest in the past British relationship with Iran, which is not much discussed...

Iran’s Nuclear Programme (30 Jun 2022)

Jeremy Corbyn: Iran has to be serious about negotiations and we have to be serious about negotiations. That is the whole point of this debate and the whole point of the joint agreement. If my friend has a better alternative, I would be interested to hear it. We should be aware that the agreement with Iran was made with the support of the United States under President Obama and of this country and many...

Grenfell Tower: Fifth Anniversary (16 Jun 2022)

Jeremy Corbyn: I am interested in what the Minister says about the remedial works being done. What compensation will be made available to people who, as I outlined, have paid unbelievably excessive levels of insurance, through no fault of their own, and are seriously out of pocket and unable to continue doing so?

Grenfell Tower: Fifth Anniversary (16 Jun 2022)

Jeremy Corbyn: I welcome this debate and the work done by many Members of Parliament to bring it forward and by the hon. Member for Leeds East (Richard Burgon) in particular to secure it. We had a debate in Government time in 2019, after the general election had been announced, and the Prime Minister spoke for the Government on the issue of Grenfell; it seems a bit strange that we now have to rely on...

Grenfell Tower: Fifth Anniversary (16 Jun 2022)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...which I believe would make it impossible both to fight a fire and get people out. Why was the building given permission, and who authorised it? Was there a fire assessment in advance of permission being granted?

Rail Strikes (15 Jun 2022)

Jeremy Corbyn: My hon. Friend must be aware of the anger that many people who work in the rail industry feel—those who clean and repair the carriages, those who repair the track and those who provide the catering that many Members of this House enjoy—at being told basically to take a pay cut and face compulsory redundancies at a time when billions has been poured into the train operating companies,...

Migration and Economic Development Partnership with Rwanda (15 Jun 2022)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...Rwanda policy is not just a shame but an utter disgrace? It is a dereliction of duty and it is treating desperate people trying to find a place of safety in a difficult world like chattels that can be sent away somewhere else. Is the policy not just a disgusting example of what the Government are really about where human rights are concerned?

Council of Europe — [Dame Maria Miller in the Chair] (15 Jun 2022)

Jeremy Corbyn: I am pleased that we are having this debate, and to be an alternate member of the Council of Europe. I have found the experience very interesting. As I said to the leader of the UK delegation, the hon. Member for Henley (John Howell), in an intervention, the lack of information, understanding and publicity about the Council must be addressed. The Council of Europe is a big body and it spends...


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