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International Trade: Topical Questions (8 Sep 2016)

Richard Burden: Following the questions asked earlier by my right hon. Friend the Member for Warley (Mr Spellar) and my hon. Friend the shadow Secretary of State more recently, has the Secretary of State met representatives of the UK automotive industry? If so, what clarifications have they sought and what have been his responses, and if he has not, when will he do so?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: West Bank (12 Jul 2016)

Richard Burden: What assessment he has made of trends in the number of demolitions by Israel of Palestinian homes and other structures in the west bank in 2016.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: West Bank (12 Jul 2016)

Richard Burden: I associate myself with the Minister’s words about our former colleague and friend, Jo Cox. She was an exceptional Member of Parliament and an exceptional person as well. Perhaps the greatest tribute any of us can give to Jo is to continue her work to support human rights throughout the world. One of the things Jo was passionate about was justice for the Palestinians. According to the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (12 Jul 2016)

Richard Burden: May I thank the Foreign Secretary for hosting an event at the Foreign Office yesterday evening to commemorate the 21st anniversary of the massacre at Srebrenica? We all listened in silence to the tales told by survivors of the massacre. Will he join me in saying that it is important not only that we remember Srebrenica, but that we redouble our efforts to show future generations where hate...

Report of the Iraq Inquiry (6 Jul 2016)

Richard Burden: May I also ask the House to pause for a minute to remember Robin Cook, who had the courage to speak up against the orthodoxy of the day, and the courage to speak out as a voice of sanity in 2003? The sequence of events that led to the UK’s participation in the invasion of Iraq shows that where the unshakeability of a political leader’s self-belief so traps him or her in its own...

EU Council (29 Jun 2016)

Richard Burden: I am not going to ask the Prime Minister to remember any more lyrics. He will have heard right hon. and hon. Members on both sides of the House talk about the importance of manufacturing to the midlands. In Prime Minister’s questions, he will also have heard my hon. Friend the Member for Ilford South (Mike Gapes) refer to the comments of Sadiq Khan about London having a voice in the...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Palestinian-Israeli Co-existence Projects (29 Jun 2016)

Richard Burden: I endorse the tributes that have been made to the work of Jo Cox for peace and justice in Israel and Palestine. Will the Minister join me in recognising the contribution to peaceful co-existence of Israelis who speak uncomfortable truths, whether that be the Mayor of Tel Aviv speaking out against occupation, the veterans of Breaking the Silence speaking out against the reality of occupation,...

Foreign Aid Expenditure — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (13 Jun 2016)

Richard Burden: Has the right hon. Gentleman read the ODI report entitled, “Does the wage bill affect conflict? Evidence from Palestine”, from February 2015? It states that “some of the factors linked to the development of grievances at least in the West Bank, including the construction of the West Bank Wall and the Palestinian prisoners, are associated with increases in conflict intensity....

Foreign Aid Expenditure — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (13 Jun 2016)

Richard Burden: I would like to ask my right hon. Friend two questions. First, is she saying that aid to the Palestinian Authority should be suspended? How does she respond to the passage in the report that was referred to earlier, which says: “To the extent that collapse of the PA or the Palestinian economy would massively increase unemployment, this would raise the chances of a violent...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Palestinian Territories: Radicalisation (24 May 2016)

Richard Burden: Does the Minister agree that people’s expectation that they will be able to carry on living in their own homes would not normally be regarded as a sign of radicalisation? He will know that in the past week he has received a number of parliamentary questions from me and others about the fact that more than 90 Palestinian Bedouins, mostly children, have lost their homes in the village of...

White Paper on the BBC Charter (11 May 2016)

Richard Burden: The Secretary of State has said that he recognises the importance of the BBC’s reflecting the geographical diversity of the regions of the United Kingdom, and, indeed, recognises the anger that exists in the midlands about the fact that BBC has not provided fair shares in that region, either in terms of investment or in terms of its operation and breadth of operation. I realise that he...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Drones (Safety Risks) (28 Apr 2016)

Richard Burden: Mr Speaker, you may recall that this time last month, I asked the Minister of State, the hon. Member for Scarborough and Whitby (Mr Goodwill), when, after three years of working groups, we would be told what the Government were going to do about the danger of drones to civil aircraft. His answer, you will recall, left us none the wiser. This week, things became even vaguer when the Minister...

Border Force Budget 2016-17 (20 Apr 2016)

Richard Burden: May I put it to the Home Secretary that I do not think that she has yet fully answered the question asked by my right hon. Friend the Chair of the Home Affairs Committee about 100% checks on trucks? I accept the issue about flexibility, as we might have different situations in different places, but does she accept that there is genuine concern about security in ports up and down the country?...

Aircraft Noise — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (20 Apr 2016)

Richard Burden: It is a pleasure, as always, to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Howarth. I add my congratulations to the hon. Member for Tonbridge and Malling (Tom Tugendhat) on securing the debate and, indeed, on how he introduced it. The matter is clearly of concern to many right hon. and hon. Members in all parts of the House. If I got my calculations right, 15 right hon. and hon. Members from the Back...

Aircraft Noise — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (20 Apr 2016)

Richard Burden: My hon. Friend is right, and I will say a couple of words about the noise ombudsman, as it is sometimes referred to, in a little while. The Government have commissioned Ipsos MORI research on public attitudes to aviation noise. If that is to inform the public debate, it needs to be published. My question to the Minister, again, is when it will be published. I also want to ask the Minister...

Aircraft Noise — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (20 Apr 2016)

Richard Burden: The right hon. Lady makes a valid point. The point I am making is that going forward we need a more comprehensive approach to such things. In appearances before the Transport Committee in February the Secretary of State and Department for Transport officials promised to publish a consultation on future airspace “soon”. What they would not say was whether the delay—and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Middle East (12 Apr 2016)

Richard Burden: The Minister will know that Israel is demolishing Palestinian homes and other structures at three times the rate at which it did so last year. I was in the region last week, with the hon. Members for Rochester and Strood (Kelly Tolhurst) and for Hazel Grove (William Wragg), and Lord Warner, and we saw that for ourselves. Given that a number of these structures are EU-supported and EU-funded,...

GPS and Heavy Goods Vehicles — [Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] (22 Mar 2016)

Richard Burden: The Minister is right that there is no easy or off-the-shelf solution to this problem, but it seems to me that the hon. Member for South Suffolk made an important point that is worth considering. While it may not be appropriate to make the use of satellite navigation systems mandatory inside HGVs, if HGVs have a system in operation, should they not be required to have one that is fit for...

GPS and Heavy Goods Vehicles — [Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] (22 Mar 2016)

Richard Burden: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Alan. I add my congratulations to the hon. Member for South Thanet (Craig Mackinlay) on securing this important debate. Before I address the points that have been made, it is worth recording that our thoughts are with the people of Brussels today. The security services have been bracing themselves for such an event—I guess all of...

GPS and Heavy Goods Vehicles — [Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] (22 Mar 2016)

Richard Burden: The hon. Gentleman makes a really important point. I say that with my other hat on, because as well as being shadow Transport Minister, I chair the all-party motor group. The expansion of technology in the automotive industry has made us talk about the extent to which information systems are attached to motor vehicles, but given the way things are now moving, it might be more accurate to talk...


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