Results 1–20 of 2284 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Kerry McCarthy

Relationships and Sex Education (19 Jul 2018)

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Relationships and Sex Education (19 Jul 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: I am easily forgotten.

Relationships and Sex Education (19 Jul 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker. I very much welcome this statement. It is important that we reflect on the fact that this is not just about providing protection for possible victims of sexual abuse, exploitation, bullying and unhealthy relationships, but about reaching out to potential perpetrators, which is why it is important that as many young people as possible are part of this...

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (19 Jul 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: Last week, I visited a family-run company in my constituency that sells extreme sports goods to more than 80 countries. People there told me that reverting to World Trade Organisation rules would cost the company more than £1.6 million in tariffs alone. They also told me they had had overtures made to them by the International Trade Secretary and by the Secretary of State’s...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Farming: Environmentally Sustainable Produce (12 Jul 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: Will the Secretary of State support the recommendations of the agroforestry review by the Soil Association and the Woodland Trust and put on-farm tree planting at the centre of any environmental land management scheme?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (12 Jul 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: I do not know whether the Environment Secretary has had a chance to look at Oxfam’s excellent new report, “Behind the Barcode”, which looks at modern slavery and human rights abuses in the food supply chain. I know that it is not his primary responsibility to consider issues such as modern slavery, but given that it is so prevalent in our food system, what conversations has...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Rail Network: Devon and Cornwall (5 Jul 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: The Minister just mentioned the Peninsula Rail Task Force. In the Government’s response to the recommendations in February, they said: “we will look at improving connectivity between the Peninsula, Bristol and beyond”. However, as we have just heard, that does not sound like it is happening, particularly with the CrossCountry franchise. Can the Minister explain what is meant...

Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) (No. 2) Bill: Requirement to amend definition of ivory (4 Jul 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: The right hon. Gentleman mentioned a whole list of animals that might be included, and we also had a full discussion about this in Committee. It was only when the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds spoke to me this week that I realised that one species that had not been mentioned was the helmeted hornbill. I had no idea that there was a market in red ivory from the hornbill. Has that...

Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) (No. 2) Bill: Requirement to amend definition of ivory (4 Jul 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: I thank my hon. Friend for her references to my contribution in Committee. Let me also express my admiration for her elephant-patterned dress. On the question of whether another Bill will be introduced, is it not the case that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which does not normally handle an awful lot of legislation, has so much on its plate at the moment, what with...

Sustainable Fisheries (4 Jul 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: Will the Secretary of State explain the logic behind retaining the existing system of fixed quota allocations for the current quota? As he will know, there has been a great deal of unhappiness about that. Three multimillion-pound companies currently control nearly two thirds of our fishing stock. If he wants to take back control, should we not be reviewing something that is now more than 20...

ME: Treatment and Research — [Mr Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (21 Jun 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: Thank you, Mr Rosindell, for calling me to speak. I am here to speak today partly because constituents have been in touch to ask me to do so, but also because I have a very good friend who has been affected by myalgic encephalomyelitis, or ME, since about the age of 15 and she is in her early forties now. When I say “affected by” ME, that means that she did not go on to college...

ME: Treatment and Research — [Mr Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (21 Jun 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: Yes. So much concern has been expressed about graded exercise therapy and many patients prefer the concept of pacing, which is balancing activity and rest to help them to manage their ME and work towards recovery. However, that approach is not currently recommended by NICE. I very much hope that the Minister picks this issue up, because it is probably the most controversial issue around the...

ME: Treatment and Research — [Mr Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (21 Jun 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: Yes. This is the problem we see over and over again with NICE: how do we value quality of life? We can look at the economic opportunities that are also lost if someone has to spend a lifetime on benefits rather than working and paying taxes, but there is so much more that they could perhaps have contributed to society and that opportunity has simply been lost. In the time that is left to me...

ME: Treatment and Research — [Mr Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (21 Jun 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: Yes, we need a system that is sensitive to the people who are taking the test, rather than being a series of tick-box exercises—yes or no. Action for ME gave some interesting evidence to the Work and Pensions Committee when it conducted an inquiry into ESA and PIP towards the end of last year. Action for ME cited one case study of a man who, as well as having ME, is registered blind; he...

Brexit: Trade in Food — [James Gray in the Chair] (14 Jun 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: As a member of the EFRA Committee, I apologise for not being able to stay for the whole debate; I am on the Ivory Bill Committee, which sits again at 2 pm. I entirely support what the Chair of the Select Committee says about the need for much greater clarity and strategic direction from the Department, but it is also important that we hear a lot more from the Department for International...

Exiting the European Union: Free Trade Agreements (14 Jun 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: As well as the motor sector, the food sector has expressed concern that rules of origin in the supply chain could have a real impact post-Brexit if we are not part of a customs union. What is the Department’s approach? Is it considering a broader definition of “local origin”? How else will it help those sectors deal with rules of origin post-Brexit?

Foie Gras Imports (13 Jun 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for giving way and for bringing this debate to the House tonight. He is excellent on animal welfare issues. The decision on foie gras has already been made in this country. We have banned its production here because it is morally unacceptable and cruel, and a YouGov poll has found that 77% of people support an import ban. I think that that figure would be...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (11 Jun 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: The UK Government have indicated that they want to carry on playing a leading role in common security and defence policy missions, such as Operation Atalanta, post Brexit, but there are currently no arrangements for third parties to be involved in the decision making, so how does the Secretary of State think that we will be able to continue this involvement while still having a say on whether...

Environmental Audit Committee (7 Jun 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: I congratulate the Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee on, as always, doing a sterling job of steering us through the inquiry. The Overseas Development Institute said in its evidence to our inquiry that the UK’s clean growth strategy is “undermined and contradicted” by our continued support for fossil fuel production overseas through UK Export Finance, which has been...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Leaving the EU: Agricultural Sector (7 Jun 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: I asked the Minister back in March whether he had held meetings to discuss the problems that might arise because of the overuse of antibiotics in US farming, if we were to move to trading with the US and accept its standards. He would not confirm whether he had met representatives of the Department of Health and Social Care or the Department for International Trade to ensure that we could...


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