Results 1–20 of 2399 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

Environmental Audit Committee (17 Jan 2019)

Kerry McCarthy: This is another excellent report by the Environmental Audit Committee and I am very proud to have been a part it. The underlying principle that such reports should always follow is that the planet’s resources are precious and should be preserved, not plundered, whether they be fish or rare minerals that could be found in hydrothermal vents. That should underpin everything we do. Does the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (17 Jan 2019)

Kerry McCarthy: Yet another report has been published this morning—this time in The Lancet—highlighting the damage that our food systems are doing to not only public health, with 11 million avoidable deaths, but the climate. I have been banging on about this for more than 10 years in this place. Is there any chance that the Government will ever listen to these reports?

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: [6th Allotted Day] (10 Jan 2019)

Kerry McCarthy: This is undoubtedly one of the most important votes that I or anyone else in the House will participate in during our parliamentary careers. I agree with my hon. Friend the Member for City of Durham (Dr Blackman-Woods) that we should not be here. The very fact that we are where we are, having this debate 78 days before exit day, is a sign of failure. It is a sign that the people have been...

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: [6th Allotted Day] (10 Jan 2019)

Kerry McCarthy: On that point about ensuring that there is no lowering of standards in any post-Brexit trade deals, will my hon. Friend be supporting my new clause 1 to the Agriculture Bill and a similar amendment that the Chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has tabled, to make absolutely sure that we do not see a lowering of standards for food coming into this country? As we saw at...

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: [6th Allotted Day] (10 Jan 2019)

Kerry McCarthy: The Secretary of State and I were both in Oxford last week for the farming conference, and indeed we had lunch together—[Interruption.] It was a very nice lunch.

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: [6th Allotted Day] (10 Jan 2019)

Kerry McCarthy: Well, it was vegan, but the Secretary of State had cheese. There is definitely a consensus that no deal would be absolutely disastrous for the farming community. The Secretary of State is totally focusing on the risks of no deal, and to me that is something of a red herring. We could easily avoid no deal—it is entirely in the Prime Minister’s power to avoid no deal either by extending or...

Deaths of Homeless People (20 Dec 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: I entirely endorse everything my hon. Friend the Member for Bristol West (Thangam Debbonaire) said about the need to treat this situation as a public health emergency. I also echo her praise for Michael Yong, the reporter from the Bristol Post. One issue that Michael has also been looking at is the quality of supported housing in the city, particularly in one property in my constituency that...

International Trade: WTO: Food Security and Agriculture (20 Dec 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: What recent discussions he has had with members of the WTO on global (a) food security and (b) agricultural trade.

International Trade: WTO: Food Security and Agriculture (20 Dec 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: I understand that a number of important WTO member states have objected to the UK and EU splitting tariff rate quotas post Brexit. At the end of October, the Secretary of State announced that the UK would be entering into general agreement on tariffs and trade negotiations. Is that another illustration of the fact that we cannot unilaterally negotiate trading arrangements post Brexit with...

Women and Equalities: Domestic Abuse: Public Health Strategy (20 Dec 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: Women in the asylum system are particularly vulnerable to domestic violence if they enter into marriages that they cannot escape. Is it part of the Government strategy to look at how can protect those women?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Short Prison Sentences: Homelessness (18 Dec 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: What estimate he has made of the number of people who become homeless immediately after being released from short prison sentences.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Short Prison Sentences: Homelessness (18 Dec 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: When prisoners fall on that fine line between being criminals and actually being victims of crime themselves—I am particularly thinking of young people who are caught up in gangs and county lines-type drug dealing—what support is being given to them to make sure that if they are rehoused, they are rehoused away from the scene from their offending, so they are in a safe place and do not...

Police Funding Settlement (13 Dec 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker. There is one advantage to being called last, in that I have now heard the Minister respond over and over again to my many colleagues who have raised the increase in violent crime, the impact of the cuts and the loss of frontline police officers in their constituencies. He has not answered anyone who has questioned him on whether the extra money he has...

Local Government Funding Settlement (13 Dec 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: After the Budget statement, 76 council leaders, including the Mayor of Bristol, wrote to the Secretary of State warning that more money was needed to avoid a “catastrophic collapse” in key council services. Does he really think that those 76 council leaders will be reassured by what they have heard today?

The Prime Minister Was Asked: Engagements (12 Dec 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: If she will list her official engagements for Wednesday 12 December.

The Prime Minister Was Asked: Engagements (12 Dec 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: Just a normal day in the office then, Prime Minister. I also want to give my condolences for the tragic events in the beautiful city of Strasbourg. Last year, the Prime Minister told us that there was not going to be a general election, and then there was. This week, she told us that she was not going to pull the meaningful vote, and then she did. Can I ask her now if she is going to rule out...

Exiting the European Union (10 Dec 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: I have had hundreds of constituents emailing me to express their unhappiness with the Prime Minister’s deal, and they are not troubled by the backstop; they are worried about their jobs, the economy, whether they will be able to get their hands on life-saving medicines and whether food prices will go through the roof. It is self-indulgent in the extreme for us to put off this decision day...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (10 Dec 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: I thank the supported housing Minister for the letter she has just sent me about the case in my constituency. Can I urge her to talk to as many colleagues as possible, because although the case in my constituency, where several residents died, might be one of the worst examples, it is not unique? There is a real problem in this sector.

Petition - Funding of the Avon and Somerset Police Force (5 Dec 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: The petition has been supported, online and on paper, by more than 1,000 of my constituents. It calls for more funding for Avon and Somerset police force. In the past four years, recorded crime in the Avon and Somerset police area has risen by 40%, with violent crime rising by a shocking 75%, but the number of charges being brought has fallen. The petition states: The petition of constituents...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Police Funding (3 Dec 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of funding for police forces.

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