Results 61–80 of 2401 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

Ending Exploitation in Supermarket Supply Chains (18 Oct 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: I certainly think that. At the all-party group yesterday, we heard from someone from ASOS, the online clothes firm, who talked about all the measures it takes. It has really complex supply chains, sourcing products from all around the world—not just finished garments, but material, zips and buttons—yet it seems to be able to do it, so I do not see why supermarkets cannot. They should be...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme (18 Oct 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: The charity Focus on Labour Exploitation—FLEX—has warned that the scheme to which the Minister referred involving temporary visas for non-EU workers to work on British farms could lead to a sharp rise in exploitation if there are ties to a particular employer. Later today, to mark Anti-Slavery Day, I will lead a debate on ending the exploitation and slavery of workers in the supermarket...

EU Exit Negotiations: Green GB Week and Clean Growth (15 Oct 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: As an electric car driver myself, I would point out to the Minister that the growth of electric cars means it is more imperative to invest in charging infrastructure, because it is pretty difficult at the moment to find a charging point that is not already being used. However, on the broader point, we are now talking about trying to move from a target of 80% in 2050 to net zero. Can she name...

Agriculture Bill (10 Oct 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: No matter what our views on Brexit are, there is near-universal consensus that the common agricultural policy is in dire need of reform. I want a farming system that is both economically viable and environmentally sustainable, with the highest possible animal welfare standards. I chair the all-party parliamentary group on agro-ecology for sustainable food and farming, and we have long called...

Agriculture Bill (10 Oct 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: In the timeline that was published this morning, it says that higher animal welfare standards will be defined in 2020. Will the Secretary of State assure me that the bar for those will not be set any lower than they are at present? Ideally, they should be considerably higher.

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

Kerry McCarthy: It is a pleasure to see you in the Chair, Sir Roger. I want to pay tribute to my long-standing friend, my hon. Friend the Member for Cambridge (Daniel Zeichner), for a sterling introduction to the debate on the petition. I am sure my colleagues will be pleased to know that my contribution will be brief: he said a lot of what I would have said. I also want to thank my 555 constituents in east...

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

Kerry McCarthy: I absolutely agree. We are discussing all the options available to us at the moment—from no deal to the option that some of us advocate: that we ought to think better and do all we can to try to stay in the EU. Clearly, looking at the legalities around article 50 is in everyone’s interest so that we know which options are still on the table and which are not. Today’s debate is not...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Leaving the EU: Creative Industries (6 Sep 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: What assessment he has made of the effect on the viability of UK creative industries of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Leaving the EU: Creative Industries (6 Sep 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: The Creative Industries Federation is advising its members to prepare for what it describes as the “catastrophic” consequences of no deal, which will mean higher costs, delays, barriers to trading in Europe and, potentially, the loss of employees and access to funding, too. The Prime Minister might think that no deal is not the end of the world, but for many creative industries it could...

Attorney General: Modern Slavery: Prosecutions (6 Sep 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: What steps the CPS is taking (a) domestically and (b) internationally to increase the effectiveness of prosecutions for modern slavery.

Attorney General: Modern Slavery: Prosecutions (6 Sep 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: I welcome the fact that the number of prosecutions has gone up, I think by 27%. Is the Solicitor General having discussions about how we treat young people who are involved in county lines? Will they be treated as criminals, or as the victims of, in many cases, modern slavery?

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Leaving the EU (5 Sep 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: What recent assessment her Department has made of the effect on Northern Ireland of the UK leaving the EU.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Leaving the EU (5 Sep 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: I thank the Minister for that response and for his tribute to Peter Melchett who, as well as serving in the Northern Ireland Office, was a good friend of mine, a lovely man and a passionate environmentalist. Is it not the case that the backstop proposal is now just dead in the water? The Government are not going to get anywhere with it. A poll this week said that people in Northern Ireland...

Relationships and Sex Education (19 Jul 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: rose—

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 predecessor, on...

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 he had with...

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 by...


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