Results 261–280 of 2000 for speaker:Baroness Hayman of Ullock OR speaker:Baroness Hayman of Ullock OR speaker:Baroness Hayman of Ullock

Fisheries Bill (21 Nov 2018)

Sue Hayman: Yes, my hon. Friend makes an excellent point. I can confirm that we will absolutely look at this matter in Committee. We are asking for more detail about discard charges as well as the environmental and sustainability objectives around maximum sustainable yield fisheries management. Labour would go further on environmental protections than the provisions outlined in the Bill, and would...

Fisheries Bill (21 Nov 2018)

Sue Hayman: I am trying to make it clear that we are not opposing the Bill; we really do want to work with the Government to improve it and make it better for both the fishing industry and coastal communities. Importantly, we have been told that environmental standards are not going to be weakened after Brexit. However, we are concerned that the Bill could allow the UK to fall behind where we would be as...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Doctors: Training (25 Oct 2018)

Sue Hayman: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of funding additional domestic medical student places to meet recent changes in the level of NHS demand.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Tree Planting (18 Oct 2018)

Sue Hayman: Tree planting is important for ecological diversity and protecting vital habitats. Sites of special scientific interest protect the UK’s most important places for trees and wildlife, but a Greenpeace investigation has found that almost half of SSSIs have not been examined in the last six years, as required by national guidelines. Now that the Prime Minister has announced an end to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Tree Planting (18 Oct 2018)

Sue Hayman: If the Minister cannot commit to new resources for our habitats, what commitments can we expect in the Budget to restore our beloved local parks, which are so important to the environment, health and local communities? Will the Minister confirm how much funding the Government’s parks action group has been allocated and how many of the group’s recommendations he has delivered?

Agriculture Bill (10 Oct 2018)

Sue Hayman: I beg to move an amendment, to leave out from “That” to the end of the Question and add: “this House, whilst recognising that on leaving the EU the UK needs to shift agricultural support from land-based payments to the delivery of environmental and other public benefits, declines to give a Second Reading to the Agriculture Bill because it fails to provide a strategy to safeguard the...

Agriculture Bill (10 Oct 2018)

Sue Hayman: My hon. Friend makes an extremely important point. The report was deeply shocking and the Bill must reflect that urgent action needs to be taken. Let me bring the Secretary of State’s green Brexit dream into the cold light of day. At first contact with the Chancellor and all the other competing demands on the Treasury, the reality is that the Secretary of State’s green Brexit will soon...

Agriculture Bill (10 Oct 2018)

Sue Hayman: My hon. Friend makes an important point. There are also many upland farmers in my constituency, and they have raised exactly the same concerns with me. We know that for farmers to be sustainable environmentally, they must also be sustainable economically. I remind the Secretary of State who the farmer he quoted earlier actually was: Minette Batters, president of the National Farmers Union,...

Agriculture Bill (10 Oct 2018)

Sue Hayman: Well, I think that more powers are provided in this Bill for some Welsh Ministers than for English Ministers. I have had a long discussion with my counterparts in the Welsh Government and will continue to work with them to discuss these points.

Agriculture Bill (10 Oct 2018)

Sue Hayman: As I have said, we believe that greater powers are provided for Welsh Ministers than English Ministers in this Bill; there is more certainty. It is really important that we bring that back. On Sunday, I attended a harvest festival at my local church, and I am sure that many hon. Members did something similar. I know that the whole House will join me in expressing our thankfulness for...

Agriculture Bill (10 Oct 2018)

Sue Hayman: The hon. Lady makes a good point. It is critical that we begin looking across all industries to see how we can shift to net zero.

Agriculture Bill (10 Oct 2018)

Sue Hayman: I do not believe that I made that commitment, so it is not something on which I have done calculations at this time. Continuing to deplete soils, lose pollinators and pollute waters does nothing for farm productivity; that is why we need a Bill that delivers food security as well as environmental outcomes. It is self-defeating and academic to separate those objectives, as the Secretary of...

Agriculture Bill (10 Oct 2018)

Sue Hayman: That is a good question, but one to which I do not have a detailed answer—I apologise to the right hon. Gentleman for that. It is a really important point: we were increasing production, but then it began to drop. It is an issue that we need to address. If there is a dramatic reduction in UK food production, greater reliance on imports would result in a lack of control over production,...

Agriculture Bill (10 Oct 2018)

Sue Hayman: Clearly, we cannot grow everything that consumers would like to purchase in this country, but we can do more to increase the production of food that can be produced in this country. It is important that we protect standards too, and any trading deals should protect the standards that our farmers currently work to.

Agriculture Bill (10 Oct 2018)

Sue Hayman: The hon. Gentleman makes an important point. I would like to think about health, because the Bill fails to recognise the importance of food and diet for health. Why, when we spend so much money subsidising our food producers, are so many of them on the verge of bankruptcy or breakdown? Why is there so much wasted food when foodbank demand has never been higher? While the quality of our...

Agriculture Bill (10 Oct 2018)

Sue Hayman: The hon. Lady may recall that the Leader of the Opposition discussed the environment and issues connected with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in his speech. All over the world, nearly all farmers are supported financially to produce food, and our farmers must be able to compete with them, but to do so they will need the right financial and policy framework so that they...

Agriculture Bill (10 Oct 2018)

Sue Hayman: I thank my hon. Friend for her contribution. I have discussed that with the Lake District national park, which is in my constituency, and I am sure that there will be other discussions in this area.

Agriculture Bill (10 Oct 2018)

Sue Hayman: I thank the right hon. Gentleman for that important contribution. It is disappointing that the digital roll-out came before farmers could access it. I would add that mobile connectivity is as important, because when farmers submit their application online, they are sent a text message with a code that they need to put in; if they do not have a mobile signal, they cannot continue with the...

Food Labelling and Allergy-Related Deaths (9 Oct 2018)

Sue Hayman: Clearly, the recent news of these two deaths caused by allergic reactions to Pret a Manger products has been absolutely tragic; I would like to echo the Minister’s earlier comments and say that all our thoughts are with the families and friends of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse and Celia Marsh. These cases have demonstrated just how serious food allergies can be and the fatal consequences that can...

Scallop Fishing: Bay of Seine (13 Sep 2018)

Sue Hayman: I thank the Minister for his statement but, before I move on, may I say that I was very disappointed not to receive the statement until 15 minutes after I had arrived in the Chamber? This is a really important matter and the Opposition should be able to expect to receive information in a timely manner. I am sure that there has been a mix-up, but I would like assurances that I will receive...

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