All things Cornish

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  • EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement: Fishing Industry (14 Jan 2021)
    Scott Mann: As my right hon. Friend and fellow Cornish MP will know, crab and lobster exports are a big part of our fishing sector in North Cornwall. There have been reports in the press of delays specifically around export health certificates. Will the Secretary of State outline how widespread this issue is in the south-west and what we can do to expedite the customs processes to ensure that shipments...
  • EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement: Fishing Industry (14 Jan 2021)
    Scott Mann: As my right hon. Friend and fellow Cornish MP will know, crab and lobster exports are a big part of our fishing sector in North Cornwall. There have been reports in the press of delays specifically around export health certificates. Will the Secretary of State outline how widespread this issue is in the south-west and what we can do to expedite the customs processes to ensure that shipments...
  • Global Britain (11 Jan 2021)
    Greg Hands: ...am going to go through Members’ contributions. My hon. Friend the Member for Truro and Falmouth (Cherilyn Mackrory) talked about global Cornwall, which I thought was a fantastic thing, and about Cornish exports to the US, Kazakhstan and Taiwan. The hon. Member for Newport West (Ruth Jones) raised something that we have to clear up. On Ghana, the Secretary of State—this is on the...
  • Global Britain (11 Jan 2021)
    Greg Hands: ...am going to go through Members’ contributions. My hon. Friend the Member for Truro and Falmouth (Cherilyn Mackrory) talked about global Cornwall, which I thought was a fantastic thing, and about Cornish exports to the US, Kazakhstan and Taiwan. The hon. Member for Newport West (Ruth Jones) raised something that we have to clear up. On Ghana, the Secretary of State—this is on the...
  • EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement - Motion to Take Note (8 Jan 2021)
    Baroness Gardner of Parkes: ...their pets. I welcome the co-operation agreement but there is still much work to be done to address the detail behind the 1,200-page document. I was concerned to read in today’s Telegraph that Cornish fishermen’s catches are being left to rot due to the lack of proper paperwork. They need a European health certificate to prove that their fish meet European standards, which means that a...
  • National Trust: 125th Anniversary (15 Dec 2020)
    Derek Thomas: ...Trust sets the benchmark for the high standard of our heritage and natural environment. Personally, I have a positive history with the National Trust, having served much of my apprenticeship as a Cornish mason on National Trust sites. It is that relationship, and the fact that I care about the National Trust, that brings me to the House this evening, along with the concern of many of my...
  • Welsh Food: Protected Status (15 Dec 2020)
    Virginia Crosbie: ...the UK Government will establish the new UK geographical indication schemes at the end of the transition period. Existing UK GI products, including favourites such as Welsh lamb, Scotch whisky and Cornish pasties, will continue to receive protection under the UK GI schemes. The GI schemes offer a range of benefits to UK producers and both domestic and international customers. The GI scheme...
  • Planning for the Future — [Sir Charles Walker in the Chair] (15 Dec 2020)
    Scott Mann: ...important debate. Others in the Chamber will no doubt make arguments about algorithms and housing numbers, but I want to focus my remarks on the delivery of affordable housing, particularly in our Cornish communities. Obviously, that goes hand in hand with housing targets. Cornwall has a proud track record of delivering 30% affordable housing over the past 10 years. I would not be in this...
  • Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (15 Dec 2020)
    Cherilyn Mackrory: The Government are leading the way with the green revolution, and in Cornwall we are teeming with green potential. Will my right hon. Friend work with my Cornish colleagues and I to help put Cornwall at the heart of the green industry, unleashing geothermal energy, lithium, floating offshore wind and their vital supply chains, creating long-lasting jobs in Cornwall?
  • Public Health (1 Dec 2020)
    Derek Thomas: ...in some way on tourism and on providing food, accommodation and entertainment for people. Despite the generous support so far, large parts of the sector are very unlikely to survive. Again, as a Cornish MP, so much of my hospitality can open, but it is still very curtailed. I recognise that this is partly driving the restrictions that we have to vote on tonight: I long for the day, as I...
  • Environment, food and rural affairs: Topical Questions (26 Nov 2020)
    Cherilyn Mackrory: ...Secretary of State’s remarks regarding the tragic loss of the Joanna C. The brilliant fishermen who come out of St Mawes and Falmouth and along the whole Fal estuary—indeed, around the entire Cornish coast—are delighted that the Fisheries Bill finally got it Royal Assent this week. Will my right hon. Friend assure me that this landmark Act will better the lives of these fishermen,...
  • Public Bill Committee: National Security and Investment Bill: Examination of Witness (24 Nov 2020)
    ...themselves in due course. Of course, we have a certain dependence on them for certain things such as rare earth elements, so the quicker we can develop alternative sources, the better. I am Cornish—I was born and brought up in Cornwall—and I see that one area where you might, using new technology, get rare earth out of the ground is Cornwall. I am devoted to the development of the...
  • Public Bill Committee: Environment Bill: Clause 76 - Drainage and sewerage management plans (17 Nov 2020)
    Cherilyn Mackrory: ...an important point. Does he agree that we need a change in when water companies give notifications of sewage outlets, particularly around the coastline, such as in my constituency and around the Cornish coast? Currently, they do it only in what they call “bathing months”. With better equipment and better wetsuits, we now swim all the year round off the Cornish coast. We have no way of...
  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Zoo Animals Fund (17 Nov 2020)
    Victoria Prentis: ...being processed and none have been rejected. Please see list of businesses which have accessed the fund:- West Midlands Falconry Display Team LtdCheshire falconry ltdExotic Zoo Wildlife Park LtdCornish Birds of Prey CICIlfracombe Aquarium LtdPonderosa Zoo & RTCNational Centre for Birds of PreyTrust for Sustainable LivingScreech Owl Sanctuary
  • Fisheries Bill [HL] - Commons Amendments: Motion 1A (as an amendment to Amendment 1) (12 Nov 2020)
    Lord Teverson: ...of the common fisheries policy. However, I will move on, and if the noble Lord, Lord Krebs, is happy with the Minister’s response, I give it full credit. I thank the Minister for mentioning the Cornish Fish Producers’ Organisation. From what he says, I suspect that he has been in contact with it. It is great at promoting not only fishing activity but the whole supply chain and the...
  • Fisheries Bill [HL] - Commons Amendments: Motion on Amendment 1 (12 Nov 2020)
    Lord Gardiner of Kimble: .... The National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations stated that “without a functioning ecosystem and policies which limit fishing to safe levels, there will be no fishing industry.” The Cornish Fish Producers Organisation said that, “it is simply bad business sense to ‘bankrupt’ fish stocks—a healthy marine environment is the cornerstone of the UK’s fishing future.” We...
  • Cabinet Office: Regional Equality of Economic Opportunity (12 Nov 2020)
    Steve Double: Cornwall has been in receipt of funding through the European regional development fund for many years. I am delighted that the Government have committed to continue to support the Cornish economy at a similar level through the UK shared prosperity fund, which will be vital for continuing to level up our country. With the current ERDF programme coming to an end shortly, it is vital that the...
  • Cabinet Office: Topical Questions (12 Nov 2020)
    Cherilyn Mackrory: Can my right hon. Friend reassure fishing families in my constituency and around the Cornish coast that in the remaining stages of the negotiations with the EU, our negotiators absolutely will not compromise our fishing waters and that we will have the ability to act as an independent coastal state come 1 January?
  • Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Japan (9 Nov 2020)
    Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: ...of the previous agreement to around 70 as soon as next year. These could include English sparkling wine, Yorkshire Wensleydale and Welsh lamb, Arbroath Smokies, Jersey royal potatoes, Kentish ale, Cornish Clotted Cream, and Irish poteen.
  • Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill (23 Oct 2020)
    Victoria Prentis: ...Montgomeryshire, and a cocker spaniel and Cockapoo from Warrington South—I am not getting involved in the debate on which is better; Kipper from Truro and Falmouth, who obviously belongs to a Cornish fishwife; Benny the kitten from Nottingham, who was horribly abused; Maya from Bury South; Smiler from Keighley; and Roux and Ada, who, appropriately enough, belong to my hon. Friend the...