All things Cornish

Live news feed on any speech or question with the term ‘Cornish’

  • Fisheries Bill [HL] - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 122 (11 Mar 2020)
    Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...published in public registers such as Companies House and the Mutuals Public Register. On top of this, some producer organisations also choose to publish further information. For instance, the Cornish Fish Producers’ Organisation has a clear, published list of board members and their vessels on its website. It is important that any requirements to publish additional corporate information...
  • Fisheries Bill [HL] - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 113 (11 Mar 2020)
    Lord Teverson: ...made the point that this has often been used in Europe as an alternative, sometimes quite successfully. I was in Mevagissey at the weekend, looking at the vessels there. It is the second largest Cornish fishing port, and there was a proud sticker on the side of one wheelhouse saying “Fishing For Plastic.” There are schemes like that, so we are not paying for fishers to sit down with...
  • Flybe (5 Mar 2020)
    Steve Double: Today should be a day of celebration in Cornwall, as it is St Piran’s Day, but it will be tinged with sadness because of the devastating impact this will have on the Cornish economy, particularly so close to the Easter holidays, which mark the start of the tourism season. The Government already recognise the crucial importance of the Newquay to London link, because it is supported by a...
  • Prime Minister: Engagements (4 Mar 2020)
    Steve Double: Tomorrow is St Piran’s day, when Cornish men and women around the world will be celebrating our national saint and all things Cornish. St Piran is also the patron saint of tin mining, but mining is not just something assigned to Cornish history. Is the Prime Minister aware that significant deposits of lithium have been identified in Cornwall, which provides the opportunity of levelling up...
  • Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (3 Mar 2020)
    Steve Double: ...of significant deposits means that Cornwall is well placed to enable the UK to have its own secure domestic and sustainable supply of this vital mineral. Not only will that help to level up the Cornish economy, but it will put the UK at a global competitive advantage. Will the Minister ensure that the Government do everything possible to enable us to make the most of this opportunity, and...
  • Fisheries Bill [HL] - Committee (1st Day) (Continued): Amendment 17 (2 Mar 2020)
    Lord Cameron of Dillington: ...the quota going to be divided into the areas that currently exist—7A, 7B, 7C, 7D and 6—or are we going to have completely new areas? How localised will these areas be? Will they be near to the Cornish ports that the noble Lord, Lord Teverson, is worried about? It may be that that has not been decided yet.
  • Environment Bill (26 Feb 2020)
    Cherilyn Mackrory: ...my predecessor. Sarah Newton entered this place in 2010 and has always been a staunch advocate for securing fairer funding for Cornwall. It is largely thanks to Sarah’s efforts, along with her Cornish colleagues at the time, that we are now expecting a women and children’s facility at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, along with a further £450 million for the NHS in Cornwall....
  • Marine Licensing (12 Feb 2020)
    Steve Double: ...to widespread dismay among my local fishing communities. They have been left out of the consultation process when it comes to considering important decisions that impact on their livelihoods. The Cornish fishing industry has recently been highlighted on a national scale, not only in the British Academy of Film and Television Arts award-winning short film “Bait”, much of which was...
  • Transport (5 Feb 2020)
    Derek Thomas: ...investment in rail links since the time of Brunel and the introduction of the railway in Cornwall. There is an appetite across Cornwall to decarbonise transport, and the work under way between Cornish MPs, the Government and Cornwall Council to deliver that is ambitious and welcome, and will continue. We will get more people out of their cars and on to public transport. However, I see no...
  • Agriculture Bill (3 Feb 2020)
    George Eustice: ...quote from Margaret Thatcher about the importance of our farming communities. My hon. Friend the Member for North Devon (Selaine Saxby) will, I know, be a champion for rural broadband. As a Cornishman, I have to take issue with her particular interpretation of the correct way to put cream and jam on a scone—it is of course jam first. I am pleased that the Prime Minister recently...
  • Global Britain (30 Jan 2020)
    Steve Double: ...our history is about our being a major contributor to Britain’s global standing. First of all, Cornwall has not only excelled at mining but has exported around the world. We have contributed our Cornish expertise and ingenuity to many places, particularly to many Commonwealth countries, and to North and South America. In Cornwall we define a mine as a hole in the ground anywhere in the...
  • Scotch whisky: US tariffs — [Ms Karen Buck in the Chair] (30 Jan 2020)
    Daniel Zeichner: ...full force of its demands to export to us hormone- treated beef and chlorine-washed chicken. We will also have to ensure that the geographical indicators for our produce—such as Scotch whisky and Cornish pasties—are not lost once we leave the EU’s protective framework. The signs to date of the Government’s commitment to protecting the good name and value of our regional goods are,...
  • Direct Payments to Farmers (Legislative Continuity) Bill (21 Jan 2020)
    Dave Doogan: ...manufacturing and retail, and Angus Council’s headquarters. But the jewel in Forfar’s crown is the delicious, iconic meat-filled pastry crescent, the bridie. With all due respect to the six Cornish Tories—one is in the Chamber—your pasties are pleasant, but our bridies are brilliant! Kirriemuir knocks it out of the park with its famous sons including Sir Hugh Munro, who recorded...
  • A Green Industrial Revolution (15 Jan 2020)
    Derek Thomas: ...electric vehicles. It will come as no surprise to anyone who has heard me speak on this subject before that I will discuss two areas: transport and housing. First, I will talk about Flybe. I am a Cornish MP, and Flybe serves the Newquay to London route. Many people appreciate and value that, and it is good for our local economy, but I stress that for every pound we use to support this...
  • Flybe (14 Jan 2020)
    Steve Double: ...I thank the Minister for his constructive engagement with me and many other colleagues on this matter. It is difficult to overstate the importance of Flybe to Cornwall Airport Newquay and the wider Cornish economy. Contrary to the characterisation from the Opposition Front Bencher, it is many ordinary working people and small businesses in Cornwall that rely on the connection that Flybe...
  • Petition - Frigate named HMS Cornwall (5 Nov 2019)
    Sarah Newton: ...and broken up in 1761, and the last was launched in 1985 and decommissioned in 2011. Commanders and crew of all the HMS Cornwalls served with distinction, and I want to enable a new generation of Cornish people the opportunity to serve and support the Royal Navy. The petition states: The petition of residents of Truro & Falmouth, Declares that one of the new Type 31e General Purpose...
  • Environment Bill (28 Oct 2019)
    Derek Thomas: ...the nature recovery strategies. Many good things have been said this evening, which I will not repeat, but I want to raise a few issues that are particular to my constituency, such as the Cornish chough. In 2016, a review of special protected areas found that they are inadequate for the Cornish chough and choughs across the UK. I would love the Secretary of State to look at that, to ensure...
  • Further Education: St Austell (21 Oct 2019)
    Steve Double: ...and indeed was educated there. It is a town of contrasts, and it is a town with much potential. It has an illustrious history, having been a bit of a boomtown, particularly as the heart of the Cornish china clay industry at its peak, when it was the beating powerhouse of industry in mid-Cornwall. It was an international exporter; it exported Cornish wares and, indeed, Cornish men and women...
  • Debate on the Address: Public Services (16 Oct 2019)
    Steve Double: ...currently receive 15% below the national average per head of population funding despite facing many unique challenges. We need funding for our schools: historically, and for a very long time, Cornish schools have been underfunded. Although he is not now in his place, I very much welcomed the Secretary of State for Education coming to Cornwall just last week and announcing extra funding for...
  • Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (14 Oct 2019)
    Boris Johnson: ...On the most divisive issue in modern Britain, which plagues us to this day, it is well known that she has come down on one side and will not be budged: it is jam first, not cream, on scones. She is Cornish to her roots and her speech too was in the best traditions of the House. Let me join the right hon. Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn) in paying tribute to the much loved and...