All things Cornish

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  • Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Tourism: Coronavirus (1 Jul 2020)
    Edward Davey: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of covid-19 on the Cornish tourism industry; and if he will make a statement.
  • Public Bill Committee: Parliamentary Constituencies Bill: Electorate per constituency (30 Jun 2020)
    Cat Smith: ...restrictive quota could have serious consequences for national minorities in this country. Councillor Dick Cole from Cornwall stated in his written evidence: “The UK Government has recognised the Cornish as a national minority. This alone should lead MPs to ensure that the new legislation includes a clause…to protect Cornish territoriality.” We do not have an amendment tabled to do...
  • Public Bill Committee: Parliamentary Constituencies Bill: Taking account of local government boundaries (25 Jun 2020)
    Cat Smith: I thank the honourable Yorkshireman for giving way. [Laughter.] On that point, the case has been made by Cornish people that they do not wish to see a seat cross the Cornish-Devon border; I think that view is clear and unanimous in Cornwall. I support Cornish people in that. As a Lancashire lass, I would be very disappointed to see a constituency drawn up that crossed into the white rose...
  • Fisheries Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 35A (24 Jun 2020)
    Lord Teverson: ..., in Cornwall there is an organisation called the Duchy Fish Quota Company. While it is not itself a fishing concern, it attempts to use money from donors to buy quota in order to keep it for Cornish fishers. It does so because we have the exact problem that has been set out so well by the noble Baroness: these quotas are traded and there tends to be a concentration of them with the risk...
  • Fisheries Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 35A (24 Jun 2020)
    Lord Teverson: ..., in Cornwall there is an organisation called the Duchy Fish Quota Company. While it is not itself a fishing concern, it attempts to use money from donors to buy quota in order to keep it for Cornish fishers. It does so because we have the exact problem that has been set out so well by the noble Baroness: these quotas are traded and there tends to be a concentration of them with the risk...
  • UK-EU Negotiations - Statement (18 Jun 2020)
    Baroness Ludford: ...safety, environmental protection and animal welfare. Worryingly, however, the Government are reported to want to enforce this by undermining the EU system of protection of specialist local foods—Cornish pasties, Melton Mowbray pork pies and so on—known as geographical indications, presumably to keep the US happy. There is obviously a tussle going on in government about food standards...
  • International Trade: Free Trade Agreements: Effect on Cornwall (18 Jun 2020)
    Steve Double: ...to see my hon. Friend in his ministerial position. Whether it is our excellent butter, cheese and cream, our amazing beef and lamb, our stunning fish and seafood, or our beer, wine and gin, Cornish food and drink are among the highest quality and most sought after in the world. The Minister will be aware that food producers are concerned that our high standards will be undermined in trade...
  • Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill [Lords]: Divorce: removal of requirement to establish facts etc (17 Jun 2020)
    Derek Thomas: ...address. The arguments on those points have been made well this afternoon. I will conclude, because I appreciate that time is short. The state taught me maths, English, science, rugby and even the Cornish language. It has never taught me how to have a strong marriage or any other relationship, how to manage my money or how to raise my children. As the Government consider how marriages can...
  • Social Distancing: 2 Metre Rule (15 Jun 2020)
    Scott Mann: ...my constituents’ businesses are based around tourism, and that many of those may not reopen again in the winter should they find that distances are not reduced. First, may I ask him to join our Cornish campaign—Think Local, Shop Local? Secondly, will he employ all possible counter-measures to ensure that our tourism and hospitality sectors can be protected throughout covid-19?
  • Agriculture Bill - Second Reading (10 Jun 2020)
    Baroness Ludford: ...put down a few markers. First, I fully concur with my noble friend Lord Tyler’s concern over the protection of GIs. Can the Minister tell us the Government’s plans in this respect, whether for Cornish pasties or other products? Secondly, there should be no threat to the production and marketing of kosher and halal food in the wake of Brexit. Thirdly, I fear that the Government will...
  • Parliamentary Constituencies Bill (2 Jun 2020)
    Cat Smith: ...do not carry community support, as we have seen with the so-called Devonwall seats in the last review. Will the Minister ensure that there is no Devonwall seat in this Bill? I suspect that Cornish MPs might want to table an amendment to protect Cornish identity. If they were to do so, would the Minister back them? As the Minister knows, there is consensus among respected experts such as...
  • Parliamentary Constituencies Bill (2 Jun 2020)
    Cat Smith: ...do not carry community support, as we have seen with the so-called Devonwall seats in the last review. Will the Minister ensure that there is no Devonwall seat in this Bill? I suspect that Cornish MPs might want to table an amendment to protect Cornish identity. If they were to do so, would the Minister back them? As the Minister knows, there is consensus among respected experts such as...
  • Census (England and Wales) Order 2020 - Motion to Consider (12 May 2020)
    Lord True: ..., I am sure that those in the ONS and working on its behalf will pay heed to the points made by the noble Lord, Lord Wigley, and others. My noble friend Lady Anelay of St Johns and others raised Cornish identity. Again, the Government recognise the distinct culture and heritage of Cornwall. We understand how important that is to the people of Cornwall, who are rightly proud of their...
  • Census (6 May 2020)
    Chloe Smith: ...in the Lords—which is to say that yes, we do intend to look at where greater support can be given. Let me turn to the points that were raised about Sikh ethnicity—I shall then go on to discuss Cornish national identity and other points that I hope to be able to tick off for Members. On the point about Sikh ethnic identity, I reassure Members that in no way is either the ONS or the...
  • 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.