Sheryll Murray speeches and questions

Recent speeches by Sheryll Murray (live RSS feed)

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (17 Mar 2020)
    Sheryll Murray: The International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed this month that Iran has nearly tripled its stockpile of enriched uranium since November, in flagrant violation of the 2015 nuclear deal. That puts it well within reach of the amount needed to produce a nuclear weapon. Does the Minister share my concern that further steps must be taken as a matter of urgency to stop Iran’s aggression,...
  • Women and Equalities: Topical Questions (11 Mar 2020)
    Sheryll Murray: Does my right hon. Friend think that those from the left constantly attacking our fantastic first female Prime Minister, saying female Ministers should be lynched or constantly attacking our superb female Home Secretary help to encourage women into politics?
  • UK Fisheries — [Sir George Howarth in the Chair] (12 Feb 2020)
    Sheryll Murray: I thank all hon. Members for attending this debate, which has been one of the best-attended fisheries debates I have seen in quite a long time. I think the Minister has heard the message loud and clear: we want UK fishermen to be treated such that, first and foremost, they can get the majority of fish in UK waters, just as the Prime Minister confirmed. We are looking to both the Minister and...
  • UK Fisheries — [Sir George Howarth in the Chair] (12 Feb 2020)
    Sheryll Murray: I beg to move, That this House has considered the future of UK fisheries. Since the Fisheries Bill is currently proceeding in the other place, I felt that it was timely to call for this debate to discuss the massive opportunities that a future fisheries regime can provide the UK as an independent coastal state. The Fisheries Bill means that, for the first time in almost 40 years, the Minister...
  • UK Fisheries — [Sir George Howarth in the Chair] (12 Feb 2020)
    Sheryll Murray: I give way to the right hon. Lady.
  • UK Fisheries — [Sir George Howarth in the Chair] (12 Feb 2020)
    Sheryll Murray: I completely agree. I know from personal experience that safety aboard fishing vessels is essential.
  • UK Fisheries — [Sir George Howarth in the Chair] (12 Feb 2020)
    Sheryll Murray: If the right hon. Gentleman is patient, I will come to that. To reiterate, my friend wrote that the Marine Management Organisation has introduced a new licence condition that requires skippers of under-10-metre boats to estimate, or guess within a 10% tolerance, the weight of all fish caught, species by species, before the fish have been landed. He went on to say that, with small quantities...
  • UK Fisheries — [Sir George Howarth in the Chair] (12 Feb 2020)
    Sheryll Murray: My right hon. Friend speaks with great authority. I congratulate him on the Green Paper that he produced. I cannot remember how long ago that was, but I congratulate him on his expertise and on his record as shadow Fisheries Minister. I concur completely with what he just said. Will the Minister please meet fishermen’s representatives and fish auctioneers to ensure that the app is operated...
  • Home Department: Knife Crime (10 Feb 2020)
    Sheryll Murray: What steps she is taking to reduce knife crime.
  • Home Department: Knife Crime (10 Feb 2020)
    Sheryll Murray: Last month, a young man tragically lost his life in Liskeard after being stabbed. What action is being taken to get knives off our streets in towns and rural areas?
  • Global Britain (3 Feb 2020)
    Sheryll Murray: Will my right hon. Friend confirm that, as an independent coastal state, our UK fishermen will be given priority over catching any fish stocks in our 200-mile to median line limit?
  • Defence: Armed Forces Personnel: Vexatious Claims (3 Feb 2020)
    Sheryll Murray: What steps his Department plans to take to tackle vexatious claims against armed forces personnel.
  • Defence: Armed Forces Personnel: Vexatious Claims (3 Feb 2020)
    Sheryll Murray: What action is being taken to halt the prosecutions currently under way in Northern Ireland of those who served in our armed forces and in the police during the troubles while a review is being undertaken?
  • European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (9 Jan 2020)
    Sheryll Murray: Does my hon. Friend agree that what we have found when speaking to real fisherman, as he and I have, over the past 30-plus years is that all they have said is that they want to withdraw from this terrible policy, whereby in the south-west 8% of the cod comes to the UK and almost 80% goes to France?
  • Prime Minister’s Statement (19 Oct 2019)
    Sheryll Murray: Will my right hon. Friend reassure the fishermen in my constituency that he will put right the wrong heaped on them more than 40 years ago, and that they will get a better share of fish from UK waters?
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Finance (1 Oct 2019)
    Sheryll Murray: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether a proportion of the additional £2.2 billion announced in the Spending Round 2019 for the armed forces can be allocated towards increasing the headcount of procurement-related civil servants and support services.
  • Active Travel — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (9 Jul 2019)
    Sheryll Murray: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Robert Courts) on securing the debate. I would like to draw the Minister’s attention to an excellent opportunity to support an important cycling infrastructure plan in my constituency. The route would link Liskeard, Looe and Plymouth and is expected to bring up to £3 million per year into the important local tourism economy. A detailed...
  • EU Structural Funds: Least Developed Regions — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (26 Jun 2019)
    Sheryll Murray: It is an absolute pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Ms McDonagh. I congratulate the hon. Member for Sheffield Central (Paul Blomfield) on securing this debate, which is important to my constituency of South East Cornwall as we prepare to leave the EU and seize the growth and trade opportunities that Brexit offers. I am grateful for the opportunity to make a brief contribution and am...
  • EU Structural Funds: Least Developed Regions — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (26 Jun 2019)
    Sheryll Murray: Does the hon. Gentleman accept that we have already contributed that money to the European Union and are getting it back?
  • A38 Improvements (19 Jun 2019)
    Sheryll Murray: I beg to move, That this House has considered A38 road improvements. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Lindsay. I am delighted to see so many hon. Friends here today to talk about the A38, which runs through their constituencies and mine. The A38, between Bodmin, Plymouth and Exeter, is one of the two arterial roads connecting Cornwall with the rest of the United...