All things Cornish

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  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland Assembly Commission: Irish Language Signage (23 Mar 2021)
    Robbie Butler: ...and promote regional or minority languages as a threatened aspect of Europe’s cultural heritage. The United Kingdom Government recognised Welsh, Scottish Gaelic, Scots, Irish, Ulster Scots, Cornish and Manx Gaelic as regional or minority languages under that charter. The charter contains a non-discrimination clause concerning the use of those languages and provides for measures offering...
  • UK Renewables: Critical Minerals (15 Mar 2021)
    Anne-Marie Trevelyan: ...aspects of our future economy across all UK nations and regions. As my hon. Friend mentioned, we are absolutely committed to exploring and developing lithium mining in the UK. We have backed Cornish Lithium and Geothermal Engineering, which are collaborating to build a zero-carbon lithium extraction pipe plant at an existing site in Cornwall. Such commitments provide a powerful stimulus to...
  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Minerals (9 Mar 2021)
    Anne-Marie Trevelyan: The UK is supporting opportunities to secure the domestic extraction of critical materials, such as lithium. For example, we are supporting Cornish Lithium and Geothermal Engineering, who are collaborating to build a zero-carbon lithium extraction pilot plant at an existing site in Cornwall. The UK is also playing a crucial role in ensuring that strong environmental standards are upheld in...
  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Protocol: Full Implications for NI (2 Mar 2021)
    Gordon Lyons: ...is having on Northern Ireland, the impacts that the end of the grace periods will have, and the horrendous situation that we will be in if OCR charging comes in. The Secretary of State represents a Cornish constituency. I asked him, "How would you feel if a border had been put in place between Cornwall and Devon or between Cornwall and the rest of the UK? How would you feel about needing...
  • International Trade: G7 Presidency (25 Feb 2021)
    Elizabeth Truss: ...resilient supply chains of critical minerals and are not reliant on high-risk vendors. That is a priority for this Government, and that is why we are leading Project Defend. I was delighted to see Cornish Lithium for myself on a visit to Cornwall last autumn. Not only will that help us make sure that we have this critical supply of minerals, but it will boost jobs and growth in a very...
  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: North/South and East-west Trade (23 Feb 2021)
    Matthew O'Toole: ...the problems is Brexit. The fashion industry in GB is warning the UK Government that it could be decimated by barriers to trade that have been thrown up by the UK's new relationship with the EU; Cornish fishermen, who were promised an amazing universe of post-Brexit opportunity, are facing ruin because they cannot get their products to market on the continent; and world-leading arts...
  • Local Government Finance (England) (10 Feb 2021)
    Steve Double: ...That is more than double the amount it spent in 2017-18 and amounts to more than £400,000 a week, every week. I struggle to imagine what could possibly need so many consultants to be paid so much Cornish taxpayers’ money. To date, the administration has failed to explain who has been paid the money and for what possible reason. Paying that much money to consultants is bad enough, but...
  • UK Shellfish Sector - Question (10 Feb 2021)
    Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...is between Defra and stakeholders that work with the exporters—the UK Seafood Exports Working Group, for instance. Of course I will take back to the Fisheries Minister the point about meeting Cornish fishing interest groups, and I am sure that they will be part of the discussions that we need to have to work towards resolution of some of these matters.
  • UK Shellfish Exports - Commons Urgent Question (9 Feb 2021)
    Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville: My Lords, it is unfortunate for the Government that the BBC is currently screening its series on the Cornwall fishing industry, filmed last year. All see the dramatic effect on the Cornish crab industry of the withdrawal of the Chinese market, and now the EU is refusing to take its shellfish, which was previously acceptable. The Statement says that scallops are less affected than other...
  • UK Shellfish Exports (8 Feb 2021)
    Derek Thomas: With your permission, Madam Deputy Speaker, I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the family of the Cornish fisherman who died while fishing off the coast of the Isles of Scilly at the weekend and remember the fishermen onboard who witnessed this horror. The Government and the Secretary of State are right to do everything to unblock this. Shellfish is normally purified or processed...
  • Economy: Remittances - Question (4 Feb 2021)
    Viscount Waverley: ...shared with, the origin country in which a purchase was placed or a service delivered? Would the Minister conceivably advance this thought to the powers that be as a possible G7 discussion over a Cornish pasty?
  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Zoo Animals Fund (22 Jan 2021)
    Victoria Prentis: ...the fund:- Baytree Owl & Wildlife CentreBrockswood at Cotwall End Ltd (T/A Brockswood Animal Sanctuary)Cheshire falconry ltdChew Valley Animal Park LimitedCombe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur ParkCornish Birds of Prey CICDartmoor Zoological SocietyExotic Zoo Wildlife Park LtdIlfracombe Aquarium LtdIsland Amazon Adventure/Amazon World Zoo ParkJurassic Encounters Ltd T/A Ark Wildlife...
  • 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...
  • 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...