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Hello and Welcome to

the Week In Parliament, our look

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back at the big events of the last

few days here at Westminster.

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On this programme: Theresa May

is urged to set out more details

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of her Brexit strategy.

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We will bring back control of our

laws, our borders and our money.

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But Labour says the

government's in chaos.

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Wayne Ishii going to put the

countries interests

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the oversized egos...

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Also on this programme: We talk

to Welsh Mps as Scotland and Wales

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turn up the pressure on ministers

to make sure they get control

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of some of the powers coming back

to the UK after Brexit.

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There's a call for a ban

on live animal exports

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And: is facial recognition

technology a security boost

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or a big brother threat?

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The Chinese site has introduced a

system with RU. You can smile to

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pay.

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But first....

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The acceptance that the UK cannot

have its cake and eat it,

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was just one of the messages

from Theresa May as she set out

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details of what the UK

wants from Brexit.

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In a speech on Friday she laid down

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five tests for a future agreement

with the European Union,

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including whether any deal respects

the result of the 2016 referendum,

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protects jobs and security,

and strengthen the ties

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between the four nations of the UK.

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The Prime Minister will update

the Commons on her ideas

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in a statement on Monday afternoon.

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It will be another chance for Mps

to question her over just

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where she sees Brexit going.

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At Prime Minister's Questions

on Wednesday, the Labour leader

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Jeremy Corbyn had taunted

Theresa May over a recent

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ministerial get together

at her country retreat,

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which aimed to thrash out

the government's strategy and come

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up with a united way forward.

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Mr Speaker the Prime Minister a

merged to promise a Brexit of

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ambitious diversions.

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What on earth ambitious divergence

will mean and practise? We will

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bring back control

our borders and

our money. That is in direct

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contrast with the Labour Party is

positioned, want to be in a, and do

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whatever it takes that would mean

giving away control of our laws, our

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borders, and our money. And that

would be a betrayal of the British

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people!

The government to so divided

that the Prime Minister is incapable

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of delivering a coherent and

decisive plan for Brexit! So when is

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she going to put the countries

interests before the outsized egos

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of her own Cabinet?

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Jeremy Corbyn, Well one problem

that's proving particularly tricky

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in the Brexit talks is how to take

the UK out of the EU's customs union

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while still avoiding checks

on the Irish border.

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In the week the EU put forward

a plan for a common regulatory area

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for the whole island of Ireland,

which would avoid what's known

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as a hard border with checkpoints

between the north and south.

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But at Prime Minister's Questions,

Theresa May made it clear that

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proposal wasn't acceptable to her.

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What if implemented undermined, the

integrity of UK, down the, and no UK

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Prime Minister could ever...

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The SNP's Westminster leader picked

up on the Irish border issue,

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and a leaked letter

from the Foreign Secretary Boris

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Johnson to Theresa May.

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In it he said the Government should

prevent the border from becoming

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"significantly" harder,

a comment that came hot on the heels

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of a BBC Interview where he'd

compared the issue to crossing

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between London boroughs and the use

of the congestion charge!

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The foreign secretaries letter, says

he cannot get to grips with the most

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fundamental issues of Brexit. The

Foreign Secretary, compared crossing

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the Irish border to going between

Camden and Westminster! Frankly, you

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could not make this stuff up! Is a

UK Government, that the Buddha

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jeopardy a good five-year agreement!

Does the Prime Minister agree with

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the Foreign Secretary who is making

the United Kingdom a laughing stock?

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Theresa May didn't mention

Boris Johnson specifically

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in her reply but insisted

the Government was committed

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to the Good Friday Agreement.

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But Mps wanted the Foreign Secretary

to explain himself directly to them.

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So, straight after PMQs,

Labour put down what's known

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as an urgent question asking him

to come to the despatch box.

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But as you might be able to see

Mr Johnson left the chamber,

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Provoking much shouting

from the opposition side.

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The DUP's Westminster leader used

the opportunity to speak up and back

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Theresa May in rejecting

the deal proposed by the EU.

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It is ironic is it not, that those

who complain hardest about a hard

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border between the Irish Republican

Army Island, have today welcomed

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proposals from the EU which would

create a hard border between them.

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These the Belfast agreement or most

specifically, to thwart exit in

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shape it in the way, it is

outrageous and disgraceful!

We are

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not going to rip our nation further

apart. We not only to have a

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pragmatic approach, but in honest

approach. And the only solution to a

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hard border is, membership of the

custom union, Mr Speaker they will

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get there in the end.

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Anna Soubry.

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Of course the Irish border isn't

the only big unresolved issue.

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The governments in Wales

and Scotland have real concerns too.

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For example, what might Brexit mean

for regulating Welsh farming

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or the Scottish fishing industry?

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Control over agriculture and

fisheries is technically devolved.

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But these powers are currently

exercised from Brussels.

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Once the UK leaves the EU these

powers will be heading to the UK.

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But where will they go?

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The Welsh and Scottish governments

claim that Westminster

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might try to grab them.

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The Cabinet Office Minister

David Lidington tried

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to reassure the doubters.

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The vast majority of power is

returning, will start off in

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Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast, and

led there be no doubt this will be a

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very big change to the EU withdrawal

bill that is before Parliament and a

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significant step forward in these

negotiations.

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But both the Welsh and Scottish

governments think that's not good

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enough and responded

by introducing Continuity Bills,

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in effect making sure

those responsibilities

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go directly to them,

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not Westminster.

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Bad weather cancelled the St David's

Day debate in the Commons.

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But we thought we'd stage our own.

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First I asked Plaid Cymru's

Westminster leader,

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Liz Saville Roberts,

why she thought Westminster

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would hold on to the powers

and not pass them on.

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Why would the government does not

allow these powers to go straight to

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Cardiff for Edinburgh? If we are

equals, with the nations of the UK,

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we should be owed to discuss that

within the Parliament so we can come

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into an agreement together.

According to our needs.

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Before they than get passed on to

us.

I am joined by Steven Doughty

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and joined by a WebCam by David

Davis. Let me start with you. These

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powers are going to affect people

for years to come. Shouldn't they

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have a say on them from day one?

They will have a say from day one

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and they will have. Those powers are

currently in Brussels and they are

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going to come back to London where

they will be decided upon by a

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British Government made up of MPs

from England but also Wales,

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Scotland and Northern Ireland so

those powers are already coming back

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to the United Kingdom. It will

already have a much greater say to

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how these laws are made. And in the

short term, maybe not immediately

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but in the period of the next two

years, many of the powers will be

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divulged straight down towards

Cardiff Bay or Scotland and Northern

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Ireland. Everyone is going to Mark

Powers as a result.

But that's the

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majors ticking point, eventually

those powers will go to Scotland and

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Wales, why can't they go

straightaway?

There is not one

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single thing that they can do at the

moment that it won't be going to do

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after brexit. We are not taking any

powers away from Belfast, Scotland,

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nowhere else. No powers have been

taken away and more powers will be

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going to them. We need to ensure

that we don't have, if you like,

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four different nations all doing

their own thing and that would

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undermine the single market in the

UK and it is such an irony that all

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of these people, I respect Steven

Doughty and other MPs who say we

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need to be a part of this equal

market. If we as a -- if we have a

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situation where they have different

agricultural policies we will lose

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the single market in the UK.

It

sounds unreasonable.

The UK

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government had plenty of time during

this process to resolve the issues

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with the Welsh and Scottish

governments. And the discussions

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have come to a stalemate at this

time. The Welsh Government has had

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to set out a continuity bill to try

to keep things going because they

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haven't come to this agreement and

that is not the situation we want to

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be in. We don't want to end up back

in the Supreme Court arguing about

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these powers. The powers that have

been given to Scotland and Wales

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have been in place since 1999 and it

is established they have powers in

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those areas and that they would get

stuck in Westminster and grab back

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by some Ministers is not an

acceptable situation.

You talked

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there about these continuity bills,

wouldn't everyone be better off

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trying to sort out and negotiate

with the Government at Westminster

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rather than going for this nuclear

option of having a continuity bill

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and making more confusion and as you

say, more potential to turn up in

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the courts?

We have raised this

problem since day one and I work

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closely with my colleagues and

National Assembly and from SNP and

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elsewhere. We agree that this is

about respecting devolution and the

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different powers that the Government

and United Kingdom have in keeping

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the constitutional stability here in

the UK in the UK government has not

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responded adequately to that. Using

conservative Scottish MPs agreeing

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that this is not an adequate

situation. And they have not come

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forward. The chaos seeing or whether

they are grabbing back the powers

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and hold them in Westminster,

neither of those are acceptable.

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Isn't there a problem for the

Government that it is going to look

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like it is walking roughshod over

devolution, if it hangs onto the

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powers it is in trouble. At the

continuity bill goes through it is

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also in trouble.

Whatever the

Government does, and no matter how

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far is it traced to support the

Welsh Assembly and Scottish

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Parliament, leaders of those

institutions are not going to

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support brexit, we are not taking

any powers away, we are taking

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powers from Brussels. But that is a

wonderful thing, we're taking this

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powers from Brussels and back to the

UK Parliament were Welsh MPs will

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have a say over it in the Welsh MPs

will bring it down to Cardiff. That

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is respecting the result of the

brexit referendum in Wales.

Last ten

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seconds, would you make of that?

He

is incorrect. We voted for the Wales

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act and this is an intent to claw

back the powers and Ukip in the

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Welsh Assembly are backing the Welsh

government on this and it is this

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silly route that we don't need to

have. It is not about walking brexit

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and it is expected -- respecting the

powers of the governments in the UK

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government should do that.

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David TC Davies and

Stephen Doughty there.

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Now, I hear you ask,

what's been happening in the wider

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world of politics this week?

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Here's Duncan Smith

with our countdown.

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# Five, four, three, two, one.

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Five.

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A wintry week at Westminster

and the heating failed at a

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late-night sitting in the House

of Lords, prompting peers to wrap up

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warm.

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Four.

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Welsh Nationalist MPs are backing

Manchester city boss

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Pep Guardiola for wearing

a pro-Catalan ribbon at the

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cup final.

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He was charged by the FA

for promoting a political message.

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MPs tabled an early motion

praising his stance.

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Three.

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Back in the Lords,

a the quick thinking

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doorkeeper saved

the day on Wednesday.

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Business can't end if

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the mace is in place.

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Two.

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Most fashionable subject

for a speech this

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week, Brexit as seen on Monday,

Tuesday, Wednesday,

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Thursday, and Friday.

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One.

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We return to the weather

for our top story.

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And the snow at Westminster inspired

these images on social media.

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# Five, four, three, two, one.

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Duncan Smith with our countdown.

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Now let's take a look at some

Westminster news in brief:

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The International Development

Secretary, is considering stopping

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UK aid for a number of charities

after they failed to

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provide assurances over

safeguarding to her department.

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Penny Mordaunt had set a deadline

for the information,

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following the scandal surrounding

sexual misconduct by

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aid agency workers.

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A number of organisations

unbelievably Mr Speaker have not

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replied. We are following up. But

without compelling justification

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they would have lost our confidence

and we will consider whether it is

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right to continue their funding.

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The government's announced

its abandoning the next stage

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of the Leveson inquiry into press

intrusion, set up in the wake

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of the phone hacking scandal.

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The Culture Secretary,

argued the industry had changed

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and he reminded MPs that phase one

had cost £48 million.

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I have an wormed Sir Brian that we

are formally closing the inquiry.

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But we will take action to safeguard

the lifeblood of our democratic

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discourse and tackle the challenges

of our media face today, not a

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decade ago.

This announcement

conveniently timed to be buried

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under a flurry of snow is a

disappointment. A breach of trust

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and a bitter blow to the victims of

press intrusion. But it is not in

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any way a surprise.

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UK millennials are on track to be

the most overweight generation

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since records began,

health experts say.

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Based on population trends,

more than seven in every ten people

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born between the early 1980s

and the mid-90s will be too fat

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by the time they reach middle age.

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Five-year-olds are now eating their

own body weight in sugar every year,

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obesity is the second largest cause

of cancer and it reduces life

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expectancy up to ten years. What is

needed are mandatory reformulation

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targets for reduction in added

sugar, fat, and calories across all

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products as well as common-sense

policies directed at early years.

We

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have seen action in what we will see

in the spring is evidence of whether

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or not it has had the desired affect

and if it hasn't we have left all

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options open to take more if

required.

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The electricals retailer Maplin

collapsed in the week,

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putting two and half thousand jobs

at risk

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And on the same day a further three

thousand jobs were under threat

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when the UK's biggest toys retailer

Toys-R-us went into administration.

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In the Lords, there was a dire

warning that trading in Britain's

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shops could decline by nearly

a quarter in the next year.

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There is a crisis on the high

street. Can the Minister tell us

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what the Government is doing to

recognise the pressure the Internet

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is putting on physical shops?

We

found 2.3 billion and cutting

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business rates and found a degree of

fairness to the system. There are

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limits to how far one can go and one

has to accept that a lot of what is

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happening is a result of what the

consumers want.

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MPs debated a call to ban

live farm animal exports

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after more than 90,000 people

signed an online petition.

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Ministers are said to be

considering the change.

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Currently, live animal

exports from Britain

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are controlled by EU regulation.

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In 2012, 40 she'd had to be

euthanized after being crammed into

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a shrub. Other sheep spent four days

without having access to food or

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water are being transported to

Turkey.

Let this be one of the great

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steps as Britain takes back control

from the European Union because as

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Gandhi once said, the greatness of

the nation and its moral progress

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can be judged by the way its animals

are treated.

We should not be

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banning live exports because if we

do that, we will lose control

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through the Irish border and

potentially the animals that we are

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seeking to improve the welfare of

Will end up travelling from Southern

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Ireland to Spain or France, journeys

that are considerably longer than

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they need to be.

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MPs have been increasingly

concerned about the plight

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of the Rohingya people

fleeing Myanmar formerly

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known as Burma.

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Now the chairman of the

International Development Committee

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says its been blocked from making

a fact-finding trip

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to the country after publishing

a report on the crisis.

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Yesterday our passports were

returned to us without visas and

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clearly the failure of the Burmese

government to grant these visas

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simply prevents us from doing our

job as a select committee which is

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to oversee how overseas development

assistance is spent in country. I

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understand Mr Speaker, it was the

leader herself who blocked the

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approval of our visas.

They

indicated three reasons for that

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refusal, first that there is an

extended public holiday in Burma and

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secondly that access to the state

remains restricted for security

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reasons and finally and I think this

was something that was brought up in

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the rest release yesterday evening.

They were unhappy that individual

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members had signed a letter calling

for the senior general of the

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Burmese army to be held to account

for the military behaviour.

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In the Lords, there was a call

for better regulation of facial

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recognition technology

by the security services and police.

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Biometric software can identify

someone by comparing a photo

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or video to a stored face-print.

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It's used for security but also

increasingly by private companies.

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One peer, who said she'd been

arrested but not charged

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while attending peaceful

protests, raised concerns.

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This technology is being used for a

database full of illegal images of

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innocent people and I include myself

in that number. It seems that facial

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recognition technology is using

police national database which

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contains tens of thousands of people

who are never charged, nor convicted

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of an offence. It is six years since

the High Court ruled that the policy

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of retaining the mugshots of

innocent people was unlawful. But

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the police still do it and they

still upload them onto the police

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national database. The Government's

solution in 2017 was to allow

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individuals to write to the police

asking to be deleted. That just

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isn't good enough.

Although it is

still at a very early stage of

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development as far as its use in the

criminal justice system is

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concerned, I have no doubt that it

will eventually be accepted by the

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police and the courts as a quick and

reliable method of eliminating the

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innocent from suspicion as much as

for identifying and convicting the

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guilty.

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But he added there were no national

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or international standards for how

implement its use.

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These techniques are extremely

powerful but they are out of the

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bag. The train has left the station

or whichever metaphor you want to

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use on this concern. The Chinese Ali

Baba site has introduced a system

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whereby you can smile to pay. As far

as I know, it is China and it is

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different of course, but any others

similar system being adopted in the

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UK or in other Western countries,

but the point is that the technique

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is there and it is actually only a

matter of time before non-state

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actors start to use these techniques

far more widely than is currently

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the case.

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One peer and former MI5 chief

stressed the benefits in counter

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terrorism and was impressed

with a system he'd experienced.

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I was going into the building the

other day and they had a facial

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recognition system at the door and

it immediately and accurately

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identified me as myself and was able

to do it on the basis of a

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12-year-old photograph taken from

the Internet. So this is not just

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about police custody records, you

can do it without any of that stuff

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and a lot of people are doing so in

the private sector.

So for example

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the German police force is using

image camera to make a troublemaker

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database which is against the

principles of data protection and

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against the spirit of not using this

type of technology for and

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intelligence gathering tools. There

are is no illegal status -- legal

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status and no oversight, they are

getting away with it.

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The Home Office Minister said

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biometric data was critically

important in law enforcement.

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Maintaining public trust and public

confidence is key, achieving this

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needs a more open approach to

deployment and development of new

0:23:360:23:41

technologies. Re-remained committed

to our use of biometrics including

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provided to block enforcement is

legal, transparent and robust.

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She also said the Government

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was committed to creating

a framework so that organisations

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could innovate with biometric data

in an ethical and transparent way.

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Finally, March the first is

the meteorological start of spring,

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which might have been a little hard

to believe over the last few days,

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but it's also St David's Day,

and a chance for a few non-Welsh

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speakers to have a go

at the traditional greeting.

0:24:090:24:16

Can I wish all members... I am told

happy Saint David's Day for all the

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nonwovens speakers among us.

And

here is the Scottish accent.

SPEAKS

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WELSH.

And here is how it should be

done.

SPEAKS WELSH

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But there was some bad

0:24:550:24:57

news for those wanting more

0:24:570:24:58

talk of St David's day.

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when the bees from the East takes

into his dorm Emma, one of the

0:25:000:25:04

victims of the victims of the House

will be the Welsh members the debate

0:25:040:25:11

on Saint David's Day has been

cancelled so they can travel home

0:25:110:25:15

they please.

-- can travel home

safely.

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The weather intruding on Commons

0:25:220:25:23

business once more something

Pete Wishart was keen

0:25:230:25:25

explore, sort of.

0:25:250:25:26

There are two items of business, the

beast from the East, and the home

0:25:260:25:32

Secretary, what is a white out that

causes damage wherever it goes in

0:25:320:25:36

the other is the beast from the

East.

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Pete Wishart.

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And that's it from me for now.

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But do join Lucy Grey on BBC

Parliament, on Monday night at 11pm

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for a full round up

of the day at Westminster.

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But for now from me,

Alicia McCarthy, good bye.

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