01/03/2018 Thursday in Parliament


01/03/2018

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Hello there and welcome

to Thursday in Parliament.

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Coming up on this programme:

the Government says it's scrapping

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stage two of the Leveson enquiry

into press standards, claiming

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the media landscape has changed.

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But the news gets a furious

response from Labour.

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A breach of trust and a bitter blow

to the victims of press intrusion.

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Questions on the Beast from the East

to the transport secretary as snow

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causes chaos across the UK.

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Also on this programme: peers call

for more regulation on the use

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of facial recognition technology.

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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,

whichever metaphor you want to use.

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And after 81 countries

add folic acid to food

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to try to prevent birth defects -

questions as to why the UK hasn't.

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Isn't it a disgrace that we haven't

gotten to the point of preventing

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that suffering in our own country.

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But first: The government

is to abandon the next stage

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of the Leveson enquiry

into press intrusion.

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The Culture Secretary, Matt Hancock,

also told MPs that he would repeal

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an existing law which would make

newspapers pay the legal costs

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of people claiming libel -

even if the case was thrown out.

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The announcements were greeted

with dismay by Labour, who said

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the decision was a "bitter blow"

to the victims of press intrusion.

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The Conservatives opposed the second

stage in their election manifesto.

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Matt Hancock reminded MPs

that the first stage had cost

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£48 million.

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We do not believe that

reopening this costly

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and time-consuming public enquiry

is the right way forward.

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So, considering all of the factors

in the House today, I have informed

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Sir Brian that we are formally

closing the enquiry but we will take

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action to safeguard the lifeblood

of our democratic discourse

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and tackle the challenges our media

face today, not a decade ago.

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He felt the new Salfit illiterates I

was working better than the previous

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system. Any overturned a court act

which would see media paying cost in

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libel cases whether they lost or

won. He quoted one response to a

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consultation on the matter.

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He want on to say section

40 risks, and I quote,

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damaging the future of the paper

that you love and that the impact

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will be to make it much more

difficult for papers to survive.

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These are not my words, Mr Speaker,

what the words of Alastair Campbell,

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talking about the chilling threat

of section 40.

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And if anybody knows

about threats to the press,

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it's Alastair Campbell.

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At national and local levels,

a press that can hold the powerful

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to account remains an essential

component of our democracy.

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We need high-quality journalism

to thrive in the digital world.

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We seek a press and a media

that is robust and independently

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regulated and that reports

without fear or favour.

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The Leveson enquiry was triggered

by the phone hacking scandal

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and cases such as that

of the murdered schoolgirl,

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Millie Dowler, whose mobile phone

was accessed by reporters.

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Part two was supposed to cover

unlawful press activity

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and relations between journalists

and the police.

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Labour's spokesman, Tom Watson,

has campaigned on press intrusion,

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and his office has received around

half a million pounds

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from his fellow privacy

campaigner, Max Mosley.

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Labour has said it will receive no

more money from Mr Mosley,

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after a row about a racist

by-election leaflet

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he published in 1961.

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Tom Watson referred to that

at the beginning of his remarks:

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If I thought for one moment he held

those views contained in that

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leaflet 57 years ago,

I would not have given

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him the time of day.

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He is a man, though,

who in the face of great family

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tragedy and overwhelming media

intimidation, chose to use his

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limited resources to support

the weak against the strong.

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He said the announcement

was a breach of trust to families,

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like Millie Dowlers.

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Let me close with the words of

former Prime Minister David Cameron

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to the love and enquiry

in June 20 12.

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"I will never forget meeting

with that family in Downing Street.

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"To run through the terms

of this enquiry with them,

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"and to hear what they had been

through and how it had redoubled,

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"trebled the pain and agony had been

through over losing Millie.

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"I'll never forget that."

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And that is the test of all of this.

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It's not, do the politicians or the

press feel happy with what we get.

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It is, are we really protecting

people who have been caught up

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and absolutely thrown

to the wolves by this process?

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That's what the test is.

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The Secretary of State

will prosper politically

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from his statement today,

but he's failed that test.

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What if it is for the victims of

phone hacking and press abuse? What

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does the secretary say to the

countless victims of massive use --

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of press abuse? There is nothing in

this of any promises that will be

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made to them by a conservative Prime

Minister in legislation that was

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voted on on by the Secretary of

State. Times have not changed for

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the victims and there is nothing in

this war them.

What I've said and

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what I will say to them is that we

have to make sure that the media and

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news industry that we have in the UK

and hold the powerful to account and

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can respond to today's challenges.

Whilst newspapers make the life of

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an elite intolerable, they make

complacency impossible.

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Journalists, Secretary

of State, are utterly

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dismayed by your statement.

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I value freedom of the press,

but does the Secretary of State not

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see the sad irony in talking

about how the press has held

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the powerful to account and then

closing the door on our opportunity

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to hold the powerful voices

of the press to account

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on behalf of of the victims?

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Now more than ever,

newspapers play a vital role

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in holding both government

and opposition to account

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and he is absolutely right that

rather than looking backwards

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at the events of ten years ago,

and adding to the cost

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of local newspapers,

we should be supporting newspapers

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in meeting the challenges

of the internet giants.

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John Whittingdale.

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Now to transport questions,

where unsurprisingly, the impact

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of the current wintry weather

was on the agenda.

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The "Beast from the East"

and Storm Emma have led to trains

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being cancelled across the UK.

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Alongside commuter chaos,

flights have also been

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delayed or cancelled,

while driving conditions have been

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treacherous on many roads,

with Scotland and the north east

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of England among the worst affected.

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Forecasters are warning

of more disruption to come

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as the freezing weather continues.

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Well, one MP wanted

an investigation into why some

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One MP wanted an investigation into

why some services had struggled.

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I wonder if my right

honourable friend would come

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after the snow event is over,

ask some serious questions or even

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review why it is that

when we have an event like this,

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we still are not in any way,

in some cases, prepared.

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For example, I discovered yesterday

that Heathrow is busy off-loading

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flights because they can't

cope with it, whereas...

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It is regional flights.

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What I am saying to my honourable

friend is that, given all of that,

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if places like Gatwick and other

airports are able to cope,

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does he not think it is ridiculous

that at some airports

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are simply unable to cope

and others in the UK can?

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Mr Speaker, of course I know

a number of members are here today

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because flights to regional airports

were not able to go and I hope

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and would expect us to be able

to sort that out today as quickly

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as possible, though

it's really important

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system is run safely.

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Of course, one of the benefits

of the expansion of Heathrow Airport

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is that that airport will become

more resilient to difficult

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situations like this week,

and it will mean that connections

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to regional airports

are more reliable.

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This week of all weeks, rail passage

want up-to-date information

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up-to-date information

about delays and cancellations.

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South Eastern trains' website has

failed to provide any live time

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update in any single rush hour

of this week, today included.

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Will my right honourable friend bear

that in mind when the franchise

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comes up for renewal?

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My honourable friend is a powerful

champion for constituents in Bromley

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and Chislehurst and he's right

to expect accurate and prompt

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and timely information so that

passengers can have the journey

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quality that they deserve.

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Questioning then focused

on the East Coast Mainline

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and the decision to end early

the rail franchise run

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by Stagecoach and Virgin.

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He said he knew about a problem with

the stagecoach finances and had been

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talking about the Department of

Finance with it for two years. Then

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why did he not put a contingency

plan forward given that his

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department... Mr Speaker, the

Secretary of State has had two years

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to sort this mess out and is it not

simply incredible that he still does

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not know what to do?

Let's be clear.

I've been Secretary of State for 18

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months, Mr Speaker, and since I

became aware, we have been doing

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careful contingency planning so we

have a long-term plan for this route

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and we have short-term options am a

but you can't actually put those

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short-term options into place until

the appropriate moment arrives when

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they are necessary, and we are

prepared for that moment when it

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arises and we will deliver the

alternatives.

Given that the

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taxpayers Arty lost out on over £2

billion of payments, tender

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secretary advised the House whether

the ramifications and termination of

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the franchise are fully concluded?

What sums of money are earmarked to

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settle any further demands of

misters Branson and Souter through

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litigation?

We have no more written

off £2 billion then they rode off,

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because the reality is this is up

being a profitable railway that will

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whatever happens continue to

generate a substantial return for

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the taxpayer and it is about time

they did their sums properly rather

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than misrepresenting reality.

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You're watching Thursday

in Parliament, with me,

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Alicia McCarthy.

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Still to come, a chance for MPs

to show off their language skills -

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as the Commons celebrates

the national day of Wales.

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A happy Saint David's day.

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Before that, in the Lords,

there was a call for better

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regulation for the use

of facial recognition technology

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by the security service 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 a peaceful

protest, raised concerns.

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I'm very concerned that this

technology is being used

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with a database of illegal images

of innocent people and I include

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myself in that number.

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It seems that the facial

recognition technology

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is using the Police National

Database, which contains tens

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of thousands of people

who were never charged or convicted

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of an offence.

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It is six years since the High Court

ruled that the policy of retaining

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the mugshots of innocent

people was unlawful,

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but the police still do it

and they still upload them

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onto the Police National Database.

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The Government's solution in 2017

was to allow individuals to write

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to the police asking to be deleted.

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That just isn't good enough.

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Although it's still in a very early

stage of development,

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as far as its use in the criminal

justice system is concerned,

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I have no doubt that it

will eventually be accepted

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by the police and the courts

as a quick and reliable method

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of eliminating the innocent

from suspicion as much

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as for identifying and

convicting the guilty.

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But he added there were no national

or international standards to

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implement their use.

The train has

left the station or whatever

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metaphor you wanted to use on this

concern.

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The Chinese alibi beside as a way

where you can smile to pay. I don't

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know if a similar system is being

adopted in the UK or other Western

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countries, but the technique is

there and it is actually only a

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matter of time before none stagers

actors start to use these techniques

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are far more widely than is

currently the case.

While the PM of

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former and white -- and my five

cheap... Is going into rebuilding

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the other day and there was a facial

recognition at the door.

Ended at

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that -- it is merely identified me

as myself. And it was a 12-year-old

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photograph taken from the Internet.

This is not just the police custody

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records. You can do without any of

that stuff. A lot of people are

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doing so in the private sector.

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For example, the Durham Police force

are now wearing body worn image

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cameras to create a troublemakers

database, which is totally

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against the principles of data

protection and against the spirit

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of using this kind of technology

for intelligent gathering tools.

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As there is no legal status and no

proper regulations and no

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independent oversight,

they're getting away with it.

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experienced The Home Office Minister

said biometric data was critically

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important in law enforcement.

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She also said the government

was committed to creating

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We commit to ensuring that the use

of biometrics and those provided to

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law enforcement partners are legal

and robust.

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She also said the government

was committed to creating

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a framework so that organisations

could innovate with biometric data

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in an ethical and transparent way.

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Staying in the Lords the Government

was accused of intentionally

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delaying a decision on putting folic

acid in flour and bread to help

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prevent some birth defects.

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One in every five hundred

to a thousand pregnancies in the UK

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is affected by neural tube defects -

like spina bifida -

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which damages the nervous system.

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81 countries have introduced

mandatory folic acid

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fortification in food.

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A recent study by universities

in London found that there was no

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The original study for this was

published in 1991. There were four

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small children issued in maternal

health. In the intervening time, I

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now have four small grandchildren.

81 countries have acted on this

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British publicly funded research

which has saved untold suffering

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throughout the world. Isn't it a

disgrace that we haven't got to the

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point of preventing that suffering

in our own country?

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A recent study by universities

in London found that there was no

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need for an upper limit

on the amount of folate

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which could be put in flour.

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I think the noble lady is completely

right in what she says and I think

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going forward one of the reasons

perhaps that has not been movement

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up until now is because of the

problems with the upper level which

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clearly this report says is not a

problem. If the upper level has no

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longer needed, it provides

reassurance on the safety of

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mandatory fortification and I think

proceedings should go ahead.

There

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are two main reasons by the

Government may feel resistance this.

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One is the dosage level is not toxic

at all. The second is we don't want

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to be described as a nanny state. If

the noble lady would take a tune and

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sweetcorn sandwich at the Bishop of

the bar, she will find that the week

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that we already add, calcium, iron,

preservatives 8282, H and E 300,

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nanny state? This before as it is

very vital, when she agree?

I think

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the nanny state does come into it.

Not as far as we're concerned are

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anyway. Health officials told me

that the Department of Health mailed

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back apparently has been from the

general public that they don't want

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mass fortification in their food.

But that will all be part of any

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proceedings going forward in

discussions. That isn't what is

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holding us up at the moment.

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Lady Chisholm added the Government

was not intentionally

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delaying a decision on this,

it was waiting to get approval

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from several of its departments

before it could proceed.

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Ministers have been warned that

urgent action is needed to ensure

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foreign fruit and vegetable pickers

can continue to work

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in the UK after Brexit.

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MPs from all parties have called

for clarity on the rules that

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will apply to seasonal migrants

after March next year,

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and many called for a new visa

scheme for agricultural workers.

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Kirstene Hair, who secured today's

debate, said an estimated 80,000

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seasonal pickers came to work

in the UK last year

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and it was expected that 95,000

would be needed in 2019.

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But she said it was getting

increasingly difficult

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to recruit workers.

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Without sufficient farmers, cops --

crops are left to rot in the field,

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a scene which was unfortunately

witnessed last year. Some farmers

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for the first time -- for some had

to watch their programmes waste away

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in the fields. As the war for

slightly in the season had

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dispersed. A research conducted

between January and February of this

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year had startling outcomes which I

hope will convey the seriousness of

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the current situation. 100% of those

who were contacted said they were

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concerned or very concerned about

the impact labour shortages would

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have on their businesses in 2018 and

beyond.

One farmer I spoke to that

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yes, he had always sought British

workers to come and work on his

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farm. And in six years, he did have

one moved by. And blessed to the

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half weeks. We are not going to find

the UK market that people will come

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to replace all of the people who are

working in a seasonal capacity at

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the moment.

The production of fruit

and vegetables is a great success

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story for our country. It is a

growing industry that we should be

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supporting. But unless we fix this

labour shortage, prices will go up.

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Fewer people will be able to afford

British fruit and vegetables. That

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growth may well reverse. And we will

see a share of the fruit and

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vegetables that we consume that we

currently consume, British produce,

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be replaced by imports.

The strong

feeling I had during these

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discussions was that an ideological

fervor of Brexodus among certain

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Ministers and with that unbending

support for freedom of movement, are

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completely overridden any common

sense approach to this problem. That

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the response was very much we voted

for Brexit and to stop freedom of

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movement, we have to get on. That is

my approach -- that is our report no

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matter what -- a brochure and what.

What we have seen in an agriculture

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business is this has become

collateral. This is becoming root

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issue for this, which is now set in

the very -- threatening the very

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viability of so many farms. And I

tried to figure out why I did so

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resistant about putting forward a

seasonal agricultural worker scheme?

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Eight can only be about immigration.

It is not, then the honourable Lady

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could get up why is there a

reticence to put in place a scheme

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was that it is all about

immigration, isn't it?

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Kirstene Hair called

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for the urgent introduction

of a Seasonal Agricultural

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Workers scheme.

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Why do we need this urgently?

Harvest 2018. Our first cannot plan

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that will be harvested. This is an

industry in turmoil.

Is critical to

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that those are last certainty that

can stay long-term. We have clearly

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stated throughout negotiations that

we value EU citizens and the

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contribution they make to the

economic and social fabric of the

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UK. Our offer is that those EQ

citizens and their family members

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who arrived our resident and have

registered during the period will be

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eligible after the acute donation of

five years continual and unlawful

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status.

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Caroline Nokes.

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March the first is the

meteorological start of spring.

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Hard to believe right now,

it's also St David's Day

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and a chance for a few non-Welsh

speakers to have a go

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at the traditional greeting.

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Can I wish all members... I am told

that as happy Saint David's Day for

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all of the nine Welsh speakers

amongst us.

D... And happy Saint

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David's day.

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And how about with

a Scottish accent?

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Here's my go... I hope I impressed

my honourable member.

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And this is how it should be done.

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Happy Saint David's day.

Congratulations to the leader and

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the shadow leader in the S and P

Leader of the House for using the

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wealth -- watch language. Which we

were allowed historically to use

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recently in the Welsh grand

committee in this House and I was

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pleased to make a speech in the

Welsh language. As the leader

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considered whether that very welcome

extension could be extended into the

0:24:150:24:21

chamber now that technology makes it

perfectly possible to have a House

0:24:210:24:26

of Commons debate using translation

equipment?

0:24:260:24:31

But there was some bad news

0:24:310:24:32

for those wanting more

0:24:320:24:34

talk of St David's Day.

0:24:340:24:40

When the base of the East makes star

Anna, at the request of Welsh

0:24:400:24:46

drivers, the schedule debate on

Welsh affairs has been cancelled so

0:24:460:24:50

that they can travel home safely.

0:24:500:24:52

The weather intruding

0:24:520:24:54

on Commons business once more,

something Pete Wishart was keen

0:24:540:24:56

to explore, sort of.

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I suppose there are only two real

items of business, and the bees of

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the East and the Foreign Secretary.

One is a white at delivering havoc

0:25:050:25:08

and chaos and whatever touches. And

the other is of course the beast of

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the East.

0:25:130:25:13

Pete Wishart with an

entirely spontaneous gag.

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And that's it from us for now but do

join me at 11pm on Friday night

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on BBC Parliament for our round up

of the week in Parliament.

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We'll be looking back at the big

events of the last few days

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here at Westminster,

and looking at Brexit

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and devolution.

0:25:280:25:29

As Wales and Scotland ramp up

the pressure on the Westminster

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government to make sure powers over

things like food and fishing go

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to them after Brexit.

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But for now from me,

Alicia McCarthy, goodbye.

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