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GKN
Debate between Mr Gavin Shuker and John Bercow
Tuesday 24 April 2018

(1 year, 9 months ago)

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Commons Chamber
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Mr Speaker Hansard
24 Apr 2018, 2:43 p.m.

I greatly enjoyed the Secretary of State’s answer to the hon. Member for Luton North (Kelvin Hopkins), and I hope he will not take offence if I say that the hon. Member for Luton North was not himself in government—he looked rather shocked, nay affronted, by any suggestion that at any time in his career he might have been. The hon. Member for Luton North is a career Back Bencher and is immensely proud of the fact.

Mr Gavin Shuker (Luton South) (Lab/Co-op) Parliament Live - Hansard
24 Apr 2018, 2:44 p.m.

Workers at GKN’s Luton plant in my constituency are world leaders in ice protection systems for flight-deck windows and fast-jet canopies, and I believe they will share my dismay that the assurances the Secretary of State has put in place amount to little more than the new management picking up the phone and informing him before it does things that damage our national security and national interest. Is not the reality of the quasi-judicial nature of the decision-making process that he and future Secretaries of State will always veer on the side of caution, rather than face the prospect of being challenged in court when a takeover goes through?

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Exiting the EU: Costs
Debate between Mr Gavin Shuker and John Bercow
Wednesday 29 November 2017

(2 years, 2 months ago)

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Commons Chamber
HM Treasury
Mr Gavin Shuker (Luton South) (Lab/Co-op) Parliament Live - Hansard
29 Nov 2017, 1:27 p.m.

rose—[Interruption.]

Mr Speaker Hansard
29 Nov 2017, 1:27 p.m.

Extraordinary behaviour! It is good of the hon. Member for Reading East (Matt Rodda) to drop in on us.

Mr Shuker Hansard
29 Nov 2017, 1:28 p.m.

Can the right hon. Lady name any moment in any aspect of the negotiations so far when the Government have gone head to head with the EU27 on an issue on which they have competing ideas about what to do and come out on top? Is this not yet another example of the Government crumbling and facing up to the reality of leaving the EU?