Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office
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My Lords, I welcome the Minister back from his brief stop in Portugal yesterday. I note that your Lordships’ House was sitting then; we too would have appreciated hearing from him as he announced his new text. Although we welcome the opportunity to hear from the Minister this afternoon, it is a shame that this Question is taking place at 3.45 pm, given that the EU’s proposals for amending...
My Lords, I thank the Minister for advance sight of the Statement. Having read it several times, I find myself underwhelmed. Eighteen months since the UK left the European Union— a moment which the Prime Minister referred to as “a new act in our great national drama”— I think we are all left asking the same question: is this it? Dealing with laws that the Government had already...
My Lords, it is striking that none of the problems raised is anything to do with the Minister or with the Government; it is all about Covid, the French, the Irish or the EU, but the nation is starting to suss this out. The Food and Drink Federation said just this week that the Government are undermining trust and confidence, because responsible businesses prepare for changes that repeatedly...
Entered the House of Lords on 1 February 2021
Previously MP for Darlington until 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Also represented Darlington
Baroness Chapman of Darlington campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.