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European Council (17 Dec 2018)

Bill Cash: Will the Prime Minister confirm that, despite the European Council’s so-called legal endorsement of the withdrawal agreement, which it says is not open for renegotiation, this agreement has not been initialled or signed by her and is only a draft—it is no more than a political agreement under which nothing is agreed until everything is agreed, including the backstop—and therefore she...

Exiting the European Union: Meaningful Vote (11 Dec 2018)

Bill Cash: The Prime Minister has now reached the cliff-edge of resignation. I believe that she may well have to resign. Yesterday’s events—running away from the vote and then off to Germany, Holland and the EU—was yet another humiliation for the United Kingdom. She is clinging to the wreckage. She has reached the point of no return. The pulling of the vote yesterday was an insult to the House of...

Points of Order (10 Dec 2018)

Bill Cash: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. The agreement appears to have been initialled by the Prime Minister about 10 days ago. Am I right in construing what you have just said as meaning that if there is a new withdrawal agreement so initialled a second time with a new signature, then effectively the entire procedure—whether with regard to the question of the contempt motion or, for that matter,...

Business of the House (10 Dec 2018)

Bill Cash: Will the Leader of the House tell us whether the resolution of the House passed on 4 December relating to the Attorney General’s advice will apply to any further arrangements that may be offered to the House as a result of any further negotiations over the next week or so? If it is not the same withdrawal agreement, there must be a question about whether that motion stands, because it...

Exiting the European Union (10 Dec 2018)

Bill Cash: The Prime Minister knows that the withdrawal agreement and the political declaration both cover many legal issues beyond the backstop, important and vital though that is. Those issues include the European Court, control over our own laws and questions relating to compatibility with the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. Under the ministerial code, there is an absolute obligation to consult...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (5 Dec 2018)

Bill Cash: The motion relating to the Attorney General that was passed yesterday related to the whole agreement, not just to the question to which the letter that has now been published relates, which is exclusively the protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland. Given that the ministerial code states: “The Law Officers must be consulted in good time before the Government is committed to critical...

Privilege (Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Advice) (4 Dec 2018)

Bill Cash: Will my right hon. and learned Friend give way?

Privilege (Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Advice) (4 Dec 2018)

Bill Cash: I must say that I found the answers given by the Attorney General yesterday extremely difficult to understand in the terms in which they were expressed—that is, of relating to the national interest, because that is a question that is contained in the results of the referendum and the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. Following reports that I have heard, I also find it most...

Privilege (Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Advice) (4 Dec 2018)

Bill Cash: Just one moment. If there is a danger that the withdrawal agreement could be invalid, that is a matter of fundamental importance on which I would have expected the Attorney General to include his opinion, but there is no evidence whatsoever that he referred to that in his opinion, and that is why we need full disclosure. I also understand that there are sheaves of papers within governmental...

Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Position (3 Dec 2018)

Bill Cash: On the issue of precedents, there are five—[Interruption.]

Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Position (3 Dec 2018)

Bill Cash: Thank you, Mr Speaker. There are five precedents over the past 40 years of full disclosure being made of an Attorney General’s advice for compelling and exceptional reasons in the public interest. Does my right hon. and learned Friend agree that he can—as in my view he should—consent on his own independent account as Attorney General under the ministerial code to the full publication of...

Business of the House: Improving Education Standards (29 Nov 2018)

Bill Cash: I commend what my hon. Friend is saying and the work he is doing, because I am his next-door neighbour, and Stafford and Stone run together in a lot of these matters. We are both fighting hard to get the best possible standards for our constituents.

Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Advice (29 Nov 2018)

Bill Cash: The Solicitor General was in post at the time and will know the answer to this question. Did the Prime Minister ask the opinion of the Attorney General, as laid down under the clear requirements of the ministerial code, which insists that, in respect of critical legal considerations, all Ministers must ask the opinion of the Attorney General “in good time” before the considerations are...

Leaving the EU (26 Nov 2018)

Bill Cash: Does the Prime Minister appreciate that the withdrawal agreement is incompatible with the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, which expressly repeals the whole of the European Communities Act 1972? In this event, we would truly regain our laws. Does the Prime Minister accept that this agreement, being only a treaty, cannot override the statutory provisions of the 2018 Act, and is therefore...

Progress on EU Negotiations (22 Nov 2018)

Bill Cash: Does my right hon. Friend accept that this declaration is self-contradictory in that it insists on the sovereignty of both the EU and the United Kingdom legal orders, and that without control of our own laws and by surrendering to binding rules of the European Court, this declaration cannot be reconciled with the repeal of the 1972 Act or with the referendum vote? Will she further note that...

EU Exit Negotiations (15 Nov 2018)

Bill Cash: These 585 pages are a testament to broken promises, failed negotiations and abject capitulation to the EU. Does my right hon. Friend understand that they represent a list of failures—on Northern Ireland, on ECJ issues, on indefinite extension of time, on customs, on full independence of trade and of fisheries and, above all, on our truly leaving the EU, because it will control our laws?...

EU Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Advice (13 Nov 2018)

Bill Cash: Does my hon. Friend recall that that same ministerial code is clear that Law Officers’ advice is meant to be sought on all critical legal questions, but that was not done before the Chequers proposals, when the Cabinet did not have specific legal advice available to it? I raised that point with the Prime Minister in the Liaison Committee.

Assessment and Treatment Units: Vulnerable People: Centenary of the Armistice (6 Nov 2018)

Bill Cash: My right hon. Friend is making an excellent speech, and drawing attention to incredibly important matters. May I take the opportunity to say how grateful I am personally for the fact that my own father, who was killed in Normandy in 1944, is buried in one of those cemeteries? May I also take the opportunity to commemorate all those people from my constituency and from the whole of...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Electricity Interconnectors (2 Nov 2018)

Bill Cash: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the (a) amount and (b) proportion of UK electricity supply will be provide by interconnectors in (a) 2020 and (b) 2025.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Electricity: Consumption (1 Nov 2018)

Bill Cash: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many terawatt hours of electricity were consumed in the UK in the last 12 months.


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