Results 181–200 of 8494 for speaker:Bill Cash

Exiting the European Union and Global Trade (6 Jul 2017)

Bill Cash: My right hon. Friend knows that all 47 ports in this country opposed the European Union port regulation, which was inimical to our national interest and the lifeblood of our trading relationships. Ports are central to this whole question, and that is another good reason for our leaving the EU.

European Union (Approvals) Bill (4 Jul 2017)

Bill Cash: I think the hon. Gentleman is aware that, under the proposed repeal Bill, there would be a transposition of European law into UK law under Westminster jurisdiction. That would include the very rights to which he refers, and I think that is understood on the Opposition Front Bench, is it not?

European Union (Approvals) Bill (4 Jul 2017)

Bill Cash: As has been mentioned, the European Scrutiny Committee, of which I was Chairman for six years, has actually cleared these decisions. We did have some reservations about one aspect, however, namely that we wanted to know how all this would work out during the Brexit negotiations and after we have left the European Union. Basically, there is a necessity for this Bill because, as the Minister...

European Union (Approvals) Bill (4 Jul 2017)

Bill Cash: I am glad to respond, because I have been very much engaged on that subject. In fact, one of the last things I did on the day of Dissolution was to write to the Chief Whip asking him to ensure that our Committee was reconstituted immediately after the election, because in 2015 the whole process went on until November, by which time we had a monument of documents. In the meantime, many things...

European Union (Approvals) Bill (4 Jul 2017)

Bill Cash: I am not at all convinced by the EEA route. I do not want to get into all that now, except to say that the EEA involves the EU.

European Union (Approvals) Bill (4 Jul 2017)

Bill Cash: EFTA is a different story, and I specifically raised it with the Prime Minister only a few days ago because I have been having fruitful discussions with the president of the EFTA court and his advisers. He has been over here to talk to the Foreign Office, to me as the then Chair of the European Scrutiny Committee and to others. It is an interesting proposition. I am not saying that we will do...

European Union (Approvals) Bill (4 Jul 2017)

Bill Cash: Will the Minister give way?

European Union (Approvals) Bill (4 Jul 2017)

Bill Cash: rose—

European Union (Approvals) Bill (4 Jul 2017)

Bill Cash: rose—

European Union (Approvals) Bill (4 Jul 2017)

Bill Cash: I am much encouraged not only by the fact that the Minister is giving way but by what my hon. Friend the Member for Bridgwater and West Somerset (Mr Liddell-Grainger) said. It may be that we are no longer brothers and sisters in Europe, but we are cousins. Therefore to that extent we will continue to seek to maintain good relations with the EU, despite the fact that we are absolutely going...

Brexit and Foreign Affairs (26 Jun 2017)

Bill Cash: Would my right hon. Friend be kind enough to give way, just before he does so?

Brexit and Foreign Affairs (26 Jun 2017)

Bill Cash: Does my right hon. Friend not think that those, such as the Liberal Democrats and others, who want to remain in the European Union should ask their constituents whether they really want the United Kingdom indefinitely to remain part of an undemocratic system that is governed by majority voting that takes place behind closed doors and that is moving towards integration with a common defence...

European Council (26 Jun 2017)

Bill Cash: Given Brexit and our vital red lines on the European Court, and the repeal of the European Communities Act 1972, does my right hon. Friend agree that a reasonable framework to protect reciprocal citizens’ rights while making no concession at all on preserving our own Westminster jurisdiction and our own judicial sovereignty would be a tribunal system such as I outlined in the House last...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

Bill Cash: I support the Gracious Speech, except the proposal for a Bill on HS2, which I shall oppose, as I have done so far. I will support my constituents relentlessly on that matter. I turn to Brexit. [Laughter.] What a surprise! Leaving the European Union is a given, even for my right hon. and learned Friend the Member for Rushcliffe (Mr Clarke). It follows that we will leave the single market and...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

Bill Cash: That is a terrific question to which I shall return emphatically in a few minutes. The basis of my hon. Friend’s argument is completely wrong, as I shall explain in a moment. The reckless spending alternative—the false alchemy of the Labour manifesto—would, in contrast with the Government’s economic success, simply bankrupt us and wipe out our success, as the Institute...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

Bill Cash: I am most grateful to my hon. Friend; I am determined to get through what I have here. In the context of the City and financial services, there is so much for us to learn from the experience of the European Free Trade Association and its jurisdictional relationships with the European Court of Justice. These provide guidelines and lessons to be learned in achieving mutual respect while...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

Bill Cash: I just wondered, in the light of the extremely sensible remarks that my right hon. and learned Friend has made so far, whether he would follow up what he said on television at the weekend about not really seeing any reason why we should not stay in the single market. I think he said that he thought we should not leave the single market or the customs union. Does he want to say that now in the...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

Bill Cash: I just wonder whether the hon. Gentleman has factored the Barnett formula into the description that he has given of the finances in Scotland. Given that there is such a catastrophe in the Scottish finances at the moment, is the SNP still insisting that the Barnett formula has to be applied?

Legislating for Uk Withdrawal from the EU (30 Mar 2017)

Bill Cash: I commend my right hon. Friend for the clarity and thoughtful analysis that lie behind the White Paper. With the great repeal Bill, we will be returning sovereignty to this House so that decisions about our lawmaking are taken in this House by the representatives of the British people, in line with their wishes at general elections. That it is not—I advise the Opposition to bear this in...

Article 50 (29 Mar 2017)

Bill Cash: The Leader of the Opposition’s remarks were breathtaking. For decades, from Maastricht onwards, he voted with us over and over and over again. Today is an historic day indeed. Can my right hon. Friend reaffirm that at the very heart of this letter lies the democratic decision of the referendum of UK voters given to them by a sovereign Act of Parliament by six to one in this House,...

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