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European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill (31 Jan 2017)

Bill Cash: This has been for me, and for many of us, a very long journey. It is 30 years since I tabled an amendment to the Single European Act to retain the sovereignty of the United Kingdom Parliament. I have to say, Mr Speaker, that it was denied me; the amendment was not selected. However, I looked with interest at clause 1 of this Bill, which says: “This section has effect despite any...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill (31 Jan 2017)

Bill Cash: Yes, Bob Cryer, and others. This has been a huge battle, and I do not disrespect the Governments of either party for the decisions that they have taken during this period, because they have been forming judgments, although they fell short of what we needed in this country. In this democratic cockpit, we had to fight our battles and to stand up for our own constituents. As my right hon. and...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill (31 Jan 2017)

Bill Cash: From the beginning, my main objection has been that decisions are often taken in that way. The hon. Gentleman sits on the European Scrutiny Committee, which I chair, and he knows perfectly well that I have complained vigorously, for ever, about the fact that decisions are taken behind closed doors within the EU. It was not about our sovereignty; it was about theirs. Their sovereignty has...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill (31 Jan 2017)

Bill Cash: I am very touched by my good friend’s comment. We fought for a referendum on Maastricht and afterwards. We fought to unshackle the United Kingdom from increasingly undemocratic European government. Those who vote against the Bill will be voting against the outcome of the referendum. The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, my right hon. Friend the Member for Haltemprice...

Us Immigration Policy (30 Jan 2017)

Bill Cash: The United States Congress and courts, as well as the President and diplomacy, will play a part in arriving at a solution to this question. Does my right hon. Friend accept that there is a universal threat from jihadists? For example, Europol has estimated that up to 5,000 jihadists have come over from several of the relevant countries. Furthermore, we should remember the victims of 9/11 in...

Article 50 (24 Jan 2017)

Bill Cash: The Supreme Court this morning ruled that the form of the Bill is “entirely a matter for Parliament.” The judgment also indicated that the issues before the Supreme Court have nothing to do with the “political…merits of the decision to withdraw, the timetable and terms of so doing, or…any future relationship between the UK and the EU.” Will my right hon....

Leaving the Eu: Security, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (18 Jan 2017)

Bill Cash: In my speech, and when the Minister came before the European Scrutiny Committee, I referred to the question of the attitude to be adopted in relation to votes in the Council of Ministers. Will he give some indication as to the kind of trend towards being sure we make clear where we stand on Brexit matters within the framework of the decision-making process in COREPER?

Leaving the Eu: Security, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (18 Jan 2017)

Bill Cash: There is another problem that the European Scrutiny Committee has looked at in the past, when we had the Fair Trials team in to give us evidence: some of the judges are politically appointed.

Leaving the Eu: Security, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (18 Jan 2017)

Bill Cash: It is an enormous pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Stoke-on-Trent Central (Tristram Hunt). He is pretty well my next-door neighbour and we talk regularly. We were even on a Radio 4 programme that he organised only a week ago on Asa Briggs and all the matters to which he referred. I regard him not only as an hon. Member, but as a good friend. The valedictory comments that he just made...

Leaving the Eu: Security, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (18 Jan 2017)

Bill Cash: Absolutely. We are indebted to the hon. Member for Stoke-on-Trent Central for that. We have all taken an active part in trying to do what we can regarding the museum, and it is marvellous not only that that collection is still there, but that it is now in secure hands under the aegis of the director of the V&A himself. I do not know whether he has taken up his contract yet, but he is...

Leaving the Eu: Security, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (18 Jan 2017)

Bill Cash: On the issue of the European arrest warrant, which was debated extensively in previous Parliaments, may I mention that there are a number of instances in which British citizens have been subjected to complete failures of justice under that system? I will leave it at that, but that is a point that my hon. Friend needs to take on board.

Leaving the Eu: Security, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (18 Jan 2017)

Bill Cash: Does my right hon. Friend agree that of course matters relating to all the important questions he has raised regarding crime, terrorism, security and fingerprinting are not, by any means, confined to the region called the European Union but apply internationally, and that therefore, just as other countries such as the United States have their arrangements, we will have ours?

New Partnership with the EU (17 Jan 2017)

Bill Cash: I am sure that my right hon. Friend will acknowledge that the Prime Minister’s speech is principled, reasonable and statesmanlike. The 27 member states’ heads of Government said only a few weeks ago at the last Council summit that there would be no access to the single market unless we accepted all the four freedoms. Does my right hon. Friend agree that that presents a difficulty?...

European Council 2016 (19 Dec 2016)

Bill Cash: In their joint statement of 15 December, the Presidents of the European Council and the European Commission, and the Heads of State of all 27 member states, unanimously insisted that “access to the Single Market requires acceptance of all four freedoms” including freedom of movement and the European Court of Justice. Does my right hon. Friend agree that such an ultimatum is...

Un International Day: Violence Against Women (8 Dec 2016)

Bill Cash: My hon. Friend is so right about FGM. The issue has slightly gone off the burner in the last few months, and it must come back again. Does she agree that it is absolutely vital that we get proper prosecutions? Does she also agree on the importance of the International Development (Gender Equality) Act 2014, which is being implemented by the Government?

The Government's Plan for Brexit (7 Dec 2016)

Bill Cash: Does my hon. Friend accept that what goes with the Prime Minister’s very clear statements is that jurisdiction returns here? After the negotiations and the repeal, we will bring in our own Bill to deal, for example, with immigration and with a whole range of other matters. It will be this jurisdiction that deals with those things, not the European jurisdiction.

The Government's Plan for Brexit (7 Dec 2016)

Bill Cash: Listening to the right hon. Member for Doncaster North (Edward Miliband)—

The Government's Plan for Brexit (7 Dec 2016)

Bill Cash: Thank you, Mr Speaker. I was about to refer to the final remarks made by the right hon. Member for Doncaster North. I think it was Samuel Johnson who said that calling on patriotism was the refuge of the scoundrel. I listened with great care to what the right hon. Gentleman said, as I always do, but I have to say that he dodged a number of issues, not least when he described the dictionary...

The Government's Plan for Brexit (7 Dec 2016)

Bill Cash: I hate—this pains me—to disappoint my right hon. and learned Friend, but I voted yes in the 1975 referendum—[Interruption.] I accept my right hon. and learned Friend’s apology. It was only when I came to the House and the Whips made what I think was probably a terrible mistake of making me a member of the then Select Committee on European Legislation that I began to...

Backbench Business: UK Fishing Industry (1 Dec 2016)

Bill Cash: I wonder whether the right hon. Gentleman is concerned about the fact that this document excludes the question of those parts of the fishing industry that I suspect would be of concern to him in relation to the joint management with Norway. The European Scrutiny Committee drew attention to that and I wonder whether it is a matter of concern to his constituents.


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