Results 121–140 of 8357 for speaker:Bill Cash

Exiting the EU and Transport (23 Nov 2016)

Bill Cash: In the ports sector, as in many others, there are hidden subsidies. Ports over the whole of Europe are publicly owned. Given the money pumped into them, they also represent the lack of a level playing field. What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. I commend the hon. Gentleman for what he said and what the Secretary of State tried to achieve.

Exiting the EU and Transport (23 Nov 2016)

Bill Cash: On the general principle that the hon. Gentleman is addressing—the extent to which directives have an adverse effect on certain industries and the national interests of particular countries—is he conscious, as I certainly am, of what is called regulatory collusion? This has been written about by Professor Roland Vaubel of Mannheim University, who makes it clear that a system is...

Exiting the EU and Transport (23 Nov 2016)

Bill Cash: Is there not a really serious problem with the manner in which the Volkswagen emissions disaster was handled? This is about not just efficiency but manipulation.

Exiting the EU and Transport (23 Nov 2016)

Bill Cash: I hear what the hon. Gentleman is saying, but he will have heard what I said earlier. What is his answer to that with respect to the question he has raised about Scotland? Are Scotland’s ports not equally affected?

Exiting the EU and Transport (23 Nov 2016)

Bill Cash: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Exiting the EU and Transport (23 Nov 2016)

Bill Cash: My main concern in relation to this debate is with regard to ports services regulation. It is a perfect example of where the European Union has gone completely wrong, and of why, in this particular sector, it is vital that we leave the European Union. I will give a number of reasons for that, which are drawn from those who have the most knowledge of these matters, including those who are...

Exiting the EU and Transport (23 Nov 2016)

Bill Cash: As the hon. Gentleman suggests, the Opposition in Scotland do not accept it, but there are reports in Scotland that many people there will be affected by the outcome of the regulation, so I shall continue. We are an island nation, but this is not just romantic blurb about this sceptred isle and the fact that we are surrounded by a silver sea; this is about whether we in this country can have...

Exiting the EU and Transport (23 Nov 2016)

Bill Cash: Indeed, and I know where the hon. Gentleman—my next-door neighbour—has got that figure from. It is from paragraph 6.2 of the Library note, which I can see he has been reading. I am glad that he has been so assiduous. The principle is that, despite the fact that we are an island, we compete with continental ports for certain types of traffic. Those in the ports industry are...

Exiting the EU and Transport (23 Nov 2016)

Bill Cash: My response is quite simple: if we do not continue to have an efficient ports system because of the effect of the port services regulation, nothing that the hon. Gentleman says will make any difference to the fact that our ports will be put not only at a severe disadvantage, but in a dangerous situation vis-à-vis the other continental ports. However, despite the fact that there was an...

Exiting the EU and Transport (23 Nov 2016)

Bill Cash: That is absolutely right. It is essential that we disapply this, for that reason. The mechanics of it will be left to statutory instruments, but we must reassert our jurisdiction over our ports. As recently as 17 November, I wrote again to the Minister, saying: “The Committee has asked me to emphasise to you and the Leader of the House that this debate should take place before the...

Exiting the EU and Transport (23 Nov 2016)

Bill Cash: I have already referred to the question of the ports sector. Speaking as Chairman of the European Scrutiny Committee, I can tell the House that it has been well established over a long period that the Government, the Labour Opposition, the unions and every one of the 47 port employers are against ports regulation. What are Labour Members going to say about that during this debate? Are they...

Exiting the EU and Transport (23 Nov 2016)

Bill Cash: Whatever the hon. Gentleman may try to infer with regard to the European economic area, it is completely beside the point. The fact is that there is a regulation and, as he knows, it is on the brink of being brought in—I believe it is by the end of this month. All that talk that he has just given us has nothing to do with the issue. The real question is whether the Labour party is going...

Exiting the EU and Transport (23 Nov 2016)

Bill Cash: While, of course, I entirely endorse the Secretary of State’s sentiment, there is an issue regarding British ports. It is a big issue, but I will not go into it now, as I am hoping to catch your eye, Mr Deputy Speaker. However, there are some serious questions still outstanding around qualified majority voting, as I am sure the Secretary of State knows.

Article 50 (7 Nov 2016)

Bill Cash: Does my right hon. Friend agree that the European Union Referendum Act 2015 and the Lisbon treaty Act of 2008 are both constitutional Acts—sovereign Acts—of the first order? Does he also agree that not only did the 2015 Act expressly and clearly give the voters the absolute right to leave the EU, but the 2008 Act also clearly intended that the Government would give notice to leave...

Leaving the Eu: Financial Services (3 Nov 2016)

Bill Cash: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Leaving the Eu: Financial Services (3 Nov 2016)

Bill Cash: In the light of the hon. Gentleman’s condemnation of the vote to leave, will the hon. Gentleman remind us how his constituents voted in the referendum?

Leaving the Eu: Financial Services (3 Nov 2016)

Bill Cash: Does the hon. and learned Lady recognise—I imagine she might—that there is a certain circularity in her argument? It is not surprising that the legal profession inside the European Union, which is concerned about European law, would want to protect that particular part of their activities. She could perhaps be a little more generous in understanding that those who want to leave...

Leaving the Eu: Financial Services (3 Nov 2016)

Bill Cash: There seems to me to be a great deal of overstatement and exaggeration in this arena. The media have tended to overstate difficulties in this area to a very significant extent. This is about confidence. For nearly 400 years, up to our entry to the EU under the European Communities Act 1972, the United Kingdom was able to run one of the most effective—if not the most...

Leaving the Eu: Financial Services (3 Nov 2016)

Bill Cash: The problem that the hon. Gentleman has perhaps not taken quite on board is that because of the European Communities Act there is a legislative requirement for us to accept those rules. Outside, we will, I hope, be able to benefit not only the United Kingdom but the EU, as I will come on to in a moment. We only have to look at places such as Singapore and Hong Kong to understand that one does...

Leaving the Eu: Financial Services (3 Nov 2016)

Bill Cash: I am sure my hon. Friend is aware that there is not a single market in insurance, and that 87% of all insurers operate through subsidiaries in the EU, rather than in branches dependent on passporting?


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