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Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Police Officer Numbers (16 Jul 2018)

Edward Davey: Has the Minister read the evidence produced by the Home Office for the serious violence strategy, which shows that it is highly likely that police cuts have contributed to the rise in violent crime? If she has not, will she publish it?

Written Answers — Home Office: UK Visas and Immigration Lost Documents Working Group (13 Jul 2018)

Edward Davey: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding his Department has allocated to the UK Visas and Immigration Lost Documents Working Group.

Written Answers — Home Office: UK Visas and Immigration Lost Documents Working Group (13 Jul 2018)

Edward Davey: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the UKVI Lost Documents Group established in November 2017 is the first such lost documents working group in (a) this government or (b) any previous government.

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Edward Davey: Will the Minister answer a question that the Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, the hon. Member for Norwich North (Chloe Smith), failed to answer? In the Chequers statement, the Prime Minister stated that a new rule for the EU rulebook would be considered by this House and that we would have a chance to vote on it. Will he explain what would happen if the House were to reject a...

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Edward Davey: So you’re not going to answer the question.

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Edward Davey: Sometimes in politics, parties and individual politicians must ensure that they are standing up for the right thing, given the evidence before them. One of the reasons why I am proud to be a Liberal Democrat is that we have done that on a number of issues of significant importance in the life of the country in recent years. Let me give House three examples. The first example is the Iraq war....

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Edward Davey: The hon. Gentleman, of course, is wrong. The manifesto was in 2005, when—[Interruption.]

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Edward Davey: Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker. I know what was in the Liberal Democrat manifesto. In 2005, like all parties, we argued for a referendum on the European constitution. In 2015, we said that if there was a big change affecting sovereignty and powers, we would have a referendum. What happened afterwards was completely different, and the hon. Gentleman ought to know that. I was saying that I...

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Edward Davey: I am grateful for the hon. Gentleman’s question as it enables me to explain that in detail. We are arguing for a people’s vote. People should have the final say when the deal is done, not before, so that they have the details of the question. One of the problems with the 2016 referendum was that no one knew what Brexit meant; in fact, we still do not. When we do eventually...

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Edward Davey: I will give way. Perhaps the hon. Gentleman will tell me when the deal will be done.

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Edward Davey: As my hon. Friends have already said, we have the best deal now. It is pretty clear that we were prospering over 40 years. We have moved from being the sick man of Europe and the dirty man of Europe to one that was leading on the environment and leading on the economy. That happened during our time as a member of the European Union. The deal we have at the moment is the best possible deal....

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Edward Davey: I met people in my constituency during the 2017 election who had that view—people who had voted to remain but said that now we should get on with it. However, I had local elections in my constituency in May, so I was knocking on a lot of doors, and I detect that opinion is shifting on the ground and in the polls. People are seeing the disarray of this botched Brexit, which is why they...

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Edward Davey: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Edward Davey: I am grateful to the Minister for being generous in giving way. What is her estimate of when the Brexit deal will be done? What will be the date?

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Edward Davey: Will the Minister give way?

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Edward Davey: On the subject of the deal, one thing that confused us in the Prime Minister’s comments on the Chequers statement was this: if the EU puts forward a new rule and Parliament gets a chance to vote on it—the Prime Minister is very proud of that—what happens if this House votes against it? That has not been made clear. Will the Minister make that clear now?

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Edward Davey: Does my right hon. Friend remember that when I was junior Minister to him as Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, we spent a long time arguing for more liberalisation of services, because it was in the UK’s interest to widen and deepen the services market in the EU? Is it not therefore ironic that a Conservative Government want to turn their back on service...

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Edward Davey: My right hon. Friend is being generous in giving way yet again. Does he remember that when he and I served on a Cabinet Committee looking at trade, we pushed just the arguments that he is now making, and the one person getting in the way of those arguments was the then Home Secretary—now the Prime Minister—who stopped a major trade deal that would be in this country’s interests?

Written Answers — Home Office: UK Visas and Immigration Lost Documents Working Group (10 Jul 2018)

Edward Davey: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish a list of the (a) dates and (b) attendees of each meeting of the UK Visas and Immigration Lost Documents Working Group since November 2017.

Written Answers — Home Office: UK Visas and Immigration Lost Documents Working Group (10 Jul 2018)

Edward Davey: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Officials in his Department are working (a) full-time and (b) part-time on the UKVI Lost Documents Working Group; and what the (i) grade and (ii) salary range is of those officials.


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