Results 1–20 of 4073 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Iain Duncan Smith

Brexit Negotiations (11 Dec 2017)

Iain Duncan Smith: I join my right hon. and learned Friend the Member for Rushcliffe (Mr Clarke) in congratulating my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on driving through an improved agreement on Friday, which many thought would not be feasible. She has been incredibly clear in the past about the fact that the two-year period that follows our departure will be an implementation period. Is it still the...

Exiting the Eu: Costs (29 Nov 2017)

Iain Duncan Smith: I am not in favour of anything that is not legal, so I support my right hon. Friend completely. I am also in line with my right hon. and learned Friend the Member for Rushcliffe (Mr Clarke), in that whatever the legal agreement is, bound against the contingency of a free trade arrangement, it is exactly what the Government will set out to do. Will the Chief Secretary please remind those who...

Points of Order (28 Nov 2017)

Iain Duncan Smith: Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker. I apologise for pressing you for a further clarification, but I do so simply because it may help the House. If a motion of contempt applies in respect of a motion, and a subsequent motion amends the original motion, does that negate any charge of contempt relating to the requirements made previously of the Secretary of State?

Leaving the Eu: Sectoral Impact Assessments (28 Nov 2017)

Iain Duncan Smith: My hon. Friend has every right to ensure—as the EU has given out in its guidance—that not all confidential information is necessarily made available; otherwise, that might restrict our negotiating position. May I also urge him, however, to have that discussion with the Chairman of the Select Committee and ask him specifically what is it he was expecting that he has not got in...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (27 Nov 2017)

Iain Duncan Smith: Will the right hon. Lady give way?

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (27 Nov 2017)

Iain Duncan Smith: rose—

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (27 Nov 2017)

Iain Duncan Smith: If the right hon. Lady wants me to become her adviser, I am very happy to do so, although of course that has a cost attached: I would advise her to leave her position at once. Can she answer a very simple question? During the election, her party made it very clear that it would have Britain leave the customs union and be outside the single market, and it said that again after the election....

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (27 Nov 2017)

Iain Duncan Smith: Will the right hon. Lady give way?

Universal Credit (23 Nov 2017)

Iain Duncan Smith: In support of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State, may I say that the whole roll-out of universal credit was set up deliberately to allow the Government to respond to any problems and make the necessary changes? I will not rehearse my views about some of the previous Budget discussions, but I congratulate my right hon. Friend on having secured from the Chancellor what is nearly...

Universal Credit (23 Nov 2017)

Iain Duncan Smith: No.

Independent Complaints and Grievance Policy (16 Nov 2017)

Iain Duncan Smith: I fully support and congratulate my right hon. Friend on acting so speedily and working in a cross-party manner to get this situation reconciled, and I fully support everything that has been said. I agree that there is a real issue about separating sexual harassment from other charges and think that will have to be looked at separately. I have two points to make, however, in observation....

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Retaining Enhanced Protection (15 Nov 2017)

Iain Duncan Smith: I seem to recall it was not so long ago that the right hon. Gentleman was in a coalition Government in which my right hon. Friend the Member for West Dorset (Sir Oliver Letwin) insisted that we withdrew two regulations for every new one that we introduced. Does not that make the right hon. Gentleman a regulation cutter, like the rest of us?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Interpretation of retained EU law during transitional period (14 Nov 2017)

Iain Duncan Smith: I agree with my right hon. and learned Friend. It is important that during this and future debates—we will have the opportunity to return to this issue in the debate on clause 5—my right hon. and hon. Friends in the Government take due regard of this issue. The courts have already said that they are unclear and want clarity. It is not always usual for courts to come back and say...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Interpretation of retained EU law during transitional period (14 Nov 2017)

Iain Duncan Smith: That interchange was quite correct, but does the hon. and learned Lady also accept that the process of making those judgments is where the Court of Justice has widened the interpretation of the treaties by using individual cases that were sent to the Court for clarification?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Interpretation of retained EU law during transitional period (14 Nov 2017)

Iain Duncan Smith: I have not tabled any amendments, but I will briefly comment on one set of amendments before making a point about the drafting of clause 6. For me and many of my colleagues, that is the most important clause because the clear definition of being in or out of the European Union ultimately comes down to the Court of Justice’s ability to change the United Kingdom’s laws by direct...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Interpretation of retained EU law during transitional period (14 Nov 2017)

Iain Duncan Smith: The whole process of arbitration is a natural one in all trade arrangements between two different groups: they agree to an arbitration process when there are clashes of interpretation about what they have agreed. That is standard practice; it has been in pretty much every free trade arrangement. If we seek a free trade arrangement, the way to have that governed is through such an arbitration...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Interpretation of retained EU law during transitional period (14 Nov 2017)

Iain Duncan Smith: My hon. Friend is making a powerful case on each of the amendments, but I am among those concerned about the confusion around the cut-off line. The general principles he just talked about will shift and change. Is there a point by which, when we reference the principles and those principles have changed post-exit, we do not consider them to be the principles we referenced rather than the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Interpretation of retained EU law during transitional period (14 Nov 2017)

Iain Duncan Smith: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Interpretation of retained EU law during transitional period (14 Nov 2017)

Iain Duncan Smith: Will the hon. Gentleman give way on his point about the Court of Justice?


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