Results 1–20 of 5176 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Dominic Grieve

Trade Bill (9 Jan 2018)

Dominic Grieve: rose—

Trade Bill (9 Jan 2018)

Dominic Grieve: I wish my right hon. Friend well in this task of ensuring continuity of the trade relationships we currently have within the EU. I fully understand the point he has made about the fact that this is about those relationships and not new ones, but does the delegated powers memorandum not make it absolutely clear that the powers are broad enough to enable not just the implementation of these...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Customs duties (20 Dec 2017)

Dominic Grieve: indicated assent.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Customs duties (20 Dec 2017)

Dominic Grieve: Of the three points the Minister has made, the latter is without doubt the one that has the greatest force. It is worth bearing in mind that it highlights the fact of the supremacy of EU law, which is being preserved for the purposes of retained EU law. That, if I may say so, is a good reason why he should listen carefully to what I said about people being able to invoke general principles of...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Customs duties (20 Dec 2017)

Dominic Grieve: That is a very sensible approach on these matters, and I am very grateful to the Minister and my hon. and learned Friend the Solicitor General for taking it forward. As for the other matter that has floated into our discussion, and which I have studiously avoided getting drawn into, I would simply recommend that, on the whole, kicking hornets’ nests is not a very good idea.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Customs duties (20 Dec 2017)

Dominic Grieve: Will the Minister give way?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Customs duties (20 Dec 2017)

Dominic Grieve: This is a serious point.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Customs duties (20 Dec 2017)

Dominic Grieve: I am most grateful to my hon. Friend. What I wanted to say was that, at the start, there was some disquiet over the timetable motion, and, actually, the Government responded positively on that. The evidence suggests to me that, in fact, the timetable has matched the scope of the amendments that we have had to consider, and that is greatly to the credit of the Government that that has...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Customs duties (20 Dec 2017)

Dominic Grieve: It is a pleasure to participate in this debate, and it was also a pleasure to listen to the hon. Member for Nottingham East (Mr Leslie) opening it. He will not be surprised to hear that I entirely share many of his views about the merits of staying in the customs union, and the lack of advantage of leaving it. However, there is a time and place for everything. The customs union and the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Customs duties (20 Dec 2017)

Dominic Grieve: I will give way in a moment. I made it quite clear on Second Reading that the purpose of the Bill relates to process, not outcome, and I have tried really rigorously to confine my remarks to the process issue, although the extent to which people have kept interpreting my concerns about process as an intention to sabotage our leaving the EU altogether, which I have never at any stage sought to...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Customs duties (20 Dec 2017)

Dominic Grieve: Parliament should certainly be debating these matters. Individual Members will decide whether they want to use the opportunity of this Committee stage for that purpose, but I want to confine myself strictly to the issues in front of us.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Customs duties (20 Dec 2017)

Dominic Grieve: I thank my right hon. and learned Friend. Yes, it is a self-denying ordinance, but it was taken for what I think is a good reason, and partly because I did not wish to inflame the debate into something more general. However, despite my best endeavours and making speeches of what I thought was studied moderation, I seem to have been singularly unsuccessful, but that is merely a reflection of...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Customs duties (20 Dec 2017)

Dominic Grieve: I am filled with my hon. Friend’s Christmas spirit, and very much wish that it may be carried through to the new year, and for many years to come. For that reason, I am prepared to support the Government on amendment 381, on the obvious condition that we have the other amendment, and with the assurance from the Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, my hon. Friend and...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Customs duties (20 Dec 2017)

Dominic Grieve: I just want to thank my right hon. Friend for having intervened in this matter and found a way to resolve the issue. As my hon. Friend the Member for North East Somerset (Mr Rees-Mogg) just pointed out, the oddity of the original amendment 381 was that it would have imposed a rather serious obstacle if, for any reason, there had been an agreement for the article 50 period to end earlier.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Plain English summary of retained direct EU legislation (20 Dec 2017)

Dominic Grieve: I rather assumed that, given the other extensive powers the Government are taking, we would have that deleted before it became retained EU law in the first place.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Plain English summary of retained direct EU legislation (20 Dec 2017)

Dominic Grieve: My hon. and learned Friend is giving a very helpful explanation of the powers in paragraph 4. He may agree that my hon. Friend the Member for North East Somerset (Mr Rees-Mogg) should listen to it with care. There he was, expressing his great concern about the way in which legislation and EU law was handled in this country—and is still being handled before we leave the EU—but...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Plain English summary of retained direct EU legislation (20 Dec 2017)

Dominic Grieve: My hon. Friend makes a perfectly reasonable point, and there is an argument that this House should not concede Henry VIII powers without very good reason indeed. I suggest that the difference is that the 1972 Act carried the clear implication that this was a necessity in order to meet our international obligations. The question I have asked this afternoon is whether these powers are required...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Plain English summary of retained direct EU legislation (20 Dec 2017)

Dominic Grieve: As I have explained, this is a Henry VIII power, so within the period in which this power is operational—this is on my reading, but perhaps my hon. Friends on the Treasury Bench will correct me—a Minister of the Crown may, by regulation, essentially change the way in which retained EU law is handled by requiring “judicial notice to be taken of a relevant matter,...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Plain English summary of retained direct EU legislation (20 Dec 2017)

Dominic Grieve: The examples could be endless—[Interruption.] Well, if there is an established rule by which, for example, EU law is currently being applied, a Minister could say that, in future, that should be disapplied because notice should not be taken of its previous application.


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