Results 1–20 of 1644 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Kate Hoey

Leaving the Eu: Fisheries Management (20 Mar 2018)

Kate Hoey: Given the assurances that I and others were given over the past year right from the Prime Minister down that we would leave the common fisheries policy at the end of March 2019, who was actually negotiating this and did they really care about fishing? I would like the Secretary of State to answer this: did the officials actually argue that we could be left out right away and that it would be...

United States Tariffs: Steel and Aluminium (12 Mar 2018)

Kate Hoey: Given what President Trump said during his election, none of us should really be surprised by this. If the Secretary of State does not manage to change the mind of the United States Government when he goes to Washington, and if they offer the United Kingdom an exemption, would that exemption come in from March 2019 or would it have to be subject to the almost ridiculous implementation period?

Northern Ireland Finances (12 Mar 2018)

Kate Hoey: The Secretary of State has said that some fundamental decisions cannot be taken in Northern Ireland at the moment. How long will she go on accepting that before she decides that we have to go further and appoint Ministers? Will she make a decision in the next month, please, on the Commonwealth youth games, which are to be held in Northern Ireland in 2021? If a decision is not taken by the end...

Uk/EU Future Economic Partnership (5 Mar 2018)

Kate Hoey: The Prime Minister made some very sensible suggestions in her speech about the relationship with regard to the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Has she read a very good report by the European Parliament’s Committee on Constitutional Affairs about how the border issue can be solved by innovative technology and so on? Will she make sure that her officials also...

Disabled People and Economic Growth: City of London Corporation: Pensions (22 Feb 2018)

Kate Hoey: I thank the Minister for giving way—I know he is coming to the end of his speech—and for his thoughtful response. Does he accept that it should have been up to the City of London Corporation, a council hugely rich in personnel, to inform Mr Bell of his rights? It should not have been up to a solicitor a few years later. Surely there was a moral duty if not a legal duty—I...

Disabled People and Economic Growth: City of London Corporation: Pensions (22 Feb 2018)

Kate Hoey: I would rather not be here this evening speaking in this Adjournment debate, not because I do not care about the issue very much, and particularly about my constituent, Mr Clifford Bell, but because I believe that it is such a simple matter that it should have been resolved years ago. It has not been, and I gave a commitment to my constituent that I would bring it to the House in an...

Northern Ireland (20 Feb 2018)

Kate Hoey: The people of Northern Ireland will be disappointed in the Secretary of State’s statement. Of course they would like the Executive back, but what they want more than anything is a budget, and agreement on reform of the health service and education, which were all agreed before Sinn Féin walked out. Why is she still dilly-dallying, and waiting and waiting? What does she actually...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Leaving the EU: Cross-border Trade (7 Feb 2018)

Kate Hoey: Given that the Irish Republic would lose out most if there was not a good deal with the European Union, is the Secretary of State making it clear to all the Irish Ministers she is meeting that they have a role to play with the European Union and that they should be standing up for their country’s attitudes and making sure we get a good deal, which is to their benefit?

Leaving the Eu: Economic Analysis (30 Jan 2018)

Kate Hoey: I wonder whether the Minister thinks that perhaps the person in the Whitehall establishment who leaked this document would be better off moving, and working in Brussels. Was the methodology used in this report, or whatever it is, the same methodology that said the country’s financial future would tank if we did not join the euro?

Leaving the Eu: Implementation (29 Jan 2018)

Kate Hoey: Every Minister and Secretary of State, and even the Prime Minister, when asked, has said that we will leave the common fisheries policy at the end of March 2019. Whatever else is happening in this so-called implementation period, will the Minister please confirm now that we will be leaving the common fisheries policy at the end of March 2019 and that we can then discuss which other countries...

NHS Winter Crisis: Rail Franchising (10 Jan 2018)

Kate Hoey: Why has the RMT been able to negotiate successfully in Scotland and in Wales the question of driver-only trains, which is concerning for the public, when we cannot get that here in England? Is it something to do with the Secretary of State?

Trade Bill (9 Jan 2018)

Kate Hoey: One of the real problems with the EU in trade agreements was the lack of transparency and openness. Does the Secretary of State believe that we will be able to be much more open and transparent when we become involved in getting trade deals going between this country and other parts of the world?

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

Kate Hoey: I agree. One of the good things about the Minister is that he is not a lawyer, which is perhaps why he has been able to treat this matter with quite a lot of common sense. The debate has been rather taken over by lawyers and lawyer speak, and it is pretty clear that they love things being so technical.

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

Kate Hoey: I will give way once to my hon. Friend, who is not a lawyer.

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

Kate Hoey: I certainly trust this House but, to be honest, many of the people who were pushing that amendment saw it as a way of delaying things before we got into the detail of getting an agreement. I did not get called to speak during the debate on amendment 7, but I will not go back over that amendment.

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

Kate Hoey: I have been clear since the day that I came into this House that I wanted us to get out of the European Union, and I am just delighted that I have lived long enough to see it happen.

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

Kate Hoey: There is a lot in that.

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

Kate Hoey: No, I will not give way at the moment. Look at all the different EU regulations and the ways in which the EU has encroached on our country’s rules over the years. Majority voting has meant that we have occasionally been outvoted, and we have therefore been unable to do things that we wanted to do. When we decided that we wanted to leave, it was clear that the EU felt that we had no...

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

Kate Hoey: No, not at the moment. My worry about amendment 7 is what the EU have done before with countries that have voted against something that they did not want. As we get nearer the end, if we do not have an agreement, it will of course be in the EU’s interests to delay if it knows that this Parliament is just waiting to allow more time, and we will therefore just be paying in more and more...

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

Kate Hoey: My hon. Friend may think that I am talking absolute nonsense, but 17.5 million people out there do not. Let me get back to my reason for speaking today: I oppose new clause 13, which was tabled by my hon. Friend the Member for Nottingham East (Mr Leslie), and I want to explain why we must leave the customs union. I am very pleased that our Front Benchers have made no remarks about us...

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