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Leaving the Eu: Fisheries Management (20 Mar 2018)

John Redwood: Will the Government go to the Council this week and say that this deal from the EU is unacceptable and that we voted to take back control of our fish, our money, our borders and our laws? We have accepted a two-year, nine-month transitional period, so will the Government just get on with this?

Leaving the Eu: Uk Ports (Customs) (19 Mar 2018)

John Redwood: Will the Minister confirm that we currently have friction-free and successful trade with the rest of the world under WTO terms and its facilitation of a trade agreement? If there is no free trade agreement with the EU after March 2019, we can have exactly the same friction-free trade with them, with Germany trading as China and America do today.

Burma: [Day 2] (15 Mar 2018)

John Redwood: indicated dissent.

Burma: [Day 2] (15 Mar 2018)

John Redwood: My business interests are declared in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests, but I do not plan to talk about them today. Before the referendum, I made a speech in the House saying that we had become a puppet Parliament. All too often, regulations came from the EU that we could do nothing about, because they acted directly. In many other cases, even if we had been outvoted or were...

Burma: [Day 2] (15 Mar 2018)

John Redwood: No, that is not true. In their devolved areas, they have genuine power, which they exercise in accordance with their electors’ wishes, but of course this is the sovereign United Kingdom Parliament, and the devolved powers come from the sovereign Parliament, as the hon. Gentleman well understands, which is presumably why he likes being here.

Burma: [Day 2] (15 Mar 2018)

John Redwood: I quite agree. We wish to take back control. We will be a very different and much better country when this Parliament can settle how much tax we levy, how we levy it, how we spend money, how we conduct ourselves and what kind of laws we have. My main remarks for the Minister and his colleagues on the Treasury Bench, however, concern the conduct of the negotiations. Like the Minister, I wish...

Burma: [Day 2] (15 Mar 2018)

John Redwood: No, of course it is not, but that is not true. I have written at great length about that elsewhere. Unfortunately, I do not have time to go into a detailed rebuttal of those proposals, but we know that the Treasury modelling got entirely the wrong answer for the first 18 months after the referendum. Its short-term forecast, which should be easier to make, was massively wrong and predicted a...

Burma: [Day 2] (15 Mar 2018)

John Redwood: I am sure that my hon. Friend wants me to concentrate on the customs union, because she shares my wish that the Government will be well supported if the Opposition decide to have a third go at voting through a customs union or customs union membership. I remind the House that we have twice had big votes in the Commons in which Members have voted by a very large majority against our staying in...

Burma: [Day 2] (15 Mar 2018)

John Redwood: I am afraid that I am out of time, so I cannot go into detail on all these matters. I believe that we should negotiate strongly and positively. I wish my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister every success, but I wish to strengthen her hand by saying that out there in the country, the message is, “Get on with it.” If that means leaving with no deal, that is absolutely fine.

Burma: [Day 2] (15 Mar 2018)

John Redwood: The hon. Gentleman made a very good point that there are lots of interesting European issues that are not to do with Brexit. We have a general debate on European affairs, so why does he not talk about them?

Burma: [Day 2] (15 Mar 2018)

John Redwood: Is it not crystal clear to anyone who reads the Labour manifesto that Labour set out its bold vision for an independent UK trade policy—I agreed with some, but not all, of it—but that that would have been completely incompatible with staying in a customs union? It is completely misleading to suggest that it is compatible.

Burma: [Day 2] (15 Mar 2018)

John Redwood: As the hon. Gentleman well knows, I never did that, I made a clear statement to the House and he should apologise.

Burma: [Day 2] (15 Mar 2018)

John Redwood: The hon. Gentleman should look at the whole portfolio, which still had massively more in the UK than in the general global representation, and this was nothing to do with Brexit.

Burma: [Day 2] (15 Mar 2018)

John Redwood: How can we possibly agree an implementation period when at the moment we do not have anything to implement?

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

John Redwood: Will the Secretary of State stress to the EU that it is in our interests to try to take some of the tension out of this festering dispute, rather than to take it on to another height, given that the President is already talking about tariffs against German cars, for example? It is surely in our interests to get back to tariff-free or low-tariff business.

Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill (6 Mar 2018)

John Redwood: I fully support the effort to lower energy prices, and competitive markets should be able to do that. Last week we were very short of both gas and electricity. There seems to be a capacity problem, and we are going to close a load of coal power stations. What action is being taken to expand capacity to increase the chance of competitive prices?

Bill Presented: Data Protection Bill [Lords] (5 Mar 2018)

John Redwood: I support the Secretary of State in proposing that these amendments be removed. Like many in this place, I have been on the wrong end of fake news and misrepresentation many times, so I do not do so out of personal interest. I think there is a wider public interest: a free press is an extremely important part of a democracy. They will not always get it right, but we need to be very careful...

National Planning Policy Framework (5 Mar 2018)

John Redwood: Wokingham Borough Council, the unitary authority in my area, has issued a very large number of planning permissions—well above its five-yearly amounts under the plan—but the build rate has not always been high enough. Will the Secretary of State help such local authorities through experiments to find ways of increasing the build rate so that homes are built where they are agreed...

Uk/EU Future Economic Partnership (5 Mar 2018)

John Redwood: The Prime Minister speaks for the big majority of the British people when she says that both sides now need to get on with it. Will she confirm that the British Government will ensure that we are ready to leave in March 2019, with or without a deal, and with or without a positive response from the EU?

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