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Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Pubs (11 Sep 2018)

Jenny Chapman: The Chancellor is obviously very welcome to join me in a pub crawl around Darlington as well. I always stand my round. Many of us who represent towns are fighting very hard to support our high streets, and the business rate pressures that have confronted retail businesses are exactly the same when it comes to pubs and catering outlets. In my town there are so many anomalies in relation to...

Yemen: Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement (10 Sep 2018)

Jenny Chapman: These events are not the draw they once were perhaps, but every contribution has been brilliantly delivered and it has been an interesting debate, with great contributions. To pick two entirely at random, I single out those from my hon. Friends the Members for East Lothian (Martin Whitfield) and for Rhondda (Chris Bryant). Both of them stood out because they described no deal as something...

Yemen: Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement (10 Sep 2018)

Jenny Chapman: He is the only one who has not resigned—yet. There is still time. I remind hon. Members of the contribution from my hon. Friend the Member for Greenwich and Woolwich (Matthew Pennycook), who asked some important questions. I hope that the Minister will reply to them. If the withdrawal and implementation Bill ever sees the light of day, it will be an important measure that sets out our...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Department for Exiting the European Union: Staff (24 Jul 2018)

Jenny Chapman: To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many civil servants his Department has employed in each month since July 2016.

Exiting the European Union: Support for Farmers (19 Jul 2018)

Jenny Chapman: Not so long ago, the Secretary of State, in a burst of youthful exuberance, published a blog—[Interruption.] It was not that racy. It included his 10 policies “for a Better Britain”. Policy No. 7 stated: “We need to deregulate…the common market”. Does he still agree with his own manifesto for Britain?

Exiting the European Union: Support for Farmers (19 Jul 2018)

Jenny Chapman: For British farmers to trade successfully with Europe, we must remain on the same level playing field, with common standards and regulations. The president of the National Farmers Union said earlier this year that “the floor is for our standards to be in line with the rest of Europe”. Does the Secretary of State agree with the Farmers Union or himself?

Exiting the European Union: Support for Farmers (19 Jul 2018)

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Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Jenny Chapman: Even by recent standards, this is a moment of extraordinary political chaos. Within the last 36 hours, the Prime Minister has lost her Brexit Secretary, her Foreign Secretary—although she probably welcomed that as much as the rest of the country did—and she has lost the support of her party. The Chequers proposals are clearly dead in the water, even before the White Paper is...

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Jenny Chapman: Give me a minute—let me at least get started, and then I promise I will give way. Today, before the House we have a Lib Dem motion calling for a coalition with a discredited Tory Government and a referendum on the EU. This is from a party that propped up the Cameron Government for five years.

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Jenny Chapman: We have had our moments, I do not deny it, but we sit here as a shadow Brexit team that is still entirely intact from the date of formation. I look over to the Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, the hon. Member for Worcester (Mr Walker), who now casts a lonely figure on the Government Front Bench, as the sole survivor on his own team. The Lib Dems have been calling for...

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Jenny Chapman: Our Front Benchers’ position is clear: we do not want an exit from Brexit. We respect the outcome of the referendum. I know that the Liberal Democrats do not approve of that position, but that is what it is.

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Jenny Chapman: I will go on to that later in my speech.

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Jenny Chapman: I give way to the right hon. Gentleman.

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Jenny Chapman: There is a very great difference between what is proposed in the Chequers deal and a comprehensive customs union. We will probably be debating this at great length when the White Paper comes out. I am interested to note the right hon. Gentleman’s support for the Chequers deal—let us see how long that lasts. The problems with the Chequers proposals go a bit deeper. There are huge...

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Jenny Chapman: No. Or would this just be a Brexit Government? Brexit is the most pressing issue facing this country, but it is not the only one, and the public would not thank us for ignoring the many wider issues we need to urgently tackle. I will give way to the right hon. Gentleman if he would still like to intervene.

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Jenny Chapman: I think “end of story” pretty much sums it up actually. Instead of another Lib Dem coalition, the Prime Minister should first allow votes in this House on her customs proposals, and ours, to see which one has the support of the House. Similarly, she should put her White Paper to a vote and see whether there is a majority for that, and if not, she must accept that her approach has...

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Jenny Chapman: The hon. Lady does not respect the outcome of the referendum. I understand that. There is an honesty and a consistency to her approach, but that approach does not happen to be shared by the Labour party. We do accept the outcome of the referendum. Over the last year we have consistently fought to ensure that Parliament has a proper role in the process. Of course, we would have liked the...

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Jenny Chapman: There are parties in this House—we are hearing a lot from them this afternoon—that do not accept the outcome of the referendum. The Labour party is not one of them. We accept the outcome of the referendum and all the challenges that it poses.

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Jenny Chapman: If I believed for one minute that another referendum would be a well-informed discussion among the people of this country about customs, trade, tariffs and the economy, I might take a different view. Unfortunately, that is not what I expect to happen. Labour is not calling for a second referendum because we believe that doing so at this stage would make it harder to get the right deal for Brexit.

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Jenny Chapman: I said that, too. I do not know the hon. Gentleman well, but I take him to be a man of high intellect and cleverness. I do not think it is too difficult a concept to grasp that we are not calling for something, but we do not feel that we can, from a position of opposition, rule things out and impose red lines in the way the Government have done. This whole process has been bedevilled by...


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