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Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Leaving the EU: International Business (13 Dec 2017)

Susan Elan Jones: If the Secretary of State is serious in his discussions about Wales’s international business links, why will he and the Government not publish the impact assessments? Is it not time these disappearing documents came to light?

Brexit Deal: Referendum — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (11 Dec 2017)

Susan Elan Jones: We have had a comprehensive debate, but it will not be the last on the subject. I am sure that it will be raised many more times on the Floor of the House and, probably just as significantly, across our country. Question put and agreed to. Resolved, That this House has considered e-petitions 200004, 187570, 193282 and 200311 relating to a referendum on the deal for the UK’s exit from...

Brexit Deal: Referendum — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (11 Dec 2017)

Susan Elan Jones: Will the Minister give way?

Brexit Deal: Referendum — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (11 Dec 2017)

Susan Elan Jones: rose—

Brexit Deal: Referendum — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (11 Dec 2017)

Susan Elan Jones: I credit the Minister with seemingly being one of the few in government who really does not misspeak, and that is rather good. Earlier, he said that article 50 will not be withdrawn, but he did not say that it cannot be revoked. Am I correct in my hearing?

Brexit Deal: Referendum — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (11 Dec 2017)

Susan Elan Jones: I am reluctant to intervene, having made the opening speech, but I would like to ask the hon. Gentleman one question. I am talking not about my personal view on this issue, but about the points raised by Ross Clark in The Spectator. His view is that what is being implemented by the Government is not what he voted for, and that was the fear, because it was not as simple as a binary choice. He...

Brexit Deal: Referendum — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (11 Dec 2017)

Susan Elan Jones: I beg to move, That this House has considered e-petitions 200004, 187570, 193282 and 200311 relating to a referendum on the deal for the UK’s exit from the European Union. It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir David, and a real privilege to lead this important debate on behalf of the Petitions Committee. This place is not short of a debate or two on...

Brexit Deal: Referendum — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (11 Dec 2017)

Susan Elan Jones: They are certainly expressing their own views by signing the petition. I always think it is healthy for such petitions to be tabled. These are part of a very important debate. The first petition is not dissimilar to another petition that calls for the final Brexit deal to be put to a referendum, with revoking article 50 as an option. On the other side of the coin, there is a petition that...

Brexit Deal: Referendum — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (11 Dec 2017)

Susan Elan Jones: I confess that I have not actually read that, but I should be delighted to do so, because it sounds a very thoughtful and extensive piece of research. I am grateful to my hon. Friend for raising it. One of the strongest arguments for holding a referendum lies in the gap between the promises that were made on what Brexit would be and what has in fact happened in the meantime. Allow me to quote...

Brexit Deal: Referendum — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (11 Dec 2017)

Susan Elan Jones: I am not sure that the Tory writing in The Spectator would agree with the hon. Gentleman. If I read the article correctly, the writer was trying to save the Government and to stop the Conservatives knocking the spots off each other, so I am not sure that what the hon. Gentleman said is true. I will move on to some of the points he makes later.

Brexit Deal: Referendum — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (11 Dec 2017)

Susan Elan Jones: As ever, my hon. Friend makes his point well. Let me return to that recent risk study by the Bank of England. In its stress test for British banks, the Bank modelled a 4.7% fall in output, a 27% devaluation of the pound against the dollar, and a devaluation of a third in house prices. Indeed, what if—to quote the Brexit Secretary—some of our key decision makers have just...

Brexit Deal: Referendum — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (11 Dec 2017)

Susan Elan Jones: The hon. Gentleman makes a very interesting point.

Brexit Deal: Referendum — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (11 Dec 2017)

Susan Elan Jones: It would be a different sort of referendum because it would be based on the final deal —but I am coming to that, if I get there. “Realpolitik” was mentioned by the hon. Gentleman who has just been to Germany, the hon. Member for Solihull (Julian Knight). I will bring that word in at this point, because there are realpolitik reasons for having a referendum on the final deal....

Brexit Deal: Referendum — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (11 Dec 2017)

Susan Elan Jones: It will have been going on for rather longer. Some people I had communications from seemed to think that, because I am leading this debate, I would have a role in the final Brexit negotiations. That is a nice idea, and I shared my thoughts with them in some cases. I think that multi-option is very important, because it would bring greater clarity. When I saw the discussion on multi-option, my...

Brexit Deal: Referendum — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (11 Dec 2017)

Susan Elan Jones: I do not think that it will be me making the decision, but that seems like a very sensible point. Although I am far more sympathetic to the need for a referendum on the final deal than the archbishop was in his speech, he made his case powerfully. I have no doubt that in this House today and on other days, many different viewpoints will be expressed on Brexit issues. I am sure that will be...

Petition - Ruabon Station (5 Dec 2017)

Susan Elan Jones: My petition concerns the urgent need for greater accessibility of Ruabon station. The petition states: The petition of residents of the village of Ruabon in the constituency of Clwyd South, Declares that Ruabon railway station is currently inaccessible to a number of potential users as the only method of using platform 2 is by crossing a footbridge which is difficult for passengers with...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: “Creation of UK-wide frameworks (4 Dec 2017)

Susan Elan Jones: Would the hon. Gentleman like to explain to the House why he was opposed to Wales having full law-making powers in 2011?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: “Creation of UK-wide frameworks (4 Dec 2017)

Susan Elan Jones: Does my hon. Friend agree that in Wales devolution actually came in two tranches—in 1997, but also in 2011, when Wales voted overwhelmingly for full law-making powers—and that any rolling back of those powers would be simply unacceptable and anti-Welsh in the extreme?

Backbench Business: Rural Economy of Wales (28 Nov 2017)

Susan Elan Jones: It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. Congratulations are very much in order for the hon. Member for Ceredigion (Ben Lake), the Member for the Welsh midlands—I like the sound of that. I am not sure what the comparative term would be for Members from north Wales; I think we will stick to north Wales. [Interruption.] My right hon. Friend the Member for...


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