Results 1–20 of 1789 for speaker:Robin Walker

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Exiting the European Union: General Affairs Council, 17 April 2018 (25 Apr 2018)

Robin Walker: Sir Tim Barrow, the UK’s Permanent Representative to the European Union, represented the UK at the General Affairs Council (GAC) meeting in Luxembourg on 17 April 2018. The agenda covered: Reform of the Electoral Act, Rule of Law in Poland/ Article 7(1) Treaty on European Union (TEU) Reasoned Proposal and, under any other business, the Commission’s Annual Enlargement Package. A...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Belfast Agreement (23 Apr 2018)

Robin Walker: The principles set out in the Joint Report issued by the UK and the EU reinforce the UK Government’s consistent objectives on the Belfast Agreement. From the Prime Minister’s Article 50 letter through to our August position paper of last year and the Prime Minister’s speech at Mansion House, all make clear our steadfast commitment to protecting the Belfast (‘Good...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Euratom (23 Apr 2018)

Robin Walker: The Government has been clear that we want the broadest and deepest possible future partnership – covering more sectors and co-operating more fully than any Free Trade Agreement anywhere in the world today. In particular, as confirmed in the Prime Minister’s Mansion House speech, the Government will seek a close association with Euratom. We are pleased that the March European...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Department for Exiting the European Union: Travellers (23 Apr 2018)

Robin Walker: The Department for Exiting the European Union does not collect or publish its own statistics and hence our use of different classifications will be determined by the data sources provided to us by other Government departments. The Race Disparity Audit website displays data where possible using the Census 2011 ethnic categories, which includes Gypsy or Irish Traveller. Office for National...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Agriculture (23 Apr 2018)

Robin Walker: Leaving the European Union means leaving the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). We now want to take the opportunities leaving brings to reform the UK’s agricultural policy and ensure we make the most of these for our farmers and exporters. The document to which the Honourable Member’s question refers is preliminary draft analysis and does not represent Government policy. As...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Professions: Qualifications (18 Apr 2018)

Robin Walker: As the Prime Minister said in her Mansion House speech, the UK is committed to securing a continued system for the mutual recognition of professional qualifications as part of a bold and ambitious future economic partnership with the EU. The UK has agreed with the EU the continued recognition of qualifications for residents and frontier workers, where recognition decisions were received or...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements (18 Apr 2018)

Robin Walker: The current structure of EU rules and regulations will apply until the end of the implementation period and this includes reciprocal healthcare arrangements. The UK and the EU have also agreed on reciprocal healthcare arrangements for the purposes of the Withdrawal Agreement. After the implementation period ends, those who fall within scope of that agreement for social security coordination...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Exiting the European Union: General Affairs Council, 17 April 2018 (17 Apr 2018)

Robin Walker: Sir Tim Barrow (Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the European Union) will attend the General Affairs Council in Luxembourg on 17 April 2018 to represent the UK. Until we leave the European Union, we remain committed to fulfilling our rights and obligations as a full member. The provisional agenda includes: Reform of the Electoral Act The Bulgarian Presidency will discuss a...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Trade Agreements: Northern Ireland (16 Apr 2018)

Robin Walker: Ministers from across Government have carried out extensive engagement on EU exit - with businesses and industry bodies from all sectors of the economy and in all parts of the UK, including organisations from the pharmaceutical and aerospace industries. Details of Ministerial meetings are published in the Department’s Quarterly Transparency Returns, which are publicly available on GOV.UK.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Members: Correspondence (15 Mar 2018)

Robin Walker: The Department for Exiting the European Union responded to the hon. Member for Colne Valley’s correspondence regarding her constituent’s concerns about leaving the EU on Monday 12 March 2018.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Labour Mobility (15 Mar 2018)

Robin Walker: Freedom of movement is ending but there will continue to be migration and mobility between the UK and the EU after the UK leaves. The Prime Minister has made it clear that the Government is open to discussing with the EU how to facilitate the valuable links between our people. We want to limit the number of barriers that could prevent UK firms from setting up in the EU and vice versa, and...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Borders: Northern Ireland (15 Mar 2018)

Robin Walker: The Prime Minister reaffirmed her commitments to the Northern Ireland and Ireland border in her speech at Mansion House, recognising the unique circumstances in Northern Ireland, and our shared commitments to avoiding a hard border. The Joint Report also made clear that it is our intention to avoid a hard border and any physical infrastructure or related checks and controls between Northern...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit (15 Mar 2018)

Robin Walker: The Government does not comment on specific leak investigations. We take all leaks of information very seriously.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Financial Services: UK Trade With EU (15 Mar 2018)

Robin Walker: The ONS estimates that the UK exported £27bn of financial services to the rest of the EU in 2016, as well as £23.7bn of professional services such as legal services and management consultancy. We will be seeking a bold and ambitious free trade agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union. This should be of greater scope and ambition than any such agreement before it...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Service Industries (15 Mar 2018)

Robin Walker: We continue to engage regularly with companies and trade bodies across the services sector, to discuss their priorities and inform our negotiating position. The Prime Minister set out in her Mansion House speech the Government’s proposal for a deep and comprehensive future partnership with the EU, including a broader agreement in services than ever before. This should include a labour...

Exiting the European Union: Erasmus+ Programme (15 Mar 2018)

Robin Walker: We have committed ourselves to continued UK participation in the Erasmus+ programme until 2020, and we welcome the opportunity to give clarity to young people as well as the youth and education sectors. While no decisions have yet been made about the post-2020 participation, since the scope of that programme has not been agreed, the Prime Minister said in her recent speech that the...

Exiting the European Union: Erasmus+ Programme (15 Mar 2018)

Robin Walker: I recognise my hon. Friend’s considerable expertise when it comes to the European Parliament. Ministers from our Department regularly engage with Members of the European Parliament. We have also met members of the Committee on Culture and Education to discuss a range of EU exit issues, and we will continue to seek opportunities to meet them. The Department for Education is the lead...

Exiting the European Union: Erasmus+ Programme (15 Mar 2018)

Robin Walker: In her Mansion House speech, the Prime Minister said: “There are many…areas where the UK and EU economies are closely linked—including…education and culture.” It is clear that we have an ambition to discuss potential future participation in those areas; and, of course, the UK has a wide range of international programmes, which we can consider how to extend in the...

Exiting the European Union: Common Policy Frameworks: Devolved Administrations (15 Mar 2018)

Robin Walker: The UK, Scottish and Welsh Governments have agreed a set of principles for how we approach the creation of common frameworks. We have made significant progress together over the past few months in our intensive discussions and analysis of what future frameworks should look like. The discussions have been guided by the principles agreed in October and report to the Joint Ministerial Committee...

Exiting the European Union: Common Policy Frameworks: Devolved Administrations (15 Mar 2018)

Robin Walker: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. He has pressed us hard on this issue already. The analysis that we published last Friday shows that we are looking at legislative frameworks only in a small minority of areas, and legislation may be required only in relation to a few specific elements. In Scotland, our current analysis indicates that 83 out of 107 powers returning from Brussels will pass...


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