Results 1–20 of 334 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:George Hollingbery

Trade Bill: Transfer Schemes (17 Jul 2018)

George Hollingbery: It might help if I could advise the House that, in recognition of contributions from right hon. and hon. Members today, it is my intention to bring forward an amendment in the other place—[Laughter.] If I may. [Interruption.] If I may. Thank you.

Trade Bill: Transfer Schemes (17 Jul 2018)

George Hollingbery: It is my intention to bring forward an amendment in the other place that takes in the essence of new clause 18 but removes the defective element relating to the customs union. The Government amendment will restate our intention to establish a customs arrangement with the EU. [Interruption.]

Trade Bill: Transfer Schemes (17 Jul 2018)

George Hollingbery: It is the policy of the Government not to remain part of a customs union. That is why we cannot accept the amendment today. Clearly, we would not be able to implement any independent free trade deals and would still be a member of the commercial policy. We are absolutely clear that we wish to work with my hon. Friend to reach an agreement that is satisfactory to him. We will do that in the...

Trade Bill: Transfer Schemes (17 Jul 2018)

George Hollingbery: I beg to move, That the schedule be read a Second time.

Trade Bill: Transfer Schemes (17 Jul 2018)

George Hollingbery: There is a wide range of issues covered by this final group of amendments we are debating today. I therefore propose to focus on the Government amendments in my opening remarks. We are committed to creating a world-class Trade Remedies Authority. That is why Government have already begun recruiting TRA staff into the Department for International Trade, so that they can be properly trained...

Trade Bill: Convention about Parliament legislating on devolved matters (17 Jul 2018)

George Hollingbery: It is important to reiterate that the Government are committed to ensuring that withdrawal from the EU is a successful and smooth process for the whole of the UK. As set out in our trade White Paper, our intention, working closely with the devolved Administrations, is to seek to transition all existing EU trade agreements and other EU preferential arrangements.

Trade Bill: Convention about Parliament legislating on devolved matters (17 Jul 2018)

George Hollingbery: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his question. What I can say on that is that the Scottish National party has already welcomed a number of measures in the Bill today. The negotiations are ongoing with the Welsh Government and I would hope that in due course we will reach those legislative consent motions. As I was saying, this will ensure that England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland...


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