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Exiting the European Union: Economic Effect (14 Dec 2017)

Peter Grant: Yesterday, in response to a question from the right hon. Member for East Ham (Stephen Timms) querying the Government’s failure to conduct these impact assessments, the Prime Minister said: “No, it is not the case that no work has been done in looking at that”.—[Official Report, 13 December 2017; Vol. 633, c. 397.] How does the Minister reconcile that statement with...

Exiting the European Union: Economic Effect (14 Dec 2017)

Peter Grant: May I gently remind the Minister, Mr Speaker, that your ruling is that the Department must provide to the Select Committee any impact assessments that have been done? The question from the right hon. Member for East Ham was not about sectoral analysis; he explicitly used the phrase: “Assessing the impact of leaving the European Union”.—[Official Report, 13 December 2017;...

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

Peter Grant: Thank you, Sir David. I am grateful for the chance to begin the summing up. I am not yet persuaded, but I am certainly open to persuasion. I do not agree that we can look for a second referendum just because we do not like the result of the first, any more than I like the idea that every defendant should be allowed to appeal over and over just because they did not like the verdict; it must be...

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

Peter Grant: I am just about to refer to the hon. Gentleman, so I might be about to cover his point. He commented on the clash of dates in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, which had vital national elections just a few weeks before the EU referendum. It was not realistic to expect all in those elections not to campaign on issues for which the individual Parliaments were responsible and concentrate on...

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

Peter Grant: I will give way first to the hon. Member for Swansea West (Geraint Davies) and then come back to the hon. Gentleman.

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

Peter Grant: I will come back in due course to the wider question of whether the circumstances have changed significantly or whether people simply understand the circumstances better now.

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

Peter Grant: Well, it might become available after we leave, but I have not seen any hint of it in the Chancellor’s forward spending projections, or any indication that the NHS will suddenly become adequately funded, after not having been for a long time. The simple fact is that that was a good example of taking one isolated piece of information about the European Union and interpreting it to say...

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

Peter Grant: The right hon. Gentleman may well say that; I could not possibly comment. I remind him, however, that like his colleague the hon. Member for Bath (Wera Hobhouse), I am a member of the Exiting the European Union Committee and we have had a lot of interesting discussions about why the Government might or might not want to disclose stuff, to decline to say whether it has been done, and then...

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

Peter Grant: I certainly accept that, if the voting system is wrong, multi-option referendums can be worse than useless, but does the hon. Gentleman not accept that, with hindsight, it might have been handy for the question on the ballot paper to refer to membership of the single market and the customs union? As things stand, we have no idea how many of the 17 million people who voted to leave wanted to...

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

Peter Grant: The hon. Lady is making a passionate and carefully thought out argument. Is it not also the case that after we have left the EU the Environment Secretary, or anyone else, will be unable to offer the United Kingdom the chance to come back in, because as soon as the United Kingdom is out we would fail the fundamental test of democracy? We would not be allowed back in because too many of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU: Devolution (6 Dec 2017)

Peter Grant: What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on devolving powers to Scotland as a result of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU: Devolution (6 Dec 2017)

Peter Grant: The Secretary of State will remember that when the Scotland Bill was on its way through Parliament, we submitted 60 amendments, every one of which he and the Government opposed, but most of which they then adopted through the back door of the House of Lords. Do the Secretary of State and the Government intend to use the same discredited, undemocratic process to correct the faults of clause 11?

Report on Recent Terrorist Attacks (5 Dec 2017)

Peter Grant: Every day, we are bombarded with a torrent of hate-filled, intolerant and sometimes downright violent language from the pages of mainstream newspapers and websites and elsewhere. Does the Home Secretary agree that that in itself is a form of non-violent extremism? Does she believe that we have the right balance between respecting free speech and freedom of expression and preventing those...

EU Exit Negotiations (5 Dec 2017)

Peter Grant: On reflection, I think I prefer the phrase “the rubber has hit the road” to the one that I was going to use to describe yesterday’s fiasco. It is no surprise that leadership contenders are now circling the Prime Minister. I can reveal that there is a vacancy coming up, because the Prime Minister is today being interviewed for the job of Scotland football manager, where her...

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

Peter Grant: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

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

Peter Grant: Perhaps the reason why the hon. Gentleman’s campaign against the Welsh Assembly in 1999 failed was because the people of Wales voted in 1997. It might have gone better if he had turned up two years earlier. As we are talking about where power ultimately resides, I believe 100% in Scotland’s ancient doctrine that the people are sovereign. Where does he believe ultimate sovereignty...

State Pension Age: Women: EU Nationals (29 Nov 2017)

Peter Grant: I am pleased to be able to sum up the debate. I hope that the House will forgive me if I do not mention everyone’s contributions, but I do not think I have enough time even to read out the names of all their constituencies—it does give the lie to the myth that the SNP is never interested in talking about anything important, given that both our debates today have been so...

State Pension Age: Women: EU Nationals (29 Nov 2017)

Peter Grant: rose—

Points of Order (28 Nov 2017)

Peter Grant: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. In answer to the urgent question, the Minister referred to the binding decision of the House on 1 November. He also referred to a non-binding decision that the House had taken on an earlier day. He appeared to seek to interpret the second decision in terms of the first. Could you advise the House? Where a binding subsequent resolution appears to be...

Leaving the Eu: Sectoral Impact Assessments (28 Nov 2017)

Peter Grant: On a day in June 2016, the people of the United Kingdom were asked one question on one day. As a result of the answer they gave to that one question, there is no going back on Brexit. On 1 November, Parliament was asked one question, but for the intervening 27 days the Government have done everything possible to deny and defy the instruction—it was not a request—that they were...


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