Antoinette Sandbach: Does the accept that current opinion polling in Northern Ireland indicates that the backstop may well be irrelevant in due course, because people are moving towards the idea of a united Ireland in the face of Brexit?
Antoinette Sandbach: rose—
Antoinette Sandbach: What progress he has made on reducing the amount of income tax that people pay.
Antoinette Sandbach: Some 37,000 constituents in Eddisbury have had an income tax cut and 738 pay no tax at all, but many will pay another tax on their income, which is national insurance. What steps is the Chancellor taking to reduce the burden of national insurance on the lowest paid?
Antoinette Sandbach: It is a pleasure to follow the right hon. Member for Orkney and Shetland (Mr Carmichael), who was right to speak about the opportunities that generations in this country have had, provided in part by freedom of movement and the ability to travel and work in countries across Europe. We are being asked to consider one of the most important decisions in our post-war history, and there are no...
Antoinette Sandbach: I should be grateful if my right hon. Friend looked at the evidence that pharmaceutical companies have given to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee about the catastrophic results of a no-deal Brexit. I recall him saying that we would not need an implementation period, because we would have had our deal by now. I am afraid that it is not as easy or as simple as he appears to...
Antoinette Sandbach: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?
Antoinette Sandbach: Key sectors in the north-west, such as the chemicals, aerospace, pharmaceutical, nuclear, and food and drink industries, involve high-paying, high-skilled jobs. Will my right hon. Friend comment on the impact on those jobs if this deal is not agreed?
Antoinette Sandbach: I am very grateful to my hon. Friend for giving way. Given that he supported the Common Market, does he accept that there may be an alternative, such as an EEA-EFTA style deal, that would give us back the fisheries, remove the need for the backstop and provide the kind of reassurance that he seeks?
Antoinette Sandbach: The hon. Gentleman has just made very serious allegations. Does he not recognise the importance of the legal professional privilege that attaches between a lawyer, as an adviser, and their client?
Antoinette Sandbach: What support he is providing to EU citizens applying to the EU settlement scheme.
Antoinette Sandbach: Some EU countries, including the Netherlands, have restrictions on holding dual nationality, which is leading to some Dutch citizens here having to choose between a UK or Dutch passport. What can the Minister do to reassure the Dutch diaspora in the UK that Brexit will not have an impact on their rights? Is she reaching out to her European counterparts to see what progress can be made in...
Antoinette Sandbach: What steps is the Minister taking to give security and law enforcement organisations the tools they need to counter terrorism?
Antoinette Sandbach: May I urge the Prime Minister, when she hears cries of, “No surrender” as some Members of this House want to drag us to a no-deal Brexit, to remember that that would be catastrophic for my constituents in Eddisbury? Will she remind those Members of the House that the Conservative manifesto made commitments to “a deep and special partnership” and “a comprehensive…customs...
Antoinette Sandbach: For many months, this House was assured that it would have the full future framework before it when it was voting on the withdrawal agreement. I was encouraged to hear the Prime Minister say that further detail will emerge, as that will be critical for jobs and employment in my constituency. Can the Prime Minister outline when we will see that full future framework?
Antoinette Sandbach: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what progress he has made in transitioning the EU trade agreement with CARIFORUM; and whether he has received representations for changes to that agreement.
Antoinette Sandbach: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what progress he has made on transitioning the existing EU trade agreement with Japan; and whether he has received any requests for changes to that agreement.
Antoinette Sandbach: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what progress he has made on transitioning the existing EU trade agreement with Canada; and whether he has received any requests for changes to that agreement.