Results 1–20 of 258 for speaker:Vicky Ford

Health and Social Care: Life Sciences Industrial Strategy (20 Mar 2018)

Vicky Ford: Part of the life sciences strategy is about ensuring that we have the skills for the future. May I thank the Secretary of State for the fantastic news about the five new medical schools opening in the country, including in Chelmsford?

Cambridge Analytica: Data Privacy (19 Mar 2018)

Vicky Ford: I have been the victim of false news stories being micro-targeted at Facebook accounts in my constituency to deliberately undermine me and cause hate. I thank the Secretary of State for prioritising the Data Protection Bill and delivering the general data protection regulation to make sure that our law is clear and enforceable. How does he intend to work with Governments in other countries to...

Money Laundering (19 Mar 2018)

Vicky Ford: Does the Minister agree that the UK is one of the most transparent jurisdictions in the world for financial services, which are a key contributor to our economy, and that suggesting that money laundering is somehow rife in the UK risks talking Britain down?

Burma: [Day 2] (15 Mar 2018)

Vicky Ford: Will my right hon. Friend give way?

Burma: [Day 2] (15 Mar 2018)

Vicky Ford: Will my right hon. Friend confirm that he agrees with the Prime Minister that we should look for a deal that covers many sectors that are not covered by the WTO, such as aviation, data exchange and having a mutual recognition of financial services, so that trade in those areas can easily continue?

Burma: [Day 2] (15 Mar 2018)

Vicky Ford: I am very much enjoying listening to my hon. Friend’s speech and hearing him talk about opportunities for trade outside the EU, but, bearing in mind that nearly half our trade is with the EU, that 40% of that is in services, and that services growth has been increasing year on year, does he not agree that we should try to do both? The EU economy is growing at the moment. We can grow our...

Burma: [Day 2] (15 Mar 2018)

Vicky Ford: I think that my hon. Friend just said that he did not think that there was value in having trade agreements with other third countries. I would like to clarify that, for example, our trade with South Korea has more than doubled—increased by 100%, as the Foreign Secretary said—since the signing of a trade agreement between South Korea and the EU, of which we are a party.

Burma: [Day 2] (15 Mar 2018)

Vicky Ford: I am listening carefully to the hon. Gentleman and I understand that he is asking to have a customs union with the EU. I listened to the Leader of the Opposition’s speech less than three weeks ago, where he also asked for an exemption on state aid and competition law. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that no country has a customs union with the EU and also has an exemption on state aid and...

Burma: [Day 2] (15 Mar 2018)

Vicky Ford: I ask the hon. Gentleman to withdraw his accusation that I am somehow confused. It is very clear in reading Turkey’s customs union arrangements that it has to comply with all EU treaty rules on state aid and EU law on competition.

Burma: [Day 2] (15 Mar 2018)

Vicky Ford: Given that nearly half of our trade is with the EU and that 40% of that trade is in services, does the Minister agree that the level of services coverage in, for example, CETA is not deep enough or broad enough to recognise adequately the mutual trade between the UK and the EU in services?

Public Bill Committee: Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill: Extension and termination of tariff cap conditions (15 Mar 2018)

Vicky Ford: I thank my right hon. Friend for giving way and wish her many congratulations from the Government side of the Committee, too. On incumbency and the investment that she mentioned, is it not extremely important that the price cap is set at a level that continues to encourage investment the whole way through the energy chain and into the new infrastructure we need? That is one of the reasons it...

Point of Order: [Day 1] (14 Mar 2018)

Vicky Ford: The hon. Gentleman is making a powerful case about the EEA and EFTA, although it is unfortunate that he described the Canada deal as a chocolate teapot, because it did give free trade in chocolate.

Point of Order: [Day 1] (14 Mar 2018)

Vicky Ford: Quickly—

Point of Order: [Day 1] (14 Mar 2018)

Vicky Ford: The problem with the EEA is that we would have to cut and paste all EU rules, especially on key sectors such as financial services. Would it not be better to fight for a bespoke deal?

Point of Order: [Day 1] (14 Mar 2018)

Vicky Ford: This is an extremely important debate. The 27 other countries in the EU make up our largest trading partner, which accounts for almost half our trade. Many thousands of jobs on both sides of the channel rely on that trade. This is a sensitive time for the most complex negotiations for a generation. Businesses need clarity, especially about what will happen at our borders. They need to know...

Point of Order: [Day 1] (14 Mar 2018)

Vicky Ford: When the hon. Gentleman says that he wants to stay in a customs union with the EU, will he confirm that he will continue to comply with EU state aid and competition law as a condition of staying in that customs union? I cannot find a single example of a country that can stay in the customs union while disregarding state aid laws.

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