Results 1–20 of 31 for brexit speaker:Alan Duncan

Early Parliamentary General Election (No. 2) (9 Sep 2019)

Alan Duncan: ...will be to abolish the Fixed-term Parliaments Act. The second point is just to issue a word of caution about the danger that comes with mixing up the difficult, complicated and unresolved issue of Brexit with a potential general election. A general election is, by its very nature, general; we are all up for grabs, and all policies in a manifesto are also there for debate. But Brexit has...

Resignation of Uk Ambassador to Usa (11 Jul 2019)

Alan Duncan: ...and the Government they serve. I have seen that in terms of diplomacy, and I have also seen that whatever their private views—by and large, one never knows their private views—on the issue of Brexit and preparation, they have gone full tilt in support of the requests and requirements of Ministers to take all the steps that may be necessary to cope with that process. They are the envy...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit (10 Jul 2019)

Alan Duncan: We remain focused on ensuring our smooth and orderly withdrawal from the EU with a deal as soon as possible. As part of this, we continue to prepare for all Brexit scenarios. We are continuing to make sensible decisions about the timing and pace at which some of this work is progressing. This includes working closely with our overseas network and other Government Departments to put in place a...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit (9 Jul 2019)

Alan Duncan: ...with our partners, including the Welsh and Scottish Governments. We remain focused on ensuring our smooth and orderly withdrawal from the EU. As part of this, we continue to prepare for all Brexit scenarios and are making sensible decisions about the timing and pace at which some of this work is progressing.

Uk Ambassador to Usa: Leaked Emails (8 Jul 2019)

Alan Duncan: This is not about Brexit. This is about an utterly disgraceful leak, and whoever is responsible needs to be traced and punished. We would make no distinction between a Member of Parliament, a Minister, an official or anybody else in trying to trace and punish who has leaked these documents. In respect of the hon. Gentleman’s comments about Nigel Farage, fortunately, for the good of our...

Uk Ambassador to Usa: Leaked Emails (8 Jul 2019)

Alan Duncan: ...incidents such as this could be listed among such things—will ever get between us in that way. So the relationship is solid and no conspiracies can be put forward to suggest that this is either a Brexit plot or a trade deal plot: this is straightforwardly a despicable leak and we will endeavour to find out who did it.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Spanish Parliamentary Election: Gibraltar (14 May 2019)

Alan Duncan: ...day, thus allowing me to be the second shortest Member of Parliament attending the events. As he rightly says, I hope that the good relationship between Gibraltar and Spain can continue after Brexit, to the advantage of everybody.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Dayton (10 Apr 2019)

Alan Duncan: ...mandate, and the Berlin Plus arrangements from which it benefits. We will continue to do so as we leave the EU, and we intend to maintain a contribution to the Operation. In the event of a No Deal Brexit a separate agreement with the EU would be required for UK troops to continue in the Operation. We have made clear to the EU that we are open to reaching such an agreement.

Exiting the European Union (Sanctions) (9 Apr 2019)

Alan Duncan: ...the answer is yes. We have increased the number of staff working on sanctions quite considerably, and we are confident that we will retain and increase the UK’s capacity and capability after Brexit.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Slovenia: Foreign Relations (13 Mar 2019)

Alan Duncan: ...Secretary’s point was that Slovenia has carved an impressive path since independence, that we are proud to work together as partners, and we look forward to continuing that partnership post Brexit. He had a positive meeting with President Pahor on 27 February, during his recent visit to the UK, covering this as well other topics, including Brexit, bilateral links and our future relationship.

Venezuela (7 Feb 2019)

Alan Duncan: ...statutory instruments and things like that, so it is not yet up and running, but we would like it to be. We would obviously like to do that as soon as we can, within the broader snowstorm of Brexit SIs. Secondly, the Lima Group countries have referred Venezuela—the state and not just individuals within in it—to the International Criminal Court, citing some 18,000 extra-judicial...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Carlingford Lough and Lough Foyle: Agriculture (19 Jul 2018)

Alan Duncan: ...the UK's exit from the European Union. Indeed, we have both publically stated on numerous occasions that the issue of the management of the Loughs is distinct from, and will not form part of, any Brexit negotiation.

Backbench Business: UK-Romanian Relations — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (19 Jun 2018)

Alan Duncan: ...3.5 billion to the UK every year, while our trade in services is worth almost £1.8 billion. Again, to answer the question asked by my hon. Friend the Member for Harrow East, we have a strong post-Brexit plan for bilateral trade. Those security and economic ties are important and growing, but it is the daily interaction of our peoples that forms the bedrock of our relationship. Some 5,000...

Backbench Business: UK-Romanian Relations — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (19 Jun 2018)

Alan Duncan: ...agreement reached on citizens’ rights. We want to ensure that Romanians feel safe and welcome here, and we hope to run more such events in the future. Looking to that future, particularly after Brexit, we are working with the Romanian Government to develop a new strategic partnership that looks far beyond March 2019. We welcome their commitment to our future relationship and look forward...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Staff (11 Jun 2018)

Alan Duncan: Overseas Territories Directorate employs 59 members of staff as follows: 1 x SMS2 Grade Director 4 x SMS1 Grade Team Leaders with responsibility for Brexit, hurricane recovery and our interests in both the inhabited and non-inhabited territories 3 x D7 Grade with responsibility for economics, child safeguarding and programme fund management 12 x D6 Grade with responsibility for leading on...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Moldova: Foreign Relations (4 Jun 2018)

Alan Duncan: ...UK next month. I plan to meet with him as part of the visit programme. We have been supporting Moldova’s ambitious reform programme for a number of years and are working towards a strong post-Brexit relationship with Moldova including through the transition of the EU’s international agreements to ensure continuity in our partnership.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: EU Immigration (24 Apr 2018)

Alan Duncan: Holding answer received on 23 April 2018 The UK is considering its future migration, mobility and asylum relationships with other states post-Brexit. We hope to continue to cooperate on the issue of migration and build upon the relationships we already have.

Public Bill Committee: Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [Lords]: Alignment of sanctions (6 Mar 2018)

Alan Duncan: The new clause would require the Government to commit to negotiating the UK’s continued participation in the EU’s Political and Security Committee after Brexit and delay the commencement of the Bill until a report had been laid before Parliament setting out whether that had been achieved. The first point I make is that the Bill is about powers, not policy. The UK’s legal powers to...

Public Bill Committee: Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [Lords]: Extent (6 Mar 2018)

Alan Duncan: I suppose the overarching point is that Brexit will change the UK’s relationship with the EU; it is not designed to change the UK’s relationship with its overseas territories and Crown dependencies. The starting point is that EU law applies to a certain extent to Crown dependencies and overseas territories, but not entirely. Currently, overseas territories are not bound to apply EU...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit (14 Feb 2018)

Alan Duncan: Her Majesty's Treasury (HMT) has already allocated departments an additional nearly £700 million to prepare for Brexit: £412m for the Department for International Trade, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and Department for Exiting the European Union over the parliament in the Autumn Statement 2016 and nearly £300m across a number of departments from the Reserve in 17/18. At Autumn Budget...


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