Results 1–20 of 25 for brexit speaker:Damian Green

Brexit Negotiations (3 Oct 2019)

Damian Green: Many of us, on both sides of the House, want to deliver what people voted for, to avoid a no-deal Brexit and to avoid the process being strung out interminably, so I welcome the Government’s latest proposals. Can the Prime Minister assure me that the customs proposals for the Irish border do not involve the construction of any new physical infrastructure, whether at the border or anywhere else?

Brexit Readiness: Operation Yellowhammer (25 Sep 2019)

Damian Green: ...ensuring that freight traffic approaching the port of Dover can run smoothly. I am sure he agrees that avoiding chaos on the roads in Kent will be one of the key indicators of smooth planning for Brexit, however it takes place. Can he give the House his assessment of how well the haulage industry across Europe is responding to the British Government’s information about the paperwork...

Leaving the Eu: Preparations (3 Sep 2019)

Damian Green: ...the smooth running of our entire road network, have a particular reason to wish my right hon. Friend well in his new task, particularly if we end up with the very undesirable outcome of a no-deal Brexit. In that spirit, I welcome the extra £20 million that he has announced today to ensure the increasingly smooth running of the road network, but can he tell the House what arrangements Her...

Uk’S Withdrawal from the European Union (13 Mar 2019)

Damian Green: ...signing amendments together much in the past. The purpose of the amendment is manifold, but one of its purposes is to avoid what may face us at the end of this month—a cliff-edge, no-deal Brexit for which it is clear that the country as a whole and, in particular, many of our major industries are not prepared, as the right hon. Member for Leeds Central (Hilary Benn) has just repeated. I...

Uk’S Withdrawal from the European Union (13 Mar 2019)

Damian Green: ...if they wish to try one more time. More broadly, I campaigned for remain, but I respect the result of the referendum. I therefore draw the conclusion that I should vote for a deal that delivers Brexit. My principal aim in all this, and the aim of those of us who support this amendment, is to make sure that Brexit is as smooth as possible for the citizens and businesses of this country....

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (29 Jan 2019)

Damian Green: ...country, nor is he paid to do so. It is clear that given the result of the referendum—a narrow victory—the winners must win but the losing 48% who accept the result want a smooth and orderly Brexit. We need a new deal after the last vote and therefore several things are important. First, we need to start changing the tone of the debate both inside this Parliament and outside. We have...

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (29 Jan 2019)

Damian Green: ...my right hon. Friend is asking me to address hypothetical questions. Let us see where we are in two weeks’ time. Certainly, as I have said before, I will do whatever it takes to avoid a no-deal Brexit. The method chosen may not be exactly right, but he and others with immensely fertile brains may yet, I hope, have two weeks to think again or, even better, may not need to. I hope that the...

Business of the House: [3rd Allotted Day] (6 Dec 2018)

Damian Green: ...billion to €100 billion we were originally told we would owe. Some of our negotiating has been extremely successful. Indeed, I appear to think that it was more successful than one of the previous Brexit Secretaries thinks it was. I am also, unfashionably, an admirer of Ollie Robbins. One of the key things we have negotiated is the transition period, which is not only sensible but...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (5 Sep 2018)

Damian Green: At a time when this House will inevitably be spending a lot of time discussing Brexit, it is important that we also concentrate on other issues. For many families, their children’s future is a very immediate concern. With that in mind, does the Prime Minister agree that ensuring that as many children as possible grow up in a household where someone is working is the best way not only to...

School Funding: Social Care (25 Apr 2018)

Damian Green: ...that. I urge Ministers to include staffing needs, the importance of which has been mentioned by Members on both sides of the House, in the Green Paper. Given what the wider situation will be post Brexit, we need to find ways of using technology, being much better at training care workers from the British population, and raising the status of care work. Labour Members mentioned that, and I...

Leaving the Eu: Scotland and Wales Continuity Bills (18 Apr 2018)

Damian Green: I assure my right hon. and learned Friend that, from my experience, in private the Scottish and Welsh Governments are considerably more constructive and realistic in approaching the post-Brexit devolution settlements than some of the rhetoric I suspect we are about to hear would suggest. Does he agree that they are being constructive and realistic because establishing a decent settlement is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Lorry Parking (1 Mar 2018)

Damian Green: The Secretary of State is, I know, aware of the extreme urgency of finding a solution to this matter. Even if we assume a full implementation period after Brexit, we could be less than two years away from new customs arrangements at Dover, and problems there could be disastrous not just for roads across Kent, but for the national road haulage industry. Can he assure us that, by the time of...

Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland: Border Arrangements (28 Feb 2018)

Damian Green: Of all the areas of the Brexit negotiations that give rise to high emotion, perhaps the one that most needs to be treated calmly, rationally and unemotionally is the question of the Irish border. Can my right hon. Friend assure me that the UK Government and their negotiators will continue to deal with this issue in that calm, rational way? In doing that, could they perhaps persuade the...

Previous Business – Lords: Select Committee (20 Dec 2017)

European Union Committee: Brexit: devolution. 2:00 pm; Room 2, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: (at 2:10 PM) The Rt Hon Damian Green MP, First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office Ms Lucy Smith, Director General, UK Governance Group, Cabinet Office

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (29 Nov 2017)

Damian Green: ..., it means more operations being carried out by more doctors, and it means more nurses. The right hon. Lady ended her remarks by saying that the Government were wasting £3 billion on preparing for Brexit. We now know that Labour Members do not think it is worth preparing for Brexit, but they do think it is worth preparing for a run on the pound. That is all we need to know about the...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: Brexit (14 Nov 2017)

Damian Green: Holding answer received on 30 October 2017 Forecasts for Brexit-related costs are embedded in the Cabinet Office’s budget.

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Devolved Administrations: Brexit (11 Oct 2017)

Damian Green: I am happy again to assure the hon. Gentleman that the appropriate arrangements for all eventualities are being prepared, and of course the Government are working hard to make sure we get the best Brexit deal for this country—one that will ensure the future prosperity of this country for decades to come.

The Prime Minister Was Asked: Engagements (12 Jul 2017)

Damian Green: ...events at Srebrenica. I am happy to reconfirm what the Prime Minister and others have said—that there will be no diminution of the devolved Administrations’ powers under the terms of the Brexit deal that we will negotiate, and that we will look to devolve more powers as a result of the process.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Devolution (5 Jul 2017)

Damian Green: We will strengthen the social, economic, and cultural bond between England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. We will: secure a Brexit deal that works for all of the UK; develop a UK Shared Prosperity Fund to reduce regional inequalities; and deliver an industrial strategy to secure prosperity across the country.

Northern Ireland (26 Jun 2017)

Damian Green: ...my right hon. Friend and, indeed, colleagues on both sides of the House that this deal has no impact on those sorts of issues, particularly equal marriage. The agreement covers financial deals, Brexit legislation, security legislation and the Queen’s Speech. My right hon. Friend will no doubt have seen in the Queen’s Speech the Government’s recommitment to equality across all...


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