Results 1–20 of 32 for brexit speaker:Stephen Timms

Preparations for Leaving the EU (8 Oct 2019)

Stephen Timms: Ministers recognise that the key to the level of chaos at Dover after a no-deal Brexit is the number of non-compliant trucks arriving without customs documents. In June, HMRC estimated that number to be at least 20%, or 2,000 a day. What is HMRC’s current estimate?

Irish Border: Customs Arrangements (1 Oct 2019)

Stephen Timms: But the Prime Minister has said this morning that Irish customs checks will be the reality after Brexit. So where will the checks envisaged by the Prime Minister take place?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (1 Oct 2019)

Stephen Timms: In June, HMRC said that at least 20% of the 10,000 trucks reaching Dover on day one of a no-deal Brexit will not comply with French customs, leading to very long delays and causing shortages of fresh food and medicines. How many non-compliant trucks does HMRC currently project at Dover on day one?

Exiting the European Union: Future Relationship: Public Vote (27 Jun 2019)

Stephen Timms: I am sorry to hear that. Brexit was supposed to deliver frictionless trade, the exact same benefits as the single market and the customs union and an extra £350 million a week for the NHS, but the Prime Minister was not able to deliver and any actual Brexit deal will fall far short of those promises. Should not the voters get the choice between proceeding on the basis of whatever deal is...

Exiting the European Union: Legislative Proposals: No Withdrawal Agreement (4 Apr 2019)

Stephen Timms: Is it not now inconceivable to pass a meaningful vote before the EU Council next Thursday and therefore unavoidable to seek a lengthy Brexit delay and to hold European Parliament elections?

United Kingdom’S Withdrawal from the European Union (29 Mar 2019)

Stephen Timms: ...that road. The alternative is to protect the economy and stay close to Europe, but the problem with that is having to apply EU rules while no longer having any say over what they are. That is the Brexit choice: move away from the EU and take the economic hit, or stay close and reduce that economic hit, but have no say over the rules. One of the reasons why we have this problem today is...

Leaving the Eu: Economic Impact of Proposed Deal (20 Feb 2019)

Stephen Timms: The Department’s assessment is that any form of Brexit will leave us worse off than if we stayed in the European Union. Will the Minister simply confirm that that is his Department’s view?

Leaving the Eu: Uk Orchestras (19 Dec 2018)

Stephen Timms: ...markets in emerging economies and contribute to UK soft power and cultural exchange, but Europe is their most important marketplace. They are particularly worried about the prospect of a no-deal Brexit, which could put the survival of some well-known British orchestras at risk. Even with a deal, if the UK is going to leave the EU, orchestras need assurances, particularly ahead of the...

Leaving the Eu: Uk Orchestras (19 Dec 2018)

Stephen Timms: ...auditioning and trialling process that is required. Recruitment under the points-based system is bureaucratic and costly, and orchestras are worried that if that system is extended to Europe after Brexit, as is proposed, there will be major new red tape and costs for them. The salary threshold for entering the UK with an initial job offer is £30,500, which is above the average starting...

Traidcraft and Fair Trade — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (18 Dec 2018)

Stephen Timms: ...reassurance to producers in other countries—not the least developed, but poorer countries— that EU-negotiated economic partnerships and free trade agreements will be rolled over so that after Brexit, producers in those countries will continue to have the access to the UK market that they currently enjoy?

Traidcraft and Fair Trade — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (18 Dec 2018)

Stephen Timms: ...further on the question of access to the UK market for developing countries other than the least developed? I think what he has said to us is that the Government’s aim is to make sure that after Brexit, access will be available to other developing countries at least at the level provided by EU-negotiated economic partnership and free trade agreements. Can he confirm that that is their...

Traidcraft and Fair Trade — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (18 Dec 2018)

Stephen Timms: .... In recent years, however, as my hon. Friend the Member for Blaydon pointed out, Traidcraft has struggled to make a profit for the reasons that she set out: the wider challenges in the UK market, Brexit and the fall in the value of the pound. Traidcraft had quite a specific role as a pioneer in fair trade and, with fair trade being taken up widely by retailers—supermarkets have lots of...

Bill Presented: Data Protection Bill [Lords] (5 Mar 2018)

Stephen Timms: ...Telegraph, on 19 February, with the headline: “Tech industry warns Ministers not to drop EU security laws”. The report began: “The British tech industry has issued a stark warning to leading Brexiteer ministers that diverging from EU data protection standards after Brexit will ‘undermine’ the UK’s status as Europe’s leading tech hub.” The Secretary of State is absolutely...

Uk/EU Future Economic Partnership (5 Mar 2018)

Stephen Timms: The reality, unfortunately, is that the hard Brexit that the Prime Minister is now pursuing will lead inexorably and inevitably to a hard border in Northern Ireland. Between Canada and the United States, there are border checks of exactly the kind that she rightly says—unlike the Foreign Secretary—that she does not want in Northern Ireland. Will she confirm that she cannot name a single...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Orchestras (29 Jan 2018)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to paragraph 4.5 of Brexit – the impact on British Orchestras, published by the Association of British Orchestras in December 2017, what discussions he has had with the EU Commission on maintaining access to the A1 system after the UK leaves the European Union; and if he will make a statement.

Skills Devolution (England) (23 Jan 2018)

Stephen Timms: ...will have a disproportionate impact on London, because so many workers in London are from other parts of the European Union. Lots of London’s key sectors have big EU-born workforces, and Brexit is bound to make the problems of skills shortages worse and increase the importance of achieving solutions. Those challenges are particularly acute in east London—the part of London that I...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Customs duties (20 Dec 2017)

Stephen Timms: I want to take my hon. Friend back to what he was saying about the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. We had evidence this morning at the Brexit Committee on this. As he knows, in their recent agreement with Brussels, the Government committed to having no infrastructure at the border, and, if necessary, to our providing full regulatory alignment with the internal...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (13 Dec 2017)

Stephen Timms: Assessing the impact of leaving the European Union on the different sectors of the UK economy is surely basic spadework for the negotiations, yet the Brexit Secretary told the Select Committee last week that none of it has been done. Why not?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Charter of Fundamental Rights – Government Report (21 Nov 2017)

Stephen Timms: ...move in that direction, it would meet the aims of my amendment. If this is no longer spelled out clearly in UK law, there will be some uncertainty about how UK data protection law will work after Brexit, and that would be unfortunate. However, there is a far more serious issue at stake than a bit of difficulty in how we interpret the law in future, because this lack of clarity would put at...

European Economic Area: Uk Membership (6 Nov 2017)

Stephen Timms: ...year. We are going to start to lose significant numbers of jobs. I mentioned the figure of 75,000 that is an estimate of the number of jobs that the financial services sector will lose from a hard Brexit. It looks as though—I have seen an estimate—15,000 of those will go if we do not have legal certainty about the transition by the end of March next year. That will impose a grievous...


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