Results 1–20 of 27 for brexit speaker:Andrew Murrison

Backbench Business: Sanctions Policy and Implementation — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (3 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: ...for standards—that is part of the UK’s attractiveness as a source for foreign investment—and that depends on sufficient, adequate and proper regulation and the rule of law. In anticipation of Brexit, we will need to think about that when transposing into our domestic law the European Union’s rules and regulations, and when we consider what we will do next. Clearly—I will come on...

Backbench Business: Sanctions Policy and Implementation — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (3 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: ...and its secondary legislation. Establishing a national human rights sanctions regime will show the United Kingdom’s commitment to human rights worldwide and will be an important plank in our post-Brexit foreign policy. It will allow the United Kingdom to impose travel bans and asset freezes, and it will ensure that people who abuse human rights anywhere in the world will not be able to...

Climate Change Policy: Exiting the European Union (Agriculture) (23 Apr 2019)

Andrew Murrison: Does my right hon. Friend agree that the importance of seed potatoes in respect of Northern Ireland and Brexit is because of the possibility of no deal? In that case, growers in Northern Ireland, whose seed potatoes are world renowned, not least because of their disease resistance, will have to change the kind of seed potatoes they produce—he touched on this in his remarks—if they are to...

Climate Change Policy: Northern Ireland Executive (23 Apr 2019)

Andrew Murrison: ...and it may be possible to form an Executive. The sense is that that would not happen. We are then of course faced with another important date: 31 October 2019, the latest in the deadlines for this Brexit journey. One thing has been made clear in terms of the chronology: in the event of a no-deal Brexit, there would have to be some form of direct rule from Westminster. That is the only...

European Council (11 Apr 2019)

Andrew Murrison: ...idea of a Northern Ireland forever backstop out of its misery and work on mitigating an up-front customs union if a customs union is the price of Labour support for getting something approximating Brexit over the line?

Article 50 Extension Procedure (18 Mar 2019)

Andrew Murrison: Given the centrality of Northern Ireland to the Brexit process, does the Minister agree that a solemn and binding change that involved Stormont in the future arrangements in the political declaration or the unilateral declaration would constitute a very significant change to any meaningful vote that was brought before this House?

Honda in Swindon (19 Feb 2019)

Andrew Murrison: ...imputing motives to companies that might be relocating from the UK or to the UK? Honda is entitled to be taken at its word, and it has said unequivocally that this decision has nothing to do with Brexit.

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: [9th Allotted Day] (15 Jan 2019)

Andrew Murrison: ...and so did I. It may be unfashionable but I will be supporting the Government tonight, because after the sophistry, chicanery and obfuscation of last week, I genuinely feel that we may not have Brexit at all. The Attorney General is absolutely right to say that there is risk in the backstop, and we need to de-risk it. My amendment would have done that, had it been selected, as would the...

European Council (17 Dec 2018)

Andrew Murrison: If the UK sensibly and pragmatically continues to apply the Union customs code after Brexit, given that from the beginning of the new year we will have the new UK customs declaration service and the registered exporter system, which will replace certificates of origin, is it not the case that the European Union would not be acting in good faith if it insisted on its backstop, potentially out...

Leaving the EU (26 Nov 2018)

Andrew Murrison: May I warmly congratulate my right hon. Friend on introducing alternative arrangements to the backstop within the lexicography of our Brexit arrangements? That is no mean achievement and may just about get it across the line for a number of us. Will she say what will be done to identify those who are going to work up those alternative arrangements, what budget has been set for that work and...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill: Extension of period for Executive formation (24 Oct 2018)

Andrew Murrison: ...where, if I am honest, the Government in Dublin have been really quite proactive and have placed farmers and growers north of the border at something of a competitive disadvantage, with or without Brexit. Things need to be done, and fairly urgently, to improve productivity in Northern Ireland, while recognising the unusual nature of farming in Northern Ireland and recognising that farming...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill (24 Oct 2018)

Andrew Murrison: ...order to move things along in Northern Ireland. That is the sense that I got from the hon. Gentleman’s remarks. I do not wish to go on too much longer, but I want to mention another point. In the Brexit context—there is always a risk that a debate like this will be overtaken by the issue of the moment—a great deal is going on in Northern Ireland at the moment that is of a unique...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill (24 Oct 2018)

Andrew Murrison: ...we have debated at some length in the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee. There are particular facets of Northern Ireland quite apart from the border that need to be considered in the context of Brexit. It is important for provision to be made to ensure that that happens. I am not clear that it has happened to the extent to which I would like, and I ask the Secretary of State to reflect...

Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (24 May 2018)

Andrew Murrison: ...agreement, which contains within it the prospect of a review at some point, and we make recommendations about that, accepting all the sensitivities that surround it. Everything these days has a Brexit angle, and this one certainly does. We found that the voice of Northern Ireland was not being heard properly in Brussels, when we took evidence from Mr Michel Barnier, and that civil servants...

Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (24 May 2018)

Andrew Murrison: ...the politicians may hold those matters dear, the rest of the population clearly feel that they are not of a nature that justifies putting on hold the good governance of Northern Ireland. As for Brexit, the hon. Gentleman knows—because he was involved—that we made a number of recommendations in relation to the representation of Northern Ireland, and I hope that Ministers will take them...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Leaving the EU: Cross-border Trade (21 Mar 2018)

Andrew Murrison: I am sure that my right hon. Friend has every sympathy with the Irish Government. They did not want Brexit, and there are lots of risks for Ireland and no upside. Will my right hon. Friend nevertheless impress on her interlocutors in Dublin that the option presented in the draft withdrawal agreement is wholly unacceptable, and that they should work with us to ensure that option 1 in the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Leaving the EU: Cross-border Trade (7 Feb 2018)

Andrew Murrison: The voice of Wales and Scotland is being heard loud and clear in the current Brexit negotiations. That of Northern Ireland most certainly is not, because of the impasse. In answer to Questions 4 and 5, the Secretary of State will no doubt say that the solution is the restoration of the Executive, but if the Executive is not restored, what will she do to make sure the voice of Northern Ireland...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Welsh Ministers — Power to make consequential and transitional provision (6 Dec 2017)

Andrew Murrison: ...21 of the Lisbon treaty. Regulatory alignment, of course, is key to where we need to be, and it is a phase 2 piece of work. The sooner we get on to phase 2, the better. It is clear to me, a soft Brexiteer, that we need a fair level of regulatory and tariff alignment with the European Union. It is less clear to me, and less clear as every day goes by, that we have a sufficient market...

Miscellaneous: Northern Ireland Budget Bill (13 Nov 2017)

Andrew Murrison: .... Gentleman may think that we would like to work further on that. I do not want to pre-empt the Committee’s determinations, but when we have completed our current inquiry into the land border and Brexit, we would perhaps wish to consider and contribute to the debate on those possible models. I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for his tacit endorsement of such a position.

Northern Ireland Update (2 Nov 2017)

Andrew Murrison: ...and fortitude during this process. Last week, the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, which I chair, visited Newry and spoke to businessmen. Nowhere in the United Kingdom are the effects of Brexit going to be felt more acutely than in Northern Ireland, yet that region stands to suffer in the negotiations because its voice will not be heard clearly enough alongside the voices of other home...

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