Results 1–20 of 23 for brexit speaker:Hugo Swire

Prime Minister's Update (25 Sep 2019)

Hugo Swire: Opposition Members are very quick to talk about the economic vulnerability of their constituents. The truth is that this country is vulnerable economically, because of the uncertainty created by Brexit and the lack of the resolution of the Brexit issue. There is a mountain of money waiting to come to this country, and I believe that once Brexit is resolved, it will come and create better...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (3 Sep 2019)

Hugo Swire: As the Foreign and Commonwealth Office reconfigures its global representation by beefing up embassies and opening other embassies post-Brexit, will my right hon. Friend undertake to conduct an audit into other Government Departments that are represented abroad to ensure that they are all brought under the ambassador or high commissioner in that country?

International Women’S Day: The Modern Commonwealth: Opportunities and Challenges (7 Mar 2019)

Hugo Swire: ...agree with my hon. Friend; I would never think that trade with the Commonwealth could replace trade with Europe. It is an “also”, not an “instead of”. I made that point during the debate on Brexit, at a time when I was arguing for remain. We would be foolish to ignore the statistics for the Commonwealth, because it is so self-evidently in our interest to take it all a bit more...

Northern Ireland: Security Situation (21 Jan 2019)

Hugo Swire: ...large in Northern Ireland who choose the bomb over the ballot box. I join in all the tributes to the PSNI and the emergency services for yet again doing such a great job. This is nothing to do with Brexit at all, but the geographical location of Londonderry reminds us of the existence of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, so will the Secretary of State confirm...

Business of the House: Seahorses: Illegal Trade in the UK (6 Dec 2018)

Hugo Swire: ...of seahorses, who go about their business at the bottom of the ocean completely ignorant, perhaps, of regulatory borders, backstops and barriers to trade. Perhaps they have never even heard of Brexit or the withdrawal Bill; we must envy them in that respect. Seahorses are unique marine creatures. Swimming upright in a manner unlike other fish, they change colour like chameleons, with an...

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

Hugo Swire: ...40 billion without securing an agreement I do not know, and I hope my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union will look carefully at the idea of paying the EU with a Brexit bond, linked to the EU’s co-operation with us, to ensure our economy actually prospers. Normally, as a former remainer, the House would expect me to endorse the withdrawal agreement in...

Agriculture Bill (10 Oct 2018)

Hugo Swire: I very much look forward to supporting the Bill later this evening. It is important and long overdue, regardless of Brexit, although, of course, Brexit will impact on trade deals and our ability to export and strike bilateral trade deals. Farmers, like all industries, need as much certainty as they can get at the present time. I therefore think it is entirely regrettable that the Scottish...

Agriculture Bill (10 Oct 2018)

Hugo Swire: Does my hon. Friend agree that post Brexit there will be a real opportunity to buy “British first” through the procurement of British-sourced food?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (4 Sep 2018)

Hugo Swire: How are plans progressing to redeploy secondees to the European External Action Service, and what plans does the Foreign Office have to reconfigure our diplomatic footprint in Europe post Brexit?

Nato Summit (16 Jul 2018)

Hugo Swire: ...’s recommitment to the principle of NATO being the cornerstone of Europe’s defence policy, and she is absolutely right to talk about a close relationship with our current EU partners post Brexit, but will she exclude dedicating any Ministry of Defence resources or British taxpayers’ money to advancing the cause of a European army?

British Flora: Protection from Imported Diseases (27 Jun 2018)

Hugo Swire: ...of the 18th and 19th centuries, we would not be enjoying many of the trees, shrubs and plants that we have come to know and love. However, I believe that we have a real chance to deliver a green Brexit by ensuring that trading incentives are used to improve biosecurity in trade, including green trade deals. We have a chance to be a pioneering force in having the greenest possible free...

Customs and Borders (26 Apr 2018)

Hugo Swire: ..., I was involved in last week’s Commonwealth business forum, before the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, which was an important event for discussing trade, especially in the light of Brexit. Last year, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade hosted the first ever Commonwealth Trade Ministers’ meeting, and last week the Prime Minister and Secretary...

EU Exit Negotiations (5 Dec 2017)

Hugo Swire: ...worth gently reminding the Taoiseach and the Government in Dublin how we behaved when they were in financial trouble and we helped bail them out? Is it also worth gently reminding them that, post Brexit, Irish nationals will continue to have the right to live and work in the UK? Finally, is it not worth gently reminding them that the UK is the most important economy to the Republic of...

Miscellaneous: Northern Ireland Budget Bill (13 Nov 2017)

Hugo Swire: I am interested to learn of the work of my hon. Friend’s Committee, which becomes more important during this tricky period. In the run-up to Brexit, Northern Ireland’s economy is perhaps more important than ever. Will the Committee take a very real interest in the infrastructure, the inward investment and the development of Northern Ireland’s economy, especially in the Brexit period?

Uk Plans for Leaving the EU (9 Oct 2017)

Hugo Swire: ...the recent German elections, power has moved from Berlin to Paris, so will the Prime Minister remind President Macron of the importance of being a good neighbour to the United Kingdom, because post Brexit, France will still be our neighbour, tens of thousands of French people will still want to visit and study here, and vice versa; we will still want to co-operate on environmental issues...

Finance Bill (12 Sep 2017)

Hugo Swire: Does my hon. Friend agree that, at a time where there is uncertainty in the business community, not least because of Brexit, talking about raising corporation tax and taxation generally, as the Opposition are doing, is a mammoth disincentive for companies thinking of relocating and growing their business here at this dangerous time?

Commonwealth: Trade — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (22 Feb 2017)

Hugo Swire: ...of the CWEIC, which designed the meeting on 9 and 10 March at Lancaster House and is also hosting it. That meeting is incredibly important. It will be an opportunity to discuss the significance of Brexit for international trade, and we will cover six themes: financial services; ease of doing business; technology and innovation; business and sustainability; creating an export economy; and...

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Topical Questions (21 Feb 2017)

Hugo Swire: Brexit provides an opportunity to review the role of the FCO, which has been woefully under-resourced for far too long. Does my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary agree that there should be a moratorium on any asset disposals until such a review is complete, and that such a review should also examine how finally to bring other Departments with overseas representatives under the control...

Informal European Council: Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations) (6 Feb 2017)

Hugo Swire: ...Ireland prosper and go forward—to recognise the fact that the UK is exiting the EU and that we have to make the most of it. Will he commit to the House that he will not make divisions over Brexit a part of the SDLP campaign during the Northern Ireland elections?

Informal European Council: Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations) (6 Feb 2017)

Hugo Swire: In retrospect, does the hon. Lady regret the SNP’s peddling of the myth during the Brexit campaign that Scotland alone could somehow remain in the EU without any of the sanctions in the Lisbon treaty—joining the single currency of the euro and so on? Does she regret proposing that to the Scottish people as a fact, rather than as fiction, which is what it was?


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