All 16 results for brexit speaker:Nia Griffith

Parental Rights (Rapists) and Family Courts: Continuous At-Sea Deterrent (10 Apr 2019)

Nia Griffith: ...the supply chain for the nuclear enterprise are based in other European Union countries. However, almost three years since the referendum, the level of access that we will have to EU markets post Brexit is still unclear. In the light of that significant uncertainty, what assurances will the Minister offer suppliers to ensure that there will be no impediments to parts crossing borders? I...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (18 Feb 2019)

Nia Griffith: The Government’s own analysis shows that a no-deal Brexit would cause serious and lasting damage to our GDP. On the basis of sticking to our NATO 2% commitment, that would mean a massive cut of some 9.3% just because of the hit to our economy. With the Government failing so abysmally to manage the defence budget at present, will the Defence Secretary now drop the bravado and finally admit...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Leaving the EU: Defence Co-operation (14 Jan 2019)

Nia Griffith: ...industry would be hit by crippling tariffs and delays at the border, putting in jeopardy the equipment that our armed forces need. Given all that, does the Secretary of State agree that a no-deal Brexit would be catastrophic for defence and security?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: European Defence Co-operation (26 Nov 2018)

Nia Griffith: The Prime Minister has managed to unite the whole House in opposition to her half-baked Brexit deal, which, after two years of negotiations, is remarkably short on detail on our future relationship with the EU. One of the many questions that remains unanswered is the nature of our participation in the European defence fund, with just a cursory reference to it in the political declaration....

Combat Air Strategy (17 Jul 2018)

Nia Griffith: May I pay tribute to the former Defence Procurement Minister, the hon. Member for Aberconwy (Guto Bebb), who was forced to resign last night for supporting the Prime Minister’s position on Brexit? Our aerospace and defence sectors are truly world leading and are vital to our security and national prosperity. We welcome the publication of the combat air strategy, but might it not...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Nato (20 Jun 2018)

Nia Griffith: ...of Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe once we have left the EU and that we resist any attempts to allocate that role to another European state. Ultimately, Labour believes very firmly that Brexit must not be an opportunity for the UK to turn inwards, or to shirk our international obligations.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Defence Suppliers: Innovation (5 Mar 2018)

Nia Griffith: There is crippling uncertainty about the customs arrangements that our defence suppliers will face after Brexit. This is threatening their ability to innovate and invest. Just today, Airbus, the RAF’s biggest supplier of large aircraft, has warned that trade barriers will seriously impede its ability to move parts across borders. It is clear that only a comprehensive customs union with the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Defence Suppliers: Innovation (5 Mar 2018)

Nia Griffith: ...are they ignoring those voices and their support for a customs union? Is it not the case that the Government are putting ideology above the interests of defence suppliers and pursuing an extreme Brexit that will damage jobs, our sovereign capability and, ultimately, our national security?

Ministry of Defence (26 Feb 2018)

Nia Griffith: ...identifies as a risk to the plan. Of course, one reason for the collapse in the value of the pound is a clear lack of investor confidence because of the way that this Government are handling the Brexit negotiations. The Opposition firmly believe that a clear commitment to negotiating a customs union with the European Union would provide the certainty that industry and investors need that...

Defence (11 Jan 2018)

Nia Griffith: ...of UN peacekeeping efforts. I profoundly regret that the last seven years have seen the weakening of our voice in the world, and it must be said that our current Foreign Secretary has not helped. Brexit cannot, and must not, be an opportunity for this country to turn inwards and shirk our international obligations. That includes the responsibility to be a critical friend to our country’s...

Bae Systems Military Air & Information Sites: Job Losses (10 Oct 2017)

Nia Griffith: ...action are the Government taking to address those and to give the industry confidence? UK-based defence companies are also facing a great deal of uncertainty owing to the Government’s handling of Brexit. We know that the defence and aerospace industries have wide-reaching supply chains that cross many borders, so what steps are the Government taking to ensure that the sector is not...

National Shipbuilding Strategy (6 Sep 2017)

Nia Griffith: ...shipyards across the UK. Given the fierce global competition, what strategies will the Secretary of State implement to secure orders from foreign buyers? We must ensure that uncertainty surrounding Brexit does not dissuade companies from operating here, or our allies from wanting to buy British. What active steps are the Secretary of State and his ministerial colleagues taking to...

EU Exit: Devolved Governments — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (21 Jul 2016)

Nia Griffith: I welcome the Minister to his place, in particular because of his knowledge of devolution in Wales and because he was a remain campaigner. I very much hope that he will be successful in the Brexit negotiations, because a successful outcome matters to all of us. The Prime Minister and her predecessor have made it clear that devolved Administrations should be fully involved in negotiations as...

EU Referendum: UK Steel Industry — [Mrs Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (13 Jul 2016)

Nia Griffith: Prime Minister. Business needs certainty. Investment depends on certainty about access to the markets and about the stability of the currency. We need clarity on the timetable and process for Brexit. We need to know what sort of deal the Government intend to seek and we need very close dialogue between them and the steel industry so that steel companies know exactly what they are...

Broadband in Wales — [Steve McCabe in the Chair] (6 Jul 2016)

Nia Griffith: ...of money could be cut off before the programme is finished. Can the Minister give us an absolute guarantee that that money will be there? Clearly, that is money from the ERDF and, according to the Brexiteers, as that money originally comes from the UK Government it should be used for the same items as it was designated for before Brexit. That is over and above any funding the Welsh...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Small Business Support (25 May 2016)

Nia Griffith: ..., not least those in the Welsh agricultural sector, which received some £350 million a year from the common agricultural policy. The Minister has previously confirmed that, in the event of a Brexit vote, there is absolutely no certainty that his Government would replace those EU funds, so does he agree that it is in the very best interests of Welsh farming and the broader Welsh economy...

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