Results 1–20 of 53 for brexit speaker:Greg Clark

British Steel (24 Jul 2019)

Greg Clark: ...say is that at this time, when potential purchasers are considering British steel, actually it is not the case that the steel industry would not have a future in the event of different forms of Brexit. It is very important to convey to prospective buyers the fact that the industry that exists, with its opportunities domestically and internationally, and with the quality of its workforce...

British Steel (24 Jul 2019)

Greg Clark: We have been very clear in the discussions that have been taken prospectively. Obviously, the arrangements are not settled until the Brexit conclusions are settled, but we have been very clear in a number of product areas that safeguards should be available and should be used for precisely the purpose they have been so far and will be needed in future.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: UK Automotive Sector: No-deal Brexit (16 Jul 2019)

Greg Clark: The industrial strategy chose to invest to make Britain a leading location for the next generation of vehicles, irrespective of Brexit. This month, we have worked with Jaguar Land Rover to secure the electric XJ at Castle Bromwich. Last week, I launched the new electric Mini, to be built in Oxford. Immediately after these questions, I am unveiling Lotus’s Evija , the UK’s first...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: UK Automotive Sector: No-deal Brexit (16 Jul 2019)

Greg Clark: ...the hon. Gentleman welcomes the commitment given by Vauxhall’s owners to invest in Ellesmere Port, but he is absolutely right that they have said that that depends on a successful resolution of Brexit that means Vauxhall can continue to trade without tariffs and friction with the rest of the European Union. That reinforces how vital it is to secure such a deal.

British Steel: EU Emissions Trading Compliance (1 May 2019)

Greg Clark: I thank the hon. Lady for her welcome for the steps that we have taken. She is absolutely right that if a Brexit deal had been agreed, this would not have been necessary: the deal that has been proposed and voted on three times in this House would have made this statement unnecessary. I gently point out to her that the company itself, British Steel, wrote to constituency Members in December...

British Steel: EU Emissions Trading Compliance (1 May 2019)

Greg Clark: ...this arrangement has had and whether a deal has been approved, I put it as a matter of fact that the reason we had to make this transaction was that we have not, as a House of Commons, agreed a Brexit deal. We have not ratified a Brexit agreement. I said to my opposite number that I welcome the constructive discussions that are taking place. I hope that in the days and weeks ahead, the...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Leaving the EU: Businesses in Scotland (19 Mar 2019)

Greg Clark: ...as a game changer by all the bodies involved, including the Scottish Government. As the hon. Gentleman knows, the best way to support business in Scotland is to end the uncertainty that comes from Brexit and to join the Government in agreeing a deal.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Leaving the EU: Businesses in Scotland (19 Mar 2019)

Greg Clark: ...Kingdom, including, of course, businesses in Scotland. I work very closely with the Scottish Government. They are represented on the groups that are developing the contingency plans for a no-deal Brexit, and businesses are included in that.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (19 Mar 2019)

Greg Clark: One of the frustrations about the dominance of our Brexit debates over the last two years is that insufficient attention is given to the fact that this is one of the most exciting times for British industry and commerce since the first industrial revolution, which was forged in this country. We are in the vanguard of so many of the industries of the future. Earlier this month, my right hon....

Leaving the Eu: Protection for Workers (6 Mar 2019)

Greg Clark: ...what assurances we can give on other significant pieces of legislation that might be in scope. The hon. Lady mentioned the jurisprudence of the ECJ. It would clearly be inappropriate after Brexit for the ECJ to have a remit in the UK, but of course, as she knows as a lawyer herself, any court can have regard to the decisions of any court that it considers to be relevant in the case being...

Leaving the Eu: Protection for Workers (6 Mar 2019)

Greg Clark: ..., which is to continue to embed European rights directly and to have them enforced by the Court of Justice of the European Union. That is a different approach. In my view, it is not compatible with Brexit. Therefore, we are looking for a way in which this House, this Parliament and the UK courts can provide the guarantees that I think everyone in this House wants to give.

Leaving the Eu: Protection for Workers (6 Mar 2019)

Greg Clark: ...we have not, in practice, been limited to EU standards, there is no reason why we should not maintain this record of leadership outside the EU. The Prime Minister has given a commitment that Brexit will not be allowed to erode workers’ rights. Nevertheless, some hon. Members have advanced the view in previous debates that a parliamentary mechanism should be established to monitor and...

Honda in Swindon (19 Feb 2019)

Greg Clark: ...and the consequences for the excellent workforce in Swindon and their suppliers. We will do everything we can to ensure that they have good opportunities in future. The hon. Lady asked about Brexit. The company said that the decision was not about Brexit and clearly we must accept that. She asked about its market share. In truth, it has a small market share in Europe compared with the...

Honda in Swindon (19 Feb 2019)

Greg Clark: ...matters. He summarised his views in a letter to the UK and the EU: “What Japanese businesses in Europe most wish to avoid is the situation in which they are unable to discern clearly the way the Brexit negotiations are going, only grasping the whole picture at the last minute.” We should heed that advice. We have the opportunity to bring negotiations to an orderly conclusion. I hope...

Honda in Swindon (19 Feb 2019)

Greg Clark: I agree with my right hon. Friend. Although Brexit uncertainty was not cited as one of the factors in the decision, it is evident in investment decisions in the whole industry. I know from regular conversations with investors that it does bear on their minds. Last time I was in the House, I mentioned that Nissan has said that the political uncertainty over a no-deal Brexit, or what kind of...

Honda in Swindon (19 Feb 2019)

Greg Clark: ...in the House, of all parties, have worked hard over the past three years to make the case for investing in Britain, to investors in this country and around the world, despite the uncertainty that Brexit has put into the assessments of investors in Japan and around the world. We have secured investments during this time, from Nissan, Toyota, Geely, BMW, PSA, Aston Martin, Williams and many...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Leaving the EU: Support for Businesses based in Scotland (12 Feb 2019)

Greg Clark: The Chancellor and I work closely together to support businesses right across the United Kingdom, but as I said before, the best option for Scotland in facing Brexit is to provide certainty to business by supporting a deal that has been proposed with the European Union.

Nissan in Sunderland (4 Feb 2019)

Greg Clark: ...to the sector and has been for many years. Nissan will be invited to resubmit an application in the light of its changed investment. The hon. Lady’s second point is that we need to conclude our Brexit negotiations, but what she spectacularly ignores is that Nissan and the UK automotive industry back the deal that the Prime Minister has negotiated. The deal achieves what they need: no...

Nissan in Sunderland (4 Feb 2019)

Greg Clark: ...secured by that investment in the Qashqai. That is a welcome factor. The hon. Gentleman is right to point out that the company has expressed an urgent concern that we should resolve the question of Brexit, but he is wrong to say that the deal the Prime Minister has negotiated does not command the positive confidence of the industry. I have talked about Nissan, but let me mention the head...

Nissan in Sunderland (4 Feb 2019)

Greg Clark: My hon. Friend is absolutely right, but it is also right to reflect that for more than two and a half years now the industry, and Nissan in particular, has been worried about the consequences of Brexit. That is why many Members, both Government and Opposition, as well as the trade unions, made such a determined effort to ensure that we got the investment that was so vital. That investment is...


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