Results 1–20 of 38 for brexit speaker:Lord Purvis of Tweed

Freedom of Establishment and Free Movement of Services (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (23 Oct 2019)

Lord Purvis of Tweed: ...? I see the Minister nodding his head from his sedentary position, but that is contrary to the understanding of others. If the operation of the European financial single market ended on a no-deal Brexit, such people would not have the same level of protections. I would be most grateful if the Minister could clarify that. My second point is linked to that. We also considered a continuity...

Brexit - Motion to Take Note (19 Oct 2019)

Lord Purvis of Tweed: ...new backstop, 371 laws and regulations that would not apply to Great Britain would automatically be applied to Northern Ireland. On 1 October, the noble Lord, Lord Duncan, stated: “Any deal on Brexit on 31 October must avoid the whole or just part—that is, Northern Ireland—being trapped in an arrangement where it is a rule taker”.—[Official Report, 1/10/19; col. 1620.] That is...

Trade in Animals and Animal Products (Legislative Functions) and Veterinary Surgeons (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (7 Oct 2019)

Lord Purvis of Tweed: ...be off the border, but nevertheless those taking and receiving goods would have to go to designated hard areas. Are those temporary measures still planned by the Government if there is a no-deal Brexit? If we are faced with that on 31 October, are the Government indicating that from 1 November there would be hard areas in the United Kingdom to check goods covered by this statutory...

Statutory Auditors, Third Country Auditors and International Accounts Standards (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (26 Sep 2019)

Lord Purvis of Tweed: It would not be the first time that Ministers at the Dispatch Box during consideration of statutory instruments or Brexit-related legislation have said that they will reflect on the lack of consultation. To set my mind at rest on this aspect, what consultation was carried out on this measure with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland? What consultation was there with the Scottish...

NHS: Future UK Trade Deals - Motion to Take Note (4 Jul 2019)

Lord Purvis of Tweed: ..., and therefore threats or unrealistic promises to the NHS have been used repeatedly on constitutional aspects over recent years. Now that trade has become part of the constitutional process with Brexit, it is right that we debate it in Parliament, and I am grateful to the noble Lord for giving us the opportunity to do so. I was very pleased to see the noble Baroness, Lady Fairhead, in...

Devolved Administrations: 20th Anniversary - Motion to Take Note (22 May 2019)

Lord Purvis of Tweed: ...united kingdom—will require a more federal approach. Dr Clark, the MP for Caithness, was right in 1889. The union has been mutually beneficial, but its continuing benefit will be if we see either Brexit or no Brexit as the necessity for reform, to modernise. I am deeply proud of the small part I have played, as the last Member for the beautiful area of Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale.

UK Foreign Policy in a Shifting World Order (International Relations Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (21 May 2019)

Lord Purvis of Tweed: ..., and to be a lead investor for Africa and a top governance partner on global goal 16, we have to have respect in the world. On a visit to Iraq last year, an MP said that they were watching the Brexit proceedings there every day, and laughing and crying at us—neither are what you want to see as a reflection of British foreign policy. If we are to take advantage of these changes, perhaps...

Trade Agreement between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Swiss Confederation - Motion to Regret (1 May 2019)

Lord Purvis of Tweed: ...are where we are. This agreement was perhaps started in a very false political context and through a rather unseemly political process to try to get agreements in place before what would have been Brexit day. I hope that this slight window of opportunity allows us to take some deep breaths. What had seemed to be rollover agreements could well now be seen in their proper context of an...

Yemen: Giving Peace a Chance (International Relations Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (1 Apr 2019)

Lord Purvis of Tweed: ...with Saudi and the UAE. Any reader of the FCO website on GOV.UK will see two articles. The first has the headline: “Britain has been shaping the world for centuries. That won’t change with Brexit”. That is immediately followed by: “Yemen crisis won’t be solved by UK arms exports halt”. There is a jarring visual element to reading the articles by the Foreign Secretary, not just...

Trade etc. in Dual-Use Items and Firearms etc. (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (26 Mar 2019)

Lord Purvis of Tweed: ...is very worrying. That said, I am grateful that the Government have indicated that they will bring forward another SI to correct the mistakes in this one. It is symptomatic of where we are in the Brexit process, but it is depressing given the seriousness of this issue. With regard to the substance of the SI, will the Minister say a little more about the Isle of Man? I understand the...

Customs Safety and Security Procedures (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (26 Mar 2019)

Lord Purvis of Tweed: ...that it would be required to have an EORI number in the event of no deal. The Government have taken that position consistently over a number of months in indicating that preparations for a no-deal Brexit need to be made. It has been fascinating to observe both the information that the Government have received and how businesses have responded. As I indicated to the Minister, the last time...

Trade Bill - Third Reading: Motion (20 Mar 2019)

Lord Purvis of Tweed: ...many technicalities and the Minister has been pragmatic in the way she has responded. She also said that the Bill was about continuity and certainty. These two things have been lacking on Brexit over the last months. On this Bill we have been unaccustomed to having such a large attendance in the House as there is now; given the next Statement on Brexit preparedness, I am sure it is in the...

State Aid (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (14 Mar 2019)

Lord Purvis of Tweed: ...of the Scottish industries and the Scottish economy. It would be a major disruption if that kind of financial balance had to be adjusted over a short period, especially in the context of a no-deal Brexit. That leads to my next point. I have heard the Minister commit to offering security for funded projects to be supported for their lifetime. I stress, from my direct experience of having...

Agreement Establishing an Economic Partnership Agreement between the Eastern and Southern Africa States and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - Motion to Resolve (13 Mar 2019)

Lord Purvis of Tweed: ..., our relationship with that union, through SADC and others as they emerge, will be very important. There are considerable opportunities. Far be it for me to highlight a potentially good element of Brexit, but, if we are to have a stand-alone trade relationship with the emerging African customs union, it would be helpful if the Government would signal what their intentions are. I know that...

Trade Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 34 (13 Mar 2019)

Lord Purvis of Tweed: My Lords, as we move towards the final stages of Report, it is right that we reflect briefly on why we have this Bill. Primarily it is here in case there is a no-deal Brexit. It includes many of the provisions that the Government told us would have to be in place before exit day for preparedness in case there was a no-deal exit. That was the intention in January 2018, when the Commons first...

Trade Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 22 (13 Mar 2019)

Lord Purvis of Tweed: ...of this amendment in maintaining the spirit and including the contents of the agreement. I use the example of today’s announcements on the proposed tariffs that may be applied on a no-deal Brexit and the Written Ministerial Statement on how that will impact on the Northern Ireland border, already referred to by the noble Lord, Lord Kerr. I was grateful for an opportunity to have a...

Honda in Swindon - Statement (19 Feb 2019)

Lord Purvis of Tweed: ...to rule out no deal to prevent the industry and others preparing for a catastrophic set of circumstances. Will the Government listen today to the motor industry and categorically rule out a no-deal Brexit so that the industry and others can focus on what is best for the industry and jobs in the country?

Trade Bill - Committee (4th Day) (4 Feb 2019)

Lord Purvis of Tweed: ...of Ireland, which trades with Northern Ireland. There are 1.5 million declarations annually through the customs system. From the Irish Government’s position, if there is no customs union with Brexit, that will increase to 33 million. The risk register provides that 2% of all those consignments need to be physically inspected and 6% need to be looked at for a documentary check. Now, 2% of...

Trade Bill - Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (21 Jan 2019)

Lord Purvis of Tweed: ...any similar background material that led to the mutual recognition agreement that the UK has signed with Australia. It may well be that mutual recognition over wine will be very necessary, come Brexit; we will probably be enjoying Australian wine a lot more. But the point of making sure that trade agreements meet ethical standards and have a clear set of benchmarks, with a requirement on...

Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration - Motion to Take Note (2nd Day) (10 Jan 2019)

Lord Purvis of Tweed: ...compounds them all. They are the consequences of the prospect of leaving our biggest trading market, with no combined customs system. Sir Walter Scott wrote what would be an apt description of the Brexit campaign: “Faces that have charmed us the most escape us the soonest”. Now the problem is that there is finally the crashing reality of what leaving means, and it does not match the...


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