Results 1–20 of 34 for brexit speaker:Alun Cairns

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Shared Prosperity Fund (4 Sep 2019)

Alun Cairns: ...we were remaining in the European Union and we had not had the referendum, there would be no clarity on his question from a European perspective. The way in which the Labour party is prolonging the Brexit debate means more uncertainty for community groups that want to benefit from the post-Brexit policies, such as the UK shared prosperity fund.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Leaving the EU: No Deal (4 Sep 2019)

Alun Cairns: I met the Farmers Union of Wales yesterday to discuss the challenges and opportunities that Brexit will bring. I plan to meet NFU Cymru shortly. We recognise that there are new markets that we need to be exploring. I have already highlighted Japan as one of those markets, but there are many more.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Leaving the EU: Manufacturing (26 Jun 2019)

Alun Cairns: ...Welsh economy. She needs to recognise that unemployment is at record low levels, economic activity is at record high levels, exports are growing and manufacturing is prospering. When it comes to Brexit, she also needs to recognise that when she voted against the deal on 29 March, she was the one who increased the prospect of no deal.

Ford in Bridgend (10 Jun 2019)

Alun Cairns: ...working that they have demonstrated so far, and I commend the unions for their engagement and the tone that they have adopted in the discussions. Like many other Members, the hon. Lady pointed to Brexit. Those Members are being somewhat selective. It is right that the manufacturing sector, in particular, seeks a stable economic environment from which to export to the European market, but...

Ford in Bridgend (10 Jun 2019)

Alun Cairns: ...to respond to that. On funding, whatever support has been provided to the suppliers to Honda in Swindon is equally available to those who supply Ford in Bridgend. The hon. Gentleman again points to Brexit, but I say to him that the automotive sector was a strong supporter of the deal the Prime Minister and the Government have agreed with the European Commission. The hon. Gentleman would do...

Ford in Bridgend (10 Jun 2019)

Alun Cairns: I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for underlining the points in relation to Brexit, because Ford has stated clearly that Brexit has nothing to do with this decision. Furthermore, there would be more credibility in the Opposition’s points about Brexit if the engine plant was being shifted from the UK to anywhere else in the European Union, but we know that production is being shifted to...

Ford in Bridgend (10 Jun 2019)

Alun Cairns: ...with the unions, which have a better understanding of the actual factors in play within the plant. We will then work in challenging Ford on those issues. I say to those who seek to try to blame Brexit for the decision that we are working hard to attract investment both to this site and to Wales. Opposition Members seek to misrepresent the position, because Ford has clearly stated that it...

Ford in Bridgend (10 Jun 2019)

Alun Cairns: The hon. Lady suggests I am wholly wrong to rule out Brexit as a cause, but those are not my views; they are the clear statements that have been made by Ford, both in private and in public. There would be much greater credibility in the statements being made by people seeking to make party political advantage out of this position, which is disappointing, if Ford was moving its operations to...

Ford in Bridgend (10 Jun 2019)

Alun Cairns: The way in which the hon. Gentleman is pursuing the question suggests that this is a debate about Brexit, but Ford has said that it is not and is acting in a way that demonstrates that it is not. It is not about judging Ford’s statements; it is about judging its proposals and the actions it plans to take arising from this issue. He is right in that the manufacturing sector, in particular,...

Ford in Bridgend (10 Jun 2019)

Alun Cairns: ..., to say the least. It is very disappointing that it could be taken out of the UK and, in fact, out of Europe, to be manufactured in Mexico. That underlines that this was not a decision about Brexit. The decision was about the challenging conditions faced right across the global automotive sector. Bridgend has been particularly impacted by the downturn in Ford’s share of the passenger...

Written Answers — Wales Office: UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Wales (8 Apr 2019)

Alun Cairns: I recently met the all-party group for post-Brexit funding for nations, regions and local areas to discuss the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. As I said at Wales Oral Questions on 3 April, I would be happy to meet with the honourable Gentleman and colleagues to discuss the Fund.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Leaving the EU: Discussions with First Minister of Wales (3 Apr 2019)

Alun Cairns: ...I do not want to leave the European Union without a deal. That is exactly why I voted for the Prime Minister’s deal. Perhaps the hon. Lady will explain to her constituents why she voted to block Brexit.

ST David’S Day (28 Feb 2019)

Alun Cairns: I am disappointed by the approach the hon. Gentleman is taking. On the one hand, he, like many other Members in the House, will point to individual companies that are fearful of a no-deal Brexit, or farming unions and other organisations that have said they are fearful of or do not want to face a no-deal Brexit. On the other hand, however, such Members are not prepared to take the advice of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Industrial Strategy (27 Feb 2019)

Alun Cairns: The hon. Gentleman has raised an important point. I was in Japan last week when the ambassador received the news. It is necessary to recognise that this is nothing to do with Brexit; it is about changing market habits and about Honda’s changing approach. We have already been in touch with the Welsh Automotive Forum and are engaging positively with its members. The hon. Gentleman is right...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: UK Shared Prosperity Fund (23 Jan 2019)

Alun Cairns: ...fund will be extremely important to all parts of the UK. My specific interest is protecting Welsh interests in the development of that policy. On 14 January, I spoke to the Welsh Government’s Brexit Minister, Jeremy Miles, to update him on the latest stages of the plans for consultation, and I also committed to sharing that with him before we formally consult. Of course we want to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: UK Shared Prosperity Fund (23 Jan 2019)

Alun Cairns: ...of the Welsh Assembly, as well as countless Joint Ministerial Committee meetings and this afternoon’s meeting between the Prime Minister and the First Minister to discuss how best to manage Brexit.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration: Economic Effect (5 Dec 2018)

Alun Cairns: ...shows that the deal the Government have negotiated is the best deal available for Welsh jobs and the Welsh economy. That allows us to honour the referendum and realise the new opportunities Brexit will bring.

Written Answers — Wales Office: European Regional Development Fund: Wales (5 Nov 2018)

Alun Cairns: .... Specifically guidance on European Regional Development Funding in a 'no deal' can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/european-regional -development-funding-if-theres-no-brexit-deal/european-regio nal-development-funding-if-theres-no-brexit-deal.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Care Placement of Young People (24 Oct 2018)

Alun Cairns: I am grateful to the hon. Lady for the question, but I am not sure where Brexit is linked with this. Clearly, there is freedom of movement across the European Union and the common travel area—those positions will still be in place, particularly in relation to the common travel area. I do not think that this is about where the children originate from, because, clearly, there are Welsh...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Leaving the EU (18 Jul 2018)

Alun Cairns: Wales approaches Brexit from a position of strength with a growing economy and falling unemployment, and our plan for Brexit will allow us to shape our own ambitious trade and investment opportunities, putting Wales and the wider UK at the forefront of global trade.


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