Results 1–20 of 49 for brexit speaker:Martin Vickers

Public Accounts Commission: Leaving the EU: National Audit Office (31 Oct 2019)

Martin Vickers: My right hon. Friend and I represent neighbouring and largely Brexit-supporting constituencies, and of course we want to get Brexit done as quickly as possible, but can I ask how the NAO will approach post-Brexit financial audit?

Exiting the European Union: Contingency Planning (5 Sep 2019)

Martin Vickers: ...the Secretary of State confirm that our ports are indeed well prepared for no deal and also that they can take much heart from the advantages, such as free-port status, that will be available post-Brexit?

BBC — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (15 Jul 2019)

Martin Vickers: ...it must therefore be getting things right. However, there is a rather superior intonation in some of the questions from interviewers, as if to say, “Do you really think that people would vote for Brexit?” That is an insult to the 70% of my electorate who voted for Brexit—and very wise they are too.

International Trade: EU Customs Union (25 Apr 2019)

Martin Vickers: One of the principal benefits of Brexit is of course the ability to set our own trade policies, and many businesses in my constituency—it includes Immingham, the largest port in the country—want to take advantage of the freedoms that will be forthcoming. What additional support will the Secretary of State’s Department offer those businesses?

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill (3 Apr 2019)

Martin Vickers: Thank you very much, Mr Speaker. I was only just beginning to write my speech, but I shall muddle along. Needless to say, as an almost lifelong Brexit supporter, I shall be speaking against the proposal. I recognise that there are Members across the House who quite genuinely did not want to leave the European Union and who believe that the best interests of our country are served by being a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (27 Mar 2019)

Martin Vickers: ...visit to north-east Lincolnshire last Friday, when I was able to join him at Young’s Seafood in Grimsby, where we enjoyed some of the finest seafood possible. Does the Prime Minister agree that Brexit increases the opportunity to build on our existing trading relationship with the United States?

European Council (25 Mar 2019)

Martin Vickers: ...find a way through but, in actual fact, I think the majority want to thwart the result of the referendum. I was out in my constituency over the weekend and, as the Prime Minister knows, it is a 70% Brexit-supporting area. Like me most of my constituents are prepared to back her deal when I explain it, imperfect though it is, but fear that there may yet be further concessions. Can she give...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Leaving the EU: Ports (14 Feb 2019)

Martin Vickers: The port of Immingham is open for business and looking to increase that business as a result of Brexit. Can the Minister confirm that she has had discussions with ABP about the further use of Immingham?

Leaving the EU (12 Feb 2019)

Martin Vickers: One opportunity to boost our coastal communities post Brexit is the establishment of free ports, which port operators will not consider while we are a member of the customs union. I welcome my right hon. Friend’s reaffirmation that we will be leaving the customs union, but can she give an assurance that she will not concede further on that in any customs arrangements that she negotiates, so...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Leaving the EU: Food and Drink Standards (17 Jan 2019)

Martin Vickers: Is the Department considering improving and increasing standards post Brexit?

Christmas Adjournment — [David Hanson in the Chair] (20 Dec 2018)

Martin Vickers: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for East Lothian (Martin Whitfield). The comments he has just made about Brexit, which is of course the most contentious issue we face, highlight the fact that these end-of-term debates, even when discussing such serious issues, are always conducted in a good-natured way. It is always a pleasure to take part in them. My hon. Friend the Member for...

International Trade: Future Trade Agreements (20 Dec 2018)

Martin Vickers: ...inevitably leads to more business for our major ports, such as Immingham in my constituency. Does the Minister agree that free trade zones and free ports are worthy of serious consideration post-Brexit?

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

Martin Vickers: ...port complex—by tonnage, the largest in the UK—are optimistic about the future, and only recently announced a £36 million investment to deal with increased container traffic. Exit, or Brexit, will allow the establishment of free ports in the UK. Yes, they could be established if we remained in the EU, but the complexities, rules and regulations militate against that. Free ports would...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (20 Nov 2018)

Martin Vickers: ...in my constituency and the opportunities that have been created there. Would the Secretary of State or one of his Ministers care to comment on how we can promote free port status for Immingham post Brexit?

EU Exit Negotiations (15 Nov 2018)

Martin Vickers: ...the Common Customs Tariff for any good or import from any third country”. Does my right hon. Friend agree that that is a severe limitation on our sovereignty and will limit the opportunities that Brexit offers?

Exiting the European Union: Support for Businesses (25 Oct 2018)

Martin Vickers: The port of Immingham in my constituency, measured by tonnage, is the largest in the UK. When I meet businesses on the port, they constantly tell me about the opportunities they foresee for Brexit to extend trade through the port. Will the Minister, and the Government as a whole, support them by talking more about the opportunities of Brexit, rather than talking down those opportunities as...

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Accounts Commission: Leaving the EU: National Audit Office (18 Oct 2018)

Martin Vickers: ...the EU, the better and that a longer transition is totally unacceptable. Does he agree that it is important that the NAO is able to work with similar bodies, both in the EU and outside it, post Brexit?

Backbench Business: Freeports — [David Hanson in the Chair] (11 Oct 2018)

Martin Vickers: ...opportune time. The UK is an island nation and has always been very dependent on our ports; indeed, 90% of all our trade by volume, and 75% of our trade by value, passes through UK ports. Post Brexit, we have an opportunity to capitalise on this and to open up the country to world markets at a level never previously seen as possible. I take note of the slight differences between the two...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (17 Jul 2018)

Martin Vickers: .... The Humber local enterprise partnership, the local authority, the Hull and Humber chamber of commerce and local businesses have been working towards the possibility of free port status, post-Brexit. Can the Minister assure them that nothing that comes out of the negotiations will prevent that from happening?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Leaving the EU: UK Fish Exports (12 Jul 2018)

Martin Vickers: Many fisheries and seafood-processing companies in my constituency have come together with other businesses to express interest in the concept of a free port, post-Brexit. Will the Secretary of State assure them that the Government will agree to nothing that would prevent a future Government from designating free ports?


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