All 11 results for brexit speaker:Andrew Griffiths

Irish Border: Customs Arrangements (1 Oct 2019)

Andrew Griffiths: ...the European Commission and European leaders decide not to accept the proposals, the Government will leave with no deal? My constituents voted 63% to leave. They have been waiting three years for Brexit. Will the Minister tell the Prime Minister that they are behind him and to make sure that we get on and deliver Brexit on 31 October?

Backbench Business: Beer Duty Rates — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (25 Jun 2019)

Andrew Griffiths: ...beer on cask, but they could not because it was not economically viable because the beer went off. It was 2.8% because of the EU directive, which prevented us from doing anything else. As we Brexit and come out of the European Union, we have the opportunity of a differential rate—maybe 3% or 3.5%—at which brewers could produce a great, tasty beer while taking units out of consumption....

Compensation Orders (Child Sexual Abuse) (26 Mar 2019)

Andrew Griffiths: ...the Lord Chancellor to report on the use by courts of compensation orders for child sexual abuse offences; and for connected purposes. People come to this House for many reasons—to deliver Brexit, to fight racism, to champion social justice, to reform Parliament—but I am sure that everyone in the House, from all parties, comes here to help the victims, the vulnerable, and those with...

Future Free Trade Agreements (21 Feb 2019)

Andrew Griffiths: The hon. Lady mentioned businesses that are not prepared to go on the record. I quote: “This is not a Brexit-related issue for us”, and this decision is “being made” on the basis of “global…changes”—those are the words of Ian Howells, Honda’s senior vice-president for Europe. It is clearly disingenuous to suggest that Honda’s decision was based on Brexit. Does she accept...

Terms and Conditions of Employment (19 Feb 2019)

Andrew Griffiths: ...and his team? Given that he manages to bring together unions, labour market experts and businesses and get them to agree, does the Minister think we should get him involved in our European Brexit negotiations?

Retail Sector (6 Jun 2018)

Andrew Griffiths: ...the points raised by right hon. and hon. Members in this debate. The hon. Member for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey (Drew Hendry), in an interesting speech that particularly focused on Brexit for a change, raised the issue of austerity but forgot to remind the House that, as a result of changes to lift the lowest paid in society out of paying tax and as a result of the biggest...

Retail Sector (6 Jun 2018)

Andrew Griffiths: ...the retail sector; further regrets that the Government has presided over the biggest squeeze in wage growth in a generation, is failing to provide certainty around future trading arrangements after Brexit and has failed to ensure a fair business rates system; and calls on the Government to urgently publish a strategy for the retail sector.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Business: Government Assistance (16 May 2018)

Andrew Griffiths: ...tail’ of lower productivity firms. We will carry on focusing on the needs of businesses through the delivery of our Industrial Strategy and as we work to secure the best and most ambitious Brexit deal for the whole of the United Kingdom.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Non-UK EU Nationals: Small Businesses (1 May 2018)

Andrew Griffiths: We will set out in due course the system and the scheme that will operate post-Brexit. I can, however, assure the hon. Gentleman that I regularly meet representatives of the Federation of Small Businesses, and we will ensure that the workforce is there for those businesses.

Sainsbury and Asda Merger (30 Apr 2018)

Andrew Griffiths: ...he talks about. We want to make sure that employees’ voices are heard and that there is proper engagement over the merger. It is clear, though, that in no way is this a response to Brexit. These are businesses based in the UK and competing in the UK, and the business will continue to be listed on the London stock exchange post the merger. I recognise the hon. Gentleman’s concerns,...

Taylor Review (7 Feb 2018)

Andrew Griffiths: I wondered how long it would be before we got on to the “B” word, Brexit. I know that my hon. Friend is hugely concerned about that, as are businesses large and small up and down the country. He will have to wait a little bit longer, I am afraid. That announcement will, I am sure, be made by someone higher up the food chain than I, but I can assure him that the concerns of workers and...


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