All 11 results for brexit speaker:Ian Mearns

Business of the House: Principles of Democracy and the Rights of the Electorate (26 Sep 2019)

Ian Mearns: The Labour party manifesto, for which many millions of people voted, explicitly said that we would respect the outcome of the referendum but that we would absolutely work against a no-deal Brexit.

Business of the House (27 Jun 2019)

Ian Mearns: ...to manufacture the British passport to a French-Dutch company. In future, the passports will be manufactured in Poland. One hundred and seventy workers lose their jobs in Gateshead, and our post-Brexit blue British passport is to be manufactured in Poland—you just could not make this stuff up. Finally, let me make a very impassioned plea. A Nigerian mother and her three children live in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Industrial Strategy (26 Jun 2019)

Ian Mearns: ..., and reports of the impact that similar announcements by Nissan in my region and Honda will have on the supply chain companies in Wales, what assessment has the Minister made of the impact that Brexit is already having on the automotive sector in Wales? What discussions has he had with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to provide support to the sector in Wales...

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

Ian Mearns: ...to assisting people in difficulty. It is all talk, and from my perspective, as someone who represents Gateshead, I am afraid it always has been. I said at the outset that I would not talk about Brexit, but how can I not? Some 57% of my constituency voted to leave, but that came after six years of Government austerity. Many of the social problems that have been identified brought about a...

May Adjournment (3 May 2018)

Ian Mearns: I beg to move, That this House has considered matters to be raised before the May adjournment. Earlier, I listened to Ministers saying that EU citizens’ rights would be defended robustly after Brexit, but I have also heard this week from Members of the European Parliament representing the north-east of England that EU negotiators are sceptical about such assertions because of what has...

May Adjournment (3 May 2018)

Ian Mearns: ...test and been refused universal credit, despite living here for 27 years. With such cases occurring now, the assurances that have been given by Ministers about the rights of EU citizens following Brexit sound really quite hollow. There is a big job of work to be done. It is not just the Home Office that needs to recognise the rights of EU citizens; other Government Departments, such as the...

May Adjournment (3 May 2018)

Ian Mearns: .... That is clearly unfair and unsustainable. That is also fettering the growth of the economy in places like the north-east of England. I am sad to report that, together with uncertainty around Brexit and some problems in the motor industry, that means unemployment is continuing to rise in my constituency of Gateshead, even though we are constantly told that employment is at an all-time...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Business of the House (19 Apr 2018)

Ian Mearns: ...likely, with the costs that have been provided, that post-2020 our passports will be produced, or mainly produced, in eastern Europe or in the far east. It is not a satisfactory situation, post-Brexit, for the UK—an independent nation, proud of itself—to have its passports produced far, far away.

Easter Adjournment (29 Mar 2018)

Ian Mearns: ...than 200,000 signatures. In addition, an e-petition on the Government and Parliament site has over 32,000 signatures from people demanding a Government response to the question at hand. In a post-Brexit Britain, we must ensure that jobs at home are secured. The Government would be wrong to push forward during the Easter recess with the plan to export the production of British passports....

Royal Assent: Business of the House (7 Dec 2017)

Ian Mearns: ...debate on RBS Global Restructuring Group, which was deferred last week, was heavily endorsed, and we are already anticipating applications for debates on really quite important matters. As for the Brexit sectoral analysis or impact assessments, the north-east of England has a particular set of problems when it comes to the UK economy, and even if there is no sectoral impact assessment for...

Business of the House (20 Oct 2016)

Ian Mearns: ...of any time allocations for Monday 7 November and Tuesday 8 November? I am surprised, by the way, that the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire (Pete Wishart) forgot to mention ready Brexit, but not to worry.


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