Results 1–20 of 39 for brexit speaker:Seema Malhotra

European Council (11 Apr 2019)

Seema Malhotra: ...office, I wrote to her calling for cross-party working in the national interest and for her to urgently engage the country, through a national convention, on how we move forward. So with committed Brexiteers like Peter Oborne now expressing concern about where we have reached and the risks of Brexit for our economy and our Union, who does she plan to involve in the more formal forum she...

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill: Duties in connection with Article 50 extension (8 Apr 2019)

Seema Malhotra: Does my hon. Friend agree that it is a sad indictment of where we have reached that Peter Oborne, who describes himself as a “strong Brexiteer”, said over the weekend: “Now we must swallow our pride and think again”? He was one of the 17.4 million who voted for Brexit but he now says: “I have to admit that the Brexit project has gone sour” and that it will “make us poorer”. It...

Business of the House: Sittings of the House (29 March) (28 Mar 2019)

Seema Malhotra: The hon. Gentleman is making an important point about a blind Brexit. Does he agree that the way in which the motion has been tabled goes against the spirit of this House, where we have been trying to expand and understand where there is consensus, and that it instead contracts the debate by trying to separate the debate about the future? That is at the very core of the debate, and this is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (16 Jan 2019)

Seema Malhotra: ...in to tell her why her deal is best or to see whether they have any ideas about how to get her deal through. Apparently now, No. 10’s resistance to a customs union with the European Union after Brexit was a principle, not a red line. Which is it? If she is genuinely seeking to work with Parliament and hear the will of the House, is she prepared to change any of her red lines and work to...

Leaving the EU: European Union (Withdrawal) Act (14 Jan 2019)

Seema Malhotra: .... Trade barriers could equal 10% of the value of trade in services, meaning that the economy’s biggest sector would suffer to the tune of more than £44 billion a year. Secondly, it is a blind Brexit. We have no idea what the future will look like. No one leaves their home on the promise of a great new home with no guarantees about where it is, what it looks like, how many rooms it has...

International Trade: Free Trade Agreements (20 Dec 2018)

Seema Malhotra: A merry Christmas from Feltham and Heston to you, Mr Speaker and to everybody else. This week, I attended an interesting seminar by Global Policy Insights on trade with the Commonwealth pre and post Brexit. The Commonwealth accounted for 8.9% of UK exports a couple of years ago—roughly the same as UK exports to Germany. Could the Secretary of State update the House on what discussions his...

Exiting the European Union: Meaningful Vote (11 Dec 2018)

Seema Malhotra: ...“left investors completely in the dark about what happens next”. Others went on to say that the delay was “kicking the can further down the road”, and that “we would not be surprised if Brexit uncertainty—which we estimate has knocked 0.5 percentage points off growth since the referendum—starts to weigh more heavily on the economy.” We can take this directly to the Prime...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (1 Nov 2018)

Seema Malhotra: ...every forecast year—that is almost unheard of—and the figures for the UK are now 60% below the G20 average. UK manufacturing has fallen to its lowest level since 2016 and is well below the pre-Brexit forecast. What about children and young people? Some wards in my constituency now have 40% of children growing up in poverty. This year, 3.1 million children with working parents will be...

Brexit Negotiations and No Deal Contingency Planning: Point of Order (4 Sep 2018)

Seema Malhotra: ...with the Leader of the House about or been aware of any potential plans to change the hours of this House because of the volume of SIs that will need to be approved by Parliament prior to Brexit? If so, do you know when any such proposals will be coming to this House?

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Government Departments: Brexit (9 Jul 2018)

Seema Malhotra: To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 29 March 2018 to Question 134319 on Departments: Brexit, what arrangements have been established in his Department to coordinate departments’ exit planning and delivery; and what the size is of that coordinating team.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Parliamentary approval of the outcome of negotiations with the EU (20 Jun 2018)

Seema Malhotra: I am grateful for the opportunity to speak today. I will make just a couple of remarks. I want to reiterate the comments that have been made that this is not about reversing Brexit or about tying the hands of the Government. This is about what happens and the role of Parliament if things go wrong. It is about clarity, about what will happen in this Parliament and to the interests of our...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 (12 Jun 2018)

Seema Malhotra: I want to focus my remarks on Lords amendment 19, which is about the fundamental question of the engagement of Parliament in the process and the outcome of Brexit. It has been argued that the amendment has been tabled to, in essence, frustrate the Brexit process, but that could not be further from the truth. At its heart, this debate is about what we mean by a meaningful vote. The Prime...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 (12 Jun 2018)

Seema Malhotra: ...about an unnecessary extension of, or thwarting of, the process; it is about providing for clarity in this House, in the circumstances that may arise, about what happens in the final months before Brexit. This can only be helpful in managing the risks of Brexit for our country in the event that a deal is well under way but not reached, or that a deal has not been agreed. It would certainly...

Leaving the Eu: Customs (16 May 2018)

Seema Malhotra: ...of the aerospace industry require quick and predictable border processes so that parts can reach their destination and repairs can be done in hours. Maintaining that speed for aerospace goods post Brexit is vital. As for medicines, the Proprietary Association of Great Britain, the industry body for consumer medicines that we all know and use such as Beechams and Calpol, has said that a...

Customs and Borders (26 Apr 2018)

Seema Malhotra: ...are also those least well positioned to respond to any shocks arising from leaving the customs union. As the City Region Economic and Development Institute at the University of Birmingham found, Brexit will aggravate, not reduce, inter-regional imbalances. Its research also found that the regions most exposed to Brexit are not remain-voting London and Scotland. For this risk of further...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU: Effect on Scotland (25 Apr 2018)

Seema Malhotra: Two thirds of the UK’s jobs in financial and professional services are outside London and many are in Scotland. Reuters estimates that 5,000 jobs in financial services might move because of Brexit. What advice has the Secretary of State been given about how this could affect jobs in Scotland?

Uk/EU Future Economic Partnership (5 Mar 2018)

Seema Malhotra: The Prime Minister accepted in her Mansion House speech last week that the UK would not be able to trade on the same terms with the EU post-Brexit. Under her Government’s calculations, how much of a hit will her Brexit be to the UK economy?

Leaving the Eu: Economic Analysis (30 Jan 2018)

Seema Malhotra: The Minister says that this cross-departmental analysis has not been co-ordinated by his Department, but on that there appears to be some confusion. When the Brexit Secretary gave evidence to the Brexit Committee last week, I asked him whether his Department is co-ordinating the cross-departmental work on the sectoral impacts of no deal, and he said, “Yes.” If there is indeed no deal, we...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Implementing the withdrawal agreement (13 Dec 2017)

Seema Malhotra: ...40 hon. Members from both sides of the Committee who put their name to it. New clause 69 seeks to lay out a simple road map to provide clarity on the role of Parliament in the final months before Brexit. The Government put out a statement today, setting out the role of Parliament in approving the agreements and how the agreements will be put into force. Notwithstanding the Minister’s...

Brexit Negotiations (11 Dec 2017)

Seema Malhotra: The issue of regulatory divergence is an ongoing matter of concern for many sectors of our economy. When the Prime Minister read the summary outcomes of the Brexit sectoral analyses, did she happen to read about the impact of Brexit on chemicals? The Chemical Industries Association has today written to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to ask the Government “to...


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