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Results 1–20 of 26 for brexit speaker:Liz McInnes

Points of Order: [2nd Day] (14 Jul 2016)

Liz McInnes: ..., now is the time to do so. We must acknowledge the errors of Iraq and implement the lessons in today’s context. That context came 13 days before the inquiry report was published in the form of Brexit. Some Members have infamously said outside this House that the public are “fed up with experts”. That, as with Iraq, is flawed intelligence. Now more than ever, the UK needs experts....

Student Loans Agreement — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (18 Jul 2016)

Liz McInnes: ...increase in tuition fees from £3,000 a year to £9,000 a year. In her role as Home Secretary, the new Prime Minster wrongly deported 48,000 international students, and that was before we voted for Brexit. Students are clearly receiving the worst dealt hand of the lot. The retrospective changes to the student loan repayment system are unacceptable, unjust and underhand. As many Members and...

Higher Education and Research Bill (19 Jul 2016)

Liz McInnes: ...as part of it. It is absolutely vital that student voices be heard. The other issue I wish to focus on is the result of the referendum. The parliamentary cycle will now be dominated by Brexit discussions. Until we know what Brexit actually means, and the relationship that we wish to have with and within the EU, this Bill cannot really make any progress. There are more than 125,000 EU...

Exiting the European Union (5 Sep 2016)

Liz McInnes: I am surprised by the right hon. Gentleman’s assertion that the mandate for Brexit is overwhelming. I remind him that 16 and 17-year-olds, whose future as European citizens will be most affected by the decision, were denied a vote. While the Secretary of State is speaking with stakeholders, what steps will he take to ensure that young people are given a voice and a say in their future?

Next Steps in Leaving the European Union (10 Oct 2016)

Liz McInnes: As chair of the all-party group on medical research, I am extremely concerned about the impact of Brexit on scientific and medical research in this country. Scientists have always worked collaboratively across borders, but researchers are now worried about funding and about the job insecurity and uncertainty faced by their EU national colleagues. Can the Secretary of State reassure...

European Medicines Agency — [Mr Steve McCabe in the Chair] (12 Oct 2016)

Liz McInnes: ...Nobel prizes for science. I congratulate them and their teams on those awards. Both those eminent British-born scientists have worked in the UK and abroad, and each of them warned that the risk of Brexit could mean “a big negative” for British science. We must continue to foster scientific excellence post Brexit, full stop. Retaining the EMA here in London is essential to harbouring...

National Arthritis Week — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (20 Oct 2016)

Liz McInnes: ...is supported, in the long term, by Government through a real-terms increase in science spending. It is essential that that is continued, and that we back research and development, now and post-Brexit. The Government also need to play their part in supporting medical research funded by charities. The charity research support fund provides an uplift to support charity-funded research in...

Exiting the EU: Higher Education — [Geraint Davies in the Chair] (23 Nov 2016)

Liz McInnes: ...university league tables and does so mainly thanks to EU grants. British science is not awash with funding; in fact, Britain has the lowest per capita spending on research of any G7 country. Sadly, Brexit and the Government’s handling of the referendum outcome have shown their inability to lead and to quash uncertainty over what Brexit will actually mean for the higher education sector....

Exiting the EU: Higher Education — [Geraint Davies in the Chair] (23 Nov 2016)

Liz McInnes: .... The vice-chancellor of Cambridge University, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, is a stalwart remainer, but he recognises the result of the referendum and he wants Cambridge to get the best out of Brexit. He says that to achieve that, the Government must provide some basic clarity on what Brexit actually means. He asks for three things from the Government: clarity on the national status...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Northern Ireland Office: Leaving the EU (7 Dec 2016)

Liz McInnes: The Northern Ireland Office did little preparation for Brexit, and it appears from the response to a written question that I tabled that several private consultancy firms are profiting from this lack of preparation. How many contracts have been awarded to consultancy firms and external organisations?

Un International Day: Violence Against Women (8 Dec 2016)

Liz McInnes: ...her house locks changed due to similar circumstances. Again, just this week, a man has been arrested after online threats against Gina Miller, the woman who launched a legal challenge against the Brexit process. Also this week, a 24-year-old man was found guilty of racially aggravated harassment against my hon. Friend the Member for Liverpool, Wavertree (Luciana Berger). The statistics...

Exiting the Eu: Science and Research (19 Dec 2016)

Liz McInnes: ...worldwide. We have 18 of the top 100 universities in the world, including four in the top 10. Listening to the hon. Member for South Antrim (Danny Kinahan), I was pleased to hear that even the Brexiteers are remainers when it comes to our universities.

Exiting the Eu: Science and Research (19 Dec 2016)

Liz McInnes: ...lowest per capita spending on research of any G7 country. The referendum outcome has led to uncertainty about its implications for the higher education sector. It is easy to trot out the phrase “Brexit means Brexit”, but, as ever, the devil is in the detail and, for the sake of the future of science and research in this country, that detail cannot be glossed over in a soundbite. There...

UK-West Africa Relations — [Steve McCabe in the Chair] (25 Jan 2017)

Liz McInnes: ...accept that this does not fall directly within the Foreign Office’s remit, but it will play an integral part in our future relations with the region, diplomatically and economically, now and post Brexit. There is currently only one trade envoy programme to the west African region, which is to Ghana and is headed by the hon. Member for Windsor, who visited earlier this month. Will the...

Budget Resolutions - Amendment of the Law (13 Mar 2017)

Liz McInnes: ...are really struggling to cope with a constant fall in living standards. The Chancellor’s statement was remarkable more for what it did not say than for what it did. There was barely a mention of Brexit, there was nothing for WASPI women, and there was no mention at all of the previous Chancellor’s failure to deliver a promised surplus by 2020. The right hon. Member for Tatton (Mr...

Persecution of Christians: Role of UK Embassies — [David Hanson in the Chair] (4 Jul 2017)

Liz McInnes: ...should use the word respect, rather than tolerance. The hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire (Andrew Selous) highlighted the important fact that in seeking trade deals outside the EU following Brexit, human rights issues should be uppermost in any negotiations. Those discussions should always take place in any trade deals we try to strike with other countries. The hon. Member for...

Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill: Israel and Palestinian Talks (5 Jul 2017)

Liz McInnes: ...and violence simply as a result of where they were born? On the issue of humanitarian relief, let me ask the Minister another question. The Foreign Office stated in December last year, after the Brexit outcome was known, that the UK’s financial aid to the Palestinian Authority was best channelled directly through EU funding programmes. The Foreign Office said that the mechanism “offers...

Future of the Commonwealth — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (21 Mar 2018)

Liz McInnes: ...we need to look at in our relationships with the Commonwealth. Many hon. Members have spoken about the benefits of trade arrangements with the Commonwealth. While I appreciate that in this post-Brexit world we are looking toward increasing our trading relationships with our Commonwealth partners, at the heart of the Commonwealth, as so many have said, is good will and co-operation, shared...

Exiting the European Union: No Deal: UK Border Delays (25 Oct 2018)

Liz McInnes: The Health Secretary told pharmaceutical companies to stockpile six weeks’ worth of medicines in case of a no deal Brexit because of potential delays at the border. Will the Brexit Secretary confirm whether he envisages circumstances where companies could be asked to stockpile for longer than six weeks?

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

Liz McInnes: ...There is no clarity about when the debate will be resumed and the meaningful vote held. In a letter to her MPs on 25 November, the Prime Minister said that she had “negotiated the best possible Brexit deal for the whole United Kingdom. It is now for MPs to decide: back this deal and honour the referendum result…or vote against it and take us back to square one”. She also said: “EU...


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