Results 1–20 of 25 for brexit speaker:John McNally

Restoring Nature and Climate Change — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (28 Oct 2019)

John McNally: ...harmful emissions, and protecting what nature has to offer. All of us have to face up to possible risks to the environment now and in the future. Any lowering of environmental standards post-Brexit will not be tolerated in Scotland.

Plastic Food and Drink Packaging — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (24 Oct 2019)

John McNally: That is lucky, because my voice is beginning to give way anyway. There is real concern that Brexit poses a real threat to environmental standards in the UK, with DEFRA being singled out as the least-prepared Department for the UK’s departure from the EU. The best way for us to achieve our environmental ambitions is to ensure that Scotland’s devolved powers continue to be respected.

Exiting the European Union (Environmental Protection) (8 Oct 2019)

John McNally: ...better than a pound of cure. Imposing a UK-wide framework for the environment risks undermining the significant progress that Scotland has made. We have grave concerns about the UK Government’s Brexit power grab, particularly in relation to environmental protections. We are not opposed to UK-wide frameworks when they are in Scotland’s interests, but they must be agreed and not imposed....

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (17 Jul 2019)

John McNally: May I ask the Prime Minister about some day-to-day post-Brexit issues? Scotland’s seafood industry fears that transport delays, new tariffs and taxes will put it on an uneven playing field in relation to its European counterparts. Can the Prime Minister tell us how the UK Government will support and protect this high-value industry when it faces product loss, owing to delays that will...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: EU Withdrawal Agreement: Welsh Economy (26 Jun 2019)

John McNally: Brexit has serious implications for Welsh farmers, with an average of 80% of a farmer’s income in Wales coming from direct payments received through the EU’s common agricultural policy. The Secretary of State is backing a contender for Prime Minister who, during the referendum campaign, promised farmers that their subsidies would remain as they are after Brexit. Can the Secretary of State...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Leaving the EU: Tertiary Education (29 Apr 2019)

John McNally: In the event of a no-deal Brexit, the Government have proposed a temporary leave that will apply to EU citizens for 36 months, allowing EU students to complete their third-level degrees here in England. However, the majority of Scottish degree courses last for 48 months, and thus EU students will face the threat of being forced to leave before finishing their education. Will the Minister...

Exiting the European Union (Food and Agriculture) (19 Mar 2019)

John McNally: ...in stark contrast to the uncertainty and paralysis of the UK Government. Public concern about hormone-tainted meat and chlorine-washed chicken demonstrates how critical food standards will be post-Brexit, both at home and abroad. In my hometown of Denny, which is in my Falkirk constituency, we have a business that exports broiler chickens to Europe and the world, and everywhere it sends...

Business of the House (Today): UK’s Withdrawal from the European Union (14 Mar 2019)

John McNally: If the Prime Minister can allow MPs to change their mind on Brexit, why can she not allow the people of this country to do the same?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: New Business Creation (29 Jan 2019)

John McNally: If Brexit goes ahead, what plans has the Chancellor made to compensate firms in Scotland, such as the live transport of shellfish and seed potatoes industry, which will suffer losses because of delays at the ports?

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Political Coverage: Broadcasting (13 Dec 2018)

John McNally: I thank the Minister for that answer. Many of my Falkirk constituents complained to me that the now doomed Brexit debate would have placed two leaders in a head-to-head format, with no input from any of the devolved Administrations. At a time when politicians often complain that the public are not getting the full, balanced picture, does the Minister really believe that this helps to dispel...

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

John McNally: I would like to focus my comments on the practicalities of transporting and storing products and goods. No one could disagree that the more we have learned about Brexit in the past couple of years, the more complicated leaving the EU has become. Falkirk voted remain. The real issues that will impact on my communities have become self-evident. This country is clearly unprepared to leave the...

Plastic-free Packaging (Fruit and Vegetables) — [Mr David Hanson in the Chair] (12 Nov 2018)

John McNally: ...are establishing themselves at the forefront of this new economic sector. The many ethical companies across Scotland and the UK need certainty that standards will be maintained and aligned post-Brexit. Will the Minister comment on whether the new policies that are coming forward will be aligned to those standards? Plastic packaging is only part of the story. Making a concerted effort to...

Oil and Gas Industry — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (9 Oct 2018)

John McNally: ...over the past 50 years and provide the political certainty and financial support it needs now, or risk undermining North sea oil and gas by once again using it as a cash cow, this time to pay for Brexit Britain. With sales up by 18.2% between 2016-17 and 2017-18 and the North sea holding up to 20 billion barrels of oil, the sector is in very strong health. Recent industry announcements,...

Oil and Gas Industry — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (9 Oct 2018)

John McNally: ..., the sector can achieve an additional £150 billion of revenue above the baseline estimate of £350 billion. However, Grangemouth, its workforce and the wider sector are being put at risk by Brexit. The latest Oil & Gas UK report makes it clear that Brexit will have a significant impact on the oil and gas sector, warning about the impact on frictionless access to goods and services, and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Leaving the Customs Union: Scotland (3 Jul 2018)

John McNally: ..., has expressed serious concerns about a hike in costs within the supply chain should the UK leave the customs union. Given that the Chancellor has so far failed to stop the Prime Minister’s hard Brexit, what are we to expect from him at Friday’s Cabinet showdown on Brexit—action or evasion?

NHS Long-Term Plan: Sewel Convention (18 Jun 2018)

John McNally: Does my right hon. Friend agree that the Tory Government’s re-reservation of powers and the rest of their preferred post-Brexit constitutional arrangements effectively strip decisions about fracking from the Scottish Government? If decisions about the future of fracking in Scotland are to be made in Whitehall, does he agree that the Secretary of State for Scotland’s office has been...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Leaving the EU: Rail Industry (24 May 2018)

John McNally: ...he not take a leaf out of the Scottish Government’s book to ensure that passengers are not hit in their pockets as the result of his Government’s inability to provide even basic certainty over Brexit?

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Leaving the EU: Border Checks (9 May 2018)

John McNally: The latest InterTradeIreland report said that only 8% of cross-border traders had made any plans for post-Brexit trading. How many of the Secretary of State’s new customs officers will be tasked with reassuring those businesses and helping them to prepare for the future?

Reduction of Plastic Waste in the Marine Environment — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (2 May 2018)

John McNally: ...the UK—I might have a disagreement here with my friend from Northern Ireland, the hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon)—and that was another good move for the environment. Sadly, after Brexit we have no guarantees from the UK Government that Scotland will still be in charge of its own laws for protecting our clean water and land. We must keep pressing for answers, and we will. On...

Leaving the EU: Chemicals Regulation — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (1 Feb 2018)

John McNally: ...one of the scientists there that they had already had 100,000 companies registered in Ireland. That immediately raises concerns, and it reinforces what has been said today. We were all warned that Brexit threatened our membership of REACH and would result in disastrous consequences for our industries and economies. I was also warned that the Scottish Government’s competencies in...


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