All 19 results for brexit speaker:Ronnie Cowan

20 Years of Devolution (11 Jul 2019)

Ronnie Cowan: ...independence is now favoured over devolution. This does not happen by accident: it is the result of considerate and compassionate governance. Most recently, Holyrood has not been paralysed by the Brexit process. It has continued to legislate, passing nine Bills in the past two months. These include Bills to tackle fuel poverty; to create a new social security system with dignity and...

Exiting the European Union: Devolved Administrations: Discussions (4 Apr 2019)

Ronnie Cowan: ...overwhelmingly to stay in the EU and to retain free movement of people, which is essential for our economy and social wellbeing. What account has been taken of those facts in developing the UK’s Brexit strategy?

Defence: Topical Questions (25 Mar 2019)

Ronnie Cowan: ...Kingdom Government can deploy armed military forces on UK soil only at the request of, for example, the appropriate police force. Have responses to such requests been considered as part of the post-Brexit contingency plans?

ST David’S Day (28 Feb 2019)

Ronnie Cowan: ...our economies. The last two years have seen the Scottish Government and Welsh Assembly work together in a spirit of constructive collaboration as we seek to protect our nations from the threat of Brexit. Protecting Wales from the impact of a Tory Brexit will be vital to the Welsh economy. Figures released on Tuesday show that a no-deal Brexit could cause the Welsh economy to shrink by up...

Rail Infrastructure Investment — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (17 Jan 2019)

Ronnie Cowan: ...of the Scottish National party. At a momentous political time, such as we have experienced this week, it is easy to forget about the many Government portfolios that require attention and scrutiny. Brexit may be dominating the headlines and the levers of government, but it should not be used as an excuse to sweep all other policy issues under the rug. It has therefore been helpful to hear...

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

Ronnie Cowan: ...I said to myself, ‘This is one of those days when everything is going to go wrang.’” [Laughter.] Hansard will show that laughter rang around the Chamber unconstrained. Ladies and gentleman, Brexit: the day when everything goes wrang. That is what many people fear. Over the last two years a number of local companies have written to me expressing their concerns; over the last two weeks...

Transforming Care Programme (5 Jul 2018)

Ronnie Cowan: ...will have increased the health resource budget by £2 billion. I have grave concern with regard to the people providing these services. Although we all seek to improve care across our communities, Brexit and the UK Government’s hesitation in guaranteeing EU national rights for those in the UK means that we face a massive threat to the NHS workforce. As a result, we face losing valued and...

Construction Sector Deal (5 Jul 2018)

Ronnie Cowan: ...to follow. Finally, given that export capability has rightly been identified as so important, will the Minister fight for tariff-free access to European markets at tomorrow’s Cabinet showdown on Brexit?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Leaving the EU: Ports (5 Jul 2018)

Ronnie Cowan: ...a thriving port at Greenock, with cruise ships and container ships docking on a daily basis. Can the Secretary of State assure me that the systems, including IT systems, that will be required post-Brexit are well on their way to completion so that ports such as Greenock will not be adversely affected by the UK leaving the European Union?

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

Ronnie Cowan: ...Scotland to lead within the UK.” Let me be clear: the anger and frustration in Scotland is rising, and it would be naive to think only SNP voters or independence supporters feel that way. As Brexit Britain staggers from one calamity to another, the electorate of Scotland are no longer prepared to accept the “Trust us, we know what is best for you” attitude that emanates from the...

Points of Order: Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [Lords] (22 Jan 2018)

Ronnie Cowan: ...is 20,000 people who want action. They do not want to wait years for change. What would the Minister say to those people? How would he justify any delay to them? Of course, we all appreciate that Brexit will have significant implications for the financial services industry and that they will need careful thought, but that is not a valid reason for delaying the duty of care. Action is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (18 Jan 2018)

Ronnie Cowan: In my constituency we have the Greenock ocean terminal, from which goods are imported and exported around the world. What assurances can the Minister give me that Brexit will not adversely affect the transportation of goods by sea from my Inverclyde constituency?

Prison Reform and Safety: UK Fishing Industry (7 Dec 2017)

Ronnie Cowan: ...safe at sea? For generations, fishing families have braved the seas and oceans to put food on our plates, but they can continue to do so only if they and their fishing waters are protected. Post-Brexit, who decides? In the Faroe Islands, the fishing industry accounts for about 90% of total exports. The Danish Government have respected that and allowed the Faroes to negotiate their own...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: “Creation of UK-wide frameworks (4 Dec 2017)

Ronnie Cowan: ...and the making and implementation of international treaties. For their part, the Scottish and Welsh Governments do not trust the commitment of the UK Government to devolve repatriated powers after Brexit and/or to agree and govern UK common frameworks on a genuinely co-operative basis. Once the existing imbalance has been augmented, when will it be realigned? Scotland, if given the right...

House of Lords Reform: Lord Speaker’s Committee — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (15 Nov 2017)

Ronnie Cowan: ...I know that Members from all parts of the House want genuine reform, but let us be realistic: the UK Government have no authority and are barely surviving. As the country moves steadily closer to a Brexit cliff edge, Parliament has neither the time nor the political energy to tackle Lords reform when so much else is happening. Meanwhile, people in my constituency of Inverclyde and across...

European Economic Area: Uk Membership: Transport in the North (6 Nov 2017)

Ronnie Cowan: ...were that London pulled in all the money. There is a disproportionate amount of investment in infrastructure in general and transport in particular in the south, and specifically London. Given that Brexit is to hit parts of Scotland worst, we must diminish the harm that southern infrastructure does to Scottish economies. Aberdeen could be the city worst hit by falling economic output due...

Brexit and Foreign Affairs (26 Jun 2017)

Ronnie Cowan: ...: the second half of the journey would be the hard bit. A steep decline, twisting and turning with no road markings and every chance of running off the road—that is what lay ahead, and that is my Brexit allegory. The Prime Minister and her cohorts, blinded with power, have marched us to the top of the hill, only to discover that in this case it is a cliff edge. Over time, plenty of...

Leaving the EU: UK Tourism (12 Oct 2016)

Ronnie Cowan: ...more than 100,000 passengers off cruise ships every year. I wrote to the Minister for Immigration to clarify how we will handle visas. His response was, “The Prime Minister has been clear that Brexit means Brexit.” I am afraid that that does not wash with me. Will the Minister shine some more light on this very difficult area? We have the product, but we cannot stop people at the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (27 Jun 2016)

Ronnie Cowan: Given the unfortunate success of the Brexit campaign and the subsequent downward spiral of the value of the pound, which now sits at a 31-year low, will the Minister tell me the additional cost of the Trident renewal programme on top of the current estimate of £205 billion?


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