All 18 results for brexit speaker:Gerald Jones

Leaving the EU: Workers’ Rights (29 Oct 2019)

Gerald Jones: ...public do not trust a word that the Tories say? Is it not also the case that the Government wish to use this deal to dispose of all those hard-won workers’ rights on the bonfire of a harsh Tory Brexit?

Defence Spending — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (16 Jul 2019)

Gerald Jones: ...committed as our party to spending on defence. Added to the squeeze on defence spending is the fact that the MOD’s purchasing power has suffered from the fall in the value of sterling after the Brexit vote. Of course, what matters is not just what is spent, but how it is spent. As we debated last Thursday in this Chamber, we need to use the defence pound to support UK prosperity and to...

Defence: Leaving the EU: Defence Industry (25 Mar 2019)

Gerald Jones: As the Conservative party plays political games and the Cabinet seeks to oust the Prime Minister, the huge uncertainty for our defence industry continues. The Prime Minister’s Brexit deal has been rejected twice, so will the Minister accept that the Government must now do the responsible thing and work across the House to build a consensus for a better deal? Instead of treating this House...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Leaving the EU: MOD Preparedness (18 Feb 2019)

Gerald Jones: The recent reports that the MOD has begun stockpiling food, fuel, spare parts and ammunition at overseas bases just in case of a no-deal Brexit are extremely concerning, so will the Secretary of State now rule out a no deal and urge his Cabinet colleagues to seek an agreement with the EU based on a permanent customs union and a strong relationship with the single market?

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

Gerald Jones: ...than others—and even families. We also know that the EU referendum was an attempt by some to try to settle a division within the Tory party—something that has obviously backfired spectacularly. Brexit has become the main focus of our Parliament and our country. In many ways, that is as it should be, because it is the most important issue of our time. It is something that will impact on...

Business of the House (29 Mar 2018)

Gerald Jones: ...constituency, to have the opportunity to tender for that work. May we have a debate or statement from a Minister so that we can understand the Government’s thinking on procurement? As we approach Brexit, businesses need reassurance and support.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Leaving the EU: Foreign and Security Policy (21 Nov 2017)

Gerald Jones: ...some influence on EU policy in Somalia as we prepare to leave the European Union. What reassurances can the Foreign Secretary give us that this important issue will not be forgotten during the Brexit negotiations?

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (30 Oct 2017)

Gerald Jones: With the First Minister of Wales meeting the Prime Minister earlier today amid the continuing lack of clarity over Brexit, can the Secretary of State reassure me that the Government will respect the devolved nations and regions of the UK and not use Brexit as an opportunity for a power grab?

Debate on the Address: Health, Social Care and Security (28 Jun 2017)

Gerald Jones: ...have to manage disaffection and disengagement among some of our young people— and other sections of the community, for that matter. Taken alongside the other concerns of 2017, including Brexit, low wages, zero-hours contracts and the rise of food banks—all issues on which the Tories have failed to act—we are beginning to see a bleak picture, which is why I support the amendment...

Whirlpool: Product Safety System — [Ms Joan Ryan in the Chair] (26 Apr 2017)

Gerald Jones: ...been provided with rights to redress when things go wrong. What work is the Minister doing with colleagues in the Department for Exiting the European Union to ensure that that can continue after Brexit? I understand from research undertaken by the charity Electrical Safety First that there has been an increase in the number of second-hand goods sold online via social media, including a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Leaving the EU: Effect on Wales (26 Apr 2017)

Gerald Jones: ...meat producers, and 10% tariffs on Welsh car manufacturers. Is it not the case that this Tory Government are prepared to play fast and loose with the Welsh economy, with an extreme Tory vision of Brexit that would put Welsh jobs and livelihoods at risk?

Leaving the EU: Infrastructure in Wales — [Robert Flello in the Chair] (17 Jan 2017)

Gerald Jones: ...West (Kevin Brennan) and for Cardiff South and Penarth about Airbus, Ford, Celsa and many other firms that develop their products across Europe, and the major and problematic impact that a hard Brexit would have on those businesses and many others. We heard from my hon. Friends the Members for Newport East (Jessica Morden), for Swansea East (Carolyn Harris) and for Blaenau Gwent (Nick...

Leaving the EU: Infrastructure in Wales — [Robert Flello in the Chair] (17 Jan 2017)

Gerald Jones: ...-term infrastructure investment in Wales is vital for the future of our economy, jobs, investment and growth. The Government have a responsibility to ensure that we get the best possible deal from Brexit. It is not good enough just to say that we will get the best deal, whatever that means. Our constituents, businesses and investors need details of what funding will be available, what...

Exiting the Eu: Businesses in Wales (14 Dec 2016)

Gerald Jones: ...had with businesses in my constituency of Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney. My hon. Friend the Member for Caerphilly highlighted the view of Norgine in Hengoed in his constituency and its hope for a soft Brexit. That message is repeated by businesses across Wales. My hon. Friend the Member for Alyn and Deeside highlighted the work that Airbus does, the various plants that it has across Europe...

Exiting the Eu: Businesses in Wales (14 Dec 2016)

Gerald Jones: My hon. Friend makes a very important point. It underlines the position that we are in: we have no direction from the Government. They say that Brexit means Brexit and they are not willing to give a running commentary on what is happening. We understand that up to a point, but we are not asking for a running commentary. As hon. Members know, we are asking for the UK Government’s direction...

Leaving the EU: Wales — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (25 Oct 2016)

Gerald Jones: ...and comments made, and the people of Wales and the rest of the UK voted for a specific set of circumstances. They did not vote to make our services poorer. Indeed, the investment promised by the Brexiteers—as highlighted by my hon. Friend the Member for Torfaen (Nick Thomas-Symonds)—in the pledge signed on 14 June should be honoured.

Leaving the EU: Wales — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (25 Oct 2016)

Gerald Jones: I do indeed agree. As I said in my speech, the people of Wales and the UK voted to leave but not to reduce public services. They certainly did not vote for a hard Brexit. It is important to have the clarity that we need as we go forward. It is essential that we remain outward looking, internationalist and pro-business. We require that we remain committed to fairness and opportunity for all,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: EU Referendum: Regeneration Projects (13 Jul 2016)

Gerald Jones: ...Will the Secretary of State assure me that he will do all that he can and work with the Welsh Government to provide support and ensure that that project and many like it will not be jeopardised by Brexit?


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