All 17 results for brexit speaker:Jo Stevens

Withdrawal Agreement: Proposed Changes (7 Oct 2019)

Jo Stevens: ...’ and environmental rights is that the Government know they would “seriously restrict our ability to deregulate and do trade with other countries.” That is the real aim of the Government’s Brexit proposals, is it not—to deregulate our economy and cut back rights?

Wales: Regional Development Funding (7 May 2019)

Jo Stevens: ...now wish to accept whatever exit deal is available or retain the much better deal we have as a member of the European Union. Today’s debate encapsulates the Government’s failings with regard to Brexit. We were due to leave the European Union more than a month ago and they have failed even to open the consultation they promised on how regional development funding will work in Wales...

Points of Order: [7th Allotted Day] (11 Jan 2019)

Jo Stevens: ...in the past six months also confirms that. People are allowed to change their minds. The referendum result in 2016 was not a result in perpetuity. In the words of one of the Government’s former Brexit Ministers: “It’s not a democracy if you can’t change your mind.” In Wales, we would never have had devolution and the creation of the National Assembly had we not had a second...

Shared Prosperity Fund: Wales (14 Nov 2018)

Jo Stevens: ...after the end of Horizon 2020, which is already impacting on funding bids. They also tell me that the Government’s proposed salary cap on EU citizens permitted to work on research in the UK after Brexit will decimate international research collaboration because that cap would be too high. Universities are the largest group of direct ERDF recipients; around £240 million of ERDF money has...

Written Answers — Wales Office: Brexit: Wales (27 Mar 2018)

Jo Stevens: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to the Answer of 13 December 2018 to Question 118400, on Brexit: Wales, what the issues are that have been brought to his attention; and what steps the Government has taken to resolve those issues.

Other Proceedings: Welsh Affairs (19 Mar 2018)

Jo Stevens: ...for those trying to smarten up their balance sheet. But what is the point of a glossy prospectus and a shiny new building if we cannot attract the best people to teach and do research there? As if Brexit was not enough of an unnecessary threat, we do not need to turn the brightest minds away from a career in our universities in Wales teaching the next generation of engineers, doctors,...

Other Proceedings: Welsh Affairs (19 Mar 2018)

Jo Stevens: ...to “tens of thousands,” which, unless they are planning on encouraging mass emigration, will necessitate a large drop in the number of international students. The Government’s approach to Brexit and the Brexit negotiations have been at best confused and at worst downright hostile. It is already having a detrimental effect on our higher education sector, with a fall in applications to...

Carillion: TUPE — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (21 Feb 2018)

Jo Stevens: ...my hon. Friend agree that this is an ideal opportunity for the Minister to confirm that TUPE, which obviously derives from the European Union’s acquired rights directive, will be maintained after Brexit, and that voluntary TUPE in these circumstances, to protect Carillion workers, could be offered as a commitment of that for the future?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Net Migration Target: International Students (20 Nov 2017)

Jo Stevens: ...to contribute to the economy. Will the Minister commit to increasing the UK’s post-study work opportunities so that we can continue to attract the brightest and the best students to the UK after Brexit?

Queen’s Speech: Implications for Wales — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (19 Jul 2017)

Jo Stevens: ...the number of Ministers in the Wales Office, which is a clear illustration of their lack of interest in Wales. All we have been offered from the Queen’s Speech is an arrogant, hard and damaging Brexit and a repeal Bill—after reading it last week, I see why the word “great” has been dropped. It is a dangerous Bill that offers two power grabs by the Executive for the price of one:...

Queen’s Speech: Implications for Wales — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (19 Jul 2017)

Jo Stevens: ...point. I do not think there is any trust in what the Government are trying to do with the repeal Bill. As negotiations progress, it is crucial that thought is given to the financial impact that Brexit will have on women in Wales and the steps that should be taken to ensure that strong equalities legislation is maintained. Leaving the EU must not mean throwing away the decades of positive...

Queen’s Speech: Implications for Wales — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (19 Jul 2017)

Jo Stevens: ...question, and we look forward to hearing his answer. There are more than 40 years of laws made in the context of European Union membership. The former Lord Chief Justice, Lord Judge, has described Brexit as unleashing a “legislative tsunami”, and he thinks it will be the greatest challenge in history to the integrity of Parliament’s procedures. The repeal Bill published last week...

Written Answers — Wales Office: Brexit: Wales (27 Apr 2017)

Jo Stevens: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to the Answer of 16 December 2016 to Question 57432, on Brexit: Wales, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential effect on the Welsh economy of the UK leaving the EU.

The Minister for Women and Equalities Was Asked: Topical Questions (23 Mar 2017)

Jo Stevens: ...to help women in Wales achieve pay equality and progress in Welsh workplaces. One example is the £8.6 million for the Agile Nation 2 project. Can the Minister provide a guarantee that post-Brexit the Government will provide equivalent replacement funding for Chwarae Teg?

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Leaving the EU (30 Nov 2016)

Jo Stevens: .... Those jobs are vital to the local community and to the supply chain in Wales, but we are still concerned about the lack of commitment post-2020. The lack of any plan from the Government for Brexit is exacerbating the uncertainty and causing doubts about the plant’s future, so will the Secretary of State today commit his Government to giving Ford the same deal that they gave to Nissan...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Rail Electrification (19 Oct 2016)

Jo Stevens: ...significant investments for projects all around Wales.”—[Official Report, 13 April 2016; Vol. 608, c.340-341.] Four months on from the referendum result, what is the Secretary of State’s Brexit plan for Wales to replace that trade, those jobs and that infrastructure? Where is that plan, and when are we going to see it?

Higher Education and Research Bill (19 Jul 2016)

Jo Stevens: I have three universities in my constituency—two new ones and one Russell Group university—and they are very concerned about what is going to happen as a result of Brexit. Does my hon. Friend agree that we have had no reassurance from the Government about the replacement of the funds that currently go to our world-class universities?


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