Results 1–20 of 32 for brexit speaker:Douglas Chapman

Thomas Cook (25 Sep 2019)

Douglas Chapman: In this House on 16 May, I raised the issue of the sustainability of Thomas Cook following a Brexit-related trading warning. The ministerial response at that point reeked of complacency on stilts. What discussions have taken place between the Government and Thomas Cook during this period, and what actions were agreed between the Government and Thomas Cook to avoid the company’s collapse?

The Prime Minister Was Asked: Engagements (4 Sep 2019)

Douglas Chapman: ...for boosting support for Scottish independence just a few weeks into his premiership—they may be his last few weeks, too. According to research by the UK Trade Policy Observatory, a no-deal Brexit would cost up to 1,100 jobs in my constituency and over 63,000 jobs across Scotland. Will the Prime Minister explain to me and my constituents, who are facing that dreadful prospect, what their...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU: No Deal (24 Jul 2019)

Douglas Chapman: ...read reports that house prices in London are falling and job vacancies are down—two classic signs of an economy going into recession—and I can add to this mix the potential for a no-deal Boris Brexit boorach. Given these circumstances, what is the Secretary of State’s plan B for the Scottish economy?

High Streets and Town Centres in 2030 — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (13 Jun 2019)

Douglas Chapman: ...Government. The Committee’s report notes the challenging economic environment in which town centres and high streets are operating. Given those challenges, we cannot ignore the impact of Brexit, which I believe will only make things worse. The British Retail Consortium recently warned that: “A no-deal Brexit means the public will face higher prices and less choice on the shelves....

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (16 May 2019)

Douglas Chapman: I am sure that the whole of the Government Front Bench will be aware of the bad news today from Thomas Cook, whose travel business looks unsustainable as a result of the Brexit process. There is no such thing as a good Brexit, and we can only imagine the economic disaster of a madcap no-deal Brexit. Before the European elections next week, will the Secretary of State confirm that he will...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (30 Apr 2019)

Douglas Chapman: This Government are not even hiding their disdain for Scottish business, with one of them telling the BBC recently: “Once you’ve hit the”— Brexit— “iceberg, you’re all on it together”. When will the Minister accept that if he will not provide that level of security and that lifeboat, the Scottish people will, by voting for independence?

Northern Ireland Assembly Election (21 Mar 2019)

Douglas Chapman: ...to appointing an independent mediator to assist in making the process fairer and faster? Finally, does the Secretary of State accept that the wider instability caused by her Government through the Brexit process is the general reason that it is so difficult to restore this approach in Northern Ireland? Once we get through this madcap Brexit process, are we going to see faster progress in...

Future of the Oil and Gas Industry — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (14 Mar 2019)

Douglas Chapman: ...individuals to utilise their skills to develop new wind technology and other low-carbon technologies such as carbon capture and storage—not so much opportunity knocks as an opportunity lost. Brexit looms large in many people’s minds. We stand at a Brexit crossroads, with freefall into no deal on one side and a car crash of a bad deal on the other. It is inevitable that business across...

International Trade: Topical Questions (14 Mar 2019)

Douglas Chapman: Given the inevitable downturn that will come from any kind of Brexit that we end up with, what consideration has the Minister given to the introduction of free ports to boost economic activity in areas of low economic performance just now?

Stronger Towns Fund (4 Mar 2019)

Douglas Chapman: Thank you, Mr Speaker; it is like winning the raffle. No doubt the Minister will be aware that many towns throughout the country need a leg up at this time, especially in the run-up to Brexit, but it appears that this deal is very much a case of “except for viewers in Scotland and Wales.” If the Minister is genuinely supporting Scotland and Wales, where is the detail, what discussions...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Leaving the EU: Economic Support (27 Feb 2019)

Douglas Chapman: Will the Secretary of State recognise that 92% of Welsh lamb goes for EU export? Welsh hill farmers have said that if a no-deal Brexit goes ahead, their industry will be decimated and wiped out—a view confirmed in his economic evidence that was published last night. If that is his analysis, will the Secretary of State for Wales act responsibly and make sure that Welsh lamb is protected?

Backbench Business: Rough Sleeping — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (7 Feb 2019)

Douglas Chapman: ...to use public services such as the NHS and the criminal justice system with much lower frequency. We are in the midst of a housing and homelessness crisis, which I am sure will be exacerbated by Brexit as jobs become less secure. I ask the Minister to act now, before the crisis becomes a disaster for so many individuals and families across the country. Her actions must go beyond her own...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Outsourcing: Quality of Service (14 Jan 2019)

Douglas Chapman: The Minister will be aware that Members have offered scathing reviews of the Government’s no-deal Brexit outsourcing procurement decisions across portfolios. What no-deal outsourcing contracts has the MOD issued? Will the Minister ensure that there is a comprehensive review of procurement processes before he joins the Secretary of State for Transport in thrusting his Department into a...

Seaborne Freight (8 Jan 2019)

Douglas Chapman: ...things about the potential for a Rosyth-Zeebrugge ferry link, for which potential ships have actually been identified. Is not Scotland losing out? How can we realise Scotland’s potential in this Brexit fiasco?

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: 1st Allotted Day (4 Dec 2018)

Douglas Chapman: Many people throughout the United Kingdom are very excited about Brexit. They know about the blue passports that they will be able to hold and about the new Brexit 50p coin, and the prospect of Empire 2.0 is coming to the fore. However, the more people learn about the Brexit process, the more they are realising that we will lose more than we could possibly ever gain. In my constituency, 60%...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU (28 Nov 2018)

Douglas Chapman: I see that the Prime Minister is in Glasgow today talking about Brexit and exports. Does the Secretary of State recognise the disruption and delays that are expected at UK ports as a result of the withdrawal agreement, which necessitates the development of Scottish ports as an alternative route for Scottish exporters? If he is pledging support for the Prime Minister for a poor deal for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (28 Nov 2018)

Douglas Chapman: ...I hear that there is already great dancing in the streets. But like most Scots, I have been horrified by the arrogant, shambolic and non-inclusive way in which the Government have gone about the Brexit negotiations over two torturous years. What lessons has the Prime Minister learned so that we can have very simple, more productive and faster negotiations when we decide to dissolve the...

Business of the House (22 Nov 2018)

Douglas Chapman: ...Engineering and “Team Scotland”, which worked hard to put the deal together. Will the Leader of the House allow a debate in Government time on the importance of inward investment in post-Brexit Britain?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Free Ports (22 Nov 2018)

Douglas Chapman: We are in uncharted waters as regards Brexit, and the danger is that Scottish exporters will not be able to access their European markets in the same way as they have done pre-Brexit. Does the Minister agree that this is the time to advantage ports such as Rosyth in my constituency and make sure that we have a strong ports sector in the future? Free ports would add into the benefits...

Backbench Business: Freeports — [David Hanson in the Chair] (11 Oct 2018)

Douglas Chapman: .... The hon. Member for North East Derbyshire (Lee Rowley) said early on that he was present to listen rather than to speak. Given some of the comments we have heard and will continue to hear about Brexit, clearly we need to start listening a lot more, because we need to learn new tricks if we want our economy to survive and to be a real success. I do not want to detract from the...


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