Results 1–20 of 34 for brexit speaker:Helen Hayes

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Brexit: Publicity (31 Oct 2019)

Helen Hayes: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the amount spent from the public purse on the (a) Get Ready for Brexit campaign and (b) preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a deal since 19 October 2019.

Debate on the Address: The Climate Emergency (17 Oct 2019)

Helen Hayes: ...one of the greatest climate vandals of our time. Dressing up some minimalist commitments after 10 years of failure and negligence, in a policy context in which whatever we do will be diminished by Brexit, is simply not an adequate response to an emergency.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Economic Effect of No Deal (1 Oct 2019)

Helen Hayes: ...taking those short positions, some of which donated to the Prime Minister’s leadership campaign and the Conservative party, have no inside information about the planning or timing of a no-deal Brexit?

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Advertising: Brexit (30 Sep 2019)

Helen Hayes: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost to the public purse is of the get ready for Brexit advertising campaign to date.

Business of the House: Principles of Democracy and the Rights of the Electorate (26 Sep 2019)

Helen Hayes: ...and 48% of voters across the country have been told that we must be quiet and that our views no longer count. We have been told to be silent in the face of the Government’s own evidence that Brexit will harm the UK economy. We have been told to be silent as we raise important questions about the future of scientific research, supply of medicines, regulation of chemicals and the future of...

Prorogation of Parliament — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (9 Sep 2019)

Helen Hayes: ...is normal ahead of a Queen’s Speech, and that only three days of parliamentary time are being lost; we would normally break for conference recess anyway. However, we are not in ordinary times. Brexit has riven our country. We know that the Government’s own analysis shows that there is no version of Brexit that does not inflict damage on the UK economy, and that a no-deal Brexit will...

History Curriculum: Migration — [Sir Gary Streeter in the Chair] (18 Jun 2019)

Helen Hayes: ...country, Ireland. Had more people been educated about the colonies and Ireland, there may be more understanding now of the issues we face in modern times, including the Windrush scandal and the Brexit disagreements over the Irish border issue. Forgetting our past is a real failing.” Following the work of the Runnymede Trust, a web-based resource called Our Migration Story was launched in...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: EU Nationals (3 Apr 2019)

Helen Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Coram Children’s Legal Centre's report entitled Making Brexit work for children, what assessment he has made of the potential merits for his policies of that report's recommendations on settlement status of EU national children in the UK.

Leaving the European Union — [James Gray in the Chair] (1 Apr 2019)

Helen Hayes: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Gray. The Brexit negotiations over the past two years have culminated in a constitutional crisis and the inability of our Government to resolve the single biggest issue that our country has faced in a generation. Our Prime Minister has refused to take any responsibility for her role in that crisis, yet it is she who has led us to the...

Leaving the European Union — [James Gray in the Chair] (1 Apr 2019)

Helen Hayes: ...see that documentary. It was the Prime Minister who took the UK into a snap general election in June 2017 and sought a mandate from the British people for her own explicitly hard interpretation of Brexit. She failed to achieve that mandate, but refused to accept that the will of the British people was not for a hard Brexit. It was the Prime Minister who negotiated with the EU on the basis...

Leaving the European Union — [James Gray in the Chair] (1 Apr 2019)

Helen Hayes: I simply say to the right hon. Gentleman that only the leave campaign was found by the Electoral Commission to have broken the law. That is the point. The Government must act to stop the damage that Brexit is doing. The democratic way to do that is to renew the mandate to proceed any further by giving the British people a final say. If they will not do that, and we stand at the edge of the...

Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Dark Money (13 Mar 2019)

Helen Hayes: Even this week, hundreds of thousands of pounds of dark money is being spent on social media adverts by a pro-Brexit organisation warning MPs not to “steal Brexit”. There is no information in the public domain about who is funding these ads, which are being so heavily promoted at a critical time in the Brexit process and are clearly aimed at influencing it. There is no place for dark...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (27 Feb 2019)

Helen Hayes: The Prime Minister previously committed to a meaningful vote on her Brexit deal but had to be forced by the courts to hold it. She then committed to that meaningful vote in December, but pulled it at the last minute. When her deal fell to the worst Government defeat in history, instead of listening to MPs, she carried on regardless, so I ask her: what guarantee, other than her word, will she...

Points of Order (30 Jan 2019)

Helen Hayes: .... My constituent has been raising concerns with me for several months about escalating tensions in the community in Londonderry where his business is based. Those issues and the impact that Brexit is already having on the fragile and complex situation in Northern Ireland have been reported widely, but there has been very little discussion of them in this Chamber. They are of an order of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Leaving the EU: Economic Forecasts (29 Jan 2019)

Helen Hayes: I was contacted this week by a constituent who runs a business in Derry/Londonderry. He writes: “The official position is that” the recent bomb attack “is nothing to do with Brexit; everyone I’ve spoken to finds this laughable—it is everything to do with Brexit. The danger, irresponsibility and absurdity really comes home to you when the bomb disposal Land Rovers are screaming past...

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

Helen Hayes: ...to remain in the European Union. The vast majority of them were devastated by the referendum result, and there has been no subsequent reduction in the level of engagement from my constituents on Brexit, nor their palpable distress and concern. I made a firm commitment to represent the views of my constituents on Brexit, and their views are clear. Overwhelmingly, my constituents do not want...

Progress on EU Negotiations (22 Nov 2018)

Helen Hayes: The Prime Minister has spent much of the past two years wrangling with her own MPs and allowing the hard Brexiteer tail to wag the Tory dog. The result we now see is a blind Brexit in which 44% of UK trade will be dependent on the fulfilment of a wish list. Will she now concede that this level of fundamental risk to every nation and region of the UK and every sector of the UK economy is not...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (1 Nov 2018)

Helen Hayes: ...they end up being the first port of call. Yet the Chancellor announced not a penny of extra funding for neighbourhood policing or for the criminal justice system. Overshadowing the whole Budget is Brexit, which will create chaos for our economy, cause many businesses to grind to a halt, and drastically shrink the tax receipts that we need to fund our public services. This Budget is a...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Statutory Instruments (1 Nov 2018)

Helen Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the Hansard Society article Westminster Lens: Brexit Statutory Instruments Dashboard, published on 22 October 2018, what progress the Government has made on the outstanding statutory instruments to prepare the statute book for the UK leaving the EU.

Backbench Business - Windrush: 70TH Anniversarybackbench Business (14 Jun 2018)

Helen Hayes: ...in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, to identify and confirm core funding for the BCA as part of the Windrush 70 commemorations. In the climate of uncertainty forged by Brexit in which we are currently living, and which in some areas means that we are seeing an increase in intolerance and hatred, we need to be proactive and assertive in our celebration of the...


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