Results 1–20 of 29 for brexit speaker:Melanie Onn

Community Pharmacies — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (2 Oct 2019)

Melanie Onn: ...than simply dispensing the drug and can have an impact on pharmacies’ bottom line. The Operation Yellowhammer report told us that we might face many more drug shortages in the event of a no-deal Brexit, so have the Government involved pharmacies in no-deal planning and taken into account the pressures that pharmacies might experience due to drug shortages in the event of no deal?

Leaving the Eu: Fishing (13 Mar 2019)

Melanie Onn: ...to talk about the catching aspect of our fishing sector—both around the whole UK and in their local areas—with which they will be more familiar than me. I will focus on the impact of Brexit on the post-catching aspect of the sector. The fishing sector has been the hallmark of Grimsby for generations, and factories such as Young’s and Seachill are the largest source of employment for...

Leaving the Eu: Fishing (13 Mar 2019)

Melanie Onn: ..., checks and tariffs, those will all be checked and carried out at our ports, and there are concerns among Grimsby companies that even with a deal, ports will experience a bottleneck post Brexit. We have heard about the plans for lorry parks in Dover, but there are also plans around the country for extra capacity to deal with delays in port areas, and the position is the same in north-east...

Leaving the Eu: Fishing (13 Mar 2019)

Melanie Onn: ...continue their business. Companies that rely on importing say that we need to focus on deals with major suppliers, such as Norway, Iceland and Canada, if we are to have a seamless transition post Brexit.

Leaving the Eu: Fishing (13 Mar 2019)

Melanie Onn: ..., regardless of the scenario in which we leave? I know that people in the industry are very concerned at the amount of repetition that occurs in paperwork and fear that it will only get worse post Brexit. Are there any plans to simplify the often arduous paperwork? Currently, there are no digital solutions in place that I am aware of to reduce the burden of the bureaucracy on people...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Leaving the EU: Farming (21 Feb 2019)

Melanie Onn: John Vernam, the chairman of Cherry Valley, the source of the majority of the world’s Pekin duck breed, came to see me recently to talk about his concerns about the effect of a no-deal Brexit. He says it will have a wide-ranging impact on the industry and on animal welfare and food standards. Can the Minister please prove that he is no chicken and reassure the poultry industry that he is...

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (29 Jan 2019)

Melanie Onn: The Prime Minister has referred repeatedly to protecting workers’ rights post-Brexit, but may I take her back to 2017 and my Bill, which was specifically about protecting workers’ rights when we leave the European Union on 29 March? Why was that measure not adopted at the time, and if she is so committed to it will she meet me to discuss those elements of the Bill that she is prepared to...

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

Melanie Onn: ...or Labour Front Benchers? It has taken until this week for her to go and talk to the TUC and the major trade unions. I have said to my constituents that the deal is a vague, worst-of-both-worlds Brexit that satisfies neither leave nor remain supporters. Worse than that, it fails to convince people like me, who despite campaigning for remain have said that they will respect the outcome of...

UK Fishing Industry — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] (12 Dec 2018)

Melanie Onn: ...that we have at the moment. I am going over time—sorry, Sir Henry. I will just say that to some of those larger fleets, as UK Fisheries Limited has said, for the east coast of England, Brexit means that “UK fishing opportunities, including access and quota, will only be traded if there is a reciprocal benefit to the UK and that there will be a fairer share of the fish in UK waters...

Fisheries Bill (21 Nov 2018)

Melanie Onn: ...that would demonstrate that positive change is coming to my town—surely cannot come from just the two additional trawlers that fishermen have told me they expect to be able to afford to add post-Brexit. Surely those two trawlers are not going to change the fortunes of my town, solving years of complex issues of underinvestment and a sense of limited opportunity locally. If the Secretary...

Food Labelling and Allergy-Related Deaths (9 Oct 2018)

Melanie Onn: ...in the year the Secretary of State spoke of “gold standard” food labelling but failed to mention allergies. Do he or his Department regret putting off a review of food labelling until after Brexit? If the Department introduces new legislation as recommended by the coroner in this inquest, will he also be ensuring that the Food Standards Agency is adequately resourced to make preventive...

Proxy Voting (18 Jul 2018)

Melanie Onn: ...I note that since then, in her responses, she has backtracked slightly to ease herself through this discussion. People will take from that what they will, but given the closeness of the votes on Brexit this week, which I think has driven this so-called administrative error, the simplest way forward would be for her to adopt the good and thorough work of the Procedure Committee and put its...

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

Melanie Onn: ...a sedentary position. I met the Minister with a delegation from Grimsby’s seafood processing sector last month to discuss ways to ensure that our ports and industry could continue to grow post-Brexit, so I recognise that this issue is on his agenda. However, perhaps he could just update the House on what work he is doing to prepare the sector for the changes coming down the line.

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

Melanie Onn: ...goes to show how important it is, in all areas of the country and in all our coastal communities, that every effort be made to make sure that our local communities do not suffer as the outcome of Brexit becomes ever clearer. About one in five of the industry’s skilled workforce comes from overseas. Training needs to be much more widely available if freedom of movement is no longer going...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Melanie Onn: ...is exactly what the repeal Bill provides.” If the Government really wished to provide certainty they would guarantee in the Bill that there would not be any reductions in workers’ rights post Brexit. The Secretary of State and the Prime Minister have gone to great lengths to reassure us that people will not see any reductions in their rights at work under this Government, but the White...

Attorney General: Hate Crime: Aggravated Offences Regime (29 Jun 2017)

Melanie Onn: Reports of hate crime rose by 57% following Brexit. CPS staffing budgets have more than halved since 2010. Is the Attorney General therefore confident that the CPS is adequately resourced to deal effectively with these reports and ensure that victims of hate crime do indeed get justice?

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: [2nd day] (1 Feb 2017)

Melanie Onn: ...campaign from the media and the public, for the crime of simply being a democrat. She prevented an ill-equipped Government from over-reaching themselves and forcing through their own vision of Brexit without the views of parliamentarians being heard. She has acted fearlessly and without reward, and parliamentarians and democrats across the country all owe her a huge Hon. Members will know...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: [2nd day] (1 Feb 2017)

Melanie Onn: ...to enjoy the same wages and holiday entitlements as permanent workers, and in turn they get equal access to facilities, vacancies and amenities. Some have been reassured by the Government that Brexit will not undermine workers’ rights, but the comments made by my hon. Friend the Member for Walthamstow (Stella Creasy) demonstrate that that is not the case. If it is the case, however, I...

Maintained Nursery Schools Funding — [Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (1 Feb 2017)

Melanie Onn: ...steal her thunder too much. There is such a danger that serious and important domestic matters that will have a significant effect on my constituents and their children will be lost in the noise of Brexit. I therefore welcome this debate and ask the Minister to make sure that this important issue is not ignored and that close attention is paid to the impact of the implementation of the...

Backbench Business: UK Fishing Industry (1 Dec 2016)

Melanie Onn: ...along the Humber, when he said: “If we leave the EU, we can help our industry recover, perhaps taking our cue from Iceland.” The hon. Member for Camborne and Redruth (George Eustice) said that Brexit would allow Britain to “re-establish national control for 200 nautical miles”. Those promises were not made by campaigners who had no prospect of being in a position to follow them...


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