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

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...

Business of the House (26 May 2016)

Melanie Onn: ...the TV debates for the EU referendum. What should the format be? Who should the speakers be? For the sake of the viewers, I think we should pick the most entertaining advocate for each side. For Brexit, I suggest the hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson), and remain could be represented by the former Conservative Mayor of London. For those who complain that it would...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (13 Sep 2016)

Melanie Onn: Can the Secretary of State guarantee that all employment protections currently enjoyed by British workers will be maintained after Brexit, and will he back my Bill to do just that?

Defence Estate: Exiting the EU and Workers’ Rights (7 Nov 2016)

Melanie Onn: ...that the former Minister for Employment, the right hon. Member for Witham (Priti Patel) went so far as to call for the UK to “halve the burdens of EU social and employment legislation” after Brexit?

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?

Backbench Business: UK Fishing Industry (1 Dec 2016)

Melanie Onn: ...communities, which have really felt the brunt of economic decline and a collapse of their main industry, bordered on the irresponsible. For the UK fisheries industry to see a good outcome from Brexit, it needs to be a Government priority. We cannot simply impose a 200-mile limit to achieve what the Minister promised. He will need to win it in negotiations with the EU. That will mean...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Backbench Business: UK Fishing Industry (1 Dec 2016)

Melanie Onn: ...cod. More than 20 years on, the moratorium remains in place. British fishermen understand this. For example, the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations’ model for the industry post-Brexit retains the landings obligation, albeit a reformed one.

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...

Workers’ Rights (Maintenance of EU Standards) (7 Sep 2016)

Melanie Onn: ...of the UK from the EU; and for connected purposes. I am delighted to have secured this timely opportunity to highlight some of my concerns about the future of workers’ rights in Britain post-Brexit. This Bill was brought about by necessity. Despite the warnings from the TUC and others about the potential for workers’ rights to be significantly undermined if we left Europe, 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...

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...


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