Results 1–20 of 71 for brexit speaker:Philippa Whitford

Transport: No-deal Brexit: Airports (24 Oct 2019)

Philippa Whitford: Maintenance, repair and overhaul of aircraft is a major and growing industry at Prestwick airport in my constituency. With the Prime Minister’s preferred Brexit deal just one week away, what has already been put in place to provide the engineering licences and aircraft safety certificates currently provided by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency?

Backbench Business - Whistleblowingbackbench Business (3 Jul 2019)

Philippa Whitford: ...office but an independent system. In the NHS, that might be people who are taking responsibility for safety or healthcare services information. Unfortunately the legislation on that is in the Brexit long grass, but I hope it will eventually come forward. There is a national guardian in England, but it does not have statutory powers. Scotland has set up an Independent National...

Backbench Business: Living with Dementia — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (25 Jun 2019)

Philippa Whitford: ...people as carers, whether in care homes or in home care. Most people want to be cared for in their own home, but it is very labour-intensive. Some aspects of the situation are being made worse by Brexit. In parts of Scotland, such as the highlands, 30% of carers are from Europe, so there will be an existential problem for care services. We also need to turn caring into a proper...

Leaving the Eu: Business of the House (12 Jun 2019)

Philippa Whitford: Is it not also the case that the current Prime Minister went to the country in March 2017 with her approach, which was towards a hard Brexit, and ended up losing her majority and with a minority Government, so people had already expressed their will?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Scottish Business Support: Leaving the EU (11 Jun 2019)

Philippa Whitford: I do welcome that, but an Ernst & Young report shows that, although 74% of Scottish firms have taken steps to get ready for Brexit, only 8% feel fully prepared. As 30% of manufactured goods go to the EU, will the Secretary of State accept the Institute of Directors’ call for £750 million to provide a Brexit advice service for small firms?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Leaving the EU: Tertiary Education (29 Apr 2019)

Philippa Whitford: In contrast to Scotland, the Secretary of State proposes to remove home fee status from EU students after Brexit. This has created such concern that the Norwegian higher education Minister is advising students to avoid the UK. Is the Secretary of State proud that his plans are causing European students to avoid our universities?

Local Government and Social Care Funding (24 Apr 2019)

Philippa Whitford: ...for social care has been kicked into the long grass five times, and there is no sign of it coming forward. Is that just because the House, the Government and the civil servants are too busy with Brexit, or is there really a lack of ideas on how to solve the situation? The problem, however, is that we should urgently be thinking about a way forward. The NHS five year forward view was based...

Local Government and Social Care Funding (24 Apr 2019)

Philippa Whitford: ...developed dementia very early. Workforce is a challenge for all of us. Our workforce has gone up 12% in the past three years, but all care providers report difficulties in recruiting, and Brexit is only making that worse. We need to value care, and we need to let it develop as a career. People should be paid the real living wage, not the pretendy living wage, for all the hours they work,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee: Vote Leave (28 Mar 2019)

Philippa Whitford: ...it had harvested from a football competition with odds of 5 million, million, billion to one. Anyone who is good at trillions can tell me at the end. In view of the threatened economic damage from Brexit, does the hon. Lady really think that a fine of £40,000 is enough to put others off?

Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill (Changed to Healthcare (European Economic Area and Switzerland Arrangements) Bill): Power to make healthcare payments (26 Mar 2019)

Philippa Whitford: ...are well aware of my husband’s situation as a German citizen who lives here and has spent virtually all his adult life working in our health system. That was certainly his first concern after the Brexit vote, and I am sure it is a concern for all 5 million people who have either settled here from Europe or settled in Europe from the UK. The problem is that, as the Government reject...

Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill (Changed to Healthcare (European Economic Area and Switzerland Arrangements) Bill): Power to make healthcare payments (26 Mar 2019)

Philippa Whitford: ...be on a much more limited basis. Reciprocal healthcare was not designed around a stag weekend in Prague, but to facilitate freedom of movement. For me, the Bill highlights what we are losing with Brexit. We are losing freedom of movement, which has often been described from the Dispatch Box as something negative, the end of which we should celebrate. It is actually one of the greatest...

Business of the House (Today): Human Medicines (Amendment) Regulations (18 Mar 2019)

Philippa Whitford: ...to deal with opioid overdose. But snuck in among those perfectly reasonable measures is the serious shortage protocol. That deals with prescription-only medicines and highlights what we face with Brexit coming in 11 days. Forty-one million packets of drugs a month go from the UK to the EU, and 37 million are imported into the UK, including almost all insulin—the UK does not produce...

Business of the House (Today): UK’s Withdrawal from the European Union (14 Mar 2019)

Philippa Whitford: ...discussion is always based on risks and benefits. We did not have that debate before the referendum, and we have had it only now, so it is only now that people have had the chance to learn how this Brexit deal will affect them.

Leaving the Eu: Fishing (13 Mar 2019)

Philippa Whitford: ...at the whole supply chain. We do not feel that that is happening. The right hon. Member for Tynemouth (Sir Alan Campbell) mentioned that there was no funding for ports in north-east England. No Brexit preparation funding has come to ports in Scotland. I am not sure of the situation in Northern Ireland. Up and down the west coast, we cannot get crew and have boats tied up, so the industry...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: European Convention on Human Rights (12 Mar 2019)

Philippa Whitford: Despite the Prime Minister’s previous wish for the UK to leave the ECHR, the Brexit White Paper committed to membership of the convention. However, the political declaration talks only of respecting the ECHR, so can the Minister explain the change of language and clarify whether the Government plan to repeal or protect the Human Rights Act after Brexit?

Exiting the European Union (Medicines) (19 Feb 2019)

Philippa Whitford: ...replace our collaboration across Europe. We are seeing duplication, obstruction and expense. I am sorry to say that those are all the enemies of collaboration—and that defines the loss that is Brexit.

Business of the House (7 Feb 2019)

Philippa Whitford: ...pharmacists to dispense a completely different drug in times of shortage but—critically—without consulting the prescriber, as is the rule now. It is clearly to prepare for drug shortages after Brexit. Does the Leader of the House not agree that such a radical change of medical responsibility requires debate and scrutiny?

World Cancer Day (30 Jan 2019)

Philippa Whitford: ...is going to start earlier, that will generate more endoscopies. The NHS is not buildings and machines; it is people. That is a challenge for all of us and I have to say that unfortunately I think Brexit will make workforce more difficult as we go forward. The number of cancers increases as we get older, as does the complexity of treatment. We are discovering new drugs by design, genetics...

Exiting the European Union: Devolved Administrations: Discussions (24 Jan 2019)

Philippa Whitford: This week’s report from the Institute for Government suggests that Whitehall Departments are not yet prepared for Brexit, deal or no deal. The UK Government started talking last summer about stockpiling, so why was the list of critical drugs not shared with the Scottish Government until just before Christmas?

Health and Social Care: Leaving the EU: Contingency Planning (15 Jan 2019)

Philippa Whitford: Legislation was passed two years ago so that the Secretary of State could end profiteering by some drug companies. Now drug shortages after a no-deal Brexit could mean soaring costs across UK health services, so why have the Government not set the regulations from this legislation so that we can use the powers and avoid a black market in medication?


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