Results 1–20 of 48 for brexit speaker:Catherine West

Speaker’s Statement: Britain's Place in the World (15 Oct 2019)

Catherine West: ...) talked about so clearly, and the UK’s role in energetically working towards a solution to the conflict in Jammu and Kashmir. That does not seem to be breaking through at the moment, due to Brexit inertia; we cannot hear that voice. My constituent Aras Amiri is currently serving a 10-year sentence in Evin prison outside Tehran. Where is the strong voice on these crucial issues and the...

Wrightbus (Ballymena) (30 Sep 2019)

Catherine West: Is it not the case that this company, with the 1,700-job loss, is a victim twice over: first, because of Brexit, the general uncertainty and the lack of infrastructure investment; and, secondly, because of the dreadful decisions taken since 2010 about the bus industry, with this Government failing to invest in regional buses? Those are the real reasons why 1,700 people have lost their jobs in...

Prorogation (Disclosure of Communications) (9 Sep 2019)

Catherine West: Does my right hon. and learned Friend agree that, at the very least, Members of this House should be aware of the cost of a no-deal Brexit? That information is crucial to understanding whether the cost is £2 billion or £8 billion.

Electoral Registration: EU Citizens (25 Apr 2019)

Catherine West: ...only really applies when the EU registers are open, but there is no uniformity among EU member states. Indeed, the majority of EU registers have now closed. Under normal circumstances, had the Brexit shambles not taken over, councils would have written to EU citizens in January, when all EU registers were open, to confirm the UK register in good time. They would have sent out reminders and...

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill (3 Apr 2019)

Catherine West: Can my hon. Friend think of another time when the TUC and the CBI have both been as emphatic as they have been about the dangers of a no-deal Brexit?

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

Catherine West: In the last two weeks, figures have come out showing that Brexit is costing £600 million to £800 million a week. Does my hon. Friend think that might have influenced some people to sign the petition?

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

Catherine West: ...need to fight knife crime? There are so many things that £600 million per week could be used for—it is enough to make one weep. Each hour, £171,000 is spent on preparing for a no-deal Brexit, which we know would have a devastating effect on the economy and inflict disproportionate harm on deprived communities. To put it into context, that money could be spent on recruiting 85,000...

Knife Crime — [Sir Graham Brady in the Chair] (25 Mar 2019)

Catherine West: ..., and often it is not the same police officer in the same school all the time. We need to put that right. For what it is worth, my view on funding is that if we can spend £800 million a week on Brexit, we can spend more on the safety of our families and young people. I want to briefly talk about the work being done throughout the rest of the criminal justice system. Like many Members who...

No-Deal EU Exit Preparations (20 Mar 2019)

Catherine West: I understand that the cost of Brexit has been estimated to be £500 million per week. Does that include the cost of school meals, hospital meals, and meals in social care settings?

Uk’S Withdrawal from the European Union (13 Mar 2019)

Catherine West: .... In 2008, the then Government were quick to respond to the global financial crisis that sadly plunged so many into despair. A decade on, many on the Government Benches actually advocate a no-deal Brexit that I believe would make people even more despairing—a destination that, according to the Bank of England, could plunge us into a situation far worse than the 2008 crash. It is unusual...

Uk’S Withdrawal from the EU (27 Feb 2019)

Catherine West: This House has witnessed months and months of obfuscation and delay by the Government. At best, that has illustrated the sheer incompetence of their handling of the Brexit negotiations, and at worst, it has demonstrated a wilful attempt to force MPs to choose between two wholly unacceptable outcomes. However, the Prime Minister’s statement yesterday was a step in the right direction,...

Leaving the European Union (26 Feb 2019)

Catherine West: Brexit costs a lot, both in political energy and in diversion away from the issues that constituents raise about the NHS, schools and so on, but what has been the cost of Brexit, in pounds and pence, from when Mr Cameron announced the referendum to today?

Future Free Trade Agreements (21 Feb 2019)

Catherine West: ...having a proper agreement with our main trading partner, the EU, with which we do almost half our trade, or a little bit more than half, depending on which academic work one reads. The question of Brexit remains unsettled and not at all a done deal, yet at the same time, because of the Government’s rather interesting negotiating style, there remain big questions about tariffs. My hon....

Future Free Trade Agreements (21 Feb 2019)

Catherine West: ...’s length” recently, especially when he was asked in a rather cheeky way yesterday by an interviewer on the radio whether he should button his lip. Again, we have to learn diplomacy if, indeed, Brexit happens and if, indeed, we end up having an independent trade policy. We cannot just go round opening our mouth and saying what we like. I wish briefly to talk about an element of our...

Future Free Trade Agreements (21 Feb 2019)

Catherine West: The Secretary of State’s reference to the sunny uplands of post-Brexit trade rather prompts the question why the Government Benches are not a little fuller today. Would my hon. Friend like to comment?

Leaving the EU (12 Feb 2019)

Catherine West: Brexit has evoked many emotions—anger and sadness. Last week, the Prime Minister was in Ireland. Do the Government care about breaking Irish hearts?

Immigration and Social Security Co-Ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill (28 Jan 2019)

Catherine West: ...Members mentioned. My own hospital, the Whittington hospital in the west of my constituency, which most of my constituents use, has a 12% to 15% vacancy rate, put down almost entirely to fears over Brexit and uncertainty.

Immigration and Social Security Co-Ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill (28 Jan 2019)

Catherine West: ...more generous, but we need reassurances for our tertiary education system. In conclusion, I want to make some final points about the issues I have with the Bill. It appears that, following all the Brexit debates we have had and the various votes the Government have lost, the Government are still repeating the same mistake of giving Ministers incredibly wide powers and not really consulting...

College Funding — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (21 Jan 2019)

Catherine West: Does my hon. Friend agree that it seems a bit perverse in the days of Brexit to be cutting back on foreign-language provision?

Backbench Business: Local Government Funding — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (15 Jan 2019)

Catherine West: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate. Does she agree that on a day on which the House is debating Brexit, it is particularly galling that £4 billion is going into some sort of no-deal black hole while our children’s centres, libraries and important council services are all desperately at risk?


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