Results 1–20 of 85 for brexit speaker:Drew Hendry

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill (29 Oct 2019)

Drew Hendry: My constituents and constituents across Scotland will have their say in a general election on the shambles they have seen unfolding over this Brexit farce. Scotland voted against Brexit—62%. Every single council area did so, but this Government and this Parliament ignored the Scottish Government’s compromise and ignored the Scottish Parliament, where every single party except the Tories...

Leaving the EU: Workers’ Rights (29 Oct 2019)

Drew Hendry: ...others, lay in tatters. EU law and courts provide their own backstop against UK workers’ rights being weakened. We know that this Government are planning to diverge on the key regulations post Brexit. Is not it the case that the only way to guarantee workers’ rights and avoid them being watered down is to stay in the EU? As the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations has pointed...

Uk Shared Prosperity Fund (5 Sep 2019)

Drew Hendry: ...in distributing funds. I thank the Backbench Business Committee for allowing us the opportunity to bring this matter to the Chamber today. Scottish communities stand to lose millions of pounds from Brexit. Communities, charities and other organisations have been waiting for years to find out what funding will be available. There is also a threat to devolution. Long-term planning has been...

Uk Shared Prosperity Fund (5 Sep 2019)

Drew Hendry: ...of the Highlands and Islands receives the largest Scottish grant of €7.17 million, out of €68.6 million throughout Scotland. The view of the University of the Highlands and Islands is that Brexit will reduce prospects in those areas. Erasmus has enabled student and staff exchanges for more than 30 years. International collaboration and EU engagement are at the heart of the University...

Uk Shared Prosperity Fund (5 Sep 2019)

Drew Hendry: ...creating significant uncertainty for communities, organisations and disadvantaged people. Communities and charities have now been waiting for years to find out what funding will be available post Brexit, yet so far there is nothing from the UK Government, other than a name, that the Union flag will be on it and that it will be administered by the Minister for local government in England....

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Zero-carbon Economy (16 Jul 2019)

Drew Hendry: ...independence than ever before. Will the Minister do just one thing? Will he rule out serving under the right hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson) and vote against a no-deal Brexit to prevent further harm?

EU Structural Funds: Least Developed Regions — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (26 Jun 2019)

Drew Hendry: ...be worth? Will there be—this has been mooted but not explained in any detail—like-for-like funding? Will that guarantee be yes or no, regardless of a deal or the catastrophe of a no-deal hard Brexit? She pointed out, as have nearly all the contributors today, that the funding formula must respect the devolution settlement, and she said that neither she, her constituency, nor her...

EU Structural Funds: Least Developed Regions — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (26 Jun 2019)

Drew Hendry: ...devolved? Once the Minister has answered those questions, we can go back to talking about flags and slogans. Communities and charities have waited years to find out what will be available post-Brexit. The devolution settlement must be respected. As we have said, since Brexit is distracting the UK Government from doing anything worthwhile at the moment, let us revoke article 50 and get on...

Businesses: Late Payments (19 Jun 2019)

Drew Hendry: ...arrived in plenty of time for us to look at. We welcome initiatives to curb late payments, but let us be frank: this does not go nearly far enough. For anyone tuning in to last night’s Tory hard Brexit hustings, it will come as no surprise that the UK Government remain opposed to taking the steps required to protect Scottish business. Does the Minister have the good grace to agree that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU (19 Jun 2019)

Drew Hendry: According to every piece of the Secretary of State’s own Government’s analysis, there is no version of Brexit that fails to harm Scotland. New YouGov polling shows that Tory members would prefer Scotland to be an independent country, rather than stopping Brexit. Which choice should the Scottish Secretary make: a devastating no-deal Brexit Britain, or giving the people of Scotland the...

Shared Prosperity Fund — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (14 May 2019)

Drew Hendry: ...to be a power grab. It will not surprise you, Sir David, to hear that I agree with that sentiment. Communities and charities have been waiting years to find out what funding will be available post Brexit, and we urgently need the details of this so-called prosperity fund. Since joining the EU in 1973, Scotland has benefited from European structural fund money to the tune of billions. Those...

Foreign Affairs Committee: IR35 Tax Reforms (4 Apr 2019)

Drew Hendry: ...the confusion in the NHS and other public bodies. She mentioned those working flexibly with the NHS to meets its needs. Another point that I agreed with was that the effect of rolling IR35 into Brexit is to increase the unattractiveness of going into such jobs and accelerate chronic staff shortages by trying to force into the PAYE system people who do not want to be in it. The hon....

Exiting the European Union (Consumer Protection) (2 Apr 2019)

Drew Hendry: ...is fairness for companies. Instituting this SI without any other provisions causes unfairness anyway: having it in place is unfair, and removing it is unfair too. It is one of those consequences of Brexit that highlights the foolishness of this whole process. There is a way to avoid the SI and a hard Brexit. We need to understand that Westminster has failed to make any kind of decision,...

Exiting the European Union (Consumer Protection) (2 Apr 2019)

Drew Hendry: ...is the only way out of the hole being dug by the infighting in the Tory party, which is trying to settle a dispute that has lasted decades. This ham-fisted approach has left us in this guddle of Brexit and has put people in their homes at risk of losing out, of paying more and of being ripped off because we are losing these protections. The regulations, as they stand, ban the blocking of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU: Discussions with Scottish Government (27 Mar 2019)

Drew Hendry: Will the Secretary of State join me in commending the hon. Member for Watford (Richard Harrington) not only for threatening to resign over this Government’s ruinous Brexit policy, but for actually having the courage, honour and conviction to follow through, or is that an alien concept to this Secretary of State?

Integrated Care Regulations: Exiting the European Union (Agriculture) (18 Mar 2019)

Drew Hendry: ...£50 million from the EU with match funding of £50 million. Nor is there any certainty that funding for agri-environment schemes that support climate-change objectives will be available post-Brexit. That means a potential loss of around £40 million per year. No rural constituency in Scotland voted for Brexit—none of them voted in favour of leaving the EU—yet Scotland is having to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Poverty (18 Mar 2019)

Drew Hendry: Be it universal credit, the benefit freeze or Brexit, the poor are being hit the hardest at the moment, yet according to research from the Resolution Foundation, overall tax and benefit changes will take £100 from families in the bottom fifth of income distribution and give £280 to those in the top 10. Does the Minister think that that is fair?

EU Exit Preparations: Ferry Contracts (5 Mar 2019)

Drew Hendry: ...he was too feart to appear, that even he does not have confidence in himself as Secretary of State. What he does have is a brass neck wider than a ship’s bell. What a snapshot of this Tory Brexit chaos and this Tory Government: defending the indefensible time after time, instead of doing what they should have done right away, which was rule out a no-deal Brexit. The Secretary of...

Business of the House (14 Feb 2019)

Drew Hendry: A total of €160 million in European regional funding is due to be lost to the highlands and islands between 2021 and 2027 due to Brexit. May we have a debate in Government time on that, and on the Government’s failure to bring forward any details of the so-called shared prosperity fund, which was meant to replace that funding?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Leaving the EU: Support for Businesses based in Scotland (12 Feb 2019)

Drew Hendry: A recent survey by Ernst & Young found that 92% of Scottish firms do not feel fully ready for Brexit. They are being left adrift by this Government. Given the calamitous collapse of the phantom deal for the ferry company with no ships—the Seaborne Freight fiasco—does the Secretary of State stick by his comment that the contract was “prudent and responsible”?


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