All 17 results for brexit speaker:Helen Whately

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Entertainers: British Nationals Abroad (30 Sep 2019)

Helen Whately: ...ensure musicians and performers’ interests are being considered as we prepare to exit the EU. Specific advice regarding travel and working abroad can be found on the Government’s Get Ready For Brexit webpage. We are ensuring that latest guidance and updates regarding how organisations can best prepare for travelling and working internationally forms a key part of our business...

No-Deal EU Exit Preparations (20 Mar 2019)

Helen Whately: Kent MPs have been meeting regularly about preparations for Brexit with the roads Minister my hon. Friend the Member for Hereford and South Herefordshire (Jesse Norman), the Department for Transport, Highways England, Kent Police, the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel. If my hon. Friend the Minister cannot answer this in the Chamber will he write to me with assurances that Her Majesty’s Revenue...

Leaving the EU (21 Jan 2019)

Helen Whately: ...has told us that he would rule out no deal, but he has also said that he would rule in a second referendum. It seems that his support for unilateral disarmament is rather similar to his approach to Brexit negotiations. I thank my right hon. Friend for, by contrast, sticking to her guns.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (21 Jan 2019)

Helen Whately: In the coming months, fruit farmers in my constituency plan to welcome thousands of migrant workers from the European Union. Will my right hon. Friend assure me that, in the event of a no-deal Brexit, these workers will still be able to come to make sure we can pick and pack our fruit?

Business of the House (Today): No Confidence in Her Majesty’s Government (16 Jan 2019)

Helen Whately: ...that yesterday’s vote is a reason why it has been called, but this would have been made slightly better had the Leader of the Opposition been able to give a clear answer on his position on Brexit in the months and months in which he has been asked about it. All he has been able to do is say that he wants a general election, and he continues to say that. I sincerely hope that after this...

Seaborne Freight (8 Jan 2019)

Helen Whately: ...-Calais. Therefore, the flow of that route is absolutely critical. Will he advise us of how ready the French are to carry out any customs checks that might be required in the event of a no-deal Brexit?

EU Exit Negotiations (15 Nov 2018)

Helen Whately: ..., but many others who are worried about the impact of leaving on their livelihoods. I thank my right hon. Friend for all the work that she is doing to reconcile those two positions in a workable Brexit. As a Kent MP, I have a particular interest in avoiding delays at the border at Dover and gridlock in Kent. Can she say more about the progress made in the future relationship plans for our...

Leaving the EU (9 Jul 2018)

Helen Whately: Brexit has divided the country. With that in mind, may I suggest to my right hon. Friend that it is essential for us to pursue a Brexit that is true to the referendum result and supports the aspirations and incomes of people whose jobs depend on trade with the European Union?

Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill [Lords] (14 May 2018)

Helen Whately: ...tunnel at Folkestone. That is perhaps 16,000 lorries a day passing to and fro through Kent, so people in Kent feel strongly about making sure that we have the right processes at our borders come Brexit day. I well remember my first summer as a Member of Parliament, in 2015, because that was the summer of Stack, when for 32 days the M20 was largely closed and 5,000 lorries were parked up on...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small Business Sector (1 May 2018)

Helen Whately: Microbusinesses have told me that they are struggling to get their voice heard—for instance, on their concerns about implementing data protection legislation and the implications of Brexit. What is my hon. Friend doing to make sure he hears and understands the concerns of microbusinesses?

International Court of Justice: Seasonal Migrant Workers (1 Mar 2018)

Helen Whately: .... That technology is out there, but we are some way off. That said, I very much welcome that, in the newly published Command Paper on the future for food, farming and the environment in a green Brexit, there is a recognition of the need for investment in research and development in agriculture to improve productivity. There is also an industrial strategy challenge fund to support this...

Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (6 Jul 2017)

Helen Whately: ...Europe—they have choices as to where they work, and some are not choosing to come to us. Another factor is uncertainty about the opportunities they will have to come here in future thanks to Brexit. Some are genuinely uncertain about how welcome they are. Although the Government have tried to put out positive messages about how we welcome people from other countries coming to work here...

Debate on the Address: Health, Social Care and Security (28 Jun 2017)

Helen Whately: ...gives people opportunities and a chance to make the most of their lives, and funds the public services we care about. We must get on with the job we have been asked to do, see through a good Brexit, heal divisions in our society, sort out housing, set out how we will fund public services sustainably, and tackle the sense people have of being overlooked too often by those in authority. In...

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

Helen Whately: ...now, just think what anger there would be if MPs rejected the referendum result, effectively telling so many voters that they got it wrong. The Government’s job now is to make a success of Brexit and, in so doing, truly tackle the problems that the referendum laid bare. As a first step, we must give the Prime Minister the scope to negotiate the best possible Brexit deal. To those who ask...

Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (30 Nov 2016)

Helen Whately: ...half of fruit farms are making less than a 2% margin and fruit farmers’ incomes have fallen by 43% over the past five years. From speaking to local farmers, I know that opinions were split over Brexit, but one thing that all growers are worried about is access to labour, particularly since our decision to leave the European Union. The horticulture industry needs thousands of seasonal...

Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (30 Nov 2016)

Helen Whately: ...understand that legally they are allowed to remain and work in the UK while we are in the European Union. The recent referendum result was decisive and, rightly, the Government plan to negotiate a Brexit deal that controls free movement. However, that creates a challenge for an industry that relies on seasonal migrant labour largely from the European Union. This is where the Government may...

EU Membership: Economic Benefits (15 Jun 2016)

Helen Whately: My right hon. Friend spoke about how companies that export to Europe would be badly affected by leaving European Union. If we have a Brexit recession, not only will businesses that export to the EU be hit, but almost all businesses will be affected by the loss of investment in the UK and the loss of consumer income. Will not all businesses be affected?


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