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All 18 results for brexit speaker:Michael Tomlinson

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

Michael Tomlinson: ...Deputy Speaker, to catch your eye in this important debate. It is also a great pleasure to follow the right hon. Member for Leeds Central (Hilary Benn), the Chairman of the new and important Brexit Committee. I hear what he says, but I am concerned about revealing too much of the negotiating position. I enjoyed what he said about the ECJ and the body of case law. He is right that there...

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (26 Jan 2017)

Michael Tomlinson: Will my hon. Friend visit Dorset to speak to our businesses and hear their concerns, but also to discuss the manifold and great opportunities that Brexit will provide?

Exiting the European Union: Employment and Workers' Rights (27 Apr 2017)

Michael Tomlinson: ...answer. Since the Health and Morals of Apprentices Act, it is the Conservatives who first protected workers’ rights and put those protections on to the statute book. Will he confirm that, post-Brexit, we will continue to do so not only to protect them, but to enhance them, thereby proving that we are the real workers’ party?

Foreign Direct Investment 2016-17 — [James Gray in the Chair] (12 Sep 2017)

Michael Tomlinson: ...under your chairmanship, Mr Gray. You might be forgiven for thinking that foreign direct investment is rather a niche subject for a Tuesday morning, but it is vital, particularly in the context of Brexit and of course international trade more generally. I am delighted to have secured this debate. The timing is especially apt after last night’s vote on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill...

Foreign Direct Investment 2016-17 — [James Gray in the Chair] (12 Sep 2017)

Michael Tomlinson: If you are, perhaps we should all get on to Snapchat. It has opened its new global hub right here in London, which again shows that it believes in this country in a post-Brexit world. There may well be bumps ahead, but let us look at the facts and the evidence of what has happened so far, while also being cautious about the future. Having looked at the general picture, let me give some...

Foreign Direct Investment 2016-17 — [James Gray in the Chair] (12 Sep 2017)

Michael Tomlinson: ...will mention Northern Ireland in relation to the “Britain is great” project. The hon. Gentleman is absolutely right. As I said earlier, I am optimistic about the future of our country in a post-Brexit world. Foreign direct investment is important for a number of reasons. It is important for job creation, which I have touched on, and for growth. Businesses in receipt of FDI have been...

Foreign Direct Investment 2016-17 — [James Gray in the Chair] (12 Sep 2017)

Michael Tomlinson: ...is so important. In fact, the tax take in 2016 was £6.6 billion higher than in 2010. So we must also keep an eye on that and ensure that businesses keep investing in this country. Much of the Brexit debate is about how we divide up the national cake. This discussion about foreign direct investment is about ensuring that our cake is even bigger in the first place. I firmly believe in the...

Foreign Direct Investment 2016-17 — [James Gray in the Chair] (12 Sep 2017)

Michael Tomlinson: ...was some positivity there. I urge him to look to that positivity: the UK remains hugely successful in attracting FDI and has clear potential and opportunities to sustain that success in a post-Brexit world. I am grateful to the Minister for his words, particularly in relation to my region, the south-west. My constituents will be reassured. My remaining challenge to him and his Department...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (15 Nov 2017)

Michael Tomlinson: ...amendments that seek to improve the Bill, and that are constructive and seek to ensure a smooth transition of our laws from the EU to the UK; and, importantly, to come together and deliver Brexit for our country and for the British people?

Employment Rates — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (6 Jun 2018)

Michael Tomlinson: ...welcome. The hon. Member for Edinburgh North and Leith (Deidre Brock) accused me of perhaps being overly rosy. If I was overly rosy, perhaps she was overly pessimistic, not least about Brexit. Perhaps the hon. Member for Wirral West was also being a little pessimistic in her outlook, but I welcomed some of her thoughts. However, I was pleased that the Minister had time to make some points...

Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill: Stage Lighting: Efficiency Regulations (15 Jun 2018)

Michael Tomlinson: ...me the opportunity to mention two establishments in my constituency—the Rex in Wareham and the Tivoli in Wimborne. He mentions EU regulations. I am sure that he will come on to this, but how does Brexit impact on that now that we are of course leaving the European Union?

Points of Order: [7th Allotted Day] (11 Jan 2019)

Michael Tomlinson: ...head that this is not the right deal. In the time remaining, I want to make two further points. The Prime Minister has rightly been stepping up plans and preparations for no deal, or for a WTO Brexit—or a clean, global Brexit as I like to call it. So we will be ready; it is not my preferred outcome, but if it happens we will be ready because we have good Ministers—the Foreign Secretary...

Public Bill Committee: Children Act 1989 (Amendment) (Female Genital Mutilation) Bill [Lords] (5 Mar 2019)

Michael Tomlinson: ...s consideration. Be that as it may, I do not seek to overturn your ruling, Mr McCabe, which was absolutely right. However, it seems that scope has some elasticity and flexibility when it comes to Brexit business, but that the old rules apply when it comes to the important issue of female genital mutilation, and I am bound to say that I want that placed on the record.

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019 (Rule of Law) (9 Sep 2019)

Michael Tomlinson: ... the hon. Member for East Dunbartonshire (Jo Swinson). I will start my speech by agreeing with two of the points that she made, although I fundamentally disagree with her points and her stance on Brexit. First, I agree that it is truly astonishing that we are having this debate today. It is faintly ridiculous that there should be an accusation, an allegation, that anyone on the Government...

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019 (Rule of Law) (9 Sep 2019)

Michael Tomlinson: .... It is imperative that we do so, and I will be encouraging the Prime Minister to do precisely that. There is a sense of unreality in the Chamber. We have been having, endlessly, the same debate on Brexit for the past three years, and democrats have not accepted the democratic result of the referendum. The leader of the Labour party says that the Prime Minister should stick to his word,...

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019 (Rule of Law) (9 Sep 2019)

Michael Tomlinson: ...rule of law, and I agree entirely, but does that prevent the Government from examining precisely what the law does and does not say while still abiding by the rule of law? Labour’s position on Brexit is entirely incoherent. The shadow Foreign Secretary says she is going to negotiate a deal but then, having negotiated the deal, she is actually going to vote against the deal that she...

No-Deal Brexit: Short Positions Against the Pound (30 Sep 2019)

Michael Tomlinson: ...calm and authority, in sharp contrast to the stoking of fears and division on the Opposition Benches. We have just heard about the risk to the economy, but the real risk to the economy is not Brexit nor yet a no-deal Brexit. The real risk is letting the shadow Chancellor anywhere near No. 11 or the Treasury.

Debate on the Address: Public Services (16 Oct 2019)

Michael Tomlinson: ...star campaign, which is all about securing the very best care for our children so that they can be truly looked after. It is not about five-star hotels, but about five-star care. Finally, I turn to Brexit. It would be impossible, especially today, to fail to mention the subject. It is often said in this place that repetition is not a novel phenomenon, but over the past three and a half...


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