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NHS and Future Trade Deals — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (22 Jul 2019)

Liz Twist: ...want our NHS opened up to trade agreements and we do not want it exposed to international competition. That comes across very clearly to me as I speak to my constituents, whatever their views on Brexit. Everyone cares passionately about the NHS, and in the north-east we are about it especially. We have good services that we treasure, so my constituents are saying, “This is not for sale....

Industrial Strategy: North-East of England — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (5 Jun 2019)

Liz Twist: ...by my hon. Friend the Member for Sedgefield (Phil Wilson) and others. As we have heard, the north-east is the only region that is a net exporter. We have heard that it will be hit hard by Brexit, especially a no-deal Brexit—there would be an estimated 16% fall in GDP growth. It is important to ensure that we have the right conditions and the right deal for the north-east if we are to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Leaving the EU: No Deal (10 Apr 2019)

Liz Twist: ..., and it was a landmark achievement of the Labour Government. It ensured ongoing equality between those in Northern Ireland who consider themselves British or Irish. In the event of a no-deal Brexit, those rights will need additional protection. What plans does the Secretary of State have to ensure that those vital rights are undiluted and protected for all in Northern Ireland?

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (28 Feb 2019)

Liz Twist: Can the Secretary of State guarantee that in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the UK will have stocks of the essential dietary products for people with the rare disease phenylketonuria, or PKU?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Leaving the EU: Consumer Rights (12 Feb 2019)

Liz Twist: Will the Minister tell us what assessment has been made of the impact of a no-deal Brexit on the UK’s product safety regime, and what legal protection consumers will have when buying future products and services from the EU?

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: [6th Allotted Day] (10 Jan 2019)

Liz Twist: ...and those with PKU rely on prescribed foods, many of which are imported from overseas. It is not a question of choice; they need those dietary products. These people are really concerned that post Brexit, those products will not be available in time and in the quantity required to ensure their continued availability. People with PKU, and those with many other conditions who have fears...

Leaving the Eu: No Deal: Leaving the EU: No Deal (19 Dec 2018)

Liz Twist: ...the deal to the House and about our being able to have a vote on the deal. The letter is absolutely to the point because it talks about the risk for manufacturing in the north-east of a no deal Brexit and the impact it will have on businesses. It talks about the need for businesses to have certainty about what is happening so that they can plan their businesses and be clear about what is...

Leaving the Eu: No Deal: Leaving the EU: No Deal (19 Dec 2018)

Liz Twist: If I may, I will just finish my point. Some of my constituents are saying, “I voted for Brexit and this deal isn’t it, so vote against it”, and others are saying, “This deal is no good for us; I’m a remainer and I want a better deal, so vote against the deal”. I would say that that is much like the divisions we have seen in this House—on the Government side as well as anywhere...

Traidcraft and Fair Trade — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (18 Dec 2018)

Liz Twist: ...such as Traidcraft on price and scale. Much as we might like to escape the B-word, it is simply not possible. Currency fluctuations immediately after the EU referendum and uncertainty about Brexit continue to affect Traidcraft. Traidcraft estimates that the drop in the value of the pound within a week of the referendum cost the company £350,000. With most of the company’s £2.4 million...

Traidcraft and Fair Trade — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (18 Dec 2018)

Liz Twist: I thank my hon. Friend for that intervention, and I will touch on some of those points later. Brexit, as we have said, continues to affect the company’s trading. When I spoke to Traidcraft’s chief executive, Robin Roth, shortly after the announcement of a potential closure, I asked what I could do to help to secure Traidcraft’s future. He told me that the best thing that I could do...

Leaving the European Union — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (19 Nov 2018)

Liz Twist: ...It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Roger. On behalf of 110,059 petitioners, I rise to present e-petition 219905, which states: “If there is no agreement to leave the EU then Brexit must be stopped”. I apologise to everyone if I need to stop and blow my nose. I am suffering with a cold and a cough but I will do my best to keep going. It is an interesting time to...

Leaving the European Union — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (19 Nov 2018)

Liz Twist: ...of the potential impact of leaving the European Union on his life and that of his family and friends. For him, the debate is not theoretical, but one he feels will have a real impact on his life. Brexit will, of course, affect all our lives, but there is an additional element here, with the focus on the Irish border. It is my job today to present the arguments on behalf of the petitioners...

Leaving the European Union — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (19 Nov 2018)

Liz Twist: ...regulatory framework replacing what was free movement between the UK and other European Union countries. Of course, that works both ways. I do not speak as a technical expert on the mechanics of Brexit, and I do not suppose that Ciaran is a technical expert either. However, he and over 110,000 petitioners—a number that was still growing as of yesterday evening—say that they have huge...

Leaving the European Union — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (19 Nov 2018)

Liz Twist: ...my hon. Friend for her intervention, which I think covers a point that we looked at before. Certainly, the petitioners say that they have real concerns and that there should be a provision to stop Brexit. I am summarising what the Government have said, and I am sure that the Minister will address more fully some of the points that have been made. The Government say: “We have already...

Leaving the European Union — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (19 Nov 2018)

Liz Twist: ...; and the impact on EU citizens. As I have said, the petitioners say that if no deal has been reached, and their concerns have not been properly dealt with and safeguards have not been given, Brexit should be stopped. I have not gone into the technicalities of what constitutes a deal, how it is reached, meaningful votes, or whatever. My job today has been to give the petitioners a voice on...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (18 Oct 2018)

Liz Twist: How does the Government’s strong support for fracking, against the wishes of communities who are worried about their local environment, fit in with the Secretary of State’s vision of a green Brexit?

Exiting the European Union: Rights, Standards and Protections (14 Jun 2018)

Liz Twist: ..., can the Minister explain why Conservative MPs voted against yesterday’s Lords amendment to protect employment, equality, health and safety, consumer and environmental rights and standards after Brexit?

Leaving the EU: Parliamentary Vote — [Ian Austin in the Chair] (11 Jun 2018)

Liz Twist: ...debate, not always on whether Parliament’s vote must include an option to remain in the European Union, but certainly reflecting the importance of the decisions that we are about to make on Brexit and its importance to our communities. It has been valuable and relevant to have that debate; the fact that we have this petition reflects the concerns of people on the ground. The petitioners...

Leaving the EU: Parliamentary Vote — [Ian Austin in the Chair] (11 Jun 2018)

Liz Twist: ...is in the Public Gallery to hear the debate. I present this petition on behalf of the over 113,000 people who signed it. The petition is quite straightforward: “Parliament’s vote on the Brexit deal must include an option to remain in the EU. A lesser of two evils choice between a bad deal and no deal is not acceptable. Our country deserves better than Hobson’s choice, and our MPs...

Leaving the EU: Parliamentary Vote — [Ian Austin in the Chair] (11 Jun 2018)

Liz Twist: ...a deal. That is a “take it or leave it” decision or, as the petitioners describe it, “Hobson’s choice”, with no option of saying, as the petitioners do, that Parliament’s vote on the Brexit deal must include an option to remain in the European Union. No matter what the outcome, there will be no chance for Members of Parliament to say, “It is better for us to stay in the EU...


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