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Plastic Food and Drink Packaging — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (24 Oct 2019)

Sandy Martin: ..., picking things up and ensuring they were not left lying around. There was some discussion about local foods. The day before yesterday, I was rather distressed to see a response from DEFRA about Brexit, saying that we will need to rely more on local food and mentioning our ability to change over to root vegetables. I would support that, but they referred to cabbages and leeks as root...

Deferred Divisions: Early Parliamentary General Election (4 Sep 2019)

Sandy Martin: ...so that, when and if we were to vote for it, he would be in sole control of what happened in this country, and there would be no Parliament here to hold him to account when we leave with a no-deal Brexit. In my constituency of Ipswich, more than 50% of the people who voted in the referendum voted to leave. It was not much more than 50%, but it was more than 50%. I would not vote for a...

Deferred Divisions: Early Parliamentary General Election (4 Sep 2019)

Sandy Martin: ...a second referendum or whatever you want to call it—which I think we should have if we are to bring the country back together, I want there to be a viable choice. I do not believe that a no-deal Brexit is a viable choice. A no-deal Brexit is a suicide note. If anybody on the Government Benches thinks that, as passengers in a car speeding towards a cliff edge, we will take the option of...

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill: Duties in connection with the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union (4 Sep 2019)

Sandy Martin: ...proposed in the way it is, seems to suggest that this is a binary choice. It is not a binary choice. We want a deal that actually satisfies the reasons why we think we need to get the best out of a Brexit deal or remain, and this does not enable us to do that.

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

Sandy Martin: ...that we would be able to form a Government and carry through the manifesto that we wrote. Unfortunately for the British people, we were not able to form that Government or to take control of the Brexit process. Clearly, over the past two years, the present Government have not been able to take control of it either, but we can hardly be blamed for that, and I do not think that the...

EU Exit Day Amendment (27 Mar 2019)

Sandy Martin: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that the one thing that is genuinely undeliverable is a no-deal Brexit? We do not have the trading mechanisms to make it possible to deliver a no-deal Brexit and retain the stability of the country.

Rivers Authorities and Land Drainage Bill (15 Mar 2019)

Sandy Martin: ...Food and Rural Affairs, the hon. Member for Suffolk Coastal (Dr Coffey) that there might be some merit in seeking a similar solution to coastal flooding too, and that perhaps, once the bonanza of Brexit statutory instruments is finally over, she might want to turn her attention to doing something about that in Government time. We face an unprecedented challenge in defending lowland areas...

Business of the House (13 Mar 2019)

Sandy Martin: ...surely she does now? If there is to be any deal that we can take to the European Parliament, European Commission and European Council in order to try to secure any sort of deal other than a no-deal Brexit, she is going to have to negotiate a deal with Members on the Opposition side of the House—not just to talk to Members on the Opposition Benches, but negotiate a deal with them.

Estimates (Liaison Committee Recommendation): Exiting the European Union (Aquaculture) (20 Feb 2019)

Sandy Martin: ...will have to adhere to whatever further directives the EU comes up with? We will support these regulations because we need to address the deficiencies in domestic legislation that will arise from Brexit. Northern Irish law must be able to operate after the UK leaves the EU, and it must not leave Northern Ireland unable to trade with European Union countries including, of course, the...

Leaving the European Union — [David Hanson in the Chair] (4 Feb 2019)

Sandy Martin: The hon. Lady says that the British people would never forgive us for asking them again, but would they ever forgive us for a serious economic collapse as a result of a no-deal Brexit?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (11 Dec 2018)

Sandy Martin: ...surplus with the EU in insurance, will the Chancellor take the opportunity of the demise of the withdrawal agreement to make financial services a part of the Prime Minister’s next attempt at a Brexit deal?

Business of the House: [3rd Allotted Day] (6 Dec 2018)

Sandy Martin: ...future of young people in Ipswich today and on the effect that this so-called deal is likely to have on them if we leave the EU on these terms. First, the Government’s own economic analysis shows Brexit on this deal costing us around 3.9% of our GDP, dwarfing the current level of contributions to the EU. I cannot in all conscience vote for any deal that leaves my constituents worse off...

Public Bill Committee: Agriculture Bill: Declaration relating to exceptional market conditions (13 Nov 2018)

Sandy Martin: ...of labour and the costs associated with the exchange rate may well become much heavier for British farmers, especially those in horticulture or fruit and vegetables, than in the EU as a result of Brexit and that therefore our fruit and vegetable production might well be undermined by changes resulting from our leaving the EU?

Public Bill Committee: Agriculture Bill: Declaration relating to exceptional market conditions (13 Nov 2018)

Sandy Martin: Does my hon. Friend agree that one of the points made in amendment 122 is that Brexit is likely to have a serious impact on the cost of production? It is not just about markets for produce; it is also about the cost of production. We already see some of those costs changing as a result of the decision to leave the European Union.

Public Bill Committee: Agriculture Bill: Secretary of State’s powers to give financial assistance (30 Oct 2018)

Sandy Martin: ...local food grown sustainably is a public good, I am a little mystified as to why he could not support our amendment. We all want what is best for this country. One of the supposed benefits of Brexit was that it would enable us to decide for ourselves what would be the best agricultural support regime, rather than having to rely on the common agricultural policy. However, I am afraid that...

Public Bill Committee: Agriculture Bill: Secretary of State’s powers to give financial assistance (30 Oct 2018)

Sandy Martin: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Wilson. The Bill is intended to facilitate the support of agriculture and the countryside after Brexit. The situation at the moment is that all sorts of supports are in place through the European Union, so all sorts of changes, discussions and votes will be needed to change them. The Government have characterised that process as deeply...

Forestry in England — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (11 Jan 2018)

Sandy Martin: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Eddisbury (Antoinette Sandbach). One of the few areas of the economy where we can be fairly sure that Brexit will lead to an increase in activity is tourism. The fall in the pound relative to other currencies has already led to a boost in our tourism from domestic and foreign visitors. The nature of our countryside is crucial for the future...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (27 Nov 2017)

Sandy Martin: Whatever else we might have expected in the Chancellor’s Budget statement, the significant infrastructure investment that we need to enable us to compete on the world stage post Brexit would have been welcome. The private sector is not set up to invest in our transport infrastructure, so if the Government will not do that, British industry and trade will continue to be hampered by poor...


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