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Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU: Effect on the Union (24 Jul 2019)

Stephen Kerr: More than 100 powers that are currently held in Brussels are to be transferred to Holyrood after Brexit. Therefore, does my right hon. Friend agree that, far from removing powers from Scotland, leaving the EU will give the Scottish Parliament more power?

Aquaculture — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (17 Jul 2019)

Stephen Kerr: That is a very good intervention; the hon. Lady is absolutely right. Government and business need to be fully prepared for any eventual outcome in relation to Brexit.

Aquaculture — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (17 Jul 2019)

Stephen Kerr: ...interacting with Ministers from DEFRA is the state of readiness in that Department, which is led by an excellent Secretary of State and ministerial team, in relation to the potentiality of any Brexit outcome.

Aquaculture — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (17 Jul 2019)

Stephen Kerr: ...on Scottish local authorities. In fact, the UK Government gave a parcel of money that was intended to be passed to local authorities to help them be ready for any eventual outcome in relation to Brexit. The Scottish Government thought better than to pass that money on to Scotland’s local authorities and decided they had other spending priorities. That is not surprising given the fact...

20 Years of Devolution (11 Jul 2019)

Stephen Kerr: ...working relationships to move from confrontation to close collaboration on crossover areas of public policy. These changes must be done on a cross-party basis, and they are essential for the post-Brexit operation of the Union. Thirdly, the Departments of the UK Government with a Union-wide remit must engage with stakeholders and other bodies on the ground in Scotland, Wales and Northern...

Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill (Programme): Climate Change, the Environment and Global Development (10 Jul 2019)

Stephen Kerr: ...Friend is absolutely right. Now is the time to unite the generations and the nation itself to tackle the challenge that lies before us. Yes, we have filled columns and columns in Hansard discussing Brexit—it is the national obsession at the moment—but the issues in this debate transcend any of the matters relating to Brexit, which will very soon, I hope, be a chapter in the story of...

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (27 Jun 2019)

Stephen Kerr: Will my right hon. Friend detail the discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the preparedness of British business for a no-deal Brexit?

Devolution of Welfare — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (9 Apr 2019)

Stephen Kerr: ...with the rest of the United Kingdom. On reflection, how extraordinary those dates and numbers now seem, and how ridiculous, particularly in the light of what has transpired in relation to Brexit. Today’s debate is about the establishment of the devolved Scottish social security system. The Scotland Act devolved the powers and they passed into law on 23 March 2016. The Act delivered on...

Business of the House (Today): European Union (Withdrawal) Act (12 Mar 2019)

Stephen Kerr: ...Association, Diageo and a number of other business and trade groups that are saying to all Scottish Members of Parliament that they should support the Prime Minister’s deal to deliver an orderly Brexit?

Leaving the Eu: Economic Impact of Proposed Deal (20 Feb 2019)

Stephen Kerr: ...use as a platform to demand independence. What possible excuse, to the best of my right hon. Friend’s knowledge, does the First Minister of Scotland have for not attending the Prime Minister’s Brexit cabinets?

Business of the House (Today): UK’s Withdrawal from the EU (14 Feb 2019)

Stephen Kerr: The hon. Gentleman is making a valid point—he is giving strong reasons why we should have a deal. The way we get a deal is by supporting the Prime Minister’s deal, which creates an orderly Brexit.

Business of the House (Today): UK’s Withdrawal from the EU (14 Feb 2019)

Stephen Kerr: ...Minister of Scotland, our country, refuse to turn up for a high-level meeting involving the Prime Minister, the Chancellor, the Home Secretary and the First Minister of Wales to avoid a no-deal Brexit?

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (29 Jan 2019)

Stephen Kerr: ..., for the very reasons he is giving, that there should not be no deal and that we should support the Prime Minister’s deal with the European Union because it provides for an orderly and smooth Brexit?

Leaving the EU (21 Jan 2019)

Stephen Kerr: ...agree that everyone in this House who values our precious Union should remember that the Scottish nationalists will seek to take full advantage of any failure of this House to deliver an orderly Brexit to break up our United Kingdom, and that we should all redouble our efforts to find a way forward that protects and strengthens the United Kingdom?

Backbench Business: Long-term Capital for Business (15 Jan 2019)

Stephen Kerr: ...productivity in our economy is a major risk to our economic prosperity, and we need action now. This cannot wait any longer. It especially cannot wait until after we have resolved the issue of Brexit. Our thinking in this area is a vital part of our preparations for our economic wellbeing after we have left the European Union. We have the British Business Bank, which has some of the...

Backbench Business: Long-term Capital for Business (15 Jan 2019)

Stephen Kerr: ...the House on the substance of how we can improve the environment for entrepreneurial success and wealth creation. It is perfectly understandable that we have become distracted by the politics of Brexit. One day soon, I hope and pray, we will turn the page on Brexit, and this House will fully turn its attention to the vitally important agenda of ensuring the long-term productivity of our...

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: [5th Allotted Day] (9 Jan 2019)

Stephen Kerr: ...does not have to, and must not, represent a threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom, and that those of us who want to honour the decision of the people on 26 June must work together to make Brexit happen. Otherwise, we will have a crisis of political confidence in this country. There are so many people—sadly, on both sides of this House—who do not want to honour the result the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: [5th Allotted Day] (9 Jan 2019)

Stephen Kerr: ...had the opportunity to make it. I appeal to colleagues, particularly Conservative colleagues, not to sacrifice the good for the sake of an unrealisable perfect. A second referendum, a no-deal Brexit or a general election all point to more uncertainty, and I cannot support any of those outcomes. We must remember that we voted as one United Kingdom to leave the EU. My constituents in...

Bill Presented: EU Withdrawal Agreement (18 Dec 2018)

Stephen Kerr: ...as Members of this House to respect democracy and the verdict of the British people. The people of Stirling elected me to this House on the back of my election commitment to make the best of Brexit: to return powers to our country from Brussels and to grow our economy—the free enterprise economy—which has produced a jobs miracle since 2010 and will continue to do so. My right hon....

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU (28 Nov 2018)

Stephen Kerr: ...successful union in history after 311 years would bring economic chaos to Scotland. Does my right hon. Friend agree that the effect of Scotland leaving the UK would be much worse than the effect of Brexit under any scenario?

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