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All 9 results for brexit speaker:Lord McNicol of West Kilbride

Brexit: Statutory Instruments - Question (10 Jan 2019)

Lord McNicol of West Kilbride: My Lords, as has been touched on already, many of the SIs being laid are in preparation for a no-deal Brexit. Does the Minister agree that a huge amount of parliamentary and civil servants’ time, and money, would be far better spent and saved if the Government simply did not bring forward SIs that deal with a no-deal Brexit? Nobody wants it.

Trade Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (30 Jan 2019)

Lord McNicol of West Kilbride: ...of our membership of the EU and customs union. Without changes, rules of origin locally should be expressed in exactly the same way as they currently are. My concern is that they will not be. Post Brexit the EU will no longer be classified as “local”. The UK will be the new “local”. So a new definition will need to be written into these rollover trade deals, where...

Trade Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (continued) (30 Jan 2019)

Lord McNicol of West Kilbride: ...will put on the face of the Bill a host of organisations, agreements and arrangements which are vital to the continuing smooth operation and functioning of life, organisations and businesses post Brexit. As I am sure the Minister is aware, many of these amendments have come from organisations, trade unions and businesses that are concerned about how they will be affected post Brexit and...

Nissan in Sunderland - Statement (5 Feb 2019)

Lord McNicol of West Kilbride: ...develop a co-operative partnership approach with such an important sector—an initiative that we support and something that this side of the House has been calling for for many years. Of course, Brexit was not the only factor in Nissan’s decision, and it would be dishonest to suggest that the issue of diesel did not play a part in Nissan’s thinking. However—and this is...

Brexit: Small Businesses - Question (5 Mar 2019)

Lord McNicol of West Kilbride: My Lords, we are 584 hours away from Brexit and we are discussing business preparedness, or the lack of it. Labour has repeatedly urged the Government to take no deal off the table, and believes that the threat of no deal is creating unnecessary uncertainty for businesses both large and small. In your Lordships’ House, we are dealing daily with SIs that will impact on the services,...

Trade Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 23 (13 Mar 2019)

Lord McNicol of West Kilbride: ...close to completion. Ministers have admitted that they are struggling to make progress with the other trade agreements that Liam Fox has a number of times promised would be ready for the day after Brexit. These rollover deals represent trade with approximately 70 countries, which constitute around 13% of our exports and 12% of our imports. So far as we know—and that is telling—only...

Employment Rights (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (28 Mar 2019)

Lord McNicol of West Kilbride: ...transformative set of policies rather than these tweaks, especially in the light of the recent prime ministerial statement attempting to woo the trade unions and Labour MPs to support her deal on Brexit. Are her offers of strengthening workers’ rights now gone, with her threat to resign? If not, how do the Prime Minister’s interventions fit with today’s SIs?

G20 Summit - Question for Short Debate (8 Jul 2019)

Lord McNicol of West Kilbride: ...that trade may have been an awkward topic for the Prime Minister. After all, in the background to the summit her likely successor as Prime Minister continued to insist the benefits of a no-deal Brexit and the consequential ripping up of every trade agreement which the UK is currently party to. I cannot imagine that the Prime Minister was in the best position to lay the foundations for...

Space Science and Technology - Question for Short Debate (15 Jul 2019)

Lord McNicol of West Kilbride: ...the Industrial Revolution and our leading universities and research centres are known across the world. While the UK’s membership of the European Space Agency is not affected by leaving the EU, Brexit sadly places in doubt our participation in other projects such as Copernicus and a few others. To finish, I remind the House of the response, back in July 1969, to the Question from Lord...

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