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Results 41–57 of 57 for brexit speaker:Baroness Quin

European Union: Environmental Policy - Question (12 Dec 2016)

Baroness Quin: ...has been a positive area of European action and one where the UK has often been proactive. Will the Minister give us more clues about whether the Government will continue with this action post Brexit? Will he tell us when his own department’s environment framework will be published as it is already overdue? How does he propose to ensure continued British influence and involvement in an...

No-deal Update - Statement (3 Sep 2019)

Baroness Quin: ...of what the odds are, faced with current circumstances? Following what has been said about Wales, is Operation Yellowhammer also looking at the regional implications within Britain of a no-deal Brexit? With regard to the point made about publication, it would be very welcome if information about this were to be published.

Brexit: Health Policy - Question (6 Dec 2017)

Baroness Quin: ...retention in the NHS, research, mutual recognition of qualifications, the market in pharmaceuticals and medicines and so on, do the Government agree that a full impact assessment of the effect of Brexit on this sector would be a very good idea? Since I understand some progress has been made on mutual rights between British and European Union citizens, will the Minister say whether that...

Brexit: Economic Analysis of Various Scenarios - Statement (28 Nov 2018)

Baroness Quin: My Lords, is it not clear from what the Minister has said that what is in front of us is not delivering exactly the same benefits, which is what we were promised by the former Brexit Secretary in the other place? What discussions have the Government had with the City of London about the exclusion of services? The figures seem to show that the economy of London—which, it was previously...

Brexit: Aerospace and Automotive Industries - Question (14 Mar 2017)

Baroness Quin: My Lords, the Foreign Secretary has said that it would be perfectly okay to leave the EU without a deal on Brexit, but how can this possibly be true in the case of two of our most crucial industries—the automotive and the aerospace industries? In evidence to this House, they have shown not only how important exports to the European market are but how they are part of European integrated...

Trade and Customs Policy - Motion to Take Note (5 Dec 2017)

Baroness Quin: ...friend Lord Whitty, of the valuable work done by the European Union committees in this House. Despite the publication of the two documents before us today, on trade and on customs policy after Brexit, there remain huge unanswered questions. First, I want to look at the aim of frictionless trade with the European Union—this is very much the topic of the moment, given the events of...

Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration - Motion to Take Note (9 Jan 2019)

Baroness Quin: ...MPs who had the courage to vote in the way that they did—particularly the Conservative rebels—have been pilloried in the press. One headline today claimed: “They really do want to steal your Brexit”. In fact, the vote was not against Brexit as such but against a no-deal Brexit, and that ought to be made absolutely clear. As our public representatives, Members of Parliament have the...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (8 Jan 2020)

Baroness Quin: ...of the Prime Minister which I found just as disquieting; for example, the doctoring of a TV interview into a fake video to make my right honourable friend Keir Starmer look clueless about Brexit when the opposite was true and he had given a fluent interview on the subject; or the fake Margaret Beckett website; or the so-called independent fact-checking website which turned out not to be...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (Continued): Amendment 39 (16 Jan 2020)

Baroness Quin: ...proceedings. I added my name to the amendment moved by my noble friend Lord Lea because I felt that it was a way of raising the issue of how close we manage to stay to the European market after Brexit. The amendment of course raises the importance of alignment. We have already heard several times from Ministers today that we are not leaving Europe even though we are leaving the EU, yet in...

Brexit: Negotiations - Motion to Take Note (20 Nov 2018)

Baroness Quin: .... I would also like to welcome the noble Lord, Lord McCrea, to the House. I am not surprised that his speech contained some controversy, as I defy anyone to make an uncontroversial speech about Brexit in the current circumstances. A number of questions are raised in the course of considering the situation that we face. Is the deal that we have in front of us better than no deal? The answer...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (16 Oct 2019)

Baroness Quin: ...programme that does not seem to be implementable and a Government, moreover, which have been at odds with Parliament over the illegal Prorogation as well as over one of the central aspects of their Brexit policy. Indeed, the speech read a bit like an election pitch, and I almost wondered whether the whole occasion should perhaps be charged to the Conservatives’ election campaign. We have...

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill - Second Reading (30 Oct 2019)

Baroness Quin: ...if I were still a Member of the Commons then I would have voted against Third Reading, as a number of Labour colleagues did yesterday. I do not believe that an election is the best way to decide Brexit. There is a strong risk that we may well be back here after the election with further protracted proceedings as to the way forward. In that sense, I am very sorry that the Liberal Democrats...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (1st Day) (27 Feb 2017)

Baroness Quin: ..., I certainly think it is worth the Government considering and responding to the points that have been made. My noble friend referred to the excellent report by the European Union Committee on Brexit: the Options for Trade and the fact that paragraph 5 of the conclusions says: “EEA membership would be the least disruptive option for UK-EU trade, not least because it would maintain...

Further Developments in Discussions with the European Union under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union - Motion to Take Note (11 Mar 2019)

Baroness Quin: ...are being so little heeded at present, and dismissed as being part of some project fear. Yet it is businesses throughout the land that are alarmed at the practical negative economic consequences of Brexit and of making life difficult, in a highly competitive world, with our biggest and nearest market. This simply does not make sense. The concerns and fears of our universities over research...

Finance (No. 3) Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) (7 Feb 2019)

Baroness Quin: My Lords, I am pleased to take part in the debate, although it must be said that the wider context, described so well by my noble friend Lord Tunnicliffe, is dramatic and alarming. Brexit hangs like a pall over everything, not least over this Budget and the previous two. To fund Brexit, £3 billion was announced in the 2017 Budget and £1.5 billion in the previous Budget. The Chancellor...

Further Developments in Discussions with the European Union under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union - Motion to Take Note (11 Mar 2019)

Baroness Quin: ...laid to permanent rest. Surely the EU is not about making regional inequalities, which are already great in our own country, even greater. The figures for the north-east alone would make me oppose Brexit and I hope the Minister, as a fellow north-easterner, agrees with me.

Brexit: UK-EU Relations (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (2 Jul 2018)

Baroness Quin: ...domestic policy-making sphere”. Does the Minister agree with that statement? Does not that make a nonsense of the claims that we will be free to adopt whatever standards or rules we want after Brexit, either in our relationship with the European Union or in any free trade agreements that we may negotiate with other countries? My second question, relating to the north-east, arises from an...


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