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Results 41–60 of 60 for brexit speaker:Jenny Chapman

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: “Creation of UK-wide frameworks (4 Dec 2017)

Jenny Chapman: ...’s decision to withhold retained EU powers in Whitehall is not an anti-devolution stance, but instead one of the clearest indications yet that the Government are just not coping with the task of Brexit. The Government simply have not had the ministerial headspace—or, as Alan Milburn said, the bandwidth—to engage with the consequences of Brexit for the established, yet still young,...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: “Creation of UK-wide frameworks (4 Dec 2017)

Jenny Chapman: My hon. Friend is right. People voted for these powers to be devolved and it is wrong for the Government to attempt to use Brexit as an excuse to bring them back to London. The historian Professor Tom Devine called Scottish devolution and the establishment of the Scottish Parliament: “the most significant development in Scottish political history since the union of 1707.” The Conservative...

Bills Presented: Exiting the European Union: Sanctions (19 Jul 2017)

Jenny Chapman: ...in that it follows the White Paper on international sanctions published in April, and precedes the introduction of the Bill. Are the Government considering adopting a similar approach to the other Brexit-related Bills announced in the Queen’s Speech? My hon. Friend the Member for Bishop Auckland (Helen Goodman) asked: where is the Bill? But perhaps this new approach is a welcome sign of...

Exiting the European Union: English Regions (27 Apr 2017)

Jenny Chapman: ..., but he does need to listen while he is there. The Engineering Employers Federation has warned that walking away with no deal would condemn north-east manufacturing to “a painful and costly Brexit.” The EEF wants the Government, instead of posturing, to focus on obtaining full World Trade Organisation membership, a clear position on customs and a sensible transition period. Why are...

Informal European Council: Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations) (6 Feb 2017)

Jenny Chapman: ...clause 109 asks for, is certainty. I do not think that that is too much to ask. These amendments do not seek to obstruct the passage of this Bill—not in the least. They are born of a view that Brexit will be better for all the people of Britain if all communities up and down the country are properly involved. The Government should not hide away from this scrutiny; they ought to welcome...

Informal European Council: Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations) (6 Feb 2017)

Jenny Chapman: ...Committee at intervals of no less than two months and before signing any agreements with the European Union. The Labour party is trying to be reasonable in this new clause. We do not want to block Brexit, but to make sure that the Government do Brexit well. The new clause is very simple and, I think, very sensible. Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales must be included and taken into...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: [2nd day] (1 Feb 2017)

Jenny Chapman: ...the issues we now confront. Pretending that these challenges do not exist is negligent. The Labour party will not neglect its duty to challenge the Government when we think they are getting Brexit wrong. I say this to the Prime Minister: the best Brexit will never come via a cliff edge, however much some of her Back Benchers might wish it. This must be a deal worthy of the consent of this...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: [2nd day] (1 Feb 2017)

Jenny Chapman: ...now centres on the terms on which we leave and the country we aspire to become. Labour is ready to take on those who offer empty reassurance based on nothing but their own dogmatic conviction. Brexit must work for all our communities, especially the most disadvantaged. My party will step up and make sure that the Government fulfil their duty. As a former President of the United States,...

Leaving the Eu: Security, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (18 Jan 2017)

Jenny Chapman: ...have all agreed this afternoon how important security co-operation is to the safety of our citizens. This is the closest to consensus that we are ever likely to see in this Chamber when we discuss Brexit. However, as the Chair of the Home Affairs Committee, my right hon. Friend the Member for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford (Yvette Cooper), rightly said, agreement in this House does...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Department for Exiting the European Union: Legal Costs (15 Dec 2016)

Jenny Chapman: To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 24 November 2016 to Question 53514, on Brexit, what the cost to the public purse has been to date of the (a) Government's appeal to the Supreme Court on triggering Article 50 and (b) the court case R (Miller) v the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, relating to Article 50.

The Government's Plan for Brexit (7 Dec 2016)

Jenny Chapman: ...%...in the national interest.” I am glad that the Government now agree with him. As my right hon. Friend the Member for Knowsley (Mr Howarth) said, there is no mandate for what is known as hard Brexit, and there is no consensus for hard Brexit. He said that how we leave is an “urgent matter of…policy that should be…debated” and decided in this House. The right hon. and learned...

The Government's Plan for Brexit (7 Dec 2016)

Jenny Chapman: ...plan has been dragged out of the Government by the Opposition. I look forward, as my hon. Friend the Member for Bristol West (Thangam Debbonaire) said, to the debate moving on to the substance of Brexit, rather than the relentless focus on process. The motion asks for the basic plan, not the fine detail. As my hon. Friend the Member for Bury South (Mr Lewis) said, the “we know best”...

The Government's Plan for Brexit (7 Dec 2016)

Jenny Chapman: I have told the right hon. Gentleman that I will not give way. We all know that there are those who want the hardest and fastest Brexit possible. Conversely, some MPs such as my right hon. Friends the Members for Exeter (Mr Bradshaw) and for Tottenham (Mr Lammy), and my hon. Friend the Member for Swansea West (Geraint Davies), will vote against the Government amendment. They are not Brexit...

Exiting the European Union: Devolution of Power and Resources: Local Communities (1 Dec 2016)

Jenny Chapman: ...they can negotiate without involving regional businesses, civic leaders, airports and our universities really takes a special kind of narcissism. If there is going to be so much money flowing post-Brexit, why is it that the Government are refusing to guarantee every penny of our regional funding now?

Exiting the EU and Transport (23 Nov 2016)

Jenny Chapman: ...her voice ring out in the Chamber again? I am sure that her constituents, as well as all Members, welcome it. Fascinatingly, the Transport Secretary has said that transport will be prioritised in Brexit negotiations. His comment suggests that the Government have developed a plan. If the Government have set such a priority and have decided which areas of policy concern them most, perhaps...

Exiting the EU and Transport (23 Nov 2016)

Jenny Chapman: ...’s cigars? Rail fares have gone up by over a quarter since the Tories came to power in 2010, which is more than twice as fast as wage growth. There is a danger that the economic consequences of Brexit will mean yet another fare hike for commuters. What are the Government prepared to do to stop fares becoming even less affordable for passengers? I am going to give credit for this next...

Autumn Statement Distributional Analysis, Universal Credit and Esa (16 Nov 2016)

Jenny Chapman: ...late for the Government to change their mind. This Government seem to be developing a problem with transparency. We found out from the front page of The Times this week that there is no plan for Brexit, even though we were told that there was. My constituents found out through a leak from another local authority that their A&E department was under threat. Now we find that the Government...

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (20 Oct 2016)

Jenny Chapman: ...of getting a straight answer. Could he perhaps try to tell the House and the country how much he estimates will need to be spent on settling legacy commitments prior to the completion of Brexit? The Financial Times estimates—this is not a leak; it is an analysis—that our historical liabilities could cost up to £20 billion.

UK Exit from the European Union — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (17 Oct 2016)

Jenny Chapman: .... It is clear that the status quo on free movement cannot continue, and Labour accepts the need for managed migration. Establishing rules on fair migration will need to be a central part of our Brexit negotiations, and Labour will hold the Government to account to make sure this difficult and sensitive issue is addressed with far greater decency and respect than was displayed at their...

Teachers Strike (5 Jul 2016)

Jenny Chapman: As we now have a Chancellor talking about post-Brexit largesse, what do Ministers intend to do to ensure that the projected schools funding cuts are prevented?


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