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Results 1–20 of 59 for brexit speaker:Graeme Dey

Scottish Parliament: General Election (Effect on Scottish Government Business) (14 Nov 2019)

Graeme Dey: ..., around 500 full-time-equivalent staff in the Scottish Government were engaged in EU exit-related work. The Scottish Government is prioritising activity in areas that will be heavily impacted by Brexit, most notably the economy, transport, food and drink, medicines, agriculture and the rural economy. The 2019-20 budget had been prepared on the assumption that the UK would leave the EU...

Scottish Parliament: Legislative Priorities (Advice) (14 Nov 2019)

Graeme Dey: With the support of the civil service, the Scottish Government continuously assesses its future legislative priorities. Subject to the risk of an unwelcome diversion of resources caused by Brexit, we remain committed to bringing before Parliament the ambitious legislative programme that was set out by the First Minister in this year’s programme for government.

Scottish Parliament: Legislative Priorities (Advice) (14 Nov 2019)

Graeme Dey: .... By contrast, five bills and 38 Scottish statutory instruments had to be deferred earlier this year because of the disruption that was caused by the need to make preparations for a no-deal Brexit.

Scottish Parliament: United Kingdom Government Constitutional Policy (13 Jun 2019)

Graeme Dey: The Scottish Government hopes that whoever becomes Prime Minister will begin to treat with respect the views of this Parliament and the people of Scotland on the issues that are raised by Brexit and beyond. When Theresa May came to office, she said that the Scottish Government would be “fully involved” in Brexit discussions. She then proceeded to ignore the Scottish Government, dismiss...

Scottish Parliament: United Kingdom Government Constitutional Policy (13 Jun 2019)

Graeme Dey: ...not “allow” the people of Scotland to make the choice about their future, even as he and other Tory leadership candidates prepare to take Scotland over the cliff edge of a catastrophic no-deal Brexit. That is perhaps one reason why, in the European Parliament elections, the Tories received less than 12 per cent of the vote in Scotland. It is not just on the constitutional issue that...

Scottish Parliament: United Kingdom Government Constitutional Policy (13 Jun 2019)

Graeme Dey: ...a little ahead of himself as to where we are on this. He is right to say that there is a review of intergovernmental relations. However, I say gently to him that I am involved in some of the Brexit work on behalf of this Government, and it is every bit as bad on the inside as it looks from the outside. Therefore, in the first instance, we need to find a way forward that is not dictated by...

Scottish Parliament: Legislative Programme 2018-19 (13 Jun 2019)

Graeme Dey: ...and Public Appointments Committee recently, delivery of all Government legislation is subject to the potential impact of the unwelcome requirement to divert resources to prepare for a no-deal Brexit. It is worth noting that, earlier this year, the progress of a number of bills was paused because of Brexit. In addition, relatively recently, in a spirit of co-operation, the Government has...

Scottish Parliament: Legislative Programme 2018-19 (13 Jun 2019)

Graeme Dey: I will give a taster, particularly for Mr Tomkins. Although other places have been left paralysed by Brexit over the past few months, this Parliament has got on with the day job. Seven bills—the Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Bill, the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill, the Vulnerable Witnesses (Criminal Evidence) (Scotland) Bill, the Human Tissue (Authorisation)...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Trade with United States) (13 Jun 2019)

Graeme Dey: ...exports. We do not need to leave the European Union to trade successfully—and on terms that we consider to be appropriate to our values—with the US The UK Government is keen to pursue a post-Brexit trade deal with the US, but the Scottish Government is fundamentally opposed to any deal that would lead to a reduction in environmental and safety standards, or that would expose our public...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Impact on Glasgow) (13 Jun 2019)

Graeme Dey: Ministers and officials regularly meet representatives of all Scottish local authorities, including Glasgow City Council, to discuss a wide range of issues, including preparations for Brexit, as part of our commitment to working in partnership with local government to improve outcomes for the people of Scotland. Mike Russell last met the leader of Glasgow City Council, Councillor Susan...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Impact on Glasgow) (13 Jun 2019)

Graeme Dey: ...government to be given an extra £1.6 million to help it to prepare for EU exit. Each council—I stress that this was, again, at COSLA’s request—received £50,000 to fund the appointment of a Brexit co-ordinator. Officials have written to local authorities to advise how that money will be paid. Close working with councils continues. As I said, as recently as 21 May, Mike Russell, the...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit Consequentials (Glasgow) (24 Apr 2019)

Graeme Dey: ...Glasgow City Council for additional funding. That said, the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities has written to the Scottish Government, seeking additional funding for councils to help to meet Brexit-related costs. That request is being considered.

Scottish Parliament: Brexit Consequentials (Glasgow) (24 Apr 2019)

Graeme Dey: The £54.7 million to which the member referred has been allocated to the Scottish budget across all relevant budget areas, including local government. One of the few certainties of Brexit is that it will cost Scotland more than the amount of the consequentials that have been delivered by Westminster. Of course, local government is one victim of that. I understand that Glasgow City Council...

Scottish Parliament: Progress of Bills (Timetable) (24 Apr 2019)

Graeme Dey: Legislative planning continues to be impacted by the unwelcome requirement to divert resources to prepare for a no-deal Brexit. As a consequence, individual bill timetables are subject to continual review. As minister with responsibility for parliamentary business, I discuss that with the Parliamentary Bureau and relevant committee conveners on a regular basis. However, I can advise Mr Greene...

Scottish Parliament: Progress of Bills (Timetable) (24 Apr 2019)

Graeme Dey: ...of bringing in one bill too many and now we are accused of not introducing enough. Let me offer members a degree of context and assurance on the issue: despite the significant and growing impact of Brexit, the work of Government and this Parliament continues. We anticipate that more bills will achieve royal assent in 2019 than did so last year. Furthermore, when Parliament returns in...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Impact on Labour Supply) (24 Apr 2019)

Graeme Dey: “No Deal Brexit—Economic Implications for Scotland”, which the Scottish Government published on 21 February, clearly demonstrated that Brexit would be catastrophic for jobs and investment in Scotland. Brexit creates risks around the confidence and competitiveness of our businesses, their ability to plan and invest with certainty, and potential drastic increases in unemployment levels....

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Impact on Labour Supply) (24 Apr 2019)

Graeme Dey: ...service all stand to be adversely hit. If we consider the role of agriculture in Scotland and the massive success story of our food and drink sector, we can see that it is self-evident how damaging Brexit will be in that key growth area. By way of a specific, detailed illustration, my constituency is home to a soft-fruit industry that turns over more than £50 million annually. It requires...

Scottish Parliament: Business Motion (23 Apr 2019)

Graeme Dey: ...arguing against the Government providing this Parliament and the country as a whole with an update that seeks to bring order and clarity amid the chaos and confusion that the Conservatives’ own Brexit policy has created. There is a widespread expectation, based on undertakings given by the First Minister, that the Government will provide an update on its thinking regarding Brexit, its...

Scottish Parliament: European Union Withdrawal Preparations (Barnett Consequentials) (14 Mar 2019)

Graeme Dey: The £55 million has been distributed in its entirety across portfolios. Particular consideration has been given to the areas that will be heavily affected by Brexit: the economy, transport, food and drink, medicines, agriculture and the rural economy. Those portfolios are responsible for managing their preparations within their total budgets.

Scottish Parliament: European Union Withdrawal Preparations (Barnett Consequentials) (14 Mar 2019)

Graeme Dey: I will try to cover that as best I can. Of the £37 million, £27 million was allocated to specific Brexit-related activity in the Scottish Government and its agencies, and the remaining £10 million was spent by portfolios as part of the overall budget settlement. All portfolio areas have benefited from all the EU consequentials that have been allocated via the budget, but none of the...


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