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Results 1–20 of 26 for brexit speaker:Liz McInnes

Exiting the EU: Higher Education — [Geraint Davies in the Chair] (23 Nov 2016)

Liz McInnes: league tables and does so mainly thanks to EU grants. British science is not awash with funding; in fact, Britain has the lowest per capita spending on research of any G7 country. Sadly, Brexit and the Government’s handling of the referendum outcome have shown their inability to lead and to quash uncertainty over what Brexit will actually mean for the higher education sector....

Exiting the European Union: No Deal: UK Border Delays (25 Oct 2018)

Liz McInnes: The Health Secretary told pharmaceutical companies to stockpile six weeks’ worth of medicines in case of a no deal Brexit because of potential delays at the border. Will the Brexit Secretary confirm whether he envisages circumstances where companies could be asked to stockpile for longer than six weeks?

Exiting the European Union: Leaving the EU: NHS (16 May 2019)

Liz McInnes: Some 64% of medical professionals think that the NHS will get worse after Brexit. They have not been fooled by a slogan on the side of a bus. Can the Secretary of State explain why the Government are struggling to convince those who work for the NHS that there will be a Brexit dividend?

Exiting the Eu: Science and Research (19 Dec 2016)

Liz McInnes: ...lowest per capita spending on research of any G7 country. The referendum outcome has led to uncertainty about its implications for the higher education sector. It is easy to trot out the phrase “Brexit means Brexit”, but, as ever, the devil is in the detail and, for the sake of the future of science and research in this country, that detail cannot be glossed over in a soundbite. There...

Exiting the EU: Higher Education — [Geraint Davies in the Chair] (23 Nov 2016)

Liz McInnes: .... The vice-chancellor of Cambridge University, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, is a stalwart remainer, but he recognises the result of the referendum and he wants Cambridge to get the best out of Brexit. He says that to achieve that, the Government must provide some basic clarity on what Brexit actually means. He asks for three things from the Government: clarity on the national status...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Northern Ireland Office: Leaving the EU (7 Dec 2016)

Liz McInnes: The Northern Ireland Office did little preparation for Brexit, and it appears from the response to a written question that I tabled that several private consultancy firms are profiting from this lack of preparation. How many contracts have been awarded to consultancy firms and external organisations?

Exiting the European Union (5 Sep 2016)

Liz McInnes: I am surprised by the right hon. Gentleman’s assertion that the mandate for Brexit is overwhelming. I remind him that 16 and 17-year-olds, whose future as European citizens will be most affected by the decision, were denied a vote. While the Secretary of State is speaking with stakeholders, what steps will he take to ensure that young people are given a voice and a say in their future?

No-Deal Brexit: Short Positions Against the Pound (30 Sep 2019)

Liz McInnes: The Minister quotes Frances Coppola, but she also said: “Many hedge-fund managers see Brexit…as an opportunity from which they obviously hope to profit, and they are positioning their portfolios accordingly”. She fears that that creates “psychological pressure” on the Prime Minister “to deliver what his backers want rather than what is in the best interests of the country”. How...

Next Steps in Leaving the European Union (10 Oct 2016)

Liz McInnes: As chair of the all-party group on medical research, I am extremely concerned about the impact of Brexit on scientific and medical research in this country. Scientists have always worked collaboratively across borders, but researchers are now worried about funding and about the job insecurity and uncertainty faced by their EU national colleagues. Can the Secretary of State reassure...

The Prime Minister Was Asked: Engagements (4 Sep 2019)

Liz McInnes: This week, the director general of the CBI wrote to all MPs in the north-west urging us to do everything we can to get a deal that works for businesses in our region. The CBI says that a no-deal Brexit would be disastrous for north-west business, particularly small businesses. We all know what the Prime Minister has said in the past about business but, now that he has assumed a position of...

Exiting the Eu: Science and Research (19 Dec 2016)

Liz McInnes: ...worldwide. We have 18 of the top 100 universities in the world, including four in the top 10. Listening to the hon. Member for South Antrim (Danny Kinahan), I was pleased to hear that even the Brexiteers are remainers when it comes to our universities.

Exiting the European Union: Meaningful Vote (11 Dec 2018)

Liz McInnes: ...There is no clarity about when the debate will be resumed and the meaningful vote held. In a letter to her MPs on 25 November, the Prime Minister said that she had “negotiated the best possible Brexit deal for the whole United Kingdom. It is now for MPs to decide: back this deal and honour the referendum result…or vote against it and take us back to square one”. She also said: “EU...

Higher Education and Research Bill (19 Jul 2016)

Liz McInnes: part of it. It is absolutely vital that student voices be heard. The other issue I wish to focus on is the result of the referendum. The parliamentary cycle will now be dominated by Brexit discussions. Until we know what Brexit actually means, and the relationship that we wish to have with and within the EU, this Bill cannot really make any progress. There are more than 125,000 EU...

International Women’S Day: The Modern Commonwealth: Opportunities and Challenges (7 Mar 2019)

Liz McInnes: ...example. Australia has become a much more multicultural nation, with 46% of the population either born overseas or having one parent who was born overseas. The Australian population looks at a post-Brexit world through the lens of an increasingly non-British-affiliated population. Many Australians see the future of their country as being focused on Asia rather than the UK, as evidenced by...

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

Liz McInnes: .... Of the hundreds of messages I have received, the majority are asking me to vote against, with only around 20% being in favour. The British people were promised at the time of the referendum that Brexit would deliver a strong and collaborative future relationship with the EU; the exact same benefits we currently have as members of the single market and customs union; fair management of...

Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill: Israel and Palestinian Talks (5 Jul 2017)

Liz McInnes: ...and violence simply as a result of where they were born? On the issue of humanitarian relief, let me ask the Minister another question. The Foreign Office stated in December last year, after the Brexit outcome was known, that the UK’s financial aid to the Palestinian Authority was best channelled directly through EU funding programmes. The Foreign Office said that the mechanism “offers...

Points of Order: [2nd Day] (14 Jul 2016)

Liz McInnes: ..., now is the time to do so. We must acknowledge the errors of Iraq and implement the lessons in today’s context. That context came 13 days before the inquiry report was published in the form of Brexit. Some Members have infamously said outside this House that the public are “fed up with experts”. That, as with Iraq, is flawed intelligence. Now more than ever, the UK needs experts....

Beer Taxation and Pubs (28 Mar 2019)

Liz McInnes: ...the heart of our communities. For me, there is no greater pleasure than going down to my local on a Sunday evening—I try to make it my night off from politics—fending off all the queries about Brexit and what on earth we are all doing in this place, as well as providing a sympathetic ear for the landlord’s often expressed concerns about business rates and the future of his pub. The...

European Medicines Agency — [Mr Steve McCabe in the Chair] (12 Oct 2016)

Liz McInnes: ...Nobel prizes for science. I congratulate them and their teams on those awards. Both those eminent British-born scientists have worked in the UK and abroad, and each of them warned that the risk of Brexit could mean “a big negative” for British science. We must continue to foster scientific excellence post Brexit, full stop. Retaining the EMA here in London is essential to harbouring...

National Arthritis Week — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (20 Oct 2016)

Liz McInnes: supported, in the long term, by Government through a real-terms increase in science spending. It is essential that that is continued, and that we back research and development, now and post-Brexit. The Government also need to play their part in supporting medical research funded by charities. The charity research support fund provides an uplift to support charity-funded research in...

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