Results 1–20 of 21969 for (european union) OR europe in the 'Commons debates'

Ending Exploitation in Supermarket Supply Chains (18 Oct 2018)

Victoria Atkins: ...in Albania. Today, we are launching the second round of our modern slavery innovation fund, which will make £5 million available for new approaches to tackle modern slavery globally, and just yesterday the UK held its day of action for the Amina project, a cross-Europe project to prevent child migrants from becoming child slaves. Colleagues asked about the draft EU directive on unfair...

Business of the House (18 Oct 2018)

Valerie Vaz: ...cash-strapped Northamptonshire County Council, spent £1.5 million on? Nobody knows what that is about. It is said it was spent on unspecified “projects”; there were no external checks. Turning to the European Union, can the Leader of the House update the House on whether the Government are on top of the 800 statutory instruments that need to be laid before Parliament...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Leaving the EU: Food and Drink Standards (18 Oct 2018)

David Rutley: ...closely with the Food Standards Agency and the Department of Health and Social Care to ensure that the regulatory regime for food and drink standards and safety remains robust as the UK leaves the European Union, in order to continue protecting the public and retaining the confidence of consumers, businesses and trading partners overseas. The Secretary of State meets Cabinet colleagues on...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme (18 Oct 2018)

Jeremy Lefroy: ...visited PDM Produce, which is in my constituency and that of my hon. Friend the Member for The Wrekin (Mark Pritchard). It produces millions of lettuces a month for the UK market and imports from Europe in the off-season. It is really concerned because while it welcomes the new pilot, that is not nearly enough to ensure that it can continue to produce for the UK market, which could have...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (18 Oct 2018)

Stephen Gethins: Regardless of our differences about our future relationship with the European Union, the Secretary of State and I will agree that a thriving food and drink sector is an endpoint that we want to get to at the end of whatever the negotiations will bring. Does he think that an extension to the transition period would be helpful in achieving that goal?

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Accounts Commission: Leaving the EU: National Audit Office (18 Oct 2018)

Edward Leigh: ...continue to scrutinise the work of Departments as they implement Brexit. The UK’s exiting the EU has also led to new financial audit work, not least the audits of the Department for Exiting the European Union and the Department for International Trade. The NAO currently undertakes audit work on the UK’s administration of funds paid under the European common agricultural...

Social Care Funding (17 Oct 2018)

Philippa Whitford: .... Despite the workforce in Scotland increasing by 11% over the last three years, it is becoming harder to recruit. Brexit only makes that harder because a significant proportion of social care staff are from Europe. We need to make social care a career—to be decent to carers by paying them the real living wage, not the pretendy one, and by paying them for all the hours they work,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU: Devolution (17 Oct 2018)

David Mundell: The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 confirmed that, where EU law intersects with devolved competence, those powers will flow directly to the devolved Administrations on exit day. This means that over 100 powers will go directly to the Scottish Parliament. We are also continuing to make progress in establishing common frameworks, which the Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations)...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (17 Oct 2018)

Sheryll Murray: In the public interest, will my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister publish in full all the Government’s European Union exit modelling?

Delegated Legislation: Exiting the European Union (16 Oct 2018)

Exiting the European Union

University of London Bill [Lords] (16 Oct 2018)

Henry Smith: ...that the colleges being able to obtain university status, subject to this proposed legislation passing, will increase their global standing, which is even more important as this country leaves the European Union?

Overseas Electors Bill: Money (16 Oct 2018)

Jo Platt: ...current 15-year limit to the duration for which an elector can leave the country serves to maintain the vital link between expats and their home country, a link especially pertinent in light of our departure from the European Union, but also one that, crucially, ensures that those elected to this House are representatives of the constituents we are elected by. Make no mistake: as a modern,...

Bullying and Harassment: Cox Report (16 Oct 2018)

Dame Cheryl Gillan: ...report, and I am pleased that the Leader of the House will take swift action. It is very apposite, too, because today in Geneva, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, both of whom happen to be women, have presented a new report on sexism, harassment and violence against women in Parliaments in Europe....

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Leaving the EU: Business Growth in Scotland (16 Oct 2018)

Greg Clark: Reaching a good agreement with the European Union will have a positive effect on business growth in Scotland and in every other part of the United Kingdom. In Green GB Week, it is important to highlight the huge clean growth opportunities in Scotland in a sector that supports tens of thousands of jobs and brings £11 billion into Scotland’s economy.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Electrical Product Recall (16 Oct 2018)

Andrew Bridgen: Those who do not wish us to leave the European Union claim that standards will fall, but will the Minister confirm that enhancing the UK’s product safety regime is in the industrial strategy, to give consumers in the UK and around the world ultimate confidence in the quality and safety of UK-manufactured goods in the future?

EU Exit Negotiations: Green GB Week and Clean Growth (15 Oct 2018)

Richard Benyon: Our annual reduction in emissions per unit of GDP is roughly three times that of the European Union. My right hon. Friend articulately described how the efforts of this Government are starting to pay off. Does she agree that, however much effort the United Kingdom is putting in, we have to look at this as a global problem, continue with whatever arrangement we have with the European Union and...

EU Exit Negotiations (15 Oct 2018)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...Members what they signed up to just 10 months ago: “In the absence of agreed solutions, the United Kingdom will maintain full alignment with those rules of the Internal Market and the Customs Union which, now or in the future, support North-South cooperation, the all-island economy and the protection of the 1998 Agreement.” Does that still stand? That is an interesting question...

Rail Review: Terms of Reference: Victims Strategy (11 Oct 2018)

Sarah Champion: ...of disclosure, such as SARCs; and, secondly, the accessibility of universal long-term services, such as mental health support, housing and benefits to victims in need of ongoing support. SARCs are of course crucial. A Council of Europe study found that there needs to be one sexual assault centre for every 400,000 women. According to the Office for National Statistics, there are currently...

Rail Review: Terms of Reference (11 Oct 2018)

Chris Grayling: ...new services and better reliability. A quarter of a century later, the situation is very different. Our UK rail network is at capacity in commuter areas, with many of the most intensively used lines in Europe. On many routes, it is simply not possible to squeeze more trains on to the network. As we now know, the railways were not in fact in terminal decline; they had been starved of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Leaving the EU: Perishable Scottish Food (11 Oct 2018)

Lilian Greenwood: ...State told the Transport Committee that future aviation arrangements would form part of the Brexit negotiations “in the next few months” and would be handled by the Department for Exiting the European Union. A year later, with no evidence of progress, the Secretary of State assured the Committee that there was no danger of planes being grounded by a no deal Brexit. A year on,...


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