Results 1–20 of 19809 for (european union) OR europe in the 'Commons debates'

Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill: Stage Lighting: Efficiency Regulations (15 Jun 2018)

Will Quince: ...start their lives. I have secured this debate because I have real concerns about the impact that potential changes in regulations on stage lighting could have for our local theatres and performance venues. The European Union is currently reviewing legislation on eco-design, which includes lighting. The new regulations, which have been proposed for September 2020, will require a minimum...

Petition - Menc Vaccine: Sound Reading System and Literacy (14 Jun 2018)

Anne Milton: ...have a much easier job and will be able simply to pick up these excellent young people who have achieved at school and understand the world around them. I was previously Public Health Minister, and I remember negotiating at the Health Council of the European Union on front-of-pack food labelling. We have an obesity problem in this country, and all that information is utterly lost to far...

Backbench Business - Windrush: 70TH Anniversarybackbench Business (14 Jun 2018)

John Hayes: Inasmuch as we can gauge what different groups of the population feel about EU migration and the open borders we have endured with the European Union, the evidence suggests that minority communities—black and Asian Britons—feel just as strongly about this as white Britons. They do not take a more, as she put it, “liberal” view—I always use that term...

Sewel Convention (14 Jun 2018)

Ian Blackford: ...propose that the House should debate a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration—namely, the validity of the Sewel convention. This week, during the proceedings on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, Scotland’s voice was silenced. This Government pressed ahead with their power grab to keep Scotland’s powers in London, not in Scotland. This...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Sewel Convention (14 Jun 2018)

Hilary Benn: ...of the Sewel convention, because of Brexit, which I and many other people regret, an agreement needs to be reached on how things are going to work in the United Kingdom once we have left the European Union?

Business of the House (14 Jun 2018)

Andrea Leadsom: ...divide on a number of issues that were broadly similar to one another, each of which was won by the Government with a double-digit majority. The hon. Gentleman talked about the lack of debate in general on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. I say to him that, prior to the 12 hours of debate on the Bill this week, Parliament had collectively spent 258 hours debating the Bill, including a...

Rolls-Royce Redundancies (14 Jun 2018)

Margaret Beckett: ...highly regarded. I was pleased to hear the Secretary of State say that he recognised the huge importance of a world-class company such as Rolls-Royce, especially as we approach our departure from the European Union. These are the kind of jobs, and this is the kind of industry, that we want for the future, because of its export potential and because of its potential throughout the world....

Galileo Programme (14 Jun 2018)

Guto Bebb: The Government have been clear that our preference is to contribute fully to Galileo as part of a deep security partnership with the European Union and that negotiations should be allowed to run their course. That includes UK involvement in the design and development of Galileo’s encrypted signal for use by Governments, the Public Regulated Service. On 13 June at the European Space...

Exiting the European Union (14 Jun 2018)

Exiting the European Union

Exiting the European Union: Rights, Standards and Protections (14 Jun 2018)

Steven Baker: The UK has a long-standing tradition of protecting rights and liberties. The decision to leave the European Union does not and will not change that. The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill retains the rights, standards and protections derived from EU legislation and treaties as they exist immediately before our departure from the EU. That will ensure that, so far as is practicable, all rights...

Exiting the European Union: Customs Arrangements (14 Jun 2018)

Kevin Foster: In the discussions with the European Union, have the Government made it clear that we would not tolerate a solution that put the customs border down the Irish sea, or for that matter, between England and Scotland, as some others want to do?

Exiting the European Union: Withdrawal Negotiations (14 Jun 2018)

Matt Warman: My constituents voted more than any others in the country to leave the European Union. In the past couple of days, this House has worked hard to deliver that. I know they will be grateful for the all the Secretary of State’s work. Does he agree that there is no record anywhere in the world of an international negotiation in which a Parliament in place of a Government has delivered a...

Exiting the European Union: Single Market: North-west Economy (14 Jun 2018)

Suella Braverman: The Department for Exiting the European Union is working with all Departments at both ministerial and official level to ensure that our preparations for exit from, and new partnership with, the EU are on track. We are committed to seeking the best possible deal for the United Kingdom—one that works for all the regions of the country, including the north-west. I was delighted to visit...

Exiting the European Union: Free Trade Agreements (14 Jun 2018)

Robert Courts: Any policy whereby Britain leaves the European Union but remains in the customs union would mean surrendering our trade policy to a third party, and would mean that we were required to open our markets to other countries without guaranteed reciprocal access to theirs. Does my hon. Friend agree that no independent, self-respecting nation could tolerate such a position?

Exiting the European Union: EU Scientific Co-operation (14 Jun 2018)

Thangam Debbonaire: ...best but missed some of what the hon. Lady’s question was about, which is of great concern to my constituents in the University of Bristol: the free flow of researchers and scientists around the European Union and the exchange of knowledge. They, and scientific firms in my constituency, say that they are already struggling. What further clarification can he please give?

Exiting the European Union: International Business Community (14 Jun 2018)

Pat McFadden: Business is getting more nervous as it watches the Government negotiating more with themselves than with the European Union. Can the Minister confirm that it is Government policy to ensure that there are no new impediments to trade for our world-leading service industries, such as financial services, education, the creative industries and others?

Exiting the European Union: UK Citizens’ Rights (14 Jun 2018)

Philip Hollobone: Do the reciprocal rights that the EU is meant to have agreed extend just to the country in Europe in which UK citizens are living, or do they extend right across all 27 member states?

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (14 Jun 2018)

David Davis: ...week in our policy area. It was Parliament that gave the people a decision on our membership of the EU, by way of a referendum, and it is Parliament that is carrying out their instruction. The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill returns to the Lords as a much studied, much debated and, I think, much better piece of legislation. It demonstrates the Government and Parliament delivering what the...

Foie Gras Imports (13 Jun 2018)

George Eustice: ...is produced by force feeding ducks or geese large amounts of feed via a tube inserted into the oesophagus twice to three times a day for a period of two to three weeks before they are slaughtered. In its 1998 report, the European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare concluded that force feeding is detrimental to the welfare of the birds and introduced...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Maintenance of EU environmental principles and standards (13 Jun 2018)

John Bercow: ...the Minister to move formally that what I believe is correctly described as “amendment little two” to amendment—[Interruption.] For the benefit of those who did not hear, the Minister for Europe and the Americas, the right hon. Member for Rutland and Melton (Sir Alan Duncan), observed from a sedentary position that the two speaks for both of us. Government amendment (a)...


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