Results 1–20 of 21952 for (european union) OR europe in the 'Commons debates'

Standards: Summer Adjournment (24 Jul 2018)

Karin Smyth: ...(Mr Grieve) has warned us that we might be heading for a state of emergency. The Brexit Secretary resigned, the Foreign Secretary resigned, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union resigned, and a handful of Parliamentary Private Secretaries resigned. The Prime Minister’s own Back Benchers rebelled, allegedly were duped and then rebelled again. The...

EU Withdrawal Agreement: Legislation (24 Jul 2018)

Keir Starmer: much appreciated. We will of course scrutinise the White Paper closely, but a quick reading reveals a number of important points. First, the gimmick of fixing exit day as 29 March 2019 in the European Union (Withdrawal) Act has already come unstuck. We warned at the time that it would not work and would need to be rubbed out and that large parts of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act...

Public Sector Pay (24 Jul 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: ...announced an additional £500 million to support these pay rises for teachers. I say to the hon. Lady: let us look at the school results, such as the fact that our nine-year-olds are now among the best in Europe at reading. It is because of this Government’s reforms that we are seeing better results.

Health and Social Care: Leaving the EU (24 Jul 2018)

Tom Pursglove: Does my hon. Friend agree that one of the big benefits of our leaving the European Union is that we will not be sending billions of pounds a year to Brussels, and can instead spend that money on our health service, as per the new funding settlement?

Bill Presented: Strengthening the Union (23 Jul 2018)

Stuart Andrew: the Dispatch Box. It is always nerve-racking, and I would like to say that it gets easier, but it does not. This has been an important debate. Like many other people here today, I am a proud Unionist. I grew up in Anglesey, and I spent the first few years of my life in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysilio gogogoch. I can see Hansard looking worried! My father and all his...

Foreign Fighters and the Death Penalty (23 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: ...know if she has read the news reports; it is a matter of whether we were going to accept a request by the United States to share evidence on individuals not within the United Kingdom, not within the European Union, but abroad. No one is extraditing anyone in this country, and we are not talking about UK citizens, so the premise of her question in the first place is, I am afraid, skewed....

Tobacco Control Plan (19 Jul 2018)

Steve Brine: ...Geneva from 8 to 10 October. The hon. Gentleman talked about track and trace. The tobacco products directive contains a commitment for member states to provide the track and trace system by May 2019 for cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco. The European Union has published draft recommendations on the track and trace proposals, and we voted in favour of implementing the regulations. I...

Relationships and Sex Education: Points of Order (19 Jul 2018)

Wera Hobhouse: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. During Exiting the European Union questions earlier, the Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, the hon. Member for Fareham (Suella Braverman), said: “Manufacturing is at a record high”. This is factually incorrect. The most recent figures from the Office for National Statistics show that in April manufacturing output...

Esa Underpayments: Business of the House (19 Jul 2018)

Valerie Vaz: .... I am not sure why the Opposition half-day debate was taken from us last week when business seems so light for next week. There is no specific debate on Monday, other than on strengthening the Union. I am hoping that that will be expanded to cover all unions—the European Union, for example, or even trade unions—but I am pleased that the Government have found something for us...

Exiting the European Union (19 Jul 2018)

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Exiting the European Union: Support for Farmers (19 Jul 2018)

Dominic Raab: Obviously, that is subject to negotiation, but I understand the concern that the hon. Lady has raised. We will seek to pursue a relationship whereby we are engaged with the regulatory structures in Europe to ensure that we have continuity and stability in that sector.

Exiting the European Union: Economic and Social Rights (19 Jul 2018)

Suella Braverman: ...and proposes a reciprocal non-regression requirement for domestic labour standards. The paper also proposes a mutual commitment to individual rights, noting that the UK will remain a party to the European convention on human rights after it has left the EU. This is also reflected in the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, which maintains existing rights protection as part of EU retained law.

Exiting the European Union: Withdrawal Agreement Negotiations (19 Jul 2018)

Dominic Raab: .... Not only would it be a breach of the referendum, but every hon. Member, at least on the Government Benches, went into the last election promising our constituents that we would leave the customs union and the single market. Crucially, the White Paper forges a plan that can deliver that, while maintaining the strong relationship that we want with our European friends.

Exiting the European Union: UK Service Industry (19 Jul 2018)

Tom Brake: ...confirm how the profitability, job creation potential and ability to export to the EU of the services sector would be affected if either the Chequers proposals or no deal were reached with the European Union?

Exiting the European Union: Contingency Plans (19 Jul 2018)

Chris Heaton-Harris: We have made significant progress in negotiations and are confident that we will secure a deal with the European Union. However, as a responsible Government, we are continuing to prepare for all possible outcomes.

Exiting the European Union: Fishing Policy (19 Jul 2018)

Suella Braverman: The Government are clear that upon our exit from the European Union the UK will be an independent coastal nation free to set our own rules including on access to our waters and fisheries policies, and we seek to agree a process for future annual negotiations with the EU on access and fishing opportunities. I hope that that reassures my hon. Friend that we will be taking back control of this...

Exiting the European Union: Devolved Administrations (19 Jul 2018)

Andrew Bowie: wreck Brexit and wreck our United Kingdom, and the implementation Bill is designed to do just that. Can my hon. Friend assure me that he is doing all he can to ensure the implementation of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 across the whole of the UK, to enable the smooth transition out of the EU that is needed for business and the economy to thrive?

Exiting the European Union: Association Agreement (19 Jul 2018)

Karin Smyth: I thank the Secretary of State for that answer. According to the European External Action Service, an association agreement must offer “a privileged relationship” between the European Union and its partner and must create enforcement bodies that are “competent to take decisions that bind the contracting parties”. Will the Secretary of State confirm that that is now the...

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (19 Jul 2018)

David Duguid: ...that we are indeed leaving the common fisheries policy is welcomed by the fishing communities of Banff and Buchan and around the United Kingdom. Concerns remain, however, that the position of the European Fisheries Alliance, among others in Europe, is to maintain as much of the status quo as possible. Will the Minister commit to meeting me and representatives of the Scottish fishing...

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