Results 1–20 of 61 for europe speaker:Steven Baker

Ukraine (24 Feb 2022)

Steven Baker: I welcome the sanctions today. My right hon. Friend has been crystal clear that all of Europe needs to end its dependence on Russian oil and gas. Can he tell us a little bit more about how he intends to see that that comes to pass?

Vaccine Passports — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (15 Mar 2021)

Steven Baker: ...for various reasons who will choose not to do so. Effectively making vaccines mandatory by implication through covid status certification could be counter-productive. The evidence from across Europe shows that if people feel compelled to take vaccines, it puts them off. It would implement, of course, a checkpoint society. It would mean passes for the pub—if you want your pint, Sir David,...

Global Britain (30 Jan 2020)

Steven Baker: ...corrected? Not only will progress in the world happen fast, but it will keep accelerating. We need the mechanisms to ensure that errors are not entrenched—not entrenched across the whole of Europe and the world—but corrected fast. In concluding, I wish to turn to a speech made by Ronald Reagan in 1964 called “A Time for Choosing”. It is always a time for choosing. He talked about...

Britain in the World (13 Jan 2020)

Steven Baker: ...a brilliant and charming speech, eloquently calling for strength, confidence and for us to be outgoing. For about 50 years, the UK Government have been operating in the world within what became the European Union. That has had a profound effect on our outlook as politicians, people who commentate on politics and, indeed, people who make policy within officialdom. It is a major global event...

Business of the House: Principles of Democracy and the Rights of the Electorate (26 Sep 2019)

Steven Baker: ...the principle of democracy, which is the stability that comes from both the Government and the system enjoying democratic legitimacy expressed through the ballot box. My second point is about the European Union. I am here today, although I care about many things, because of the way that the European Union constitution was handled. It was put to referendums in Lithuania, Hungary, Slovenia,...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Departmental Responsibilities (29 Jan 2019)

Steven Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, on (a) how many occasions and (b) what dates the Chief Trade Negotiation Adviser has met (i) the Prime Minister’s Europe Adviser and (ii) the Prime Minister in the last 12 months.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office EU Unit: Staff (5 Sep 2018)

Steven Baker: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many staff of each grade work in the Cabinet Office Europe Unit.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Department for Exiting the European Union: Staff (4 Sep 2018)

Steven Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what the (a) formal and (b) informal reporting lines are between staff of his Department and the Cabinet Office Europe Unit.

Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill: Future Relationship Between the UK and the EU (18 Jul 2018)

Steven Baker: I agree with my hon. Friend, but I would extend his remarks by saying that it is clear, across the European Union, that the project is running into the problem, as its proponents have said, that it lacks democratic consent for what is being done. This is a profound problem that should alarm all of us. If we look at Hungary, we see that almost 70% of the vote share is for parties that could be...

Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill: Future Relationship Between the UK and the EU (18 Jul 2018)

Steven Baker: trade and corresponding political institutions in delivering democratic self-government that can deliver on the aspirations of the British people. There is a greater future ahead for the UK, Europe and the world if we do it, but if those who set the climate of opinion and decide what we shall do persist in turning their face against accepting the democratic decision and the red lines...

Ministry of Defence: Department for Exiting the European Union (26 Feb 2018)

Steven Baker: ... the hon. Member for North East Fife (Stephen Gethins) on opening the debate and I thank the hon. Members who have contributed. I am proud to serve in and represent the Department for Exiting the European Union, which—despite having been established for only two years—has achieved a great deal. As the House knows, the Department was set up in response to the referendum, one of the...

Exiting the European Union: Customs Union: Automotive Sector (1 Feb 2018)

Steven Baker: ...include the automotive industry. We want to ensure that trade is as free and frictionless as possible, with minimum disruption to the industry. The UK remains the second-largest market for cars in Europe, so it is in both our interests to continue the partnership between our industries. I know that the Vauxhall car plant in the hon. Gentleman’s constituency is extremely important, and I...

Opposition Day: Government’s EU Exit Analysis (31 Jan 2018)

Steven Baker: ...Kinnock) about the conduct of the debate, I wish to state on the record, in the light of today’s press coverage, my admiration both for the Cabinet Secretary and for the Prime Minister’s Europe adviser, who I am absolutely sure are carrying forward the Government’s policy diligently and properly. They do not deserve the criticism they have received in the press. In making the...

Leaving the Eu: Economic Analysis (30 Jan 2018)

Steven Baker: ...programme on productivity. Of course we are most concerned to ensure the prosperity of the people, not only of Northern Ireland, but of the whole of the island of Ireland and right across Europe. That is why it is in our mutual interest to agree a comprehensive and deep free trade agreement.

Leaving the Eu: Economic Analysis (30 Jan 2018)

Steven Baker: ..., including, I am sorry to say, the hon. Lady, keep provoking as much division as possible. She represents a party claiming to be liberal and democratic, and which once offered a real referendum on Europe, but we have had a real referendum on Europe and it is time for her to get behind the result.

Leaving the Eu: Economic Analysis (30 Jan 2018)

Steven Baker: forecast. She brings up the issue of the supply chain, so I also say to her that we are of course apprised of the imperatives of complex international supply chains, not just between the UK and Europe, but around the whole world. In particular, I draw attention to provisions in the Union customs code for inward and outward processing rules, which should assist manufacturers in her...

Leaving the Eu: Economic Analysis (30 Jan 2018)

Steven Baker: ...New Forest West (Sir Desmond Swayne) referred to a model earlier. Economists for Free Trade are very clear about their modelling. Other models are available—at the time of the referendum, Open Europe did some modelling and found that the effect could be plus or minus 2%. The truth is that there are profound uncertainties facing not just the United Kingdom in this negotiation but all...

Leaving the Eu: Economic Analysis (30 Jan 2018)

Steven Baker: I do agree with my hon. Friend. The United Kingdom has a comparative advantage in insurance, as it does in so many financial services. As I indicated earlier, it is in the interests of Europe and the world that we should be able to take that comparative advantage and put it to the service of the whole world.

Leaving the Eu: Economic Analysis (30 Jan 2018)

Steven Baker: As I have already said, all scenarios in this analysis show growth. The analysis is heavily caveated with the profound uncertainties that exist, not only for the UK and Europe but for the world. In that context, I hope that the hon. Gentleman will accept the answers that I have given today.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Regulations to deal with deficiencies arising from withdrawal - Independent Report (12 Dec 2017)

Steven Baker: ...are taking forward a range of work to tackle violence against women and girls and that we are already required to lay annual reports before Parliament on the issue in the context of the Council of Europe convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence—the Istanbul convention. The coalition signed the Istanbul convention in 2012 to demonstrate their...

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