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Results 1–20 of 57 for europe speaker:Steven Baker

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: ...free 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: ...is 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...

European Economic Area: Uk Membership (6 Nov 2017)

Steven Baker: I congratulate the hon. Member for Aberavon (Stephen Kinnock) on securing this debate on the European economic area and matters related to it. It has been an exceptionally vibrant debate, which is reflected in my time running extremely short as I rise to sum up. The EEA agreement entered into force on 1 January 1994 between the European Community, as it was, and members of the European Free...

Leaving the EU (24 Oct 2017)

Steven Baker: ...was why we set out our thinking in papers over the summer, and it is why we stand ready to discuss our future relationship. We want to provide stability throughout the UK and for our partners in Europe to ensure that the economy, services and infrastructure are protected in a range of scenarios, for all parties. However, we are in a negotiation, and we will need to manage information...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Exiting the European Union: General Affairs Council October 2017 (24 Oct 2017)

Steven Baker: My Rt. Hon. Friend, the Baroness Anelay of St Johns, DBE, Minister of State for Exiting the European Union, has made the following statement: I represented the UK at the General Affairs Council (GAC) meeting in Luxembourg on Tuesday 17 October. The main items on the agenda were: preparations for the October European Council on 19 and 20 October; and a discussion on the Rule of Law and Media...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Exiting the European Union: General Affairs Council September 2017 (10 Oct 2017)

Steven Baker: My Rt. Hon. Friend Baroness Anelay of St Johns DBE, Minister of State for Exiting the European Union, has made the following statement: I represented the UK at the General Affairs Council (GAC) meeting in Brussels on Monday 25 September. This was the first meeting of the GAC under the Estonian Presidency. The main items on the agenda were: Presentation of the Priorities of the Estonian...


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