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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...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: European Medicines Agency (4 Jul 2017)

Steven Baker: We recognise the important role that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) plays in the protection of human and animal health. In the negotiations the Government will discuss with the EU and Member States how best to continue cooperation in the field of medicines regulation in the best interests of both the UK and the EU. We have a world class research base and world beating universities and...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Conduct of negotiations (8 Feb 2017)

Steven Baker: ...ballot paper was perfectly adequate and if the fault can be laid at anyone’s door for Euratom’s not being discussed in the course of the campaign, it lies with the pro-EU Britain Stronger in Europe campaign. The Euratom treaty is a separate treaty, signed in 1957 by the founding members of the EU. The UK joined it at the same time as it entered the EEC, and the European Communities Act...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill (31 Jan 2017)

Steven Baker: a description I very much wish I had had in mind last Friday, when I was asked rhetorically to describe free trade. The same person went on to ask me how, without taxation and redistribution in Europe, we would foster a culture of “diffused reciprocity”. After I had had a while to try to work out what that meant, I realised that I believe that trade is a far better way of showing...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Aerospace (31 Jan 2017)

Steven Baker: ...the question yet, Mr Speaker. In that former career, I saw several examples of our aerospace competitiveness being diminished by the political enforcement of collaboration in engineering across Europe. Will the Minister ensure that future collaboration across Europe on aerospace happens where that is productive, not where it suits geopolitical objectives?

Exiting the European Union: Single Market (20 Oct 2016)

Steven Baker: ...remain campaign. Are not the really important questions whether the French wish to sell us wine without tariffs, whether the Germans wish to sell us cars without tariffs, and whether the whole of Europe wishes to continue its current level of access to the City?

Quantitative Easing (15 Sep 2016)

Steven Baker: ...would be 4%+ by mid-2017.” That is something I shall ask the Governor about next time we see him. Further to what the hon. Member for Ross, Skye and Lochaber said, Andrew Lilico, an economist at Europe Economics, has pointed out: “In the three months to July 2016…the UK’s broad money supply (on the Bank of England’s preferred ‘M4ex’ measure) grew at an annualised rate of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Diplomatic/Economic Relations: Caspian and South Caucasus Region (12 Jul 2016)

Steven Baker: To defend Europe against excessive reliance on Russian energy supplies and to provide opportunities for small British energy firms—particularly those from Scotland—will my right hon. Friend continue to encourage and support BP in its work with the Government of Azerbaijan to deliver the trans-Turkish pipeline?

EU Migrants: National Insurance Numbers (12 May 2016)

Steven Baker: ...’s case would ignore by looking at the passenger service. If he will not listen to my right hon. Friend, will he at least listen to Lord Rose, the chairman of the pro-EU Britain Stronger in Europe campaign, who told the Treasury Committee that the wages of the lowest paid would rise if we left the EU and took control of migration?

EU Referendum Leaflet — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (9 May 2016)

Steven Baker: It might help the right hon. Lady to know that the Minister for Europe and I share a county in which the health trusts’ deficit this year is approximately the same as the amount of money spent on the leaflet.

European Affairs (25 Feb 2016)

Steven Baker: ...that has led us to this place; it is the creed of slaves—the tone of failure—but it characterises the Government’s position and the campaign we are being offered by Britain Stronger in Europe. We have chosen to place before the public an historic decision that will stay with us for generations, and it should be taken in a way that reflects the tone of my right hon. Friend the Member...

European Affairs (25 Feb 2016)

Steven Baker: It was a think-tank—possibly Open Europe—that made available a consolidated version so that one could see, by putting the documents side by side, that there were no substantive differences. The only purpose of that treaty was to get it through without asking the people whether they wanted it, and that, I am unashamed to say, was the trigger that brought me here.

European Council (22 Feb 2016)

Steven Baker: In October, Lord Rose, the chairman of the pro-EU BSE campaign, said: “Nothing is going to happen if we come out of Europe in the first five years, probably. There will be absolutely no change.” I hope that my right hon. Friend finds it reassuring to hear that from the head of the campaign to stay in. Does he agree that it is inevitable that after the public vote to leave, there will be a...

[Andrew Percy in the Chair] — EU Membership (UK Renegotiation) (5 Jan 2016)

Steven Baker: ...being accountable to the British people.”—[ Official Report, 3 June 2015; Vol. 596, c. 582.] That is what my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister said on 3 June 2015, albeit in relation to the European Court of Human Rights. However, as the European Scrutiny Committee has reported, the charter of fundamental rights is now in EU law, which means that we are in a horribly complex...

Bill Presented: Serious and Organised Crime: Prüm Convention (8 Dec 2015)

Steven Baker: My right hon. Friend makes a very strong case for this technical function, but I am concerned that the threats we face extend far beyond Europe and the European Union. Will she say more about why it is so difficult to get Interpol and its member countries to adopt a similar system?

Bill Presented: Duty to publish information on outcome of negotiations between member States (8 Dec 2015)

Steven Baker: I wonder whether my hon. Friend has seen, as I have, the poster produced by the pro-EU BSE—Britain Stronger in Europe—campaign which co-opts the Governor of the Bank of England under the headline “Think UK’s economy is stronger in Europe”. BSE has also co-opted the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of India. Does my hon. Friend share my concern that it appears...

Finance Bill (Ways and Means) (Payment of Corporation Tax): New Clause 9 — Inheritance tax review (26 Oct 2015)

Steven Baker: Indeed. That is precisely the point. It is not because we are spinning-eyed nutcases that we wish to get excited about Europe; it is because we find, again and again, that the European Union obstructs us from solving real problems in people’s lives. On this occasion, it so happens that the hon. Member for Dewsbury (Paula Sherriff) deserves all our congratulations on forcing the issue. I am...

Finance Bill (Ways and Means) (Payment of Corporation Tax): New Clause 9 — Inheritance tax review (26 Oct 2015)

Steven Baker: ...they will explain why they are not able to bring such a measure before the House, and that the Minister will commit robustly to advancing this cause in the interests of women in the UK and across Europe this year and in future. We should get the whole thing cleared up as soon as possible.

European Union Referendum Bill (Programme) (No. 2): Clause 2 — entitlement to vote in the referendum (7 Sep 2015)

Steven Baker: ...heavily in the referendum campaign, it would greatly assist the campaign to leave, particularly if some of the Commissioners came over on speaking tours and explained their plans for a federal Europe. Notwithstanding that, it is a matter of concern that the EU institutions might end up being the only unregulated parties in the course of the campaign. I am therefore keen to hear the...

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