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Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fishing Vessels: Territorial Waters (25 Sep 2020)

Victoria Prentis: As set out in the Withdrawal Agreement, during the transition period, we have agreed that we will continue to apply current fisheries rules and shared access to waters will continue until the end of 2020. When the transition period ends, we will be able to restrict the fishing activities of all vessels, including supertrawlers, throughout our waters. The UK will be able to decide what...

Yemen (24 Sep 2020)

Tim Loughton: ...an effective and lasting ceasefire. Out of a total population of some 30 million, 24 million people rely wholly or partly on aid, and they desperately need protection now. Yet ceasefires and peace agreements in Yemen have a reputation for being broken almost as soon as they are brokered. The comprehensive Stockholm agreement, brokered in December 2018, set out a comprehensive peace plan....

EU Exit: End of Transition Period - Statement (24 Sep 2020)

Lord True: ...in the Statement, as she fairly acknowledged, but much of the central, core stuff that this Statement is concerned with flows from the fact—which is not affected by whether we get a free trade agreement—that we are leaving the customs union and have to address that situation. We have already adjusted our own phasing of border controls up until July 2021 specifically to help. I note...

Attorney General: UK Internal Market Bill: Northern Ireland (24 Sep 2020)

Suella Braverman: ...a breach of the law. However, there are powers in the Bill which, if and when exercised, will operate to disapply treaty obligations at the international law level—in particular, article 4 of the withdrawal agreement, and articles 5 and 10 of the Northern Ireland protocol. Parliamentary supremacy means that it is entirely constitutional and proper for Parliament to enact legislation,...

Attorney General: Domestic and International Law Compliance (24 Sep 2020)

Suella Braverman: On 10 September, I wrote to Select Committee Chairs to set out the Government’s legal position on the withdrawal agreement and the provisions in the UKIM Bill, and that position has not changed. We will ask Parliament to support the use of clauses 42, 43 and 45 of the UKIM Bill, and any similar subsequent provisions, only in the case of the EU being engaged in a breach of its legal...

EU Exit: End of Transition Period (23 Sep 2020)

Michael Gove: ...a part in ensuring that that site will be ready on time. The hon. Lady refers to the Ebbsfleet site, which was acquired by HMRC some time ago, in preparation for a potential no-deal exit before the withdrawal agreement was secured. It was temporarily allowed to become a testing site, but testing facilities have now moved to another location in Kent. Ebbsfleet, along with North Weald, is...

Trade: Trans-Pacific Partnership - Question (23 Sep 2020)

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock: My Lords, since the Government are in the process of reneging on the withdrawal agreement that they freely entered into, how can Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the other members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership have faith that this Government will abide by any agreement they make to become a member?

Written Answers — Attorney General: UK Trade with EU: Northern Ireland (23 Sep 2020)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: ...statement published on 10 September, and remains unchanged. That statement makes clear that clauses 42 and 43 of the Bill may be exercised in a way which is incompatible with the provisions of the Withdrawal Agreement, and that the ‘notwithstanding provision’ in clause 45 partially disapplies Article 4 of the Withdrawal Agreement, regardless of whether any regulations made under clause...

Written Ministerial Statements — Cabinet Office: Meeting of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee (23 Sep 2020)

Michael Gove: The fourth meeting of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee will take place on 28 September 2020 in Brussels, with delegations attending in person and by video conference. The meeting will be co-chaired by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Rt Hon. Michael Gove MP and Vice President of the European Commission, Mr Maroš Šefcovic. The agenda will include three items: 1. Introduction...

Agriculture Bill - Report (3rd Day): Amendment 98 (to Amendment 97) (22 Sep 2020)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...I thank noble Lords for contributing to another thought-provoking debate. I will deal with the amendments as one because they are so interrelated. As noble Lords will be aware, the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 retains in law our standards on environmental protections, animal welfare, animal and plant health, and food safety at the end of the transition period. The independent...

Agriculture Bill - Report (3rd Day): Amendment 89A (22 Sep 2020)

Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist: .... The noble Lord, Lord Holmes, asked why we could not do nothing. We all despise unnecessary bureaucracy, but VI-1 forms are needed until the end of the transition period under the terms of the withdrawal agreement. We will be looking at these rules again at the end of the transition period. I reassure him on digitalisation: the administration of maintaining marketing standards of imported...

United Kingdom Internal Market Bill: Clause 1 - Purpose of Part 1 (22 Sep 2020)

Paul Scully: ...we will be moving it. I thank him for his work on resolving this issue. The hon. Member for Poplar and Limehouse (Apsana Begum), who is not in her place, talked about the concerns over the Belfast agreement. The Bill does not interact directly with the Belfast agreement. It does interact clearly with the withdrawal agreement and the Northern Ireland protocol, but it seeks to make the...

Agriculture Bill - Report (3rd Day): Amendment 89ZA (22 Sep 2020)

Lord Grantchester: ...internal markets Bill, which threatens to break international law, and the consequential interventions from members of the US Senate and Congress. The Minister mentioned that the European Union (Withdrawal) Act carries into UK law the existing safeguards from being a member state. However, these provisions can be quickly and dramatically weakened through secondary legislation, which...

Justice: UK Internal Market Bill: Rule of Law (22 Sep 2020)

Robert Buckland: ...or potential use of these clauses would be only if the EU was in material breach of its obligations, and therefore we would be facing a breakdown. I remind her again that of course we will use the withdrawal agreement mechanism and the arbitral mechanisms within the provisions of the withdrawal agreement, and indeed the Northern Ireland protocol, too. It is not a question of us abandoning...

United Kingdom Internal Market Bill: Clause 11 - Modifications in connection with the Northern Ireland Protocol (21 Sep 2020)

Antony Higginbotham: ...Brexit. We heard eloquently from my hon. Friend the Member for South Ribble (Katherine Fletcher) why that is so important. The protocol also sets out that it is for the Joint Committee to reach agreement on some of the specifics. It delegates decision making to that committee to finesse the detail and act in a way that is consistent with the protocol. The protocol requires both sides to...

United Kingdom Internal Market Bill: Clause 40 - Northern Ireland's place in the UK internal market and customs territory (21 Sep 2020)

...— ‘(1A) When exercising any functions covered by this Part, any appropriate authority has a paramount duty— (a) to act without prejudice to all international and domestic law, including the Withdrawal Agreement; (b) to address the unique circumstances on the island of Ireland; (c) to maintain the necessary conditions for continued North-South cooperation; (d) to avoid a hard border...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Ports: Northern Ireland (21 Sep 2020)

Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the infrastructure that will be required at ports in Northern Ireland under the Northern Ireland Protocol contained in the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Brexit: Northern Ireland (21 Sep 2020)

Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick: To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with the Northern Ireland Executive on the UK’s approach to implementing the Northern Ireland Protocol contained UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement.

Agriculture Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 74 (17 Sep 2020)

...” are any non-human vertebrates, any member of the Class Cephalopoda and any member of the Order Decapoda;(b) “IP completion day” has the same meaning as in section 39 of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020;(c) “local authorities” has the same meaning as in the Localism Act 2011;(d) “Ministers of the Crown” has the same meaning as in the Ministers of the Crown...

Agriculture Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 45 (17 Sep 2020)

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville: ...ceased. It will be extremely important for the rural development regulation to continue and for fruit and vegetable producers to be supported. As I understand it, the amendments would, under the withdrawal agreement, roll over both retained EU legislation to cover existing programmes and a large number of programmes on which the farmers of the devolved Administrations rely. They cover...


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