Results 1–20 of 1891 for brexit in the 'Commons debates'

Refugees (Family Reunion) (No.2) Bill (16 Mar 2018)

Anna Soubry: ...being put forward. It says a lot that there is this lack of understanding about the difference between an economic migrant and a refugee. During the referendum debate—I am not going to get into Brexit, Mr Deputy Speaker—people rightly raised the issue of immigration. I remember having a conversation with a constituent who said that she was voting for leave, “because there...

Burma: [Day 2] (15 Mar 2018)

Bill Esterson: ...countries, such as South Korea and Chile, have told the EU that they want to revise terms of their existing deals once the UK has left. Meanwhile, other countries have publicly called for changes to their trade with the UK after Brexit, calling for divergence from EU standards or liberalisation of tariff rate quotas. They do not want the same terms as before; they want better...

Exiting the European Union: Support for Farmers (15 Mar 2018)

Chris Davies: I welcome the pledge from the Government to provide financial support for farmers in Wales, and of course in the rest of the UK, after Brexit. Does the Minister agree that this commitment will provide the stability to allow farmers to continue providing high- quality produce, without having a negative effect on the environment?

Exiting the European Union: Exit Negotiations (15 Mar 2018)

Tom Brake: The Secretary of State backs a 21-month transition period. Given that the Government’s own impact assessment points to every sector and region of the UK being damaged by Brexit, what discussions has he had with different sectors about the extra damage that a short, 21-month transition period could inflict on jobs here? Which sectors or companies have told him that a 21-month transition...

Exiting the European Union: Support for Manufacturers (15 Mar 2018)

Graham Jones: ...companies in the aerospace, defence, security and space sectors, has said: “A customs union with the EU is a practical solution that would put businesses in the best possible position to compete after Brexit.” If the Government care about manufacturing, will they reconsider their position on the customs union?

Exiting the European Union: Erasmus+ Programme (15 Mar 2018)

Andrew Lewer: ...and its Chair, Petra Kammerevert, and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture to discuss how Erasmus+ applications that are submitted before the Brexit date will be implemented?

Exiting the European Union: Implementation Period (15 Mar 2018)

Simon Clarke: I thank my right hon. Friend for that answer and for his visit to Teesport earlier this year, which was much appreciated. Two thirds of people in my constituency voted for Brexit. Can my right hon. Friend reassure them that any implementation period will indeed be time-limited and handled in a way that will provide for a smooth exit for business?

Exiting the European Union: Manufacturing (15 Mar 2018)

Barry Sheerman: ...his junior team? That is the fact of the matter: he does not want to confront manufacturing. Is it not the truth that there is a secret document in the Business Department that shows that, post Brexit, London will survive and thrive but the rest of the country—the north of England, manufacturing—will be in dire straits? That is the truth. Why does the Secretary of State not...

Exiting the European Union: Customs Union and Free Trade Agreements (15 Mar 2018)

Suella Fernandes: That is one of the big prizes of Brexit: the freedom and chance to develop and sign new free trade deals around the world outside the EU, and it is our commitment that once we leave the EU we will be able to enjoy that freedom to the fullest.

Exiting the European Union: Common Policy Frameworks: Devolved Administrations (15 Mar 2018)

Stephen Kerr: I do indeed welcome the amendment to the clause 11 that has appeared in the other place, and I am grateful for this opportunity to agree with my hon. Friend. Will he assure the House that Brexit, far from undermining the devolution settlement, will in fact lead to a significant increase in decision-making powers in Holyrood and the other devolved Administrations?

Exiting the European Union: Farmers (15 Mar 2018)

Philip Dunne: exported, 90% of it to EU markets and much of it from my constituency. Can my hon. Friend reassure the House that access to these markets will continue to be friction-free and tariff-free post Brexit?

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (15 Mar 2018)

Craig Tracey: Does my right hon. Friend agree that remaining in a customs union after Brexit would prevent one of the major opportunities presented by leaving the EU: taking control of our trade?

Point of Order: [Day 1] (14 Mar 2018)

Jenny Chapman: speech, may I send our best wishes to the Minister, the hon. Member for Worcester (Mr Walker), who is about to embark upon the most challenging and rewarding experience of his life? It is not Brexit; he is due to have a baby—on Friday, I believe—and the thoughts of us all are with him. This has been an interesting afternoon of speeches—not so much a debate as a...

Integrated Communities (14 Mar 2018)

Alison Thewliss: ...destitute asylum seekers, preventing them from working, which we know would aid integration; of deeming highly skilled migrants a threat to national security under paragraph 322(5) of the immigration rules; and of the Brexit shambles, which makes EU nationals feel so unwelcome that they are leaving the country they have made home. We are working hard in Scotland to counter that narrative,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (14 Mar 2018)

Henry Bellingham: ...agree that agriculture, and hill farming in particular, is vital to the Welsh economy? What is he doing to ensure that the EU money currently going into the rural economy continues to do so after Brexit? What discussions has he had on that with his colleague from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (14 Mar 2018)

Theresa May: ...and will be giving more powers to the Scottish Government. Significant extra powers will be devolved to the Scottish and Welsh Governments as a result of the decisions that we are taking around Brexit. We have given more powers, including the tax-raising powers, but it is just a pity that the Scottish Nationalists have chosen to use those powers to increase taxes on people earning...

Universal Credit (13 Mar 2018)

Ivan Lewis: ...compared with similar economies. The Government’s own assessments predict that this economic failure will be made even worse by the uncertainty and instability that are the inevitable consequences of Brexit. Perhaps right the hon. Lady will agree with me on this point: history will record that the referendum was nothing to do with the national interest or giving voice to the will of...

Spring Statement (13 Mar 2018)

John Martin McDonnell: .... They cut investment at the very time when we should have been developing the skills and infrastructure needed to raise productivity and grasp the technological revolution with both hands. And when they had a responsibility to meet the challenge of Brexit, we have a Chancellor who this weekend admitted he has not even modelled the Government’s options. Today we have the indefensible...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Automotive Sector (13 Mar 2018)

Justin Madders: ...investment, the Secretary of State will have been alarmed by the comments made by the chief executive of the PSA Group, which owns Vauxhall in my constituency, about the lack of certainty, with Brexit affecting investment decisions. Will the Secretary of State meet the PSA Group and me to give us confidence in terms of investment in the future of that plant?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Local Enterprise Partnerships (13 Mar 2018)

Barry Sheerman: ...ministerial team to step out of its bubble by coming to Yorkshire and talking to our local enterprise partnerships to respond to their pessimism that while London and the south might survive post Brexit, the midlands, the north and the regions will be in bitterly disappointed territory?

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