Results 1–20 of 2462 for brexit in the 'Commons debates'

Trade Bill: Transfer Schemes (17 Jul 2018)

Chris Leslie: ...the frictionless flow of medicines and treatments for our national health service going. If ever there were an example of an ideology getting in the way of common sense, it would be that of a hard Brexit attitude physically placing itself at the border in the way of the free flow of those medicines. We know that 45 million packages of medicines cross that border every month. That is how...

Trade Bill: Convention about Parliament legislating on devolved matters (17 Jul 2018)

Angus MacNeil: ...a member of the UK in the same way as Ireland is a member of the European Union. Ireland, as we have seen week in and week out, day in and day out, month in and month out, and hour in and hour out, has a real voice in Europe. In fact, some Brexiteers complain that Ireland is now the tail that wags the EU dog. If only that were a possibility for Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland within...

Trade Bill: Implementation of international trade agreements (17 Jul 2018)

Toby Perkins: ...mysterious disappearance of the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable). He has been missing since last night. This morning, he was texting about being the only person really fighting Brexit. I just wonder if you and the parliamentary authorities could ascertain his whereabouts and whether he is indeed safe, and report back to me and all those people who are so concerned.

Trade Bill: Report on proposed free trade agreement (17 Jul 2018)

Wera Hobhouse: ...some countries have indicated they are prepared to copy and paste over existing deals, others will be watching and waiting, reserving judgment to see exactly what access the UK will have to the EU after Brexit. For that reason, we simply cannot accept that existing trade deals will be copied and pasted; significant changes will come along. I am pleased that the Government have recognised...

Trade Bill (17 Jul 2018)

[Relevant documents: First Report of the International Trade Committee, Continuing application of EU trade agreements after Brexit, HC 520, and the Government response, HC 1042; Third Report of the International Trade Committee, Trade Remedies Authority, HC 743, and the Government response, HC 1424; and oral evidence taken before the International Trade Committee on 29 November 2017, on the...

Combat Air Strategy (17 Jul 2018)

Nia Griffith: ...it. May I pay tribute to the former Defence Procurement Minister, the hon. Member for Aberconwy (Guto Bebb), who was forced to resign last night for supporting the Prime Minister’s position on Brexit? Our aerospace and defence sectors are truly world leading and are vital to our security and national prosperity. We welcome the publication of the combat air strategy, but might it not...

Electoral Commission Investigation: Vote Leave (17 Jul 2018)

Chuka Umunna: ...was going on, which is a very serious matter, or, if he did not, how can we have any confidence that he is capable of overseeing his Department? What did he know? The International Trade Secretary, the Transport Secretary and the Brexit Secretary also sat on that committee. What did they know about what was going on? In short, members of the Cabinet sat in an organisation that has been...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Offshore Wind Sector (17 Jul 2018)

Mary Creagh: ...clean energy to meet our legally binding EU renewables targets, but my Committee heard that, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, investment has collapsed over the past two years. Given that the Brexit White Paper says that the Government believe that there is no need for a common rulebook on environmental or climate change rules, what confidence can investors in offshore or onshore...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: University Research: Commercialisation (17 Jul 2018)

Chris Green: ...excellent example of how the UK can benefit from sharing innovation and technology. What more will my hon. Friend do to ensure that we continue to strengthen academic networks and communities post Brexit?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: British Motor Sector (17 Jul 2018)

Jack Dromey: ...plant in my constituency has transformed the lives of thousands in an area of high unemployment. Now JLR is facing the twin challenge of the transition from diesel on the one hand and the threat of Brexit on the other. Does the Minister agree that wide-eyed Brexiteers appear to believe that we can crash out of the European Union with no consequences for jobs, that they are wrong and they...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: UK Science Base: Funding (17 Jul 2018)

Adam Afriyie: ..., but I am also acutely conscious that it is not just cash but the availability of talent that matters when it comes to science, innovation and the industrial base. Given the recent concerns around Brexit and everything else, will the Minister reassure me that the availability of highly talented scientists will still be a priority for this Government?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Leaving the EU: Services Sector (17 Jul 2018)

Wera Hobhouse: The City of London Corporation said of the Brexit White Paper “the financial and related…services sector will be less able to create jobs, generate tax and support growth” across the wider economy. What discussions did the Government have with the services sector before the Chequers deal was signed off?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (17 Jul 2018)

Greg Clark: ...commitment to a common rule book. Our sophisticated supply chains allow goods to be sold throughout the European Union, and businesses have made it clear that they want to continue to do that after Brexit, which is why they have welcomed the White Paper so warmly.

Business of the House (Today): European Statutory Instruments Committee (16 Jul 2018)

Peter Grant: ...draw from. I would be concerned if no men or no women from either of the two largest parties in the House were willing to put in what looks like a fairly modest time commitment to ensure that secondary legislation for Brexit is scrutinised properly. There is no issue with the fact that Brexit will involve a lot of secondary legislation, but there is a major issue with some of the things...

Business of the House (Today) (16 Jul 2018)

Andrea Leadsom: ...put on record my sincere thanks to my hon. Friend the Member for Broxbourne (Mr Walker) and to the Procedure Committee for their careful consideration of the best way to ensure effective scrutiny of Brexit delegated legislation. There has never been a more crucial time for secondary legislation, and the Government are committed to providing the maximum consideration of it to enable our...

Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill: EU VAT area and pre-commencement requirements (16 Jul 2018)

Kirsty Blackman: ...do not want to direct all my ire at those on the Government Front Bench. Those on the Labour Front Bench need to be absolutely clear on their position. They need to be clear that they will support the softest possible Brexit. If they are talking about a jobs-first Brexit, they need to recognise the benefits of the customs union and the single market. They have the opportunity to do that...

Ministerial Code (16 Jul 2018)

Pete Wishart: ...’s Government. Equally, the EU has been waiting two years, and people from across these isles had been waiting to hear what the Government were going to propose. As you know, Madam Deputy Speaker, Scotland did not vote for this Brexit. We did not endorse it and we want nothing whatsoever to do with it. Shambles and crises are occurring right across Whitehall—these crises seem...

Trade Policy (16 Jul 2018)

Barry Gardiner: ...got themselves into by saying they will accept European Research Group amendments that directly contradict the Chequers agreement. A group of Ministers and Back-Bench Members within and outside the Cabinet now appear to be deliberately steering the Brexit negotiations on to the rocks of a no deal, with all the damaging consequences for jobs and our economy of moving disruptively on to...

Nato Summit (16 Jul 2018)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...therefore finally suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia while bombs rain down on the people of Yemen? On Europe, it is vital that Parliament fully understands what the Government are proposing for their future defence partnership with the EU after Brexit. However, on yet another fundamental issue, the Government’s White Paper is lacking. There is no substance on UK-EU co-operation over...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: UK Visas and Immigration (16 Jul 2018)

David Linden: The Home Affairs Committee report on Home Office delivery of Brexit found that a lack of experience among staff resulted in life-changing consequences. What is the Department doing to improve the recruitment and retention of staff to make sure that, while targets are met, the quality of decision making is still ensured?


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