All 20 results for brexit speaker:Baroness Evans of Bowes Park

Brexit: UK Plans - Statement (9 Oct 2017)

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park: I entirely agree with my noble friend about the consistency of the Prime Minister’s position. In fact, we have been putting a lot of information out to the public. We have published seven Brexit position papers, seven future partnership papers and four White Papers, including the two today, and we have set out a clear vision. We want to see progress and we are hoping, as Michel Barnier...

G20 - Statement (10 Jul 2017)

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park: ...and new partners. At this summit, I held a number of meetings with other world leaders, all of whom made clear their strong desire to forge ambitious new bilateral trading relationships with the UK after Brexit. This included America, Japan, China and India. This morning I welcomed Australian Prime Minister Turnbull to Downing Street, where he also reiterated his desire for a bold new...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (1st Day) (21 Jun 2017)

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park: ...we can learn from this awful tragedy over the coming weeks and months ahead. The legislative programme laid out today is about recognising and grasping the opportunities that lie ahead for the UK as we leave the EU. It is about delivering Brexit in a way that works for all parts of the UK, while building a stronger, fairer country by strengthening our economy, tackling injustice and...

Role of the Lord Speaker - Question for Short Debate (30 Mar 2017)

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park: .... As I am sure noble Lords will understand, there are other priorities on which I believe we should be focused—to name just a few, the increased legislation this House will be scrutinising as a result of Brexit; plans for the restoration and renewal of the Palace; and, of course, the security reviews that are now under way as a result of last week’s terrible events. Ultimately,...

Brexit: Triggering Article 50 - Statement (29 Mar 2017)

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park: ...We want to work very hard to avoid that, and that is exactly what we will be doing. I also reassure the noble Baroness that we will be working closely with all the devolved Administrations to deliver a Brexit that works for all parts of the UK. Part of that will mean working very carefully to ensure that as powers are repatriated from Brussels to the UK, the right powers are returned to...

Brexit: Triggering Article 50 - Statement (29 Mar 2017)

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park: ...the UK is one of the best places for science and innovation. We seek continued co-operation with our European partners in important areas such as crime, terrorism and foreign affairs. It is our aim to deliver a smooth and orderly Brexit, reaching an agreement about our future partnership by the time the two-year Article 50 process has concluded, then moving into a phased process of...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (1st Day) (20 Feb 2017)

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park: ...is concluded. We expect and intend that this will happen before the European Parliament debates and votes on the final agreement. Noble Lords have already demonstrated the value of the work of this House as we prepare to leave the EU. Eleven reports relating to Brexit have been published by our Select Committees, with at least eight more to come in the next few weeks. The first tranche of...

Informal European Council - Statement (6 Feb 2017)

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park: ...happy with. In terms of parliamentary scrutiny, the noble Baroness and all noble Lords will be aware that there has not been a sitting day since the referendum when Parliament has not discussed, debated or scrutinised Brexit in one form or another. There have been 70 parliamentary debates already on Brexit, as well as over 30 Select Committee inquiries. We understand and want the scrutiny...

Informal European Council - Statement (6 Feb 2017)

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park: ...that has helped guarantee the longest period of peace that Europe has ever known. We should be clear that the alternative of division and confrontation would only embolden those who would do us harm, wherever they may be. Finally, on Brexit, European leaders welcomed the clarity of the objectives that we have set out for the negotiation ahead. They warmly welcomed our ambition to build a...

European Council: December 2016 - Statement (19 Dec 2016)

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park: ...to ensure that that resolution was passed. Along with our allies, we will be making very sure that all parties fully comply with that resolution. The noble Baroness asked about the publication of the Brexit plan. As we have said, we will publish it by the time we trigger Article 50. I also thank the EU committees, as she did, for their work, and I reassure her that we will ensure that...

European Council: December 2016 - Statement (19 Dec 2016)

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park: ...now massing at the Jordanian border. As the mayor of Eastern Aleppo has said, it is sadly too late to save all those who have been lost, but it is not too late to save those who remain. That is what we must do now. Turning to Brexit, I updated the Council on the UK’s plans for leaving the European Union. I explained that, two weeks ago, this House voted by a considerable...

Strathclyde Review - Statement (17 Nov 2016)

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park: My Lords, I am under no illusions about the task that we have ahead and the role this House will play in scrutinising legislation relating to Brexit. As I said, noble Lords have already taken a constructive approach in dealing with the debates we have had so far, and I have faith that this will continue. As I said to the noble Lord, Lord McNally, we are also reliant on self-regulation and...

Strathclyde Review - Statement (17 Nov 2016)

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park: ...Government have decided, on the basis of considering that carefully, that we will not be legislating. I particularly welcome the constructive comments from the noble Baroness around our approach to Brexit. I think we have seen already that noble Lords have taken a constructive approach in the debates we have had, and I am confident we will be able to continue to do so. The noble Lord, Lord...

European Council - Statement (24 Oct 2016)

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park: As I mentioned, our discussion of Brexit and the UK’s position was not a formal agenda item, so it was not discussed with all the other member states. Obviously issues like the City of London and the Irish border show that there are a lot of key issues that we need to think about. We have seen in responses that I have made here and that other Ministers have made that we want to ensure...

European Council - Statement (24 Oct 2016)

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park: ...from the noble Baroness. Already, we have worked very constructively through the usual channels to ensure that we provide opportunities on Thursdays, for instance, to discuss areas of debate over Brexit. Of course, we will also have votes on the great repeal Bill. I am confident that your Lordships’ House will scrutinise that piece of legislation extremely thoroughly and we shall...

European Council - Statement (24 Oct 2016)

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park: ...determined that as we leave the EU, Britain will be the most passionate, the most consistent and the most convincing advocate of free trade anywhere in the world. So as we look beyond our continent, we will seize the opportunities of Brexit to forge an ambitious and optimistic new role for Britain in the world. As part of this I have been clear that the UK is already discussing our future...

G20 Summit - Statement (7 Sep 2016)

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park: ...set out our determination to achieve that; the Prime Minister reiterated it in her Statement and in response to questions in the other place; we are focused on making sure that we make the best of Brexit for this country and work constructively, as we do now, with other countries around the world.

G20 Summit - Statement (7 Sep 2016)

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park: ...the global agenda on many of the important challenges facing the world, and we will continue to do so. Secondly, we saw that world leaders want to work constructively with us to make a success of Brexit. The Prime Minister outlined her vision for the UK as a global leader on free trade, and it was clear that there is a shared desire to build and maintain strong relationships with our...

G20 Summit - Statement (7 Sep 2016)

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park: ...is as follows: “With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a Statement on the G20 summit in China. But before I turn to the G20, I would like to say something about the process of Brexit. On 23 June the British people were asked to vote on whether we should stay in the EU or leave. The majority decided to leave. Our task now is to deliver the will of the British people and...


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