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Business of the House (13 Dec 2018)

Stephen Doughty: ...chaos has been happening on the Government’s side of the House, will she join me in paying tribute to the outgoing First Minister in Wales, Carwyn Jones, and the new Welsh Labour First Minister, Mark Drakeford? Does she perhaps concede that we need to take some lessons in strong and stable Government from the Welsh Labour Government, who have delivered real changes for my constituents,...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit Update (12 Dec 2018)

Neil Findlay: I fear that I feel the rumblings of Maclean, following his comparison with Adam Tomkins in the same sentence. In his statement, the cabinet secretary mentioned the Welsh Government. I congratulate Mark Drakeford on his election as the First Minister of Wales. These are very dangerous times for our country, our economy and our communities. Businesses are in a state of flux, with no idea of how...

Scottish Parliament: Proposed European Union Withdrawal Agreement (15 Nov 2018)

Michael Russell: ...and Vince Cable have signed, with Ian Blackford, Plaid Cymru and the Greens, a letter about what they hope would take place in the meaningful vote. I continue to work closely with my colleague Mark Drakeford on those issues. Both of us were at the joint ministerial committee on Tuesday where, as usual, we received no illumination of any description.

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (31 Oct 2018)

David Hanson: ...challenges with the growth deal. North Wales remains underwhelmed at the amount of resource that is being put towards the deal. On receiving the announcement, the Assembly’s Finance Secretary, Mark Drakeford, said that it falls “some way short of what we and the people of north Wales have been expecting and working hard towards”. A business leader in north Wales, Askar Sheibani, who...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Place in Europe: Our Way Forward (25 Oct 2018)

Michael Russell: ...and, in particular, rural Scotland, and I am shocked that the UK Government is still unable to discuss that in a constructive way with the Scottish Government and the Welsh Labour Government. Mark Drakeford and I made that point very forcibly at the joint ministerial committee two weeks ago, and we will go on making it.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: UK Relations with EU (17 Jul 2018)

Robin Walker: ...between the UK and the EU was shared with the Welsh Government in the morning of 12 July - the day of publication. I also spoke with the Welsh Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Prof. Mark Drakeford AM, first thing in the morning, before the official publication, to talk through the White Paper. We had a positive discussion on its content. Certain elements of the White Paper...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Parliament (Powers) (26 Jun 2018)

Mairi Gougeon: ...sessions with Mike Russell the extent to which those objectives were met, if at all, from a Scottish perspective. He alluded to some of that in his opening speech. What about the view from Wales? Mark Drakeford, the Welsh member of the JMC, said this about its operation: “agendas arrive less than 24 hours before the meeting takes place. When you leave Cardiff to attend a meeting, there...

Scottish Parliament: European Union Exit Negotiations (Progress) (19 Jun 2018)

Michael Russell: ...speed with what is actually happening. I saw a report of a conference last week at which Carwyn Jones strongly criticised the UK Government position and said that continued membership of the single market and the customs union is essential, which is what I said today. There is still a similarity in the positions that are being taken. Let me deconstruct the logic of the member’s point. He...

NHS Long-Term Plan: Sewel Convention (18 Jun 2018)

David Lidington: ...administrations or legislatures.” The same meeting secured agreement on a set of criteria to establish the need for a UK-wide framework, including to enable the functioning of the UK internal market, to ensure compliance with international obligations and to ensure that the UK can negotiate, enter into and implement new international trade agreements and treaties. To respond briefly to...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Third Reading (16 May 2018)

Lord Wigley: ...devolved powers, but without the safeguards that a federal constitution would provide. The problem will not go away, as yesterday's debates in Cardiff and Edinburgh have shown. Welsh Minister Mark Drakeford then acknowledged that the agreement is not as watertight as he would have wished. Undoubtedly these questions will arise again in another place. They will, I fear, flare up even more...

Scottish Parliament: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (15 May 2018)

Adam Tomkins: ...called for and that the Parliament’s Finance and Constitution Committee unanimously called for. Peers right across the House of Lords have recognised that, as has the Labour Government in Wales. Mark Drakeford, the key minister in the Welsh Government, said about the amended clause 11: “This is a deal we can work with which has required compromise on both sides. Our aim throughout ......

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (5th Day) (2 May 2018)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: ..., and it is through this that we have reached agreement with the Welsh Government on the proposals before noble Lords today. Like other noble Lords, I place on record our thanks and our respect for Mark Drakeford, a competent Minister in the Welsh Assembly—not someone with whom I would agree politically on many occasions but he has shown a flexible, pragmatic and collaborative approach....

Scottish Parliament: Post-Brexit Powers (26 Apr 2018)

Ruth Davidson: ...that? Why is she putting her own political goals first? The UK Government did not get everything that it wanted this week, nor did the Welsh Government. Yesterday, the Welsh finance secretary, Mark Drakeford, said: “It has meant compromise on both sides.” That, he said, is the “art of negotiation ... and I believe the outcome is a mature agreement between governments which is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Leaving the EU: Agriculture Frameworks (26 Apr 2018)

Michael Gove: ...point. Recently, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster has been negotiating with devolved Administrations to ensure that, as we leave the European Union, we can have a successful internal market in the United Kingdom. Agreement has been reached with the Welsh Government. Mark Drakeford, the Labour Minister, has shown a degree of flexibility and taken a constructive approach, which is in...

Written Ministerial Statements — Cabinet Office: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill and Devolution: Update on Clause 11 (25 Apr 2018)

Lord Young of Cookham: ...stage of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, officials from the UK, Scottish and Welsh governments jointly explored options put forward by all three administrations. I discussed the proposals with Mark Drakeford AM, Cabinet Secretary for Finance in the Welsh Government and Mike Russell MSP, Minister for the UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe a number of times in order to agree a way...

Written Ministerial Statements — Cabinet Office: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill and Devolution: Update on Clause 11 (25 Apr 2018)

David Lidington: ...stage of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, officials from the UK, Scottish and Welsh governments jointly explored options put forward by all three administrations. I discussed the proposals with Mark Drakeford AM, Cabinet Secretary for Finance in the Welsh Government and Mike Russell MSP, Minister for the UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe a number of times in order to agree a way...

Scottish Parliament: Negotiations on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (24 Apr 2018)

Michael Russell: ...on European Union negotiations met on 8 March and the JMC plenary met on 14 March. I spoke to David Lidington on the phone on 29 March, on 6 April and again last Saturday. I met David Lidington and Mark Drakeford last Monday and I spoke to Mark Drakeford several times in March and on Friday and Monday. I also wrote to Mr Lidington on Friday, and my officials have been in almost constant...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (9th Day) (Continued) (21 Mar 2018)

Lord Keen of Elie: ...Brussels, but they are coming back and touching upon these areas of devolved competence and we recognise that. However, some of these areas of competence are critical to the maintenance of a single market in the United Kingdom, as I will illustrate in a moment. Those therefore had to be addressed. We did that by engaging with the devolved Administrations and assemblies in the context of...

Scottish Parliament: UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (21 Mar 2018)

Michael Russell: I spend most of my life sitting at negotiating tables—as does Mr Findlay’s friend and colleague Mark Drakeford—and I will be very happy to do so again. I was about to say that, last August, the Welsh Government put forward a set of proposals on adjusting the governance in these islands. It came up with new ideas and I was very enthusiastic that they should be discussed. However, nothing...

Scottish Parliament: UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill (21 Mar 2018)

Michael Russell: .... In effect, that bill sought to turn back the clock to 1973, and to allow the UK Government—and it alone—to redesign devolution as if the UK had never been in the European Union or the common market or the European Community. I will leave aside the difficulty of travelling in time. As the late Stephen Hawking observed: “If time travel is possible, where are the tourists from the...


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