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European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (2nd Day) (Continued) (21 Feb 2017)

Lord Bridges of Headley: ...all important issues but we must not confuse the policies that flow from Brexit with the core purpose of this Bill. This Bill’s core purpose, indeed its only purpose, is to start the process of leaving the European Union. This was noted by a number of noble Lords and they are right. Other noble Lords were right to point to the democratic process that has brought us here. The...

Petition - Closure of Bank in Odiham: SS Mendi (21 Feb 2017)

Andrew Murrison: ...now be heard. Some 100,000 men served in the Chinese Labour Corps and 40,000 in the French equivalent under arrangements with the Chinese Government. They were seen as cheap labour and dismissed as “coolies”, and the UK trade unions resisted their employment in the British Isles. In 1917, there was a reluctance to allow black men to raise a hand against whites, even against the...

London Stock Exchange (21 Feb 2017)

Jonathan Reynolds: ...one certainly take heed of that. The London Stock Exchange is a great British institution, with a history dating back to 1698. In the intervening centuries, the LSE has evolved far beyond a simple trading platform. Its services are now exported around the world and a variety of markets benefit from those services, which include clearing, indexing and technology. As policy makers, it must...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (2nd Day) (21 Feb 2017)

Lord Trimble: ...that immediately after triggering Article 50 things will be easy. They will be very difficult, I think, at that point. I remember some time ago taking evidence in a Select Committee about the trade agreement, TTIP. A couple of witnesses observed to us that the European Union was a very difficult body to negotiate with. When asked why, one said that it spent so much time getting a common...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (21 Feb 2017)

Exiting the European Union: The UK’s negotiating objectives for its withdrawal from the EU. 9:35 am; The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Roderick Abbott, former Deputy Director-General, The World Trade Organization and European Commission Directorate-General for Trade Dr Federico Ortino, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London Professor Jim Rollo, UK Trade Policy Observatory, University of Sussex

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Topical Questions (21 Feb 2017)

Adam Afriyie: There were also crowds of people to welcome us when we arrived in Ghana a week or two ago. Although we could not quite work out whether the welcome was for us or for the Minister for Trade and Investment, it was thoroughly enjoyable nevertheless. It seems to me that the greater the number of trading connections that we forge, particularly in west Africa, the stronger the foundation on which...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: January Agriculture and Fisheries Council (21 Feb 2017)

George Eustice: .... Council opened with a presentation by the Maltese Presidency on their work programme for the next six months. This was followed by an update from Commissioner Hogan on the progress of EU trade talks, including a discussion of the findings of the Commission’s report on the cumulative economic impact of future trade agreements on EU agriculture. The UK intervened to point out the...

Scottish Parliament: Business and the Economy (Support) (21 Feb 2017)

Derek Mackay: ...related to community profit share schemes from 1MW to 0.5MW; capping rates bill increases at 12.5 per cent for small-scale hydro schemes of up to 1MW; and offering a new 50 per cent relief for district heating schemes. Those support schemes must operate within European Union guidelines, with the maximum support limited by the state aid de minimis regulation to approximately £170,000...

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

Lord Desai: ...a good cohabitation. More or less, they are saying, “Yes, I want a divorce”, but then, “Let’s forget it. I want the same life as we had before”—in other words, we want the single market, we want the customs union, et cetera. As the noble Lord, Lord Finkelstein, said, this option may not be available. First, we have to do not a hard Brexit or a soft...

Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill [Lords]: Offence of serious violation of Second Protocol (20 Feb 2017)

David Burrowes: ...order—or there has been no evidence that there has been an iniquity in relation to an arrest, prosecution or seizure under the order or, indeed, under the other relevant provision, the European Union Council regulation on Syrian cultural property. That refers to “Syrian cultural property goods and other goods of archaeological…importance…where there are reasonable...

Vauxhall/Opel: Proposed Takeover (20 Feb 2017)

Greg Clark: ...in close contact with GM, PSA and the French and German Governments, and I look forward to meeting Carlos Tavares, PSA chief executive, later this week. Of course, I have also met, and will continue to meet, with the trade unions and Members of this House with constituency interests. I will do everything I can at all times to secure the best possible future for Vauxhall and its workforce....

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: UK Trade with EU: Energy (10 Feb 2017)

Stephen Gethins: To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of changes to UK rules on movement on the UK's negotiations relating to securing a trade agreement on energy with the EU after the UK leaves the EU.

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Pay (10 Feb 2017)

Philip Dunne: ...the Government’s policy that employees should be paid at least the statutory National Living Wage (NLW) introduced in April 2016 and this is the case for all National Health Service staff. NHS trades unions and NHS Employers continue to work in partnership to consider the impact of the NLW on the lowest pay bands within the Agenda for Change pay structure to ensure that staff...

Brexit: Financial Services (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (9 Feb 2017)

Viscount Eccles: ...does not run in financial services because they are truly global. In the G20, which is representative of two-thirds of the world and 85% of its economic activity, we have got six members of the EU and the European Union itself, and based in the Bank for International Settlements there is the Basel Committee, again with nine EU members and the EU and the Financial Services Board. Much of...

Occupied Palestinian Territories: Israeli Settlements (9 Feb 2017)

Stephen Kinnock: ...as a key strategic ally, partner and friend of Israel, should be stepping up as a critical friend. That means ending direct support for settlements. We should, in line with the UK guidelines, prohibit trade with companies and financial institutions complicit in the settlements and prohibit dealings with charities involved in illegal settlement projects. We must be consistent in our...

Unaccompanied Child Refugees: Business of the House (9 Feb 2017)

David Lidington: ...Business Committee. It is always difficult to accommodate the various pressures on time. A date that had been planned for an Opposition half-day was lost as a result of the Supreme Court judgment and the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, which we debated earlier this week. The Government have therefore agreed that we will protect the time for the remaining Backbench...

International Trade: Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (9 Feb 2017)

Greg Hands: I have seen this proposal, and we are very enthusiastic about the future of UK trade with Canada. I repeat that we are currently very supportive of CETA going through. We think it is very important for the UK, for the European Union and for Canada, and we will continue to campaign for it to go through, not least in the face of the new-found opposition by Her Majesty’s Opposition.

International Trade: Fair Trade (9 Feb 2017)

Liam Fox: The Government will lead the way in ensuring that developing countries have the opportunity to trade their way out of poverty. While the UK is a member of the European Union, we remain committed to development through the EU, including economic partnership agreements, the generalised scheme of preferences and “Everything But Arms”. We are working closely with the Department for...


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