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Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Brexit (24 Feb 2017)

Paul Blomfield: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he has had with the Department for Exiting the European Union on the contents of the White Paper entitled The United Kingdom's exit from and new partnership with the European Union, Cm 9417, published in February 2017.

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: EU Environment Council (24 Feb 2017)

Therese Coffey: ...items will be approved. Under legislative deliberations, Council will debate a proposal to amend the Directive on cost-effective emission reductions and low-carbon investments (that is, the EU Emissions Trading System) with a view to reaching an agreed Council position or ‘General Approach’. Under non-legislative activities, Council will exchange views on implementation of the...

South Sudan: Famine - Private Notice Question (23 Feb 2017)

Lord Collins of Highbury: ...crisis being caused by war and conflict. Last week, we debated Sudan in Grand Committee. The Foreign Office Minister, the noble Baroness, Lady Anelay, referred to our work in support of the African Union. Can the Minister reiterate what we are doing to build sustainable peace efforts and trade? This comes back to our previous point that development is about not just humanitarian aid but...

Business of the House (23 Feb 2017)

Valerie Vaz: ...(EHRC) to sack 10 staff members on 9 February 2017 via email and with only one day’s notice; further notes that seven of those who were sacked are of black and minority ethnic (BME) origin, six are disabled and all are trade union members; is further concerned that staff were denied the opportunity to seek employment within the Civil Service due to the implementation of Payment In...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Nurses: Pay (23 Feb 2017)

Philip Dunne: ...from the independent NHS Pay Review Body. The Government takes into account all the evidence submitted to the NHS Pay Review Body by a range of stakeholders including the Agenda for Change trades unions, NHS Employers and NHS Providers on behalf of National Health Service employing organisations, and HM Treasury.

Scottish Parliament: Oil and Gas Sector Co-investment (23 Feb 2017)

Linda Fabiani: consideration of strategic public stakes in infrastructure investment, and notes calls on the Scottish Government to facilitate and take part in discussions with the UK Government, industry and trade unions to create a plan for co-investment that will support jobs, including in the north east, increase confidence and create returns to the public sector.

Commonwealth: Trade — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (22 Feb 2017)

Greg Hands: serve under your chairmanship for the first time, Mr Owen. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Rossendale and Darwen (Jake Berry) on securing this debate about our current and future trading relationships with the Commonwealth, which has truly been remarkable, uplifting and enormously encouraging. It is testimony to the popularity of the debate that I counted some 26 Back...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobcentres: Sheffield (22 Feb 2017)

Damian Hinds: discuss mobility or any other aspects of the proposals. We recognise that DWP staff are our most valuable resource and we will continue to ensure that there is proper consultation with them and trade unions.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Disability (22 Feb 2017)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: when we leave. Once the Great Repeal Bill is given Royal Assent, Parliament will be free – subject to international agreements and treaties with other countries and the EU on matters such as trade – to amend, repeal and improve any law it chooses. The Government is carefully considering all of the implications arising from the UK’s exit from the European Union....

Scottish Parliament: Industrial Strategy (22 Feb 2017)

Colin Beattie: ...: Britain should not abandon any more sectors of manufacturing production”. We need to encourage the reshoring of production from abroad to ensure that industries such as steel and coal are not allowed to degenerate any further. On trade, it states: “Welcome free trade—but only on the basis of fair competition”. We have seen the devastating effects of China’s...

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: 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: 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

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...

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...

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...

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