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1000246
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Trade Agreements more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October to Written Question 179070 on Trade Agreements, if he will publish the international treaties listed under the EU Treaties Office Database that (a) have been superseded, (b) are redundant and (c) are no longer relevant for the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Brake more like this
uin 187297 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>We are committed to maintaining the relationships and cooperation we currently enjoy with third countries and international organisations as we exit the EU. We are seeking to replicate the effects of our international treaties, as far as possible and where relevant, and we are engaging closely with third parties to deliver continuity as we leave the EU.</p><p>In relation to those international agreements listed under the EU Treaties Office database that have been superseded, are redundant, or no longer relevant to the UK, we have a responsibility not to release information that could hinder our discussions with partner countries. We will continue to keep Parliament updated on the progress of transitioning our treaties in preparation for our exit from the EU.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Daventry more like this
answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T10:02:51.717Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T10:02:51.717Z
answering member
3977
label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
tabling member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1000283
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading British Nationals Abroad and EU Nationals: Social Security more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of whether the Withdrawal Agreement maintains the (a) healthcare, (b) welfare, (c) pension and (d) other social security rights of (i) UK citizens living in the EU and (ii) EU citizens living in the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 187348 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>In December 2017, we reached a fair and reciprocal agreement with the EU on the rights of EU citizens in the UK and UK nationals in the EU, and this is set out in the draft Withdrawal Agreement.</p><p>This agreement will allow EU citizens resident in the UK and UK nationals resident in the EU before the end of the implementation period to continue living their lives broadly as they do now in the countries where they now live. It will enable families who have built their lives together in the EU and the UK to stay together, and it provides certainty that their rights will be maintained, including for residence, healthcare, pensions and other benefits.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Daventry more like this
answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T10:04:17.757Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T10:04:17.757Z
answering member
3977
label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1001905
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Cars: Export Duties more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what the tariff at World Trade Organisation rates would be on exporting a car made in the UK to the EU and (a) valued at £15,000 at the point of export and (b) valued at £25,000 at the point of export in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
uin 188108 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>As set out in the White Paper the UK proposes a UK-EU free trade area for goods, to ensure continued frictionless access at the border to each other’s markets, with no tariffs, underpinned by an upfront commitment to a common rulebook on goods, including agri-food and a Facilitated Customs Arrangement to avoid customs checks and controls at our borders.</p><p>However, in the unlikely event of a no deal scenario, trade with the EU will be on non-preferential, WTO terms. This means that most favoured nation (MFN) tariffs would apply to consignments between the UK and EU.</p><p>The EU MFN rates are set out in the EU's Common Customs Tariff (CCT). The EU may change these rates between now and March 2019, but this provides an indication.</p><p>The UK will apply its MFN rates to goods imported into the UK from the EU. The government will determine and publish these new UK duty rates before we leave the EU. They may be different from the rates in the EU’s CCT.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Daventry more like this
answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-15T15:01:36.177Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T15:01:36.177Z
answering member
3977
label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1002535
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Department for Exiting the European Union: Facebook more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what the cost to the public purse was of his Department's Facebook adverts entitled road to brexit since 23 June 2016; whether those adverts were geotargeted; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Walthamstow more like this
tabling member printed
Stella Creasy more like this
uin 188822 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>The Department takes seriously its responsibility to communicate the progress of the UK's EU exit with the public. We are committed to doing so in the most effective and accessible ways, including through social media and we use a geographical targeted approach which is optimised to reach the right audience.</p><p>The Department has incurred expenditure of £37,669 on social media since July 2016. In line with our Freedom of Information returns, the Department reports expenditure on such activity by aggregated amounts, and additional information is published in transparency reports as required.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Daventry more like this
answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T10:05:24.78Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T10:05:24.78Z
answering member
3977
label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
tabling member
4088
label Biography information for Stella Creasy more like this
1002564
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Government Departments: Disclosure of Information more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 5 November to Question 185803 on Government Departments: Disclosure of Information, for what reasons the Answer did not include the number of non-disclosure agreements his Department has made in relation to preparations for the UK leaving the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
tabling member printed
Layla Moran more like this
uin 188901 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>Government departments make use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) when structuring their engagements on preparations for leaving the EU, which is a crucial component of planning. It is for departments to determine the manner in which engagement with stakeholders takes place. Given the sensitive nature of some discussions, there may be limited circumstances in which departments have used NDAs to enable those conversations, thereby reaching more stakeholders than would otherwise be the case.</p><p>As I said in my previous answer, this department has put a limited number of NDAs in place in the course of its work. The department’s use of NDAs is limited to standard contractual arrangements with those providing services to support our work and are necessary to protect commercial considerations.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Daventry more like this
answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T16:43:39.597Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T16:43:39.597Z
answering member
3977
label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
tabling member
4656
label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this
1002577
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Department for Exiting the European Union: Energy more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what the quantity was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by his Department in each of the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
tabling member printed
Stuart C. McDonald more like this
uin 188853 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>The Department for Exiting the European Union occupies space in buildings belonging to other government departments. As a tenant of these buildings we do not capture this data.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Daventry more like this
answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
grouped question UIN 188854 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T15:12:46.24Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:12:46.24Z
answering member
3977
label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
tabling member
4393
label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
1002578
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Department for Exiting the European Union: Energy more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what was the cost was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by his Department in each of the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
tabling member printed
Stuart C. McDonald more like this
uin 188854 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>The Department for Exiting the European Union occupies space in buildings belonging to other government departments. As a tenant of these buildings we do not capture this data.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Daventry more like this
answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
grouped question UIN 188853 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T15:12:46.3Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:12:46.3Z
answering member
3977
label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
tabling member
4393
label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
1002647
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading EU Nationals: Children more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether children resident in the EU will be able to travel to the UK on identity cards in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Brake more like this
uin 188690 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>We are considering a number of options in the unlikely event that we reach March 2019 without a deal. The Home Office will set out further information in due course.</p><p>As the Immigration Minister has said, we do not intend to require visas from EU citizens in a no deal scenario and we welcome the commitment from the EU Commission that subject to reciprocity they will do the same for UK nationals entering the EU.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Worcester more like this
answering member printed Mr Robin Walker more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T10:04:50.95Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T10:04:50.95Z
answering member
4091
label Biography information for Mr Robin Walker more like this
tabling member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1003633
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Welsh Language more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with the (a) Secretary of State for Wales, (b) Welsh Government and (c) Welsh Language Commissioner on the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on (i) Welsh speakers and (ii) Welsh-speaking communities. more like this
tabling member constituency Arfon more like this
tabling member printed
Hywel Williams more like this
uin 189593 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answer text <p>As the Prime Minister has made clear, we are committed to securing a deal that works for the whole of the United Kingdom including Welsh-speaking communities. The UK Government has been working closely and effectively with the Welsh Government, the Secretary of State for Wales and Welsh stakeholders on EU Exit to ensure this.</p><p>This includes, for example, the Joint Ministerial Committee on EU Negotiations and the Ministerial Forum on EU Negotiations. The Ministerial Forum recently discussed the UK Government’s proposals for continued cooperation with the EU on culture and education as well as options for continued participation in successor schemes to EU funding programmes, such as Creative Europe, which I understand has played a role in supporting a number of Welsh language projects. We welcomed the Welsh Ministers’ contributions to this discussion.</p><p>While the Welsh language is a devolved matter, we fully recognise its importance as part of the United Kingdom’s rich culture and will continue working with the Welsh Government, the Secretary of State for Wales and Welsh stakeholders to ensure their concerns on this matter are taken into account as we leave the EU.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Worcester more like this
answering member printed Mr Robin Walker more like this
grouped question UIN 189595 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-20T16:18:11.807Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:18:11.807Z
answering member
4091
label Biography information for Mr Robin Walker more like this
tabling member
1397
label Biography information for Hywel Williams more like this
1003635
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Welsh Language more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what representations he has received from (a) the Secretary of State for Wales, (b) the Welsh Government and (c) the Welsh Language Commissioner on the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on (i) Welsh speakers and (ii) Welsh-speaking communities. more like this
tabling member constituency Arfon more like this
tabling member printed
Hywel Williams more like this
uin 189595 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answer text <p>As the Prime Minister has made clear, we are committed to securing a deal that works for the whole of the United Kingdom including Welsh-speaking communities. The UK Government has been working closely and effectively with the Welsh Government, the Secretary of State for Wales and Welsh stakeholders on EU Exit to ensure this.</p><p>This includes, for example, the Joint Ministerial Committee on EU Negotiations and the Ministerial Forum on EU Negotiations. The Ministerial Forum recently discussed the UK Government’s proposals for continued cooperation with the EU on culture and education as well as options for continued participation in successor schemes to EU funding programmes, such as Creative Europe, which I understand has played a role in supporting a number of Welsh language projects. We welcomed the Welsh Ministers’ contributions to this discussion.</p><p>While the Welsh language is a devolved matter, we fully recognise its importance as part of the United Kingdom’s rich culture and will continue working with the Welsh Government, the Secretary of State for Wales and Welsh stakeholders to ensure their concerns on this matter are taken into account as we leave the EU.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Worcester more like this
answering member printed Mr Robin Walker more like this
grouped question UIN 189593 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-20T16:18:11.853Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:18:11.853Z
answering member
4091
label Biography information for Mr Robin Walker more like this
tabling member
1397
label Biography information for Hywel Williams more like this
1003694
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Boats: British Nationals Abroad more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the rights of UK citizens to own boats in EU member states of the UK leaving the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Southampton, Itchen more like this
tabling member printed
Royston Smith more like this
uin 189746 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>We understand the concerns of UK citizens in regards to their rights to own boats in EU member states after the UK leaves the EU.</p><p>To ensure that citizens and businesses in the UK and across the EU can plan for life after our withdrawal with confidence, we have agreed an implementation period that will last for 21 months beginning on exit day until 31 December 2020. During the implementation period, UK nationals will be able to continue to own boats in the EU as they do now.</p><p>Looking beyond the implementation period, the exact rights of UK citizens to own boats within an EU member state are a matter for future negotiation.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Daventry more like this
answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T16:48:21.677Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T16:48:21.677Z
answering member
3977
label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
tabling member
4478
label Biography information for Royston Smith more like this
1003697
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-07more like thismore than 2018-11-07
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Boats more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment his Department has made of the areas in EU waters in which UK boats will be able to sail after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Southampton, Itchen more like this
tabling member printed
Royston Smith more like this
uin 189748 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
answer text <p>Negotiations on the future relationship between the EU and the UK are ongoing. To ensure that citizens and businesses in the UK and across the EU can plan for life after our withdrawal with confidence. We have agreed an implementation period that will last for 21 months beginning on exit day until 31 December 2020. During the implementation period, UK boats will have the same access to EU waters as they do now.</p><p>The UK Government sees no reason why pleasure vessels used for recreational purposes should see any change as a result of the UK’s exit from the EU. For the most part, it is the rules and regulations of coastal states that apply rather than EU legislation, and maritime transport is liberalised at the international level.</p><p>We understand that other matters will be relevant to the owners of boats such as the right to the land, dock and refuel and these will be covered by our negotiations on the future relationship.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Worcester more like this
answering member printed Mr Robin Walker more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-21T16:52:58.093Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T16:52:58.093Z
answering member
4091
label Biography information for Mr Robin Walker more like this
tabling member
4478
label Biography information for Royston Smith more like this
1003856
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Dover Port: Domestic Visits more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many official visits he has made to the Port of Dover since July 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency Darlington more like this
tabling member printed
Jenny Chapman more like this
uin 189660 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>The former Secretary of State did not visit the Port of Dover. Ministers in the Department for Exiting the EU with responsibility for ports visited the Port of Dover twice this year. Former Minister Suella Braverman on the 14th May and Chris Heaton-Harris on the 24th August.</p><p>DExEU ministers have visited 19 ports to date as part of a wider programme of engagement carried out by other Government ministers and officials to ports around the United Kingdom. Ministers from across Government have also carried out extensive engagement on EU exit with businesses and industry bodies from all sectors of the economy, including ports and the maritime industry, and will continue to do so.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Daventry more like this
answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-15T15:00:12.243Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T15:00:12.243Z
answering member
3977
label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
tabling member
3972
label Biography information for Jenny Chapman more like this
1005687
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Department for Exiting the European Union: Billing more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what proportion of contracts issued by his Department and contractors include provisions to impose, as between parties to the subcontract, that any payment due from the contractor to a subcontractor under the contract is to be made no later than the end of a period of 30 days from the date on which the relevant invoice is regarded as valid and undisputed, as required by the Public Contract Regulations 2015. more like this
tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
tabling member printed
Jon Trickett more like this
uin 190359 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>Where commercial contracts are required with suppliers, we always adhere to the Public Contract Regulations 2015 and the provision for subcontractor payment. We publish contracts on the GOV.UK Contracts Finder website as part of our commitment to transparency and openness.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Daventry more like this
answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T15:18:06.473Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:18:06.473Z
answering member
3977
label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
tabling member
410
label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1005735
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Transport: West Midlands more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential effect on transport infrastructure in the West Midlands of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 190345 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>Ministers from the Department of Exiting the European Union have visited the West Midlands on a number of occasions since the referendum. The Government is committed to positive and productive engagement with businesses and local government in the West Midlands, as well as all parts of the UK, and will continue to work closely with them to understand the potential impact and opportunities presented by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.</p><p>We have already carried out very significant ‘no deal’ preparations, and we have now published 106 specific technical notices to help businesses, citizens and consumers to prepare for March 2019 in the event of a no deal scenario.</p><p>These included 13 technical notices published by the Department for Transport covering road, rail, aviation and maritime. These technical notices set out, in detail, the potential effects on transport both at a regional and national level.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Daventry more like this
answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-15T11:19:29.57Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T11:19:29.57Z
answering member
3977
label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1005791
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Disability: Impact Assessments more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what impact assessments have been conducted by the Government on the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the disabled community as a protected characteristic. more like this
tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
uin 190485 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
answer text <p>During the passage of the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018 in the Commons the Government committed to providing a statement about the impact of all EU exit bills on equalities legislation (which includes provisions on disability as a protected characteristic). The Government’s commitment requires the relevant Minister to make and publish a statement for each EU exit bill indicating:</p><ol><li><p>a. whether the bill amends, repeals or revokes any part of the Equality Acts 2006 or 2010 or any secondary legislation made under those Acts and, if it does make such changes, an explanation of the effect of each change; and</p></li><li><p>b. that in relation to the policy which is given effect by the Bill, the relevant Minister “has had due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under the Equality Act 2010.”</p></li><li><p>c. The Government will be making such a statement in respect of the WAB (which will be set out in the Explanatory Notes accompanying the Bill on its introduction); and this analysis has been carried out to inform decision-making on the Withdrawal Agreement and as preparation for the equality statement.</p></li></ol><p>The UK Government is committed to ensuring that there is no regression inequalities as we leave the EU. The Equality Act 2010 sets out wide-ranging equalities protections, and incorporates virtually all existing EU equalities law and Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) case law. In some areas, domestic legislation goes further than EU requirements - for example the public sector equality duty, which places a proactive duty on public authorities to consider how their policies or decisions would affect people who are protected under the Equality Act. There are also domestic requirements that ensure non-discrimination in access to goods and services on grounds of disability.</p><p>The Withdrawal Agreement also sets out a commitment to 'no diminution of rights, safeguards or equality of opportunity' in Northern Ireland, as set out in the Rights, Safeguards and Equality of Opportunity Chapter of the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement, results from the UK's withdrawal from the EU. A dedicated mechanism will be put in place to ensure this process.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Worcester more like this
answering member printed Mr Robin Walker more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-29T17:11:20.657Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-29T17:11:20.657Z
answering member
4091
label Biography information for Mr Robin Walker more like this
tabling member
4412
label Biography information for Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
1005792
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Disability more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, which groups his Department has consulted to help ensure that the interests of disabled people are safeguarded in the process of the UK leaving the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
uin 190486 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answer text <p>Ministers and officials from DExEU and other Government departments speak regularly to stakeholders from a variety of sectors, including disability groups, voluntary sector organisations, and organisations representing EU citizens in the UK and UK nationals in the EU, to understand their concerns and priorities regarding our EU exit. Last year, our former Minister Rt. Hon. Baroness Anelay met with members of the Disability Charities Consortium, which represents eight disability charities.</p><p>It is important to note that all disability protections covered in domestic legislation, namely the Equality Act 2006 and Equality Act 2010 (and equivalent legislation in Northern Ireland) will also continue to apply after exit.</p><p>Part of the design of the Settled Status scheme for EU citizens in the UK has been to meet the needs of this group. On 25 October, the Home Office announced grant funding of up to £9 million for voluntary and community organisations across the UK to provide support to EU citizens who might need additional help when applying for their immigration status through the EU Settlement Scheme. The grant will help these organisations to both inform vulnerable individuals about the need to apply for settled status and support them to complete their applications under the scheme.</p><p> </p><p><strong></strong><br><br></p>
answering member constituency Worcester more like this
answering member printed Mr Robin Walker more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-20T16:48:32.473Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:48:32.473Z
answering member
4091
label Biography information for Mr Robin Walker more like this
tabling member
4412
label Biography information for Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
1005894
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Government Departments: Disclosure of Information more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 12 November 2018 to Question 188901 on on Government Departments: Disclosure of Information, how many non-disclosure agreements comprise a limited number. more like this
tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
tabling member printed
Layla Moran more like this
uin 190568 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>Government departments make use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) when structuring their engagements on preparations for leaving the EU, which is a crucial component of planning. It is for departments to determine the manner in which engagement with stakeholders takes place. Given the sensitive nature of some discussions, there may be limited circumstances in which departments have used NDAs to enable those conversations, thereby reaching more stakeholders than would otherwise be the case.</p><p>As I said in my previous answer, this department has put a limited number of NDAs in place in the course of its work. The department’s use of NDAs is limited to standard contractual arrangements with those providing services to support our work and are necessary to protect commercial considerations.</p><p>According to central records, the department has six current NDAs covering standard contractual arrangements with providers for activity including media monitoring, consultancy and research. Once awarded, we endeavour to adhere to cross-government guidance by publishing all contracts on the Contracts Finder within 90 days of award.</p>
answering member constituency Daventry more like this
answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T15:09:28.067Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:09:28.067Z
answering member
3977
label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
tabling member
4656
label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this
1006912
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with industry representatives on the potential effect of the draft withdrawal agreement on the automotive industry. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 191276 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>The UK and the EU have worked intensively together on this Withdrawal Agreement to get the best deal for businesses and citizens. The text agreed reflects the positive evolution in both sides’ positions.</p><p>The UK’s automotive industry is world leading, and global demand for UK vehicles is strong.</p><p>My colleagues across Government have been in regular contact with the automotive industry to ensure the best possible outcomes for the sector, including in the Withdrawal Agreement.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Daventry more like this
answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T16:46:01.37Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T16:46:01.37Z
answering member
3977
label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1007797
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Department for Exiting the European Union: Labour Turnover more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what estimate he has made of the number of staff who have left his Department since it was created; and what information his Department holds on the reasons for those departures. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 191861 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answer text <p>The Department for Exiting the European Union was set up as a time limited department and as such the majority of staff are employed on fixed term contracts or are loaned from other Government Departments. Attrition has remained stable at about 3% monthly average for most of the department’s life. These figures are not considered out of line for a department that has a staff profile as above. Many of those who have left to date have been planned leavers who have moved to other government departments due to their loan or job rotation coming to an end.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Worcester more like this
answering member printed Mr Robin Walker more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-20T16:27:03.767Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:27:03.767Z
answering member
4091
label Biography information for Mr Robin Walker more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1007799
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Brexit: Republic of Ireland more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with the organisations representing the Irish republican community on the draft agreement on the withdrawal of the UK from the EU and the European Atomic Energy Community. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 191863 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
answer text <p>Over the past months, UK Government Ministers and officials have met with a range of stakeholders in Northern Ireland, including representatives from all communities to discuss and hear their views on a wide range issues relating to our Withdrawal from the EU.</p><p>Both former Secretaries of State visited Northern Ireland this year to deepen their understanding of one of the key issues of Brexit. They met a range of stakeholders in Northern Ireland and assured them that the Government will uphold our commitments made to the people of Northern Ireland and the Belfast Agreement</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Daventry more like this
answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-21T12:23:03.417Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T12:23:03.417Z
answering member
3977
label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1008467
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading National Income more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment his Department has made on the potential effect of (a) the UK leaving the EU without a deal, (b) the draft withdrawal agreement and (c) the UK remaining in the EU on GDP forecasts over the next 10 years. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 192090 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
answer text <p>The UK and the EU have taken a decisive step forward, agreeing the provisional terms of the UK’s smooth and orderly exit from the EU and making significant progress on the outline terms of our future relationship.</p><p>While the chances of no deal have been reduced considerably, the government will continue to do the responsible thing and prepare for all eventualities, in case a final agreement cannot be reached.</p><p>The Government is undertaking a wide range of ongoing analysis, across a range of scenarios, in support of our EU exit negotiations and preparations. When we bring forward the vote on the final deal, we will ensure that Parliament is presented with the appropriate analysis to make an informed decision.<strong><br></strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Daventry more like this
answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
grouped question UIN 192095 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-21T12:27:22.207Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T12:27:22.207Z
answering member
3977
label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1008468
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Employment more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment Department has made of the potential effect of (a) the UK leaving the EU without a deal, (b) the draft withdrawal agreement and (c) the UK remaining in the EU on forecasted employment rates over the next 10 years. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 192095 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
answer text <p>The UK and the EU have taken a decisive step forward, agreeing the provisional terms of the UK’s smooth and orderly exit from the EU and making significant progress on the outline terms of our future relationship.</p><p>While the chances of no deal have been reduced considerably, the government will continue to do the responsible thing and prepare for all eventualities, in case a final agreement cannot be reached.</p><p>The Government is undertaking a wide range of ongoing analysis, across a range of scenarios, in support of our EU exit negotiations and preparations. When we bring forward the vote on the final deal, we will ensure that Parliament is presented with the appropriate analysis to make an informed decision.<strong><br></strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Daventry more like this
answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
grouped question UIN 192090 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-21T12:27:22.27Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T12:27:22.27Z
answering member
3977
label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1010268
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Brexit more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how much the Government has spent on preparing for the UK leaving the EU without a deal in each of the last 24 months for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
tabling member printed
David T. C. Davies more like this
uin 192874 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
answer text <p>The Treasury has provided £4.2bn for EU Exit preparations, including the unlikely event of a ‘no deal’ scenario, consisting of: £700m for 2017-18; £1.5bn for 2018-19 announced at Autumn Budget 2017 and allocated at Spring Statement 2018; £1.5bn for 2019-20 announced at Autumn Budget 2017; and an additional £500m for 2019-20 announced at Autumn Budget 2018.</p><p>This funding represents a clear commitment from the Government to ensure departments and the Devolved Administrations continue to have the necessary money to prepare effectively for a range of exit scenarios, including the unlikely event of a no deal scenario.</p><p>The Devolved Administrations are receiving their share of additional funding in devolved areas through the Barnett Formula. For 2018-19 this means the Devolved Administrations are receiving almost £75m.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Daventry more like this
answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
grouped question UIN 192876 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-27T10:00:36.74Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T10:00:36.74Z
answering member
3977
label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
tabling member
1545
label Biography information for David T. C. Davies more like this
1010270
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Brexit more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how much the Government has spent on preparing for the UK leaving the EU without a deal in the last 12 months for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
tabling member printed
David T. C. Davies more like this
uin 192876 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
answer text <p>The Treasury has provided £4.2bn for EU Exit preparations, including the unlikely event of a ‘no deal’ scenario, consisting of: £700m for 2017-18; £1.5bn for 2018-19 announced at Autumn Budget 2017 and allocated at Spring Statement 2018; £1.5bn for 2019-20 announced at Autumn Budget 2017; and an additional £500m for 2019-20 announced at Autumn Budget 2018.</p><p>This funding represents a clear commitment from the Government to ensure departments and the Devolved Administrations continue to have the necessary money to prepare effectively for a range of exit scenarios, including the unlikely event of a no deal scenario.</p><p>The Devolved Administrations are receiving their share of additional funding in devolved areas through the Barnett Formula. For 2018-19 this means the Devolved Administrations are receiving almost £75m.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Daventry more like this
answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
grouped question UIN 192874 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-27T10:00:37.663Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T10:00:37.663Z
answering member
3977
label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
tabling member
1545
label Biography information for David T. C. Davies more like this
1010272
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Brexit more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how much his Department plans to spend on preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a deal between now and March 2020. more like this
tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
tabling member printed
David T. C. Davies more like this
uin 192878 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
answer text <p>The Department will be fulfilling its objectives within our Spending Review settlement, which provides funding through to March 2020.</p><p>The Department does not record expenditure or forecasts against potential outcomes. It records expenditure and forecasts on a functional basis.</p><p>Based on this, we are expecting to fulfill our Departmental objectives within our budget allocations up to March 2020.</p><p>2018/19 Budget: £94.287m</p><p>2019/20 Budget: £94.780m</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Daventry more like this
answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-28T12:02:12.32Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T12:02:12.32Z
answering member
3977
label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
tabling member
1545
label Biography information for David T. C. Davies more like this
1010408
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Brexit more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Prime Minister's oral contribution of 15 November 2018, Official Report column 454, what the meaning is of the legal term best endeavours. more like this
tabling member constituency Christchurch more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Christopher Chope more like this
uin 192703 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
answer text <p>The reference to best endeavours in Article 184 of the Withdrawal Agreement is a legally binding commitment that requires the UK and the EU to conduct themselves so that negotiations on the future relationship are meaningful. It prohibits inflexible or obstructive behaviour and obliges the parties to pay reasonable regard to the interests of the other party.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Daventry more like this
answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-22T15:18:14.207Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T15:18:14.207Z
answering member
3977
label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
tabling member
242
label Biography information for Sir Christopher Chope more like this
1010409
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Brexit more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Prime Minister's oral contribution of 15 November 2018, Official Report column 454, what process there will be for resolution of any dispute as to whether best endeavours have been used. more like this
tabling member constituency Christchurch more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Christopher Chope more like this
uin 192704 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
answer text <p>In the unlikely event that a Party considers that the other has not used best endeavours, as set out in Article 184 of the Withdrawal Agreement, the complaining Party could bring a complaint under the processes established by the Withdrawal Agreement.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Daventry more like this
answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-22T15:19:22.363Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T15:19:22.363Z
answering member
3977
label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
tabling member
242
label Biography information for Sir Christopher Chope more like this
1010410
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Brexit more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Prime Minister's oral contribution of 15 November 2018, Official Report column 454, what the sanction or other mode of enforcement will be for a failure to comply with the legal requirement to use best endeavours. more like this
tabling member constituency Christchurch more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Christopher Chope more like this
uin 192705 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
answer text <p>In the unlikely event that it is determined that a Party has not complied with Article 184 of the Withdrawal Agreement, the primary remedy would be that the party in default would be obliged to return to the negotiating table and modify its position. In the event that there was further non-compliance, remedies may be imposed under the processes established by the Withdrawal Agreement.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Daventry more like this
answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-22T15:21:36.973Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T15:21:36.973Z
answering member
3977
label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
tabling member
242
label Biography information for Sir Christopher Chope more like this
1010548
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Boats more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with EU counterparts on whether UK boaters will require visas to sail into EU waters after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Southampton, Itchen more like this
tabling member printed
Royston Smith more like this
uin 193491 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
answer text <p>We have now agreed in principle a draft Withdrawal Agreement with the other 27 EU nations. To ensure that citizens and businesses in the UK and across the EU can plan for life after our withdrawal with confidence, this sets out the terms of an implementation period during which EU citizens and UK nationals will be able to sail into EU waters as they do now.</p><p>The UK Government sees no reason why UK boaters should see any change as a result of the UK’s exit from the EU. For the most part, it is the rules and regulations of coastal states that apply rather than visas or EU legislation, and maritime transport is liberalised at the international level.</p><p>The Political Declaration on the Framework for the Future Relationship between the EU and the UK Government is clear that connectivity in the maritime transport sector will be underpinned by the international legal framework. The future relationship should also facilitate cooperation on maritime safety and security.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Daventry more like this
answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-28T15:49:33.667Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T15:49:33.667Z
answering member
3977
label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
tabling member
4478
label Biography information for Royston Smith more like this
1010549
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Boats more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of the ability of UK boats to enter EU waters after the UK leaves the EU; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Southampton, Itchen more like this
tabling member printed
Royston Smith more like this
uin 193492 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
answer text <p>Maritime transport is liberalised at a global level. For the most part, it is the rules and regulations of coastal states that apply rather than EU legislation. Therefore, the Government sees no reason why there should be a change in the ability for UK boats to access EU water after the UK leaves the EU.</p><p>The Government has set out that the future relationship between the UK and EU will provide for maritime connectivity, underpinned by the applicable international legal framework. These arrangements will be supported by cooperation between the UK and the EU on maritime safety and security.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Worcester more like this
answering member printed Mr Robin Walker more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-28T17:49:31.047Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T17:49:31.047Z
answering member
4091
label Biography information for Mr Robin Walker more like this
tabling member
4478
label Biography information for Royston Smith more like this
1010640
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading British Overseas Territories: Brexit more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what account he has taken of the interests of the British Overseas Territories, apart from Gibraltar, in preparing the Draft Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and the Outline Political Declaration on the Future Relationship. more like this
tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Goodman more like this
uin 193396 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
answer text <p>Ministers and Officials regularly engage with all the Overseas Territories on Exit matters, including through the Joint Ministerial Council which will meet for the fifth time in December. The Government is committed to taking the interests of the Overseas Territories into account as we leave the EU, and getting a deal that works for the wider British family, including the Overseas Territories.</p><p>The Overseas Territories are covered by the territorial scope of the Withdrawal Agreement and therefore the arrangements for the Implementation Period. As set out in the July White Paper, the UK will be seeking specific arrangements for the Crown Dependencies, Gibraltar and the other Overseas Territories, taking account of their existing relationships with the EU.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Worcester more like this
answering member printed Mr Robin Walker more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-28T17:52:39.427Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T17:52:39.427Z
answering member
4091
label Biography information for Mr Robin Walker more like this
tabling member
1484
label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
1010641
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Industry more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what his assessment is of the potential cost to industry of Articles 40-125 of the draft Withdrawal Agreement. more like this
tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Goodman more like this
uin 193397 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
answer text <p>The Government is undertaking a wide range of continuing analysis in support of our EU exit negotiations and preparations. We will ensure that Parliament is presented with appropriate analysis ahead of the vote on the final deal, and in Impact Assessments accompanying legislation, where appropriate.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Daventry more like this
answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-23T15:08:30.837Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-23T15:08:30.837Z
answering member
3977
label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
tabling member
1484
label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
1010675
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Brexit: Scotland more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what plans his Department has put in place for the effect on Scotland of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
tabling member constituency Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath more like this
tabling member printed
Lesley Laird more like this
uin 193559 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
answer text <p>We have agreed in principle the terms of the UK’s smooth and orderly exit from the EU, as set out in the Withdrawal Agreement. While the chances of no deal have been reduced considerably, the government will continue to do the responsible thing and prepare for all eventualities, in case a final agreement cannot be reached. We have been clear from the start that the Devolved Administrations should be fully engaged in this process, as close cooperation between UK Government and the Devolved Administrations is essential to delivering an exit that works for all parts of the UK. The Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) and the Cabinet Office continue to work closely with the Scottish Government and other UK Government departments to prepare for Exit.</p><p>UK Government departments have developed a wide number of plans to resolve operational issues in all scenarios across the whole of the UK, including Scotland, and are working closely with their counterparts in the Scottish Government as these plans develop.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Worcester more like this
answering member printed Mr Robin Walker more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-28T17:10:38.943Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T17:10:38.943Z
answering member
4091
label Biography information for Mr Robin Walker more like this
tabling member
4660
label Biography information for Lesley Laird more like this
1010710
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Culture and Education: EU Action more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what progress he has made in negotiating a co-operative accord on culture and education with the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Bury North more like this
tabling member printed
James Frith more like this
uin 193582 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
answer text <p>The cooperative accord on culture and education proposed in the White Paper [ref] demonstrates our undiminished commitment to supporting European culture and our ambitions for collaboration on education and training, including the provision of opportunities for young people. This will be a priority for negotiations on the future relationship.</p><p>The Political Declaration is a significant step towards delivering on this proposal, setting out that the UK and EU will establish terms for UK participation in EU programmes in areas of shared interest, including culture and education, and wider dialogue and exchanges with a view to identify opportunities to cooperate, share best practice and act together. Both sides recognise the importance of mobility and the temporary movement of objects and equipment in enabling this.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Worcester more like this
answering member printed Mr Robin Walker more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-28T17:50:54.59Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T17:50:54.59Z
answering member
4091
label Biography information for Mr Robin Walker more like this
tabling member
4637
label Biography information for James Frith more like this
1011544
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading National Security more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will (a) withdraw the Technical Note on External Security published on 24 May 2018 and (b) ensure that the UK Government does not give the EU control of UK national security assets after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 194078 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
answer text <p>The UK’s proposal for future security cooperation with the EU, as set out in the Technical Note on External Security, is aligned with the Government’s White Paper on the Future Relationship published on 12 July 2018, and reflected in the Political Declaration on the Framework for the Future Relationship.</p><p>The future relationship on foreign policy, defence and development is based on a flexible relationship, which enables us to activate and intensify UK-EU cooperation during a crisis or on a shared priority, where it is in our mutual interest. The UK will make independent choices in foreign policy, defence and development, and our national security will remain the sole responsibility of the UK.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Spelthorne more like this
answering member printed Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-27T11:19:58.477Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T11:19:58.477Z
answering member
4134
label Biography information for Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1011568
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading EU Law more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to article 127 of the Draft agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, under what circumstances the UK will be able to refuse to be bound by the Union law imposed by that article; and what steps it will be possible to take to remedy situations in which Union law during the transition is not in the UK national interest. more like this
tabling member constituency Witham more like this
tabling member printed
Priti Patel more like this
uin 194185 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
answer text <p>We have provided for a time-limited implementation period precisely to give businesses and citizens certainty. This means that common rules will remain in place until the end of the period, allowing businesses to trade on the same terms as now up until the end of 2020.</p><p>It takes on average two years for significant new rules to pass through the EU, and it is therefore very unlikely that significant legislation will pass during the implementation period.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Spelthorne more like this
answering member printed Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-28T11:04:55.627Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T11:04:55.627Z
answering member
4134
label Biography information for Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
tabling member
4066
label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
1011570
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Common Customs Tariffs more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the Draft agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, for what reasons it was agreed under article 3 of annex 2 that UK tariffs and rules shall align with those of the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Witham more like this
tabling member printed
Priti Patel more like this
uin 194187 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
answer text <p>The agreed Protocol guarantees that even in the unlikely event that the UK’s future relationship with the EU is not in place by the end of the implementation period, the UK will have a sovereign choice whether to bring into effect a temporary single UK-EU customs territory or to extend the implementation period for a short period of time until the new economic relationship is in place.</p><p>The single customs territory option replaces the EU’s proposal for a Northern Ireland-only customs ‘backstop to the backstop’ with a UK-wide solution. It would guarantee no tariffs, quotas or rules of origin between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK, or between the UK and the EU. As such, the agreed position safeguards the economic and constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom and ensures people and businesses that rely on an open border between the Northern Ireland and Ireland can continue living their lives and operating as they do now.</p><p>Both the UK and the EU are committed to developing alternative arrangements to replace the backstop.The Political Declaration is clear that this includes looking at how facilitative arrangements and technologies can avoid a hard border. The UK and EU are legally obliged to use their best endeavours to conclude such an agreement by 31 December 2020.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Worcester more like this
answering member printed Mr Robin Walker more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-03T16:25:56.917Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T16:25:56.917Z
answering member
4091
label Biography information for Mr Robin Walker more like this
tabling member
4066
label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
1011571
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Common Commercial Policy more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the Draft agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, for what reasons it was decided that the UK shall harmonise its commercial policy applicable to its customs territory with the common commercial policy of the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Witham more like this
tabling member printed
Priti Patel more like this
uin 194188 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
answer text <p>The agreed Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland, in the Withdrawal Agreement, guarantees that even in the unlikely event that the UK’s future relationship with the EU is not in place by the end of the Implementation Period, there will be no hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland.</p><p>The Prime Minister was always clear that there could be no customs border down the Irish Sea, which would see a division of the customs territory of the UK. As a result, the UK proposed a UK-wide customs arrangement, which has been secured in the Withdrawal Agreement. In order for the UK-wide customs arrangement to function, it requires the UK to align with the relevant aspects of the Common Commercial Policy. In this scenario, the UK would be able to negotiate, ratify and sign trade deals, and to bring into effect those elements that do not affect the Protocol - just as the government’s technical paper on this set out in June this year. Both sides have been clear that the backstop is an insurance policy which we do not expect to use, and if needed, is explicitly temporary.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Daventry more like this
answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-28T15:51:07.493Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T15:51:07.493Z
answering member
3977
label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
tabling member
4066
label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
1011572
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading EU External Relations more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the Draft agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, to which international organisations, agencies, conferences and forums the provisions of article 129 relate. more like this
tabling member constituency Witham more like this
tabling member printed
Priti Patel more like this
uin 194189 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
answer text <p>Article 129 of the Withdrawal Agreement sets out how the UK and EU should cooperate under the European Union’s External Action, including in international organisations, during the Implementation Period. It applies to all international organisations where the UK and EU are actors. This includes the UN and its agencies, and other international bodies, such as OECD and OSCE. The UK will remain an active and effective international player. We will continue to have a strong independent voice in the UN as a P5 member, and across a range of other UN bodies, agencies and in other international fora. The Withdrawal Agreement will not change this position.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Daventry more like this
answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-03T15:14:15.533Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T15:14:15.533Z
answering member
3977
label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
tabling member
4066
label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
1011619
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Court of Justice of the European Union more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the Draft agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, for what reason it was agreed that the Court of Justice of the European Union can continue to exercise jurisdiction over the United Kingdom from (a) after the UK withdrawal from the EU on 29 March 2019, (b) at the end of the transition period and (c) after the transition period. more like this
tabling member constituency Witham more like this
tabling member printed
Priti Patel more like this
uin 194218 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
answer text <p>The Prime Minister has been clear that the jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) will end as we leave the EU.</p><p>The Withdrawal Agreement ensures that the UK’s membership in the EU is wound down in an orderly way. It establishes a time-limited implementation period that provides a bridge to the future relationship, allowing businesses to continue trading as now until the end of 2020. As the implementation period is designed to ensure continuity and certainty for citizens and businesses, EU institutions, including the CJEU, will retain their current functions in respect of the UK. After the implementation period, UK courts will no longer be able to refer questions to the CJEU, other than for a time-limited period on the important matter of citizens rights and on very specific aspects of our exit from the EU budget. Disputes between the UK and the EU will not be resolved by the CJEU, but by a Joint Committee of the parties and an independent arbitration panel. The CJEU’s role will be strictly limited to the interpretation of EU law, consistent with the principle that the court of one party cannot determine disputes between the two.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Spelthorne more like this
answering member printed Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-27T11:11:54.733Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T11:11:54.733Z
answering member
4134
label Biography information for Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
tabling member
4066
label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
1011620
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Court of Justice of the European Union more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the Draft agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, for what reason the provisions in Article 174 granting the Court of Justice of the European Union the jurisdiction to provide an interpretation of Union Law and of the Agreement was included. more like this
tabling member constituency Witham more like this
tabling member printed
Priti Patel more like this
uin 194219 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
answer text <p>Under the Withdrawal Agreement, if there is a dispute which involves a question on the interpretation of EU law, the panel will not decide on that question, but request the CJEU to give a ruling on it. It will, however, still be for the arbitration panel to rule on the dispute itself.</p><p>Under the EU Treaties, the CJEU is the only body which can deliver interpretations of EU law which bind the EU and its Member States. If the arbitration panel was empowered to interpret EU law and bind the EU and its Member States to this interpretation, it would be considered unlawful by the CJEU and prevent the EU from being able to sign up to such a provision.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Spelthorne more like this
answering member printed Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-27T11:14:27.11Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T11:14:27.11Z
answering member
4134
label Biography information for Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
tabling member
4066
label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
1012477
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Disability more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on people with disabilities. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Jarvis more like this
uin 194689 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
answer text <p>During the passage of the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018 in the Commons the Government committed to providing a statement about the impact of all EU exit bills on equalities legislation (which includes provisions on disability as a protected characteristic). The Government’s commitment requires the relevant Minister to make and publish a statement for each EU exit bill indicating:</p><ol><li><p>whether the bill amends, repeals or revokes any part of the Equality Acts 2006 or 2010 or any secondary legislation made under those Acts and, if it does make such changes, an explanation of the effect of each change; and</p></li><li><p>that in relation to the policy which is given effect by the Bill, the relevant Minister “has had due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under the Equality Act 2010.”</p></li><li><p>that the Government will be making such a statement in respect of the WAB (which will be set out in the Explanatory Notes accompanying the Bill on its introduction); and this analysis has been carried out to inform decision-making on the Withdrawal Agreement and as preparation for the equality statement.</p></li></ol><p>The UK Government is committed to ensuring that there is no regression in equalities as we leave the EU. The Equality Act 2010 sets out wide-ranging equalities protections, and incorporates virtually all existing EU equalities law and Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) case law. In some areas, domestic legislation goes further than EU requirements - for example the public sector equality duty, which places a duty on public authorities to consider how their policies or decisions would affect people who are protected under the Equality Act. There are also domestic requirements that ensure non-discrimination in access to goods and services on grounds of disability.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Worcester more like this
answering member printed Mr Robin Walker more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-27T15:11:40.12Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T15:11:40.12Z
answering member
4091
label Biography information for Mr Robin Walker more like this
tabling member
4243
label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
1015013
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 remove filter
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Trade: Northern Ireland more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent steps he taken to advise cross-border traders in Northern Ireland on the arrangements they need to put in place after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
uin 195488 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
answer text <p>The Government reached an agreement with the EU that guarantees no hard border on the island of Ireland. Under this Protocol Northern Ireland businesses will continue to be able to trade freely across the Irish border. The government will continue to engage with Northern Ireland businesses.</p><p>The British Irish Chamber of Commerce has come out in support of the Withdrawal Agreement, stating “It is clear that businesses recognise the huge efforts made by the Prime Minister and across government to reach this milestone – and it is NI Chamber’s opinion that any deal is better than no deal for business&quot;.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Worcester more like this
answering member printed Mr Robin Walker more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-12T16:17:31.167Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-12T16:17:31.167Z
answering member
4091
label Biography information for Mr Robin Walker more like this
tabling member
1409
label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
1015404
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203