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1035247
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-04more like thismore than 2019-01-04
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 more like this
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, on what date the Agreement between the Government, the Kingdom of Norway, Iceland and the Principality of Liechtenstein announced on 20 December 2018 was finalised. more like this
tabling member constituency Aberavon more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Kinnock more like this
uin 205280 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
answer text <p>We informed Parliament on 20 December about the agreement we have reached with Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein, to protect citizens’ rights and resolve separation issues as the UK exits the EU. The agreement will be concluded and signed before exit day. Alongside the EU Withdrawal Agreement, it will be legislated for through the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill.</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 2019-01-10T14:14:25.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-10T14:14:25.497Z
answering member
3977
label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
tabling member
4359
label Biography information for Stephen Kinnock more like this
1035298
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-04more like thismore than 2019-01-04
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 more like this
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, whether the Government has given formal notification of the UK's intention to withdraw from the 2004 European Economic Area Agreement pursuant to Article 127 of that Agreement. more like this
tabling member constituency Aberavon more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Kinnock more like this
uin 205281 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
answer text <p>Our legal position is that Article 127 does not need to be triggered for the European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement to cease to have effect. This is because the EEA Agreement only applies to the UK in its capacity as an EU Member State. Therefore, in the absence of any further action, the EEA Agreement will no longer operate in respect of the UK when we leave the EU.</p><p>We have regular discussions with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein on all aspects of our withdrawal from the EU. The Government informed Parliament on the 20th December about the agreement reached with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein to resolve the issues arising with those countries as a result of the UK’s departure 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
grouped question UIN 205282 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-10T14:16:36.9Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-10T14:16:36.9Z
answering member
3977
label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
tabling member
4359
label Biography information for Stephen Kinnock more like this
1035302
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-04more like thismore than 2019-01-04
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 more like this
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, whether the Government has had recent discussions with the other contracting parties to the European Economic Area Agreement on the provisions of Article 127 of that Agreement. more like this
tabling member constituency Aberavon more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Kinnock more like this
uin 205282 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
answer text <p>Our legal position is that Article 127 does not need to be triggered for the European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement to cease to have effect. This is because the EEA Agreement only applies to the UK in its capacity as an EU Member State. Therefore, in the absence of any further action, the EEA Agreement will no longer operate in respect of the UK when we leave the EU.</p><p>We have regular discussions with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein on all aspects of our withdrawal from the EU. The Government informed Parliament on the 20th December about the agreement reached with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein to resolve the issues arising with those countries as a result of the UK’s departure 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
grouped question UIN 205281 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-10T14:16:36.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-10T14:16:36.947Z
answering member
3977
label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
tabling member
4359
label Biography information for Stephen Kinnock more like this
1037016
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 more like this
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, to publish the legal advice it has received in respect of leaving the European Economic Area Agreement [1994] specifically regarding Her Majesty's Government's legal submissions to the High Court in the case of R (Yalland and Wilding) v SSEU [2017] that Article 126 as giving rise to termination of the EEA Agreement ipso jure; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Aberavon more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Kinnock more like this
uin 205956 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
answer text <p>As a matter of course, the Government does not publish legal advice.</p><p>The EEA Agreement only applies to the UK in its capacity as an EU Member State. The EEA Agreement will no longer operate in respect of the UK when we leave the EU. However, at the March European Council we agreed with the EU that the UK is to be treated as a Member State for the purposes of international agreements for the duration of the implementation period. This includes the EEA Agreement. Alongside the Withdrawal Agreement, the EU undertook to notify its treaty partners that the UK is to be treated as a Member State for the purposes of EU international agreements during the implementation period.</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 2019-01-14T12:27:23.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-14T12:27:23.047Z
answering member
4091
label Biography information for Mr Robin Walker more like this
tabling member
4359
label Biography information for Stephen Kinnock more like this
1056661
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 more like this
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading European Union (Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19 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, when his Department plans to publish the EU withdrawal agreement Bill. more like this
tabling member constituency Aberavon more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Kinnock more like this
uin 218319 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
answer text <p>As we have always said, we will introduce the Bill as soon as possible once the Withdrawal Agreement has been approved by Parliament.</p><p>It would be presumptive to introduce or publish the legislation implementing the Withdrawal Agreement before Parliament has approved the terms of the final deal.</p><p>The Government is committed to doing everything it can to ensure that Parliament has the opportunity to scrutinise the Bill in the time available.</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 2019-02-12T12:55:32.143Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-12T12:55:32.143Z
answering member
4134
label Biography information for Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
tabling member
4359
label Biography information for Stephen Kinnock more like this
1060736
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
answering dept id 202 more like this
answering dept short name International Trade more like this
answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
hansard heading Dumping: China 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 International Trade, whether in the event that the EU Withdrawal Agreement is agreed to UK markets will be protected by EU trade defence measures against Chinese dumping during the transition period of 30 March 2019 to December 2020. more like this
tabling member constituency Aberavon more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Kinnock more like this
uin 220918 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
answer text <p>The UK will continue to apply the EU’s Common External Tariff during the Implementation Period from 30 March 2019 to December 2020, including EU trade remedy measures.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-18T17:47:14.777Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T17:47:14.777Z
answering member
4016
label Biography information for George Hollingbery more like this
tabling member
4359
label Biography information for Stephen Kinnock more like this
1060737
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
answering dept id 202 more like this
answering dept short name International Trade more like this
answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
hansard heading EU External Trade: 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 International Trade, what progress he has made in obtaining assurances that the UK will be able to replicate the 40 free trade agreements that the EU has with third party countries during the transition period. more like this
tabling member constituency Aberavon more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Kinnock more like this
uin 220919 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
answer text <p>Alongside the Withdrawal Agreement, the EU undertook to notify its treaty partners that the UK is treated as a Member State for the purposes of EU international agreements during the IP. This includes trade agreements. This notification is expected to issue following signature of the Withdrawal Agreement.</p><p> </p><p>Discussions with all partner countries have demonstrated a commitment to finding a pragmatic way to ensure continuity of our existing international agreements. A number of countries have already publicly welcomed this approach (Library deposit of 13 September DEP2018-0926 provides a list of countries). Others are, understandably, waiting for the notification to be issued before responding formally. We are working closely with our trading partners to ensure that there would be no disruption to trade as we move into the Implementation Period. Alongside this, the government will continue to do the responsible thing and prepare for all eventualities with partner countries, including a ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario.</p>
answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-21T10:40:07.557Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-21T10:40:07.557Z
answering member
4016
label Biography information for George Hollingbery more like this
tabling member
4359
label Biography information for Stephen Kinnock more like this
1060739
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
answering dept id 202 more like this
answering dept short name International Trade more like this
answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
hansard heading Iron and Steel: 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 International Trade, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on (a) export figures and (b) employment figures in the UK steel industry should he fail to replicate the 40 free trade agreements that the EU currently has with third party countries during the transition period. more like this
tabling member constituency Aberavon more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Kinnock more like this
uin 220920 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
answer text <p>The Government is seeking continuity for existing EU trade agreements in which the UK participates as a member of the EU. In the year to Q3 2018, these constituted around 11% of our trade.</p><p>The Government has been in extensive and constructive discussions with partner countries to transition these agreements to maintain their benefits and deliver as much continuity and stability as possible for businesses, consumers and investors as we leave the EU.</p><p>Sector level impacts of not transitioning individual agreements have not been calculated.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-19T14:40:54.83Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T14:40:54.83Z
answering member
4016
label Biography information for George Hollingbery more like this
tabling member
4359
label Biography information for Stephen Kinnock more like this
1060740
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
answering dept id 202 more like this
answering dept short name International Trade more like this
answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
hansard heading Dumping: China 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 International Trade, what steps he plans to take to ensure the replication of EU trade defence measures to prevent Chinese dumping on the UK market in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
tabling member constituency Aberavon more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Kinnock more like this
uin 220921 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
answer text <p>In the event that the UK leaves the EU with no deal, the Government’s priority is to provide continuity for UK industry. Our transition policy is therefore to ensure UK industry retains trade remedy protections on exit, and so we are committed to carrying across existing measures where there is a UK interest, and then reviewing them to make them UK specific. We will follow this approach for any anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguard measures that are in place on exit day.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-18T17:46:04.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T17:46:04.253Z
answering member
4016
label Biography information for George Hollingbery more like this
tabling member
4359
label Biography information for Stephen Kinnock more like this
1081798
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading International Labour Organisation 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to increase the number of labour market inspectors in line with the International Labour Organisation benchmark of one for every 10,000 workers. more like this
tabling member constituency Aberavon more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Kinnock more like this
uin 228097 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
answer text <p>Government is exploring options for a single labour market enforcement body – we will publish proposals on this for consultation shortly. More recently we announced that this consultation will consider extending the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority’s licensing scheme to further sectors and that we will ensure trade unions and businesses are consulted on the strategic direction of labour market enforcement.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the forthcoming Spending Review we will consider what level of funding is appropriate to ensure that it is adequately resourced to deliver its strengthened remit.</p><p> </p><p>Government is committed to ensuring fair and effective enforcement. We have taken concrete measures to increase the number of labour market inspectors and extend their coverage.</p><p> </p><ul><li>Government has increased funding for HMRC’s enforcement of the National Minimum and Living Wage (NMW) to a record high of £26.3 million for 2018/19. The NMW enforcement team went from 140 staff in 2015-16 to 424 in 2017/18 (measured on a full-time equivalent basis).</li><li>Funding for the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) has also risen in the last two years to reflect the expansion of its remit to tackle labour exploitation. The GLAA now receives over £7m per year in funding, up from £4.5m in 2016/17.</li><li>The Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate has seen its funding increase from £0.5m in 2016/17 to £0.725m in 2018/19.</li></ul><p> </p><p>The Good Work Plan went further, setting out a number of measures to improve state enforcement of core employment rights. In addition to introducing state enforcement of holiday pay for vulnerable workers, we also committed to expand protection of agency workers to cover umbrella companies.</p>
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-11T17:43:56.49Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-11T17:43:56.49Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
previous answer version
106417
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
4359
label Biography information for Stephen Kinnock more like this