Seema Malhotra MP

Labour and Cooperative Member of Parliament for Feltham and Heston

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Seema Malhotra, Labour and Cooperative MP for Feltham and Heston, has continued to press the Government over which ministers have seen its analyses of trade with the rest of the European Union and which have not.

In a written question, Seema Malhotra MP asked: "To ask the Prime Minister, when she was shown the summaries of the sectoral analyses collated by the Department for Exiting the European Union; and if she will make a statement."  The Prime Minister replied: "The Department for Exiting the European Union has produced a range of quantitative and qualitative analysis since the referendum. This analysis is regularly updated and I and Ministers across Government are kept informed."

Continuing the Pressure on the Brexit Analyses

  Seema Malhotra, Labour and Cooperative MP for Feltham and Heston, has continued to press the Government over which ministers have seen its analyses of trade with the rest of...

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Seema Malhotra MP has published in politicshome, a short round up of the past week with a look forward to the ongoing Brexit saga.  

Commenting on the Brexit process, she said: "Parliament has found its voice and taken back control, the government has run at every turn, but it can no longer hide.  A week in politics is a long time? 498 days to Brexit will feel like an eternity."

Seema Malhotra MP Rounds Up and Looks Forward

  Seema Malhotra MP has published in politicshome, a short round up of the past week with a look forward to the ongoing Brexit saga.  

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Seema Malhotra MP has an article in The Observer this morning to explain how she thinks the UK should move forward on Brexit. 

The article explains the thinking behind her amendment to the EU withdrawal bill.  It specifies the steps the government must take if there is no withdrawal agreement or if a withdrawal agreement is not approved by Parliament by 28 February 2019.  Seema commented: "Enshrining the vote of the UK parliament in statute is a first and vital step. The farce of the sectoral analyses and the impression it leaves of a government hiding from transparency and scrutiny is damaging the government and affecting the work of parliament. May’s big test is whether she can rise above her own party’s politics and show she can lead the nation in navigating the big changes ahead."

The amendment is further reported here.  The Observer gives its own view in an editorial here. The full text of Seema's proposed new clause (NC69) is:

To move the following Clause—

“United Kingdom withdrawal from the EU

(1) Subsection (2) applies if either of the conditions in subsection (3) or (4) is met.

(2) The Prime Minister must seek an agreement with the EU on one or more of the following—

(a) extending the negotiations beyond the two-year period specified in Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union; or

(b) agreeing that negotiations over the final terms of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU may take place during a negotiated transitional arrangement which broadly reflect current arrangements and which begins immediately after the Article 50 notice period expires and the EU treaties cease to apply to the UK; or

(c) any other course of action in relation to the negotiations (with the EU over the withdrawal of the United Kingdom) which has been approved in accordance with this section by a resolution of the House of Commons.

(3) The condition in this subsection is that no Article 50 withdrawal agreement has been reached between the United Kingdom and the EU by 31 October 2018.

(4) The condition in this subsection is that an Article 50 withdrawal agreement has been reached between the United Kingdom and the EU but the proposed terms of withdrawal have not been approved by resolutions of both Houses of Parliament by 28 February 2019.

(5) Nothing in this section may be amended by regulations made under any provision of this Act.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

The intention of this new clause, which could be amended only by primary legislation, is to specify the actions that should be taken if the Government does not secure a withdrawal agreement by 31 Oct 2018 or that Parliament does not approve a withdrawal agreement by 28 February 2019.

Seema Malhotra MP's Roadmap for Moving Forward on Brexit

  Seema Malhotra MP has an article in The Observer this morning to explain how she thinks the UK should move forward on Brexit. 


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