Results 1–20 of 2627 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Laurence Robertson

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (19 Oct 2017)

Laurence Robertson: The Minister will be aware that, on the east coast main line, the rail franchisee competes with open-access trains. As a result, it has the highest customer satisfaction rating in the country. Can we not extend that practice throughout the country, so that everybody can enjoy the full benefits of rail privatisation?

Race Disparity Audit: Bombardier (10 Oct 2017)

Laurence Robertson: I thank the Secretary of State for his statement and congratulate him on the work that he is carrying out in this matter. It is of course extremely important to Northern Ireland that we get this right and protect the jobs and the industry in the Province. May I also ask him if he will—I am sure that he will—seek to strike a balance here? Boeing is a very important customer to many...

Uk Plans for Leaving the EU (9 Oct 2017)

Laurence Robertson: Will the Prime Minister confirm that no money will be paid for access to the single market, for two reasons? First, the EU sends a lot more goods and services to us than we send to it. Secondly, there are countries around the world that export to the EU single market without any problems at all.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Manufacturing Capacity (12 Sep 2017)

Laurence Robertson: What recent assessment he has made of the UK’s manufacturing capacity.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Manufacturing Capacity (12 Sep 2017)

Laurence Robertson: I thank the Minister for that very upbeat response. I, too, get frustrated when I hear people say that we do not make things in this country anymore. My constituency is living testimony to the fact that we do. We have world-leading, cutting-edge companies, particularly in the aerospace and defence industries, but also in other areas of engineering. Should we not paint a rosier picture, not...

International Trade: Brazil (6 Jul 2017)

Laurence Robertson: What recent discussions he has had with the Government of Brazil on a trade agreement with that country after the UK leaves the EU.

International Trade: Brazil (6 Jul 2017)

Laurence Robertson: I thank the Minister for his response and congratulate him on that work. I was in Brazil last November and have had many meetings with His Excellency the Brazilian ambassador to London, and while Brazil has not been able to achieve a trade deal with the European Union, it very much looks forward to one with the UK. So can the Minister expedite such arrangements as quickly as possible?

Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill: Criminal Law (Northern Ireland) (5 Jul 2017)

Laurence Robertson: I, too, welcome you to the Chair, Madam Deputy Speaker, and very much look forward to working with you in the House. I also welcome the Minister to her new post and wish her well in the role. It is a little unfortunate that this is the second time this week that we have had to discuss Northern Ireland matters in this respect, because of course on Monday we had a statement from my right hon....

Safety of Riders and Horses on Rural Roads (4 Jul 2017)

Laurence Robertson: Sir David, it is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for St Ives (Derek Thomas) and thank him for securing and introducing this very important debate. Horses are very important to me: horses brought my wife and me together, many years ago, and I have ridden many, many times. I therefore know that horses, as well as being very big and...

Safety of Riders and Horses on Rural Roads (4 Jul 2017)

Laurence Robertson: I am grateful for that intervention. Even 40 miles an hour on the wrong kind of road could be too quick. This goes back to what my hon. Friend the Member for South East Cornwall (Mrs Murray) said about education being very important, in connection with horses but also with driving safely according to the road conditions. It is often not possible to go faster than 10 or 15 miles an hour on a...

Safety of Riders and Horses on Rural Roads (4 Jul 2017)

Laurence Robertson: I entirely agree with my right hon. Friend’s remarks. I will not take up any more of the House’s time except to stress that horses are part of our countryside and our country. We only have to look at the startling statistics that have been cited to realise that we really must do something about the issue.

Northern Ireland: Political Situation (3 Jul 2017)

Laurence Robertson: Regardless of the difficulties or disagreements among the parties in Northern Ireland, should not those issues should be sorted out within the Assembly and the Executive, and not in this place? Or is it the case that one party, or maybe more, is actually looking for a rewriting of the rules?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (3 Jul 2017)

Laurence Robertson: When I spent some time on the night shift with the local police, they told me that when they arrest a person they spend most of the remainder of the shift filling in forms relating to that arrest. The police obviously have to be accountable when depriving somebody of their liberty, but that system can surely be speeded up.

Attorney General: Burglary: Sentencing (29 Jun 2017)

Laurence Robertson: What recent assessment he has made of the extent to which sentencing of people convicted of burglary has been unduly lenient.

Attorney General: Burglary: Sentencing (29 Jun 2017)

Laurence Robertson: I thank my hon. and learned Friend for that answer and for the welcome news. Only 10% of first-time burglars receive immediate custodial sentences. Does that not encourage them to carry on their crimes? Burglary is quite a serious crime; will he have a look at that statistic?


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