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Nigel Dodds: I thank the Secretary of State for her statement. After the outrage expressed following the killing of Lyra McKee, the attack on the PSNI officer shows the depths of depravity of the terrorists who entirely disregard what the communities are saying. Sadly, they will not desist even if the Assembly is up and running, because David Black was murdered when devolution was going on. Such people...
Nigel Dodds: The Prime Minister has referred a lot in this statement and yesterday to the new deal—the new Brexit deal—but is it not a fact that the deal itself has not changed? The treaty is as it is, and these are a series of domestic legislative provisions to try to mitigate what is, in some cases, a very bad deal, but they will not actually change the Brexit deal itself. To illustrate that, the...
Nigel Dodds: On that subject, the Secretary of State and, indeed, the whole House will be aware of the sense of outrage that there is across the entire community in Northern Ireland and among the victims of abuse about her approach to this issue in recent days. Frankly, many people are saying that far too much time has already elapsed, given the fact that she has the ability to make this move faster....
Nigel Dodds: The Secretary of State will be aware that this is one but probably the most terrible example of a whole series of decisions that have cross-community and cross-party support but that she has refused to do anything about, even though this place and her Government are responsible for the administration of Northern Ireland. The fact of the matter is that people are being told that she has now...
Nigel Dodds: For over two years, the victims and survivors of historical institutional abuse in Northern Ireland have been waiting for justice and compensation, following the independent report of ex-Justice Hart. The fact of the matter is that many of them are dying without seeing the compensation come through. The Northern Ireland Office’s policy of refusing to do anything in Northern Ireland, even...
Nigel Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the merits of the freight connectivity proposals ratified by the European Union for enforcement in a situation where no withdrawal agreement is reached.
Nigel Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with the (a) hospitality and (b) tourism sectors on training people to detect warning signs of potential victims of human trafficking.
Nigel Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many violent attacks on staff working in retail premises there were in each year since 2015.
Nigel Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has discussed with his Pakistani counterpart land grabbing from members of religious minorities in that country.
Nigel Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many warrants have been issued under the European Arrest Warrant for prosecution in Northern Ireland by member state of origin in each of the last five years.
Nigel Dodds: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the effect on (a) total revenue and (b) levels of beer consumption of the decision to freeze beer duty last year.
Nigel Dodds: indicated assent.
Nigel Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Burundi authorities on violations of fundamental freedoms in that country.
Nigel Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Egyptian counterpart on the effect of laws restricting the construction of churches on religious freedom.
Nigel Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many of the protocols or joint interpretive instruments annexed to EU treaties to which the UK is party have been the subject of specific parliamentary approval and have legally binding status equivalent to the relevant treaty.
Nigel Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of support available to parents who have to return to work while their premature and sick babies remain in neonatal or intensive care.
Nigel Dodds: What recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the middle east peace process.
Nigel Dodds: The successful conclusion of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians is absolutely key to peace in the region; we accept that. Does the Minister not agree that the continued rejection of peace talks by Hamas and its continued commitment to the destruction of the state of Israel are real problems, and that until that is addressed it is very difficult for Israel to sit down and...
Nigel Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions hisw Department has had with the Northern Ireland executive on ensuring the affordability of essential services such as energy and water for older people in Northern Ireland.
Nigel Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Malaysian counterpart on respect for fundamental human rights including freedom of religion in that country.