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Nigel Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to support the fishing industry in (a) Northern Ireland and (b) the rest of the UK.
Nigel Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether an impact assessment was carried out in respect of the removal of the preliminary inquiry stage of court proceedings in serious crime cases in England and Wales; and if he will make a statement.
Nigel Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions she has had with officials in Northern Ireland on ensuring that older people in difficult financial circumstances are able to access the benefits to which they are entitled.
Nigel Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent discussions she has had with officials in Northern Ireland on the criteria for admission into third-level education for students from a disadvantaged background.
Nigel Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations have been made to the authorities in Somalia on the protection of (a) the freedoms of association and religion and (b) other fundamental freedoms in that country.
Nigel Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he will take to uphold rights currently afforded to victims in the UK under the EU Victims Rights Directive after the UK leaves the EU.
Nigel Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure all trafficked, separated and unaccompanied children have an independent guardian to help them access their rights.
Nigel Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK citizens were afforded assistance by his Department following disruption at Nairobi airport in March 2019.
Nigel Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with officials in Northern Ireland on providing assistance to the Housing Executive to improve the situation for older renters.
Nigel Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what preparations have been made to enhance passport checking systems at each of Northern Ireland's airports.
Nigel Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the extent to which mental health issues are present in domestic abuse cases reported to the police in England and Wales.
Nigel Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the level of absenteeism has been for the police in each year since 2015.
Nigel Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many officers are currently subject to (a) temporary and (b) permanent duty restrictions in each police force in England.
Nigel Dodds: Let me go back to the subject that the Minister started this session with. In a few minutes, the funeral of Lyra McKee will begin in Belfast. The Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition are both there, and rightly so. We extend our deepest sympathies to Lyra’s partner Sara, and to her family and friends, at this terrible time. The message across Northern Ireland is that violence is...
Nigel Dodds: rose—
Nigel Dodds: I admire the Minister greatly. He is doing a valiant job with the only two paragraphs in the SI, which he mentioned, so I understand that he does not have a lot of material, but he is trying to put everything on to other people, saying it is up to the parties to call the Assembly and so on. Does he not take any responsibility for the state of affairs in Northern Ireland, which his Government...
Nigel Dodds: It is a real pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Lewes (Maria Caulfield) who has spoken very eloquently about the attractions of Northern Ireland. She is right to point out, as we consider the dark news of the weekend’s events, the many tremendous assets that Northern Ireland has going for it, which include, most of all, its people despite everything that has happened in recent days. We...
Nigel Dodds: We are now two years into this limboland, which is utterly unacceptable in its own terms, but it is not correct to suggest that this is having the effect of bringing about the restoration of devolution. The people of Northern Ireland deserve proper government, with accountable decisions being made. These are normal, democratic, basic fundamental rights. Let me give the House a couple of...
Nigel Dodds: I join the Secretary of State and the shadow Secretary of State in their powerful words today in this House. Everybody is shocked and horrified at what happened in Londonderry just before the weekend. It has brought a palpable sense of real grief, shock and anger across the community at how a young lady who had so much to offer, Lyra McKee, was struck down in such circumstances. We had the...
Nigel Dodds: Until yesterday, the EU was saying very clearly that unless there was a credible plan for an election or a referendum, or a prospect of getting the withdrawal agreement through soon, it would not grant an extension, and that if it did, there would be stringent conditions. In fact, it held to neither of those statements. When it was faced with the unpalatable choice of a no deal, it backed...