Andrew Rosindell: In September, I read an article in the New Statesman entitled “We Are Heading Towards a World Without Animals”. It was a shocking title for an article perhaps, but one that presents a truly horrific prospect for our world. Perhaps we need to be shocked—shocked into taking deadly seriously what must surely be one of the most profound issues our world faces today. This...
Andrew Rosindell: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his intervention and agree entirely with his comments. The author of the article does not pull his punches, stating that our planet is going through a significant change, that we are witnessing “right now” the process of widespread extinction and that humans “seem to have accepted the idea that the loss of wild animals is the sad but acceptable...
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 8 September 2017 to Question 6797, whether India indicated during discussions on the trade relationship between the UK and India that the Government would have to relax immigration rules with India for a future trade deal to be agreed.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last made representations on the environmental effects of the ivory trade in China with his Chinese counterpart.
Andrew Rosindell: Does the hon. Member for High Peak wish to exercise a short right of reply at the end?
Andrew Rosindell: Order.
Andrew Rosindell: Order. There is a four-minute time limit. I call Liz Twist.
Andrew Rosindell: Order.
Andrew Rosindell: I advise Members that there is now a four-minute limit on speeches, until the Front-Bench speeches begin.
Andrew Rosindell: Is Ruth George present to move the motion? [Interruption.] I remind hon. Members that they should be here on time so that debates can begin in a timely fashion.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 9592, what steps his Department has made to investigate the (a) possibility and (b) potential benefits of establishing a free trade area between Gibraltar and the UK.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when his Department last carried out an assessment of the potential effect on the ivory trade globally of a ban on that trade in the UK.
Andrew Rosindell: The very last thing my constituents would want is the revocation of article 50. The British people voted for Brexit, they expect the Prime Minister to deliver it, and they have every confidence that she will. Will she reassure the people of Gibraltar that no agreement will be made unless they are fully included in that agreement, and that Spain has no veto over their future?
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2017 to Question 9627, on motorcycles: helmets, for what reasons there is no reference to the safety of suspects on mopeds and motorcycles as influencing the decision as to whether police pursue the suspects.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to establish a free trade area between the UK and Gibraltar which will be in place after the UK leaves the EU.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department provides to nations to help them tackle poaching which results from the illegal ivory trade.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the legality under international laws of using the international aid budget to fund anti-poaching efforts in sub-Saharan Africa.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that schools pass onto students information on the environmental effect of poaching and of the illegal trade in ivory.