Andrew Rosindell: What steps she is taking to ensure that aid to the Palestinian Authority is not used to fund radicalisation.
Andrew Rosindell: I welcome the Minister’s reassurance and the Government’s commitment to peaceful co-existence projects that bring Israelis and Palestinians together. However, last year the Palestinian Authority reportedly paid more than £250 million in monthly salaries to terrorists in Israeli prisons, which is worth 7% of their budget and an astonishing 50% of their foreign aid receipts....
Andrew Rosindell: What assessment she has made of progress on maintaining a seamless border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland after the UK leaves the EU.
Andrew Rosindell: Does the Minister agree that once the UK leaves the EU we will have a duty to protect the rights of Irish citizens under UK law, through the common travel area, which predates Britain’s membership of the EU?
Andrew Rosindell: Order. I ask the hon. Lady to wind up, so that the Minister has a chance to respond.
Andrew Rosindell: Order. To try to get all Members in this afternoon, will everyone try to restrict their comments to about three to four minutes maximum, please?
Andrew Rosindell: What assurances can Ministers give to help taxi drivers who buy the new electric taxi before the vehicle excise duty change comes into force?
Andrew Rosindell: I advise Members that if everyone is to get a chance to speak, they need to restrict their speeches to three to four minutes.
Andrew Rosindell: Does the Minister, as an outer-London MP, agree that wherever resources are coming from—whether central Government or the Mayor of London—outer-London boroughs always get the raw end of the deal? We do not get the resources we need. Something has to be done to change the system so that boroughs such as Hillingdon, Sutton and Havering get a fairer share of the cake.
Andrew Rosindell: I congratulate the hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green (Catherine West) on raising this topic today. It is a vital issue that is in the interests of all London MPs, and the situation is of growing concern, particularly for Members of Parliament in the outer-London areas. In my constituency of Romford, local people are genuinely concerned about the lack of police resources for our local...
Andrew Rosindell: I would never accuse the hon. Gentleman of such activities. It was a hooligan, who was fortunately chased and caught by a member of my team. The police then arrested him, and he is now being prosecuted. I was a victim of crime, and one of my staff has also recently been a victim of crime. People entered her home at four in the morning, with bats, in a residential area of Hornchurch. They...
Andrew Rosindell: I agree with everything that my hon. Friend is saying and I agreed with a lot of what the hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green (Catherine West) said, but one thing that has not been mentioned so far is that the Metropolitan police cover the whole of London. That does not just mean inner London; outer London boroughs also need proper resources. The reality is that far too much is being...
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: 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.