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Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Sub Post Offices: Pay (14 May 2024)

Geoffrey Cox: To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what discussions the Minister of State for Enterprise, Markets and Small Business has had with Post Office Ltd on the decision to reduce the remuneration period for subpostmasters with Hard to Place post offices; and what steps he is taking to ensure sufficient compensation and support for affected subpostmasters during the transition period.

Petition - Road network in Torridge and West Devon ( 8 May 2024)

Geoffrey Cox: I have the honour to present a petition on behalf of some 4,000 of my constituents concerning the road network in Torridge and West Devon. Devon has the largest road network of any county at 8,000 miles. It has many unclassified and unnumbered roads serving isolated communities. While the substantial sums provided in recent Budgets are welcome, the patchwork repair of our roads is not the...

Public Bill Committee: Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) Bill: Clause 1 - Livestock worrying: scope and consequences of offence (24 Apr 2024)

Geoffrey Cox: On disqualification, will the Minister go back to the Department and say to his officials that we ought to look at whether committing an offence under the 1953 Act should make someone eligible for disqualification from dog ownership? It would be a simple amendment that could be introduced in this private Member’s Bill, and I sense that there is widespread support for the proposal. If there...

Public Bill Committee: Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) Bill: Clause 1 - Livestock worrying: scope and consequences of offence (24 Apr 2024)

Geoffrey Cox: The Dangerous Dogs Act does permit disqualification, so although the Animal Welfare Act considers the welfare of an animal, the Dangerous Dogs Act aims at a different mischief. There seems to be no reason why livestock worrying offences should not be included under the same principle as the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Public Bill Committee: Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) Bill: Clause 1 - Livestock worrying: scope and consequences of offence (24 Apr 2024)

Geoffrey Cox: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mrs Latham. I should make a declaration of interest: I own land on which livestock is kept. I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Member for Suffolk Coastal on doing an enormous service for livestock farming and those engaged in it not only through this valuable Bill but during her service as Secretary of State. Throughout her time in...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Ambulance Services: Bullying and Discrimination (22 Apr 2024)

Geoffrey Cox: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to help tackle (a) sexism, (b) racism and (c) bullying behaviour within the ambulance service; and if she will establish an independent body to review complaints made by ambulance workers.

Written Answers — Treasury: Holiday Accommodation: Taxation (22 Apr 2024)

Geoffrey Cox: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish guidance on the tax regime for furnished holiday lets after April 2025.

Written Answers — Treasury: Landlords: Income Tax (22 Apr 2024)

Geoffrey Cox: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the report entitled Property income review: simplifying income tax for residential landlords, published by the Office for Tax Simplification on 25 October 2022, if he will take steps to introduce legislative proposals for a brightline test to clarify when property letting activities subject to income tax would qualify as a trade.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Lyme Disease: Health Services (15 Apr 2024)

Geoffrey Cox: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to (a) promote better awareness within the NHS of the symptoms of Lyme disease and (b) speed up (i) testing and (ii) analysis of test results for Lyme disease.

Business of the House (21 Mar 2024)

Geoffrey Cox: Just five years ago, the gates of Appledore shipyard closed. It was a picture of dereliction; its workforce dispersed to the four winds. But now it has experienced a glorious revival. It has several hundred employees and 45 apprentices, having been taken over by Harland & Wolff. A similar picture of prosperity and thriving is taking place in Belfast today. May we have a debate on the revival...

Farming ( 4 Mar 2024)

Geoffrey Cox: How does the emphasis about which the Minister is talking square with the sustainable farming incentive activities? They arouse considerable concern in the farming community that it would almost be a better and more paying proposition for them to give up farming altogether under the SFI scheme. Is my hon. Friend the Member for Bridgwater and West Somerset (Mr Liddell-Grainger), who...

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill (12 Dec 2023)

Geoffrey Cox: In defending the Bill, which I will attempt, one has to reckon with those who think that it goes too far, or may go too far, and with those who think it goes not far enough. Let me first address those who think that it goes too far, of whom the right hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull North (Dame Diana Johnson) is an example. The Bill is criticised on the basis that it deems Rwanda to be...

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill (12 Dec 2023)

Geoffrey Cox: Yes, it is. It was changed two or three years later, but in the Nasseri case before the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords, their lordships upheld, as a matter of law, the deeming of countries to be safe and within the law. Indeed, they went on to say—Lord Hoffmann being one of them, I think—that while Parliament deemed it such, there were plainly risks if the Home Office did not...

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill (12 Dec 2023)

Geoffrey Cox: I cannot give way; I do not have time. Let me move to the third and most important question, which relates to the exclusion of access to courts. This Bill carefully preserves the right of individuals to come to court in extreme cases of individual justice. I listened, impressed, to my right hon. Friend the Member for Newark (Robert Jenrick), and I submit to those who think the Bill goes far...

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill (12 Dec 2023)

Geoffrey Cox: No, I cannot give way; I simply do not have time. Constitutional principles compete in creative tension. Parliamentary sovereignty is the most important of them, but there are others that are fundamental and one of them is access to a court in extreme cases. That is what this Bill preserves. I say to my right hon. Friends that I understand their frustration and their deep, intense...

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill (12 Dec 2023)

Geoffrey Cox: Will the right hon. Lady give way?

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill (12 Dec 2023)

Geoffrey Cox: Is there a fundamental difference between the Government deeming Rwanda safe and the Labour Government, as they did in 2004, deeming a whole list of countries safe in precisely the same way and with precisely the same legislative technique?

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill (12 Dec 2023)

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Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Interpreters (23 Oct 2023)

Geoffrey Cox: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to (a) assist and (b) ensure the safety of interpreters who were previously employed by UK armed forces in Afghanistan who have escaped to a third country and whose (i) application under the ARAP scheme and (ii) appeal against an unsuccessful initial application is delayed; and what steps he is taking to expedite such (A)...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Salmon: North Atlantic Ocean (20 Oct 2023)

Geoffrey Cox: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department held discussions at the recent North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation on protecting salmon stocks as they migrate to feeding grounds in the North Atlantic; and if she will press for international agreement on such protections.


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