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Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (4 Jul 2018)

Robert Goodwill: On Saturday in Llandudno, the Prime Minister received a warm welcome as the nation paid tribute to our brilliant armed forces. It is great news that valiant Salisbury will host the event next year, and we are absolutely delighted that Britain’s premier resort, Scarborough, will be the location of the national Armed Forces Day event in 2020. Is the Prime Minister looking forward to...

Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill: Committee Stage (19 Jun 2018)

Robert Goodwill: The Minister drew our attention to the situation over the border. Do the Scottish Government delegate power to the Scottish Parliament to set spending, or do they protect the money as the UK Government do?

Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill: Committee Stage (19 Jun 2018)

Robert Goodwill: People not being on the electoral register is not just an urban issue. In constituencies such as mine, many people have second homes and are not on the electoral register. They vote in local elections in many cases, but they require help from their MP if they have problems concerning the local authority. It is not just in inner-city constituencies that there are more constituents than the...

Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill: Committee Stage (19 Jun 2018)

Robert Goodwill: I was elected on a manifesto that called for a reduction in the number of MPs to 600. How can I look my constituents in the eye and spend the equivalent of 600 nurses’ salaries on something for which they did not vote?

Public Bill Committee: Tenant Fees Bill: Transferable deposits (12 Jun 2018)

Robert Goodwill: If I may briefly interject, the hon. Lady identifies a problem, which came through in the evidence sessions, that affects landlords as well as tenants. The frustration of having a deposit locked up with the current landlord that cannot be given to the new landlord is a problem. However, now is not the time to address it. Indeed, the hon. Lady said that we should look at ways of solving the...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Sirius Minerals Polyhalite Project (12 Jun 2018)

Robert Goodwill: If he will make an assessment of the potential contribution of the Sirius Minerals polyhalite project to the industrial strategy.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Sirius Minerals Polyhalite Project (12 Jun 2018)

Robert Goodwill: I am sure the Minister is aware of the recent Quod report, which shows the long-term economic benefits of this investment. The polyhalite fertiliser mining project does not only bring the 1,000 jobs that the Minister mentioned but is the largest single investment in the north. Product will be exported to the world through Teesport, growing the local economy by almost 20% and adding £2.3...

Public Bill Committee: Tenant Fees Bill: Permitted payments (7 Jun 2018)

Robert Goodwill: The hon. Gentleman is making some good points. In terms of domestic violence, would a criminal conviction have to be secured to prove that, or would an allegation just have to be made?

Public Bill Committee: Tenant Fees Bill: Permitted payments (7 Jun 2018)

Robert Goodwill: The hon. Lady says that the aim of the proposed legislation was to make things fairer for tenants. Does she agree that all the NGOs that gave evidence this morning made it clear that it would make things fairer for tenants?

Public Bill Committee: Tenant Fees Bill: Prohibitions applying to landlords (7 Jun 2018)

Robert Goodwill: Is it not the case in many cases that there being a key meter or a prepayment meter in the property is due to the actions of a previous tenant, for whom the meter had to be installed because of an unpaid bill? It is then very difficult for either the landlord or the new tenant to change that situation.

Public Bill Committee: Tenant Fees Bill: Examination of Witnesses (7 Jun 2018)

Robert Goodwill: In the opening comments from Citizens Advice, we heard that a four-week deposit was preferable to a six-week one on the grounds of affordability, but in a previous evidence session, we heard from the landlords that where there is a four-week deposit, often the departing tenant will just not pay the last month’s rent in the knowledge that the landlord will then take the deposit to cover...

Public Bill Committee: Tenant Fees Bill: Examination of Witnesses (7 Jun 2018)

Robert Goodwill: Indeed, the passporting arrangement that the Opposition mentioned would solve that problem as well. It is interesting to have some statistics behind that. Thank you very much.

Public Bill Committee: Tenant Fees Bill: Examination of Witnesses (7 Jun 2018)

Robert Goodwill: I live in North Yorkshire, so the trading standards authority is North Yorkshire County Council, but Q Scarborough Borough Council is our borough, which is a long way from Northallerton and from some of the trading standards officers. Will the boroughs and districts be able to step up to the mark? Should a disproportionate amount of the £500,000 be made available to the districts and...

Airports National Policy Statement (5 Jun 2018)

Robert Goodwill: Although not before time, this decision is great news not only for UK plc but for regional airports such as Leeds Bradford, which have too long been hampered by a lack of slots into our major hub airports, and for customers who have had to connect at airports such as Schiphol or Charles de Gaulle, which plays into the hands of our competitors. I read in the newspaper that there may be some...

Public Bill Committee: Tenant Fees Bill: Examination of Witnesses (5 Jun 2018)

Robert Goodwill: May I draw attention to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. I have eight residential properties and three commercial properties, for none of which, however, we charge deposits or use letting agents.

Nuclear Power (4 Jun 2018)

Robert Goodwill: The Secretary of State in his statement highlighted the need to drive down the cost of the construction and operation of this new generation of nuclear reactors. In that regard, are we likely to see more reliance on offsite modular construction techniques? If so, will that present opportunities not just for Wales but right around the country, including for the expertise that already exists on...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Cyber-attacks (4 Jun 2018)

Robert Goodwill: Will my right hon. Friend join me in paying tribute to the personnel at GCHQ Scarborough, which is known locally as “Wireless station”? Together with their colleagues in Cheltenham, they work day and night to keep us safe from cyber-attacks and cyber-crime.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (4 Jun 2018)

Robert Goodwill: If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (4 Jun 2018)

Robert Goodwill: Will my right hon. Friend reassure me that an increased ability for MI5 and other public bodies to share information will not only deliver a more effective and joined-up response to the fast-changing nature of potential terrorism, but will also come with the right safeguards to protect the use of that information?

Public Bill Committee: Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill [Lords]: Trailer registration (22 May 2018)

Robert Goodwill: Does the hon. Lady agree that one of the problems with caravans is that they are often parked up all winter, and therefore the brakes are likely to be seized or the tyres to have deteriorated? When the DVSA carries out checks on the A64 to Scarborough, it finds lots of defects on caravans. I wonder whether the National Caravan Council advises people on how to give their caravans not only a...


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