Results 1–20 of 3929 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Robert Goodwill

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?

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...

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...

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?

Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill [Lords] (14 May 2018)

Robert Goodwill: I am slightly astonished at some of the points that the hon. Member for Middlesbrough (Andy McDonald) made on behalf of the Opposition. I know him well—we often travel down on the train from the north-east together—but he has spent most of the past quarter of an hour attacking the Government for implementing the decision made by 65.5% of the voters in Middlesbrough, and by over...

Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill [Lords] (14 May 2018)

Robert Goodwill: The hon. Gentleman has fallen into the other trap that many Labour colleagues fall into, which is arguing that the people were too stupid to understand what they were voting for. They knew precisely what they were voting for. They knew it would be tough, but they put the interests of the country before short-term economic advantage. I believe that the Government are negotiating to get the...

Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill [Lords] (14 May 2018)

Robert Goodwill: My hon. has correctly identifies that Labour Members are all over the place on this subject. There was no shortage of “Project Fear” in debates during the referendum campaign—people knew they were voting for something that would be very tough for this country—but, by and large, they voted because they understood the facts. I turn again to the point that Labour...

Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill [Lords] (14 May 2018)

Robert Goodwill: As always, my right hon. Friend makes a valid point. It is not in the interests of the German motor industry, the French agriculture industry or industry right across Europe to cut off its nose to spite its face. If that was the case, I am sure that German motor manufacturers would be beating a track to Chancellor Merkel’s door to make that very point. I have not seen one recently, but...

Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill [Lords] (14 May 2018)

Robert Goodwill: I will come to that point as I expand my comments. Turning to trucks and the importance of the road haulage industry, it is currently in vogue to demonise diesels, and Volkswagen must take some of the blame for that. However, if one looks at the trucks operating under the Euro 5 and Euro 6 regulations, one sees that heavy vehicles pretty much perform as expected. The reason for that is quite...

Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill [Lords] (14 May 2018)

Robert Goodwill: The hon. Gentleman says, rather surprisingly, that this Government have done nothing for the road haulage industry. Is he not aware that the HGV levy brought in to level the playing field between foreign and UK hauliers brought in £96 million in the first two years after it was introduced in 2014, and that the previous coalition Government increased the speed limit on single-carriageway...

Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill [Lords] (14 May 2018)

Robert Goodwill: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill [Lords] (14 May 2018)

Robert Goodwill: Many hauliers hire trailers for specific uses. If trailers are used predominantly in the UK, they obviously will not be registered. What sort of timescale does the Secretary of State think would be reasonable for registering a trailer before it embarks on an international journey?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Voter ID Pilots (23 Apr 2018)

Robert Goodwill: Has the Minister had the same experience on the doorstep as I have, with voters who have mislaid their polling cards finding it hard to believe that they can turn up to vote without any form of identification?


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