Results 1–20 of 576 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Gareth Johnson

Foreign Fighters and the Death Penalty: Pairing (23 Jul 2018)

Gareth Johnson: May I ask my right hon. Friend to be cautious about allowing this matter to take the House down the route of proxy voting, which has huge downsides? Quite often, we are asked to consider serious matters in this House, where the debate affects the way people vote because it changes their mind. The solution is surely to improve the pairing system, rather than to ditch it completely.

Proxy Voting (18 Jul 2018)

Gareth Johnson: My understanding is that a number of agreed pairings in place for yesterday’s Divisions were adhered to completely. Would the Leader of the House agree that, regardless of whether we end up with a form of proxy voting, we should not allow one error to cloud our judgment of the effectiveness of the pairing system, no matter how regrettable that error may have been?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (3 Jul 2018)

Gareth Johnson: Dartford has seen over 1,000 new homes built in and around the town during the past 12 months, which is more than anywhere in Kent and one of the highest figures in the country. Does the Minister agree that investment in infrastructure needs to complement those new homes, not wait for several years?

Ministry of Justice (2 Jul 2018)

Gareth Johnson: It is pleasing to be able to contribute to this estimates day debate. It gives me the opportunity to cover some general issues concerning the criminal justice system, and also a couple of specific ones. I think we would all agree that it is of course the first obligation on any Government to protect their people. We often hear that said in a defence context, but it is just as pertinent in a...

Ministry of Justice (2 Jul 2018)

Gareth Johnson: As a 48-year-old, I instinctively have sympathy with the point my hon. Friend makes. While the prosecution must be represented, it is absolutely essential that the defence has representation as well. That is in the interests of justice. It is fair to say that this country, compared with the rest of the world, spends a favourable amount of money on legal aid. I concede that it is always...

Ministry of Justice (2 Jul 2018)

Gareth Johnson: My hon. Friend makes a valuable point. While there are challenges in the new system of probation supervision, does he agree that it is very welcome that we are now supervising short-term prisoners, which for many years we did not do?

Pet Theft — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (2 Jul 2018)

Gareth Johnson: I am pleased to be able to contribute to the debate. I pay tribute to the Petitions Committee and to the contribution of the hon. Member for Hartlepool (Mike Hill). We all agree that pet theft is a particularly nasty, cruel and growing crime that brings misery to owners and to dogs. I got involved with this issue when a case was brought to my attention of a lady who lived on her own and did...

Pet Theft — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (2 Jul 2018)

Gareth Johnson: If I understand my hon. Friend’s point, the Proceeds of Crime Act is fine when there are some proceeds, but when there are no proceeds, it is very difficult to use. My hon. Friend the Member for Beckenham (Bob Stewart) mentioned that his dogs are worth about £50 each.

Pet Theft — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (2 Jul 2018)

Gareth Johnson: My dogs are not worth 50p each, but that is not the point. The whole point is that our pets are priceless to us and the law does not recognise that.

Pet Theft — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (2 Jul 2018)

Gareth Johnson: Without going into details, if my dog had offspring it would be something of a miracle, so it would be worth an awful lot of money. My hon. Friend makes a very pertinent point, however. Some people steal dogs to use them for breeding and therefore make lots of money for themselves, as the puppies are sold on. We have seen a particular increase in thefts of French bulldogs, because they are...

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

Gareth Johnson: Why is there this sudden interest in money resolutions from the Labour party? I cannot find a single instance of the Labour party in government looking to change the rules surrounding money resolutions, so is it simply for political expedience that this motion has been introduced today?

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

Gareth Johnson: What steps he is taking to tackle knife crime.

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

Gareth Johnson: Does the Secretary of State agree that we need a multi-faceted approach to tackling knife crime? It is essential that we not only disrupt but educate those people who are likely to offend, but it is also important that we retain a high likelihood of imprisonment for anyone who refuses to stop carrying a knife.

Tributes: Baroness Jowell: Schools That Work For Everyone (14 May 2018)

Gareth Johnson: Speaking as a former Kentish grammar school boy, I too welcome this funding. This is one of the few occasions on which I can recall extra money being made available specifically for grammar schools. Does the Secretary of State agree that we should never aspire to a one-size-fits-all education system? Grammar schools have a crucial role to play in achieving the diversity that he speaks about,...

Backbench Business - Banking Misconduct and the Fcabackbench Business: Crossrail Extension to Ebbsfleet (10 May 2018)

Gareth Johnson: I hear what the Minister says about the decision made not to extend out to Abbey Wood, but does he agree that this part of north Kent has changed significantly since that decision was made? We have thousands more homes and greater pressures on our rail system than at that time, and the pressure on housing generally is greater now. We also had traffic problems with the Lower Thames crossing,...

Backbench Business - Banking Misconduct and the Fcabackbench Business: Crossrail Extension to Ebbsfleet (10 May 2018)

Gareth Johnson: I am pleased to have secured this debate, and to have the opportunity to argue that the Government should prioritise the extension of the Crossrail line—now known as the Elizabeth line out of respect to Her Majesty—to Ebbsfleet in my constituency. That route was the original plan for Crossrail, so in effect I am asking for the job to be finished, and for the line to be completed...

Backbench Business - Banking Misconduct and the Fcabackbench Business: Crossrail Extension to Ebbsfleet (10 May 2018)

Gareth Johnson: It was an honour to serve for years with the hon. Lady on Bexley Borough Council. She is absolutely right. The Government try to identify locations where we can develop on brownfield sites and they are in abundance in this area. The same happened when the Labour party was in government. The infrastructure needs to be in place and a crucial part of that is Crossrail itself. If Crossrail...

Backbench Business - Banking Misconduct and the Fcabackbench Business: Crossrail Extension to Ebbsfleet (10 May 2018)

Gareth Johnson: My right hon. Friend and constituency neighbour makes a very important point. I read today that some 2 million journeys are carried out from constituencies in the south-east, such as Sevenoaks and Dartford, to Heathrow. A large proportion of those 2 million journeys would be unnecessary if there was a direct connection between Ebbsfleet and Heathrow airport. It is possible to go from Heathrow...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Ticket Prices: National Sporting Events (10 May 2018)

Gareth Johnson: The Minister will be aware that netball was developed in my Dartford constituency. The sport is growing in popularity and, of course, the England netball team recently won gold at the Commonwealth games. Will she join me in welcoming the fact that the next netball world cup is to be hosted by England, where we hope not only that ticket prices will be reasonable, but that England will prevail...

Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill: Assaults on police constables (27 Apr 2018)

Gareth Johnson: Will my hon. Friend give way?


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