Results 1–20 of 505 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

Nuclear Safeguards Bill (16 Oct 2017)

Gareth Johnson: It is a pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Cheltenham (Alex Chalk), and before him my hon. Friend the Member for North Dorset (Simon Hoare), who looks like he is about to leave the Chamber. It is always a pleasure to follow the latter, but although he has many qualities, brevity is perhaps not one of them. The Bill is important, and I very much hope that its Second Reading...

Nuclear Safeguards Bill (16 Oct 2017)

Gareth Johnson: The Government have been absolutely clear that they must prepare for all eventualities, and that is precisely what is currently happening. I congratulate the Minister on putting resources into the country’s nuclear industry. It is essential to ensure that British nuclear fusion research continues when we leave Euratom. We have invested a huge amount of time, resources and effort in...

Nuclear Safeguards Bill (16 Oct 2017)

Gareth Johnson: Is the hon. Lady aware that the European Commission itself has said that no country that leaves the EU can continue being a member of Euratom? Is the Commission wrong?

Autism Diagnosis — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (13 Sep 2017)

Gareth Johnson: I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on securing the debate. Does he agree that the NICE guidelines he alluded to are not figures simply plucked out of the air, but are carefully considered? What is vital is that if they are implemented people can get the support and assistance that they often need for this condition.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Leaving the EU: Border (28 Jun 2017)

Gareth Johnson: What steps he is taking to ensure that there is no hard border with the Republic of Ireland after the UK leaves the EU.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Leaving the EU: Border (28 Jun 2017)

Gareth Johnson: Northern Ireland is as much part of the United Kingdom as Dartford, but does the Minister agree that, given Northern Ireland’s unique situation, it is essential that there is a frictionless border between it and the Republic, without ever compromising the security of the whole of the United Kingdom?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Thames Gateway: SMEs (27 Jun 2017)

Gareth Johnson: What steps he is taking to support the growth of small and medium-sized businesses in the Thames Gateway.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Thames Gateway: SMEs (27 Jun 2017)

Gareth Johnson: The lack of connectivity between Kent and Essex frustrates commerce between those two counties. The lower Thames crossing will help with that, but it will take some years for it to be built. Will the Minister use that time to work with local businesses in the area to unlock its huge potential, which has yet to be fully realised?

Child Abuse Offences (Sentencing) — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (13 Mar 2017)

Gareth Johnson: The Minister will recall that the manifesto that she and I stood on at the last general election included a commitment to extend the scope of the unduly lenient sentence scheme. Even after the Budget, our manifesto must mean something. Does she therefore agree that it is time to extend the scope of the unduly lenient sentence scheme to include the distribution and creation of indecent...

Child Abuse Offences (Sentencing) — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (13 Mar 2017)

Gareth Johnson: The hon. Lady is making an excellent speech. Does she agree that it is wrong that the prosecution cannot appeal sentences imposed by the courts for creating or distributing images of child sexual abuse, no matter how lenient they are, because those offences do not fall under the unduly lenient sentencing scheme?

Awards for Valour (Protection) Bill: Offence of wearing awards with intent to deceive triable summarily (24 Feb 2017)

Gareth Johnson: I have deliberately not intervened on my hon. Friend until now because it is quite clear that he is trying to talk the Bill out, and it is absolutely clear that his amendments are wrecking amendments that are not based on logic. Does he accept that it is a great shame that there is support on both sides of the House—from Her Majesty’s Opposition, the Government, the Scottish...

Awards for Valour (Protection) Bill: Offence of wearing awards with intent to deceive triable summarily (24 Feb 2017)

Gareth Johnson: Does my hon. Friend agree that it is very sad that, come this Remembrance Sunday, any individual can parade in front of widows, veterans, families and loved ones wearing medals that they have not won themselves—they may not have even served—with the intent to deceive and to curry favour? The reason why they will be able to do so is that he has filibustered this Bill.

Awards for Valour (Protection) Bill: Offence of wearing awards with intent to deceive triable summarily (24 Feb 2017)

Gareth Johnson: The main purpose behind the Bill is to protect veterans. It is intended to ensure that when anybody sees someone wearing medals proudly at a remembrance service or in any other sphere, they can have confidence that that individual is the legitimate article. That has always been my intention. I find it grotesque in the extreme that certain individuals—we have had numerous examples of...

New Partnership with the EU (17 Jan 2017)

Gareth Johnson: Some 44% of our exports go to the European Union. Does the Secretary of State agree that in many respects, that figure is part of the problem, given that just 7% of the world’s population live in the EU? Does he agree that today’s decision to come out of the single market gives us a wonderful opportunity to be more global and international with our trading partners? [Interruption.]

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: George Low (10 Jan 2017)

Gareth Johnson: What recent representations the Government have made to authorities in northern Cyprus on the killing of George Low in Ayia Napa in August 2016.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: George Low (10 Jan 2017)

Gareth Johnson: I thank the Foreign Office for its hard work in trying to secure justice for both George Low and Ben Barker. Natural justice demands that people should not be able simply to walk away from custody when accused of murder, yet northern Cyprus has allowed this to happen with one of the suspects and it is feared that the second will soon follow. Please can the Minister reassure the victim’s...

Prime Minister: Engagements (14 Dec 2016)

Gareth Johnson: On 14 August my constituents George Low and Ben Barker were the victims of a vicious knife attack in Ayia Napa. George Low, sadly, died later that day from his injuries. The two culprits fled to northern Cyprus, where they were arrested on unrelated matters. Despite representations made by the Foreign Office, one of those men was recently able to walk free, and it is feared that the second...

Dartford Crossing: Congestion — [Mr Albert Owen in the Chair] (7 Dec 2016)

Gareth Johnson: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for South Basildon and East Thurrock (Stephen Metcalfe), and I agree that we all want the same thing. I thank the Minister for his responses. The biggest decision of all, of course, is whether we choose option A or option C. If anyone were to suggest that all the existing London crossings should be put in the same place, we would think them mad. That is...

Dartford Crossing: Congestion — [Mr Albert Owen in the Chair] (7 Dec 2016)

Gareth Johnson: Although I accept that traffic flows have improved from Essex into Kent since the toll booths have been removed, I dispute the argument that they have improved from Dartford into Essex. A lot depends on how those figures are measured. Certainly the people of Dartford have no sense whatever that improvements have come about in anything like the manner that the Minister mentions. They feel,...

Dartford Crossing: Congestion — [Mr Albert Owen in the Chair] (7 Dec 2016)

Gareth Johnson: I certainly agree with the hon. Gentleman that we need a decision, so that we will be able to get on with building a new crossing. Does he agree with me, though, that we needed a decision 15 years ago? The fact that that decision was not made then, and that nothing at all was done about the congestion in Dartford, has resulted in the problems that we experience today.


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