Results 1–20 of 2157 for speaker:Zac Goldsmith

Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber (27 Apr 2018)

Kew Gardens (Leases) (No.2) Bill - 2nd reading – Zac Goldsmith. Legislation

Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval: Anti-Semitism (17 Apr 2018)

Zac Goldsmith: Does my hon. Friend share my concern that we are seeing a particularly sharp increase in anti-Semitism on university campuses? Does he agree that Jewish and Israeli students should absolutely never be made to feel unwelcome in their learning environments?

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Welfare: Litter (29 Mar 2018)

Zac Goldsmith: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) injuries and (b) deaths caused to (i) farmed animals and (ii) wild animals by (A) plastic and (B) other forms of litter.

Worboys Case and the Parole Board (28 Mar 2018)

Zac Goldsmith: I very much support the calls by the Opposition for a thorough, end-to-end review. The reality is that these victims have managed to blow open the system using, as we have heard, a very big, popular campaign. They have given us a rare glimpse into something that many people across this House would find utterly terrifying, given the profound errors that have been uncovered by Leveson in the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (28 Mar 2018)

Zac Goldsmith: As the Prime Minister will know, the High Court today overturned a decision by the Parole Board to release the black-cab rapist John Worboys. Does she share my admiration for the brave victims who challenged that the decision in court, does she agree that they should never have had to do so, and does she agree that this gigantic, landmark decision must now provoke a rethink of a criminal...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Plastic Bags: Fees and Charges (26 Mar 2018)

Zac Goldsmith: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 19 March 2018 to Question 132299 on Plastic Bags: Fees and Charges, whether retailers are obliged to redistribute all of the revenue they raise from the 5p carrier bag charge to good causes; and if he will take steps to ensure that all of the £94.8 million raised so far by the ten largest...

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, Environmental Audit Committee, Health and Social Care Committee and Transport Committee (22 Mar 2018)

Zac Goldsmith: This is a very strong report. In particular, it calls for a new clean air Act. I ask the Government to acknowledge that the report, with its strong recommendations, is based on a consensus between four whole Select Committees. I hope that they will take heed. Will my hon. Friend, who has made a brilliant introduction, join me in celebrating the appearance this very morning of a 100% electric,...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Solar Power (19 Mar 2018)

Zac Goldsmith: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to consult on post-feed-in tariff policy support for solar power; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Plastic Bags: Fees and Charges (19 Mar 2018)

Zac Goldsmith: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that retailers pass on the full cost of the five pence charge for plastic carrier bags.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Plastic Bags: Fees and Charges (19 Mar 2018)

Zac Goldsmith: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much money has been raised by the five pence plastic bag levy from each of the ten largest retailers since that policy was introduced.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Plastic Bags: Fees and Charges (19 Mar 2018)

Zac Goldsmith: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much and what proportion of the revenue raised by the five pence plastic bag levy has been allocated to good causes by each of the ten largest retailers since the introduction of the policy.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Storage (15 Mar 2018)

Zac Goldsmith: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations he has received on the levels of business rates levied on properties used for onsite battery storage; and what assessment he has made of the effect of those levels of business rates on the battery storage sector.

Uk Relations: Saudi Arabia (7 Mar 2018)

Zac Goldsmith: Historically, Saudi Arabia has channelled hundreds of millions, if not billions of pounds into the violent end of Islamic extremism all around the world. In my right hon. Friend’s assessment, has that approach shifted visibly under the Crown Prince?

Business of the House: Maldives: Political Situation (6 Mar 2018)

Zac Goldsmith: President Mohamed Nasheed was the first democratically elected president of the Maldives, and he was elected after years of having been tortured and abused in that country’s jails by his predecessor. He was a great leader, famously closing the political prisons and holding his first Cabinet meeting underwater to highlight climate change. He was a truly progressive, secular leader in a...

Anti-Corruption Strategy: Illegal Wildlife Trade — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (28 Feb 2018)

Zac Goldsmith: A staggering quantity of illegal wildlife trade happens online, so one way to deal with demand would be to tackle that trade online. Will the hon. Gentleman join me in paying tribute and offering huge thanks to organisations such as the International Fund for Animal Welfare that have done so much to persuade big online retailers to weed illegal wildlife trade out of the way they do business?...

Anti-Corruption Strategy: Illegal Wildlife Trade — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (28 Feb 2018)

Zac Goldsmith: My hon. Friend is making a powerful and moving speech. It is known that Janjaweed, al-Shabab, Boko Haram, Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance army and other organisations all derive much of their income from the illegal wildlife trade, which makes it a dangerous and ugly business. Does he agree that one of things we do well, and have done well, as a country is provide real training...

Anti-Corruption Strategy: Illegal Wildlife Trade — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (28 Feb 2018)

Zac Goldsmith: I congratulate the hon. Lady on initiating this crucial debate. Given what she has said about the scale of the illegal wildlife trade and its connection to corruption, will she join me in supporting the Environmental Investigation Agency’s campaign for the UN convention against corruption to be amended to include the illegal wildlife trade? It currently does not, and no cases have been...


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