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Illegal Migration Act: Northern Ireland (14 May 2024)

Gavin Robinson: (Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Home Department if he will make a statement on the High Court judgment in Belfast of 13 May 2024 disapplying the Illegal Migration Act 2023 in Northern Ireland.

Illegal Migration Act: Northern Ireland (14 May 2024)

Gavin Robinson: I am grateful for that response, and I thank the Minister of State in the Northern Ireland Office and the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland for being present today. But we need not be here, as the issues elucidated yesterday by the High Court in Belfast were fairly and thoroughly explored in this House, and in the other place, during the passage of both the Illegal Migration Act and the...

Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill: Title (29 Apr 2024)

Gavin Robinson: Like others who have spoken, I indicate the Democratic Unionist party’s full support for the Bill at Third Reading. The Secretary of State was kind enough to thank the Minister. As she was not present to hear all our tributes to him throughout the course of the evening, I want to repeat them for her benefit. The Minister has thoughtfully and doggedly worked through the issues on the...

Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill: Clause 1 - Quashing of convictions for relevant offences (29 Apr 2024)

Gavin Robinson: I just want to put on record, in Committee, the Democratic Unionist party’s sincere and personal appreciation of the Minister for how he has engaged with us, the pragmatic way he has approached these issues, and the can-do attitude he has extended to Northern Ireland. We have met on a number of occasions. He has received the thorough representations of my right hon. Friend the Member for...

Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill (Instructions) (29 Apr 2024)

Gavin Robinson: I agree with the hon. Member for North Down (Stephen Farry) and thank the Minister for reaching this point. There has been considerable effort and collaboration across the House and across parties. The hon. Gentleman mentioned most particularly the First Minister, the Deputy First Minister, the Justice Minister for Northern Ireland and, indeed, all Northern Ireland MPs, who are all agreeable...

British Nationality (Irish Citizens) Bill (26 Apr 2024)

Gavin Robinson: As I said, Mr Deputy Speaker, this will be just a list of thank yous from me, and I thank you for your expert chairmanship. I thank the Minister for the way in which he has engaged and picked up the baton incredibly well—I appreciate it—and I thank the Minister for Legal Migration and the Border, the hon. Member for Corby (Tom Pursglove), who has been great in his engagement. I thank the...

British Nationality (Irish Citizens) Bill (26 Apr 2024)

Gavin Robinson: I beg to move, That the Bill be now read the Third time. Just yesterday, I was asked by a constituent what relevance or role a Back-Bench MP has. God love that woman, Mr Deputy Speaker, because not only did she get the full precis of my contribution this afternoon, she got all the intricacies of the processes and the procedures and the hoops that we go through to make an impact —but make an...

Public Bill Committee: International Freedom of Religion or Belief Bill: Clause 1 - Special Envoy for International Freedom of Religion or Belief (24 Apr 2024)

Gavin Robinson: I feel a bit bad because I said that the hon. Lady was prepared to do it. For fear that rumours start spreading, I am glad that she has set the record straight. I am sure Hansard will back me up on what I said. But she would have done it, of that I have no doubt.

Public Bill Committee: International Freedom of Religion or Belief Bill: Clause 1 - Special Envoy for International Freedom of Religion or Belief (24 Apr 2024)

Gavin Robinson: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Graham, and to be here in this Public Bill Committee, given that I was pleased to support the hon. Member for Congleton on Second Reading in one of our Friday debates on private Members’ Bills. Few people know that although some of those Bills come out of the ballot, there is an opportunity immediately after the ballot, and the hon....

Northern Ireland: Union of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (24 Apr 2024)

Gavin Robinson: On behalf of my colleagues, may I extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Frank Field? He and I shared four years in the House, and I always found him to be a very warm and engaging colleague—someone who had time for young parliamentarians like me, and who believed very much in this place and our country. May I also thank the Secretary of State and the Minister of State, Department...

Northern Ireland: Union of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (24 Apr 2024)

Gavin Robinson: The Secretary of State will recognise that one of the issues absent from the Windsor framework and subsequent agreements is the conclusion of an arrangement for veterinary medicines. He will know how important agriculture is to the Northern Ireland economy, and he will also know that Northern Ireland produces 10 times as much food as we need, to the benefit of our nearest neighbours. The...

Public Bill Committee: British Citizenship (Northern Ireland) Bill: Clause 1 - Acquisition of British citizenship: persons born in Ireland (17 Apr 2024)

Gavin Robinson: It is not often that we get to speak having heard such obituaries, but to be able to do so is a great opportunity, because most people do not get to reflect on obituaries offered. I thank everyone so much for all the contributions that have been made. I greatly appreciate it. The Minister and I entered this place at the same time—I think I have a couple of years on him, and a few more grey...

Public Bill Committee: British Citizenship (Northern Ireland) Bill: Clause 1 - Acquisition of British citizenship: persons born in Ireland (17 Apr 2024)

Gavin Robinson: I beg to move amendment 1, in clause 1, page 1, line 5, leave out “persons born in Ireland” and insert “Irish citizens”. This Amendment changes the section heading of the new section 4AA inserted into the British Nationality Act 1981 by clause 1 to reflect the change made by Amendment 2.

Public Bill Committee: British Citizenship (Northern Ireland) Bill: Clause 1 - Acquisition of British citizenship: persons born in Ireland (17 Apr 2024)

Gavin Robinson: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship this morning, Mrs Harris. I thank all hon. and right hon. colleagues for taking the time to attend this Public Bill Committee. I am pleased to move amendment 1. In the course of my remarks I hope to provide context for the Bill, but I shall not regurgitate the commentary from Second Reading; it would not be in order to do so. However, I hope...

Written Answers — Treasury: Aviation: Training (13 Mar 2024)

Gavin Robinson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to introduce VAT relief for pilot training.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation: Training (13 Mar 2024)

Gavin Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress he has made on implementing his Department's policy document entitled Options for addressing the cost of pilot training, published on 31 May 2023.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation: Training (13 Mar 2024)

Gavin Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to launch a support scheme for pilot training.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation: Training (13 Mar 2024)

Gavin Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to introduce a Government-backed loan for pilot training.


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