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Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill: Entering or remaining in a designated area (11 Sep 2018)

Gavin Robinson: I am happy for the hon. Lady to expand on her point before she gives way—I hope—again.

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill: Entering or remaining in a designated area (11 Sep 2018)

Gavin Robinson: I am grateful to the hon. Lady for continually giving way as it allows us to develop some of the points. This power already exists. Our authorities have the ability to stop people at our borders and airports who are suspected—or not even suspected—of terrorist offences. We discussed on Second Reading—and I engaged with the Minister subsequently on this point—how Border...

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill: Entering or remaining in a designated area (11 Sep 2018)

Gavin Robinson: The Minister will know that there are particular issues around flags and their association with proscribed organisations in Northern Ireland. Will he outline for our benefit what engagement he has had with the Police Service of Northern Ireland, or indeed with the Public Prosecution Service in Northern Ireland, around this clause, the associated difficulties in pursuing such prosecutions and...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Diseases (24 Jul 2018)

Gavin Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, who will represent the Government at the UN high level meeting on non-communicable diseases in September; and what the Government's expected outcomes for that meeting are.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Diseases (24 Jul 2018)

Gavin Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to prepare for the UN high level meeting on non-communicable diseases in September.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: NATO: Expenditure (24 Jul 2018)

Gavin Robinson: I regularly discuss this important issue with my NATO counterparts, and it was a key part of the burden sharing discussions at the NATO Summit on 11-12 July.

Northern Ireland: Recent Violence (18 Jul 2018)

Gavin Robinson: Thank you for calling me, Mr Speaker. I apologise for missing the start of the urgent question. I am grateful to you for your generosity. [Interruption.] I am very grateful, Mr Speaker—and we will move on from that. The Secretary of State will be aware that, on the evening of 11 July, Assistant Chief Constable Todd made the quite extraordinary declaration that he expected widespread...

Homelessness among Refugees — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] (17 Jul 2018)

Gavin Robinson: I am glad that my hon. Friend has mentioned the role played by the Red Cross across Northern Ireland. It is still a profound regret to me that not one of the Syrian refugees who relocated to Northern Ireland has been housed in East Belfast. There is a barrier to the provision of houses to those individuals, who desperately need them. There is a welcoming community that wants to host them if...

Homelessness among Refugees — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] (17 Jul 2018)

Gavin Robinson: The hon. Lady is making entirely the right points. In 2015-16, Northern Ireland had more than 100 refugees who we believed were in destitution. Is she aware that Belfast City Council commissioned the Law Centre of Northern Ireland to produce a refugee transitional guide? The Select Committee on Work and Pensions recognised that guide as describing best practice, and asked the Department to...

Dangerous Dogs Act: Staffordshire Bull Terriers — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (16 Jul 2018)

Gavin Robinson: The Minister is making a good point, but is there a direct correlation between the attacks he outlined and dogs that are on the register? My fear is that the irresponsible owners of dogs that carry out attacks are not complying with the law, not muzzling their dog in public, and not part of an official register. They are outside the law and the deterrents are simply not strong enough.

Dangerous Dogs Act: Staffordshire Bull Terriers — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (16 Jul 2018)

Gavin Robinson: That is why we need robust sentencing and actual deterrence. A notorious family in my constituency of East Belfast has been before the courts on a number of occasions and convicted of dog fighting. The Chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee referred to this. They were convicted of dog fighting, badger baiting, stealing domestic cats to blood their dogs, having treadmills...

Dangerous Dogs Act: Staffordshire Bull Terriers — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (16 Jul 2018)

Gavin Robinson: The hon. Lady makes entirely the right point. When I was the Lord Mayor of Belfast, there was the case of a dog called Lennox, which hon. Members can look up online. It led to 200,000 complaints to the council, death threats to council officers and ammunition technical officers defusing a suspect device in city hall. Lennox was lifted because of his breed and appearance; his temperament was...

Nato Summit (16 Jul 2018)

Gavin Robinson: The Prime Minister helpfully outlined just how disregarding Russia is of international rules and order, but having engaged with our NATO allies, does she believe that military confrontation with Russia is more likely, less likely or the same?

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration Controls: Airports (16 Jul 2018)

Gavin Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to improve the performance of Border Force at UK Airports in clearing (a) EEA and (b) non-EEA passengers through immigration controls.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration Controls (12 Jul 2018)

Gavin Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has plans to simplify the eligibility criteria for the Registered Traveller scheme to (a) reduce the required frequency of travel and (b) remove the passenger fee.

Defence Industry and Shipbuilding (11 Jul 2018)

Gavin Robinson: The Minister is right to say we need to build support not only across this Chamber among Members who are not present, but from across the nation, about the imperative benefits associated with investment in defence. I hope the Minister agrees that one of the ways to do that is by injecting a sense of national pride in our defence industry: by increasing the connectivity between our yards and...

Backbench Business: Air Passenger Duty — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (10 Jul 2018)

Gavin Robinson: This has been a productive debate. We may not be many in number, but we were ably assisted by the hon. Members for Henley (John Howell) and for North Tyneside (Mary Glindon), and by the Front-Bench contributors. I have enjoyed listening—the speeches were thoughtful and full of detail, which is how a debate should be. I am grateful to the Minister for his commitment to engage in the...

Backbench Business: Air Passenger Duty — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (10 Jul 2018)

Gavin Robinson: I hope that the hon. Lady does not misconstrue what I said as a suggestion that we are not interested in climate change. The Library briefing is helpful, talking about the Labour Government in 2006 and a Department for Transport recalibration of emissions, which were to increase and not decrease until 2030. I do not think consumers realise that the contribution is made for environmental...

Backbench Business: Air Passenger Duty — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (10 Jul 2018)

Gavin Robinson: I beg to move, That this House has considered air passenger duty throughout the UK. Good morning, Sir David. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship. Air passenger duty is a protracted issue that Parliament has had many opportunities to consider since its introduction more than 20 years ago. The fundamental premise of my party’s position on air passenger duty and the thrust of...


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