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Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Border Facilities (16 Oct 2017)

Gavin Robinson: Can the Minister confirm that, lying outside the Schengen area as we do, we already practically and financially support the borders of the Irish Republic and that there are no plans for that to change?

Race Disparity Audit: Bombardier (10 Oct 2017)

Gavin Robinson: In thanking the Secretary of State for his statement, may I just reflect on the fact that this Northern Ireland trade dispute is unprecedented in terms of the political engagement it has had from our Government? As the representative for east Belfast, I greatly appreciate not only the work thus far but the presence today of the Northern Ireland Secretary; the Business Secretary; the...

Uk Plans for Leaving the EU: Points of Order (9 Oct 2017)

Gavin Robinson: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I am grateful for the opportunity to raise the Bombardier situation in my constituency. During this afternoon’s proceedings, you may have detected some glib and cavalier references to what is a growing and concerning trade dispute between the United States, Canada, Boeing and Bombardier, but 4,000 constituents are employed in my constituency, 1,000 of...

National Shipbuilding Strategy (6 Sep 2017)

Gavin Robinson: In thanking the right hon. Gentleman for the honourable mention of Harland and Wolff in Belfast, retaining, as it does, the UK’s largest and second largest dry dock, I do not wish to draw him on pole positions, but in welcoming today’s advancement and the greater focus on regionalisation and competitiveness, may I ask whether the Secretary of State envisages a single tendering...

Anglo-Polish Relations — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (18 Jul 2017)

Gavin Robinson: It is nice to have a positive discussion about Poles in this Chamber— not polls suggesting that Hillary Clinton could or could not have won; not polls suggesting that we will or will not stay in the European Union; not, dare I say, polls suggesting a landslide majority. Here is a positive debate that we parliamentarians can have about Poles in this country and the relationship between...

Anglo-Polish Relations — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (18 Jul 2017)

Gavin Robinson: That is the conundrum. He should naturally go down the route for EU nationals, as we do when we go to Spain, Poland or anywhere else in the EU, but he is directed out of it as a Polish national. Whatever has happened since the decision to leave the European Union, he is being subjected to controls that I think are inappropriate—the Minister’s response indicates that he...

Anglo-Polish Relations — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (18 Jul 2017)

Gavin Robinson: indicated assent.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: City Deals (17 Jul 2017)

Gavin Robinson: Not too far from the Scottish city deals are the great prospects for one in Belfast and the rest of Northern Ireland. The Secretary of State was kind enough to meet us just prior to the election, and since the election we now have an agreement that we will bring forward city deals for Northern Ireland. May I ask the Minister to engage as soon as possible ministerially, so that we can make...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Economic Development (28 Jun 2017)

Gavin Robinson: The industrial strategy and the national shipbuilding strategy give two key opportunities for the Minister and this Government to assist in building and growing the Northern Ireland economy. Will she facilitate discussions with us and Ministry of Defence colleagues so that we can advance those golden opportunities for our Province?

Northern Ireland (26 Jun 2017)

Gavin Robinson: As a Belfast Member of Parliament—like my right hon. Friend the Member for Belfast North (Nigel Dodds) and my hon. Friend the Member for Belfast South (Emma Little Pengelly)—I commend the First Secretary of State for the content of the city deal commitment that forms part of this arrangement and for the huge opportunities for the city of Belfast and the wider region. Will he...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Novel Psychoactive Substances (25 Apr 2017)

Gavin Robinson: With four suspected drug-related deaths in one weekend at the start of this month in Belfast and the coroner reporting that the number of such deaths has doubled in the past two years, this is an important issue that affects cities right across the United Kingdom. Will the Minister confirm that his review in 2018 will also draw on the experience of the implementation of the Act in Northern...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Small Businesses (24 Apr 2017)

Gavin Robinson: During the last Communities and Local Government questions, I asked the Secretary of State to engage with me and with councillors on Belfast City Council to determine how best we could grow business there through a city deal. He kindly agreed to do this, but sadly events have overtaken our arrangements. Given the commitment that he has made to spreading city deals throughout the devolved...

Northern Ireland: Political Developments (28 Mar 2017)

Gavin Robinson: Sinn Féin selfishly brought down the Executive for Northern Ireland at the start of the year, and on Sunday it selfishly blocked the restoration of the Executive, but the consequences of and penalty for that decision rest on the shoulders of everyone in Northern Ireland. Will the Secretary of State confirm that, in looking at all the options open to him, he will consider proceeding with...

Delegated Legislation: Baby Loss (Public Health Guidelines) (21 Mar 2017)

Gavin Robinson: Although a strong message is important, the delivery of that message is crucial. There is a good argument for saying that the shock-and-awe messaging used in advertisements about driver safety or alcohol, and on cigarette packets, does not have the impact that we believe it should. Many mothers might take cavalier decisions about themselves, as many of us do. I certainly do when it comes to...

Car Insurance: Young People — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (20 Mar 2017)

Gavin Robinson: I am very grateful to the hon. Gentleman for giving way on that point. The consideration about whether what is involved is fronting or a useful tool to lower premiums often takes place after a collision. That is when the insurance company—in my view, unfairly and narrowly—looks at the circumstances. If it comes to the view that the person is fronting or has been fraudulent it...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Good Friday Agreement: Institutions (15 Mar 2017)

Gavin Robinson: The Secretary of State will have heard the belligerent utterance of the former Sinn Féin director of Unionist engagement, who said that the Prime Minister can stick a hard or soft border “where the sun doesn’t shine”. I invite the Secretary of State to remind Martina Anderson and all those in Sinn Féin that it is the Good Friday agreement that sets the terms for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Armed Forces Covenant (13 Mar 2017)

Gavin Robinson: During a recent sitting of the Defence Committee, I shared with the Minister correspondence from the then Health Minister for Northern Ireland, now the leader of Sinn Féin, who pointedly said: “the Armed Forces Covenant is not in place here”. What advice and guidance can the Minister give in the face of such intransigence?


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