Results 1–20 of 201 for speaker:Robert Courts in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates'

Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill [Lords] (19 Mar 2018)

Robert Courts: It is an honour to make a brief contribution to this debate on a much needed and welcome Bill, which I am glad has cross-party support and which I support fully. When I was practising at the Bar, I came across many people. As many Members who have also practised in that field will realise, one of the most common emotions encountered there is fear. Sometimes that is people’s fear of the...

Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill [Lords] (19 Mar 2018)

Robert Courts: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for making that interesting point, although I do not agree with him on it. Right to buy has been a great engine of social mobility. I believe the statistic is that more than 85% of people would like to buy and own their own home, and we ought to facilitate that in any way we can. We have to enable the building of more social and affordable housing, of all...

Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill [Lords] (19 Mar 2018)

Robert Courts: Yes, that should certainly be encouraged if councils have assets and land in their portfolios and it is available for use. That can certainly happen in my area, where possible. Of course, the difficulties arise where councils do not have the land available. In somewhere like West Oxfordshire, land value and prices are at the heart of the affordability issue. If councils have the ability to do...

Salisbury Incident: Further Update (14 Mar 2018)

Robert Courts: Is the Prime Minister able to give any update on the treatment and health of the brave policeman who was harmed after going to help, and will she pay tribute to him?

Electric Dog Collars (14 Mar 2018)

Robert Courts: My hon. Friend is being very generous with his time. I congratulate him not only on securing this debate, but on the campaign he has been running so successfully over the past weeks and months. To declare an interest, I was lucky enough to prosecute animal cruelty cases at the Bar and to work for some time in the animal sphere with regards to the law. In that context, I came across and worked...

Spring Statement (13 Mar 2018)

Robert Courts: I welcome the progress made in reducing the debt and the deficit, but will the Chancellor confirm that we are still spending £50 billion in debt interest—more than the armed forces and police force combined receive—and if we do not get control of this, there will be less money for the things we value, such as the housing infrastructure fund, Oxfordshire’s excellent...

United States Tariffs: Steel and Aluminium (12 Mar 2018)

Robert Courts: What representations has my right hon. Friend made to China with regard to tackling the global overcapacity of steel?

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (12 Mar 2018)

Robert Courts: I know that the Secretary of State is well aware of the requirement for infrastructure when new homes are built. What can he do to include broadband in that?

National Planning Policy Framework (5 Mar 2018)

Robert Courts: rose—

National Planning Policy Framework (5 Mar 2018)

Robert Courts: In rural areas such as west Oxfordshire, it is absolutely essential that, when new houses are built, infrastructure is built to accompany them. Will the Secretary of State please confirm that the intention of the NPPF revision is that developers are not only made to pay for that infrastructure, but that it will be delivered in advance of, or at the very least at the same time as, the houses...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Defence Suppliers: Innovation (5 Mar 2018)

Robert Courts: May I also welcome the combat air strategy? Will the Minister please give a commitment that the review will look not only to ensure that the RAF has the aircraft that it needs to fight the conflicts of the future, but at how British industry will deliver them?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (5 Mar 2018)

Robert Courts: What assessment have Ministers made of the contribution of defence to UK plc in protecting the trade that forms such an important part of our economy?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (1 Mar 2018)

Robert Courts: From the need for a final fix to the A40 to urgent upgrades to the Cotswold line, the need for a boost to west Oxfordshire’s transport is now acute. Will Ministers agree to work with me to make it happen?

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Topical Questions (28 Feb 2018)

Robert Courts: If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Topical Questions (28 Feb 2018)

Robert Courts: Is the Secretary of State confident that Britain will remain a world leader in humanitarian aid following our departure from the European Union?

Homelessness: Department for Transport (27 Feb 2018)

Robert Courts: In the three minutes available to me, I would like to make three brief points. The first point is about community transport. I emphasise what other hon. Members have said about this already. I have two shining examples in my constituency: West Oxfordshire Community Transport and Our Bus Bartons, which do a wonderful job in connecting our rural constituencies, enabling people to get to work...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Deficit Reduction (27 Feb 2018)

Robert Courts: What progress is being made on reducing the deficit.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Deficit Reduction (27 Feb 2018)

Robert Courts: Will the Minister give an estimate of the effect that our deficit reduction measures have had on relieving the tax burden for younger generations?

Ministry of Defence (26 Feb 2018)

Robert Courts: My right hon. Friend is making a powerful speech, and I am interested in his comments on rebuilding our air defences. Is he as encouraged as I am by the announcement last week of the combat air strategy? Does he also agree that, given the enormous cost of modern aviation programmes, we will have to look at doing one of two things? We will either have to take a very serious strategic look at...

NHS Staff: Oxfordshire (20 Feb 2018)

Robert Courts: I congratulate the hon. Lady on securing this important debate. She may be about to address this point—I apologise if I am foreshadowing her speech—but she mentioned the cost of living, and of course the cost of housing is a big issue for all of us in Oxfordshire, no matter where we live. Does she agree that one of the most helpful things we can do is to follow the example of...

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