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Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Examination of Witnesses (18 May 2021)

Robert Goodwill: I would like to ask about the extension of categories of positions of trust. We have all been appalled by the way that some individuals have abused those positions, as football coaches, in gymnastics, in children’s homes or in the Catholic Church and other religious settings.Q Currently, as I understand, clause 45 would extend those definitions and include anyone aged over 18 who...

Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Examination of Witnesses (18 May 2021)

Robert Goodwill: Q So you would not agree with those who might argue that a small number of perfectly proper relationships might be caught up in this and that we could end up with people being unnecessarily criminalised. That is not to undermine the points that we all agree with about people in positions of trust who exploit that. The question is whether a person’s right to give consent could be undermined...

Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Examination of Witnesses (18 May 2021)

Robert Goodwill: Q Mr Apter, I would like to ask you a little about police drivers. The general public understand that from time to time, those driving police cars will need to break the speed limit, disregarding signals, pedestrian crossings and so on, but I understand that the Police Federation has been campaigning for more clarification in the law for those situations, to protect drivers who were acting...

Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Examination of Witnesses (18 May 2021)

Robert Goodwill: Q Is it easy to define a situation when a police officer will disregard, for example, a speed limit? If there was a domestic incident, presumably there would be a judgment call as to whether a woman may be in danger, or whether it was just a case of getting there within the law. Is it difficult to define when a police officer can use that discretion—I suppose that is the word—to break...

Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Examination of Witnesses (18 May 2021)

Robert Goodwill: Q Perhaps Mr Griffiths might want to add to that, although it was a fairly comprehensive answer.

Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Examination of Witnesses (18 May 2021)

Robert Goodwill: Thank you, Chair. We have seen the police over recent months, and indeed over the last couple of years, having great difficulty in policing some protests, such as Extinction Rebellion protests, that have been disruptive to people in their everyday lives, stopping people getting to work and getting to hospital and, more recently the protests that have been conducted despite the covid...

Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Examination of Witnesses (18 May 2021)

Robert Goodwill: Q Do you feel that the Bill goes far enough in giving you power? Many other countries, for example, use water cannon to deal with that type of demonstration and disruptive activities. Have the Government put enough tools in the Bill, or would you have liked to have seen more?

Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Examination of Witnesses (18 May 2021)

Robert Goodwill: Q During the Extinction Rebellion protests, we saw people taking the law into their own hands and, for example, pulling protestors off the roofs of tube trains. Do you feel that, with these provisions, the public will be less likely to feel they need to intervene to ensure they can carry out their ordinary lives, with the police powerless to do so?

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Older People (26 Mar 2021)

Robert Goodwill: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on purchase prices of specialist retirement properties in the event that ground rents are abolished for those properties.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Older People (26 Mar 2021)

Robert Goodwill: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what economic impact assessment his Department has undertaken on the potential effect of legislative proposals to remove future ground rents for retirement properties.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Moorland: Fires (1 Mar 2021)

Robert Goodwill: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the reasons for wildfires (a) on Bodmin Moor, (b) on Dartmoor, (c) on Benbecula and (d) in Northern Ireland in February 2021; and which other areas of high fuel load he has identified as being at risk of those fires.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Moorland: Fires (1 Mar 2021)

Robert Goodwill: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to mitigate the risk of wildfires on peat soils and priority habitats where the vegetation fuel load and soil conditions may combine to increase that risk.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fires (1 Mar 2021)

Robert Goodwill: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether fire and rescue services are exempt from bans on controlled burning where it facilitates wildfire training.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Environmental Stewardship Scheme (1 Mar 2021)

Robert Goodwill: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will support a Minor and Temporary Adjustment to Higher Level Stewardship Schemes to permit the continuation of the £2 million heather vegetation management experiment partly funded by his Department.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Environmental Stewardship Scheme (1 Mar 2021)

Robert Goodwill: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations he has received from Natural England on the (a) granting of licences for scientific research on deep peat to inform his Department's policy and land management decisions in the future and (b) continuation of long-term research on Moorhouse National Nature Reserve.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Peat Bogs: Fires (1 Mar 2021)

Robert Goodwill: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to ensure that proposed licences for vegetation management by controlled burning on blanket bog will be made available at the same time as legislative proposals to enable wildfire risk to be managed are brought forward.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Peat Bogs: Environment Protection (1 Mar 2021)

Robert Goodwill: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of peatland (a) restoration and (b) management for helping to (i) abate greenhouse gas emissions, (ii) manage fuel loads and (iii) deliver conservation outcomes on deep peat; and what steps he is taking to ensure that learning from (A) scientific research on and (B)...

Covid-19 Update (9 Feb 2021)

Robert Goodwill: What lessons can we learn from Israel which, uniquely, is ahead of us in this race to protect its people? For example, when we reach group 10—under-50s who have not already been injected—should we prioritise those who have not been exposed to the disease and who are not bursting with antibodies, so that we actually protect more people? Incidentally, the Israelis are also injecting 16 and...

UK Shellfish Exports (8 Feb 2021)

Robert Goodwill: Fishermen who land scallops into Scarborough and Whitby have been told by their wholesalers that there is no market for their fish, so they are currently tied up, despite approaching peak season, which ends at the end of April. Is the situation with regards to the European Commission—this flies in the face of the advice it gave in September 2019—an example of its vindictiveness, or its...


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