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Asylum Seekers and Permission to Work: Moorland Burning (18 Nov 2020)

Robert Goodwill: Two thirds of the North York Moors national park—that glorious countryside that many of us will have seen on the television programme “Heartbeat”—lie in the Scarborough and Whitby constituency, and 79% of the North Yorkshire moors and Pennine special protection areas are managed as grouse moors. It is vital—I agree with the Member for Sheffield, Hallam (Olivia Blake)—that we...

Asylum Seekers and Permission to Work (18 Nov 2020)

Robert Goodwill: I can confirm that I have been to the refugee camps in Jordan and seen how those most in need are selected. Indeed, we delegate that job to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, so it is not us choosing them but a well-respected international body choosing those who can come and who do not need to resort to paying the people smugglers—that is, if they have the money to pay...

Asylum Seekers and Permission to Work (18 Nov 2020)

Robert Goodwill: I understand that the hon. Gentleman is driven by compassion for genuine asylum seekers, but does he not agree that what he proposes would feed into the business plan of the traffickers who bring economic migrants to our shores, causing the misery that we have seen both at sea and in the backs of lorries?

Transport: Support for Bus Manufacturers (17 Sep 2020)

Robert Goodwill: What steps his Department is taking to support UK bus manufacturers in (a) Scarborough and Whitby constituency and (b) England.

Transport: Support for Bus Manufacturers (17 Sep 2020)

Robert Goodwill: If 2020 has been a tough year for bus and coach operators, it has been even worse for manufacturers such as Alexander Dennis Plaxton in Scarborough. We have heard on a number of occasions today of the £5 billion announced in February for 4,000 zero-emission British-built buses, but does the Minister agree with me that we need to get this money out of the door very quickly indeed if we are to...

Transport: Topical Questions (17 Sep 2020)

Robert Goodwill: This Conservative Government are putting unprecedented levels of investment into the Highways England strategic road network. The A64 Hopgrove roundabout upgrade is one project that is vital not only to my constituents but to people from West Yorkshire and beyond who suffer in the queues. Will the Secretary of State give me an indication that this project is still in the programme and of when...

Public Bill Committee: Fisheries Bill [Lords]: New Clause 13 - Enforcement of licences (15 Sep 2020)

Robert Goodwill: Does the hon. Gentleman agree with his predecessor, Elliot Morley, who came to Whitby and announced that, in his view, every single British fisherman was breaking the rules? Subsequently, it was only Mr Morley himself who was convicted of an offence.

Public Bill Committee: Fisheries Bill [Lords]: New Clause 16 (15 Sep 2020)

Robert Goodwill: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the Whitby town bid includes a marine academy, which will encompass Whitby Fishing School and also teach other skills? That is just the type of innovation we need to bring people into the industry.

Public Bill Committee: Fisheries Bill [Lords]: New Clause 11 - Highly Protected Marine Areas for England (15 Sep 2020)

Robert Goodwill: I am pleased that the hon. Gentleman mentions supertrawlers, because I have been thinking about this quite a lot over the weekend. I recall when I was in Portavogie I saw a ship—not a supertrawler—having a couple of feet lopped off its prow in order to meet the recommendations. Does he not think that just banning boats over 100 metres would result in a proliferation of boats of 99.9...

Public Bill Committee: Fisheries Bill [Lords]: Part 2 - Amendment of the Wildlife (Northern Ireland) Order 1985 (15 Sep 2020)

Robert Goodwill: I rise briefly to draw attention to the fact that we are often accused by the Labour party of trying to do a trade deal with the United States that would produce lower environmental standards and lower animal welfare standards than those we have. Actually, this amendment is an example of how, to comply with the US, which has higher standards of protection for marine cetaceans and seals, we...

Public Bill Committee: Fisheries Bill [Lords]: Part 2 - Amendment of the Wildlife (Northern Ireland) Order 1985 (15 Sep 2020)

Robert Goodwill: The Minister says that seals are perceived as being a problem. There are some serious problems, particularly with gill nets, where seals will go down with salmon or sea trout and rip out the livers of all those fish. The seals not only cause damage in that way but render those fish unmarketable.

Public Bill Committee: Fisheries Bill [Lords]: Clause 48 - Regulatory enforcement and data collection scheme (15 Sep 2020)

Robert Goodwill: Is it not the case that many English boats fish in Scottish waters? Many of the boats based in Whitby fish in Scottish waters, landing in Peterhead and Fraserburgh. Would having different rules for different devolved areas not cause confusion for those vessels?

Public Bill Committee: Fisheries Bill [Lords]: Clause 48 - Regulatory enforcement and data collection scheme (15 Sep 2020)

Robert Goodwill: So if an English boat was fishing in Scottish waters, would it need to comply with the English regulation or the Scottish regulation?

Public Bill Committee: Fisheries Bill [Lords]: Clause 25 - Duties relating to a determination of fishing opportunities (10 Sep 2020)

Robert Goodwill: The hon. Lady talks about a democratic deficit, but do not many Members of Parliament represent coastal ports, and indeed are there not councillors on the inshore fisheries and conservation authorities? Do not we already have quite strong democratic accountability for the fishing industry and environmental concerns within Parliament and local authorities?

Public Bill Committee: Fisheries Bill [Lords]: Schedule 3 - Sea fishing licences: further provision (10 Sep 2020)

Robert Goodwill: I understand how contentious this is. Is it not the case that the marine protected areas are there to protect the seabed, and that most of the trawlers fish mid-water and catch species that move well beyond those protected areas? I am not seeking to defend them; I am simply saying that we need to understand exactly the impact that the trawlers have on the marine protected areas.

Public Bill Committee: Fisheries Bill [Lords]: Clause 18 - National Landing Requirement (10 Sep 2020)

Robert Goodwill: I understand the reasoning of those who support the clause. However, British fishermen land fish abroad because that is the market for which it is destined; the majority of fish caught by British fishermen is exported to those lucrative markets. While that is not an option for those catching crab and lobster off Scarborough and Whitby, when that is landed it is put on trucks—more often than...

Public Bill Committee: Fisheries Bill [Lords]: Clause 18 - National Landing Requirement (10 Sep 2020)

Robert Goodwill: The UK intends to establish itself as a global trading nation, and part of that global trade is trade with the European Union, our most important neighbour in terms of trade. Many of the most valuable species that fishermen catch are valuable because they have such a premium in markets abroad. We are once again seeing the law of unintended consequences. When we look at our carbon footprint,...

Public Bill Committee: Fisheries Bill [Lords]: Clause 18 - National Landing Requirement (10 Sep 2020)

Robert Goodwill: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that if Iceland imposed a similar restriction on the processing of fish, it would decimate places such as Grimsby, which relies on processing fish imported to the UK?

Public Bill Committee: Fisheries Bill [Lords]: Clause 17 - Power to grant licences in respect of foreign fishing boats (10 Sep 2020)

Robert Goodwill: I am not only a former Fishing Minister, but a former Shipping Minister. Is it not the case that if a vessel docks in a UK port, it could be subject to a port state control inspection, which would inspect safety equipment, as well as the welfare of staff? Indeed, following on from the point that the hon. Member for Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport made, if we are going to have to inspect boats...

Public Bill Committee: Fisheries Bill [Lords]: Schedule 2 - Regulation of Foreigh Fishing Boats (10 Sep 2020)

Robert Goodwill: Would my hon. Friend further agree that the Faroe Islands are an exemplar of how to maintain a sustainable fishery, using technology such as long lining, for example?


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