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Ban on Fracking for Shale Gas Bill (19 Oct 2022)

Robert Goodwill: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fertiliser Costs (8 Sep 2022)

Robert Goodwill: I do not think the situation could be any more serious for farmers in this country, both grain farmers and grass farmers. The UK requires around 2.2 million tonnes of nitrogen fertiliser, and about 1 million tonnes of that came from the Ince plant and the Billingham plant. The Ince plant is shut and the Billingham plant is paused while waiting for deliveries of ammonia in order to switch from...

Sewage Pollution (6 Sep 2022)

Robert Goodwill: Before privatisation, every single gallon of Scarborough sewage was pumped into the sea untreated. Since privatisation, we have seen investment in the Burniston water treatment works, which has been upgraded with ultraviolet treatment to increase its capacity, and in a 4 million litre stormwater tank at the end of Marine Drive that captures the majority of heavy storms. Would the Secretary of...

Confidence in Her Majesty’s Government (18 Jul 2022)

Robert Goodwill: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

Confidence in Her Majesty’s Government (18 Jul 2022)

Robert Goodwill: I am sure the right hon. Gentleman appreciates that the Chancellor provided assistance on electricity bills and not gas bills because people may use fuel oil or other types of fuel, but almost everyone in the country is on the electricity grid.

Zero-emission Buses — [Mrs Sheryll Murray in the Chair] (5 Jul 2022)

Robert Goodwill: I thank all colleagues who have contributed to the debate. What is clear is that we are all on the same page. We all want to deliver the same things—not only the carbon dioxide reductions that zero-emission buses will deliver but the air-quality improvements we want to see in our town centres. To use the word the Minister used, I am pleased that this meeting may well have “chivvied” her...

Zero-emission Buses — [Mrs Sheryll Murray in the Chair] (5 Jul 2022)

Robert Goodwill: I forgot to invite the Minister to Scarborough to come to the factory, and to meet a company called Mellor that is intending to build another factory to build smaller buses on the Scarborough site using the skills that we already have in the town.

Zero-emission Buses — [Mrs Sheryll Murray in the Chair] (5 Jul 2022)

Robert Goodwill: The hon. Lady makes a valid point. Does she agree that many people who do not have a car and rely on bus services also rely on other types of public transport, such as trains? Does she worry, as I do, that if we see continued industrial disruption of our train services, many people will end up buying a car and will not only be lost to the trains in future, but to the buses? Will she join me...

Zero-emission Buses — [Mrs Sheryll Murray in the Chair] (5 Jul 2022)

Robert Goodwill: The point the hon. Member makes is absolutely right. Many people who use buses are pensioners using their concessionary passes and, of course, they were the people who were most fearful of mixing with others on public transport during the pandemic. That was a real hit for the bus companies.

Zero-emission Buses — [Mrs Sheryll Murray in the Chair] (5 Jul 2022)

Robert Goodwill: The hon. Gentleman is absolutely right that the up-front cost of an electric battery or hydrogen bus is more, but of course the lifelong cost of the bus is less. It is a bit like nuclear energy: it is all up front. That is why the Government are introducing the scheme to reassure the market that it can invest in the buses. Incidentally, the majority of bus routes can manage on an overnight...

Zero-emission Buses — [Mrs Sheryll Murray in the Chair] (5 Jul 2022)

Robert Goodwill: The hon. Gentleman is making absolutely the right point. One of the problems we have is that some very old buses still operate on routes around the country. Some of those buses—and, indeed, taxis—were displaced from London as the clean-air technology came in. We need to get rid of those old buses. The Euro 6 buses perform well on our streets, but we have all seen some very old buses up...

Zero-emission Buses — [Mrs Sheryll Murray in the Chair] (5 Jul 2022)

Robert Goodwill: I beg to move, That this House has considered zero emission buses in the UK. It is a great pleasure to open the debate under your chairmanship, Mrs Murray—indeed, we will be turning the tables this afternoon when you serve as a member of my Committee—and I thank the Backbench Business Committee for allowing the debate. I am chair of the all-party parliamentary group for the bus and coach...

Zero-emission Buses — [Mrs Sheryll Murray in the Chair] (5 Jul 2022)

Robert Goodwill: The hon. Gentleman is absolutely right, and every part of the United Kingdom should be able to benefit from the next generation of clean and green buses. Indeed, Northern Ireland is well placed because Wrightbus, which manufactures in Ballymena in the constituency of the hon. Member for North Antrim (Ian Paisley), can deliver hydrogen-propelled buses. I will say more about that later. The...

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill (27 Jun 2022)

Robert Goodwill: Does my right hon. Friend agree that if the Scottish nationalist party tonight votes against this great piece of legislation, it will be voting to continue the situation whereby Scottish seed potatoes—the best-quality and the healthiest seed potatoes in the world—will be banned from export to Northern Ireland?

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (23 Jun 2022)

Robert Goodwill: Following last year’s mass shellfish mortality off the Yorkshire coast, the problem has still not gone away: catches of lobster are 50% down despite vessels venturing further out to sea. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has attributed this to algal bloom, but other theories are circulating. Will the Minister publish all the toxicology data available for sediment, sea...

Other (20 Jun 2022)

Robert Goodwill: Is it not the case, though, that by having a high-speed network we will take the pressure off the existing Victorian network and allow more routes for passenger services and particularly for freight, which will help us to reduce our carbon footprint?

Other (20 Jun 2022)

Robert Goodwill: Is it the case that the Government are maintaining safeguarding on this route so that, if they change their minds in the future, this will still be able to go ahead?

Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill (15 Jun 2022)

Robert Goodwill: Is it the case that, if the EU were to allow this technology to go ahead, the hon. Lady would, like the SNP, embrace it?

Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill (15 Jun 2022)

Robert Goodwill: Will the hon. Lady give way?


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