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

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

Robert Goodwill: I thank the hon. Lady for giving way. Is she aware that the last generation of new varieties were often produced using induced mutation, gamma radiation or chemicals such as colchicine, which was equivalent to smashing up DNA with a sledgehammer rather than this keyhole surgery? Varieties such as Golden Promise, which can be grown organically in Scotland and go into the majority of Scotch...

Government Food Strategy (13 Jun 2022)

Robert Goodwill: I welcome the direction in which the strategy takes us, but will the Secretary of State comment on what I might suggest are a couple of omissions? First, he rightly says that, in terms of the food that we can produce, we produce about three quarters of what we consume. However, in recent years, we have seen a dramatic reduction in the amount of vegetable oil we produce, making us more reliant...

Asylum Seekers: Removal to Rwanda (13 Jun 2022)

Robert Goodwill: Many of those who arrive on our shores from Iran do so because they have converted to Christianity and, of course, in Iran, apostasy is an offence punishable by death or by life imprisonment. So they have escaped from a predominantly Catholic country to the UK, where the established Church is the Church of England. Is the Minister aware that, out of a population of 12 million in Rwanda, a...

Ukraine (25 May 2022)

Robert Goodwill: Is it not the case that even on the verge of the invasion, when our intelligence sources made it clear an invasion was going to take place, many of our allies in Europe refused to believe it would actually happen?

Ukraine (25 May 2022)

Robert Goodwill: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. I thank the officers of the House and the Clerks who carried out this election so efficiently and all those involved. I also thank my fellow candidates for the very good-natured way in which it was carried out. I thank all the people who voted for me, and I hope that I can carry forward the Committee and follow on from the excellent work done by my...

Asylum Reception Centre: Linton-on-Ouse (24 May 2022)

Robert Goodwill: Does my hon. Friend agree that if a developer were to try to build a development of such a size on the edge of such a village, they would be laughed out of court?

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sandeels: Conservation (24 May 2022)

Robert Goodwill: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to not support industrial fishing for sandeel in English waters, on a similar basis to the policy of the Scottish Government, as part of the upcoming publication of the Joint Fisheries Statement.

Fossil Fuel Extraction (26 Apr 2022)

Robert Goodwill: Does my colleague on the Environmental Audit Committee agree that one problem we face is as a result of her colleagues in Germany forcing the closure of nuclear power plants? The Germans are burning more fossil fuel than before, and if we had a nuclear future, we would be able to have a lower carbon footprint in this country. If only Germany would follow that lead.

Hunting — [David Mundell in the Chair] (25 Apr 2022)

Robert Goodwill: Does the Minister agree that it is rather ironic that the Labour party campaigned against the privatisation of the Forestry Commission because it wanted public access to its land, and now it is saying that people should not have access to that land to carry out a perfectly legal activity?

Hunting — [David Mundell in the Chair] (25 Apr 2022)

Robert Goodwill: No one has mentioned in the debate the important economic impact that legal hunting has in rural communities. The farriers, the horse breeders, the people who service the horse boxes—a whole variety of people—rely on legal hunting for their incomes and livelihoods. If we were to ban trail hunting more widely, people would be put out of work as a direct result.

Hunting — [David Mundell in the Chair] (25 Apr 2022)

Robert Goodwill: I thank the hon. Lady for giving way; she is my co-conspirator on bringing Great British Railways to York for its headquarters. Does she agree that it is possible—perfectly possible—and reasonable to hunt within the law, using trail hunting, and that therefore, although we condemn a situation in which the law has been broken, it is possible to carry out this activity within the law and...

Hunting — [David Mundell in the Chair] (25 Apr 2022)

Robert Goodwill: The hon. Lady is being very generous in giving way again. Does she agree that if she had her way, then—given that foxhounds do not make good family pets—thousands of foxhounds up and down the country would have to be destroyed humanely, because the hunts could not afford to keep them if they did not have their participation in the trail hunting?

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Gas-cooled Reactors: Construction (30 Mar 2022)

Robert Goodwill: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many High-Temperature Gas Reactors his Department plans to construct in the UK.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small Modular Reactors (30 Mar 2022)

Robert Goodwill: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of deploying small and advanced modular reactors on existing nuclear sites.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Nuclear Reactors (30 Mar 2022)

Robert Goodwill: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the proportion of (a) large nuclear reactors and (b) small and advanced modular reactors that the UK requires.

Badger Culling — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (21 Mar 2022)

Robert Goodwill: May I share my disappointment that the oral vaccine that DEFRA was keen to roll out proved too unpalatable were it to be made abrasive enough for it to work on the badger, and now we are stuck with having to trap and vaccinate badgers? Unfortunately, some badgers are too clever to get caught. It tends to be the same badgers getting in the traps all the time because they know there is food there.

Badger Culling — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (21 Mar 2022)

Robert Goodwill: May I remind the Minister that in North Yorkshire we have very healthy badgers and very healthy cattle? Contrary to what many people think, the badger is not an endangered species; indeed, I think that in our part of North Yorkshire there are probably four or five times as many badgers as there have ever been before. It is the hedgehogs, bumblebees and ground-nesting birds that are feeling...

Badger Culling — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (21 Mar 2022)

Robert Goodwill: If we had a vaccine that allowed us to differentiate between a vaccinated animal and an infected animal, that policy would stand up. However, until we have that vaccine, the only alternative is to continue culling, which has proven successful in getting on top of the disease in areas such as the one mentioned by my hon. Friend the Member for North Herefordshire (Sir Bill Wiggin).

Badger Culling — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (21 Mar 2022)

Robert Goodwill: Would the hon. Gentleman agree that, if one looks at New Zealand and the Republic of Ireland, where culling the wildlife vector was so effective, we can see how the policy is based on clear science and clear examples, from other countries around the world, of how effective it can be?


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