Conservative MP for South Staffordshire (6 May 2010 – current)
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Gavin Williamson: My hon. Friend touches on an important point. Indeed, supposing I went back to my old trade of being a potter and I set up a company called Gavin Williamson English Chinaware, what country does my hon. Friend the Minister think a plate sold by my company would have been produced in?
Gavin Williamson: ...course. Let me make it clear to Hansard that we are talking about my right hon. Friend the Member for Bournemouth East doing the assault course, not the right hon. Member for South Staffordshire (Gavin Williamson).
Lord Young of Cookham: I can also say that I know Gavin Williamson well, having served in Parliament with him for five years and having been Chief Whip in that time. This is a difficult time for Gavin Williamson, his wife and his children, and I hope the media will give them the time and space they need to come to terms with what has happened. On the further steps my noble friend suggested, as I say, the Cabinet...
Joan McAlpine: The Tory defence secretary, Gavin Williamson, caused great offence when he suggested that a post-Brexit Britain would use lethal force and threatened to park a new aircraft carrier in China’s back yard. The Financial Times reports that that has resulted in UK trade talks in Beijing being cancelled. What effect does the cabinet secretary think that Mr Williamson’s speech has had on...
Gavin Williamson: The hon. Gentleman makes an interesting point, although more people becoming incorporated as limited companies will reduce the amount of tax avoidance from which people could perhaps benefit as sole traders.
Gavin Williamson: What his most recent assessment is of the state of UK-Zimbabwe relations.
Gavin Williamson: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?
That Mr Joe Benton, Oliver Colvile, Mr Stephen Hepburn, Lady Hermon, Ian Lavery, Naomi Long, Jack Lopresti, Dr Alasdair McDonnell, Ian Paisley, Stephen Pound, David Simpson, Mel Stride and Gavin Williamson be members of the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee.
Gavin Williamson: Does my hon. Friend agree that many of the problems that we face in Hereford and in many other towns across the country are down to poorly negotiated private finance initiatives agreed by the last Labour Government?
Gavin Williamson: Has my right hon. Friend received one piece of slightly useful advice from Labour Members about how to sort out the mess that they created?
Gavin Williamson: With hindsight, does the hon. Gentleman think that the PCS should have accepted the offer in February?
Gavin Williamson: Will the hon. Lady give way?
Gavin Williamson: We all accept that the information that comes from local authorities about the electoral roll is not always totally perfect, but people would not accuse others of gerrymandering as a result. If we started using information from many sources, there might be accusations of gerrymandering because of the use of that information.
Gavin Williamson: Will my right hon. Friend assure the House that, unlike the Labour party, which abandoned Prudence after two years of government and pursued the policies of economic recklessness, he will continue to hold Prudence close to his heart to ensure that we have long-term stability and growth?
Gavin Williamson: The hon. Gentleman strikes me as a very enlightened individual, and I am sure that he is very aware that every Government have to make difficult choices. If he were to keep these areas of expenditure going to fund the benefit, what areas of Government expenditure would he cut?
Gavin Williamson: Of all the changes made by the assistant commissioners, how many were instigated by proposals put forward by political parties?
Gavin Williamson: I would like my hon. Friend to assure the House how he is going to make sure that rapists, murderers and paedophiles will not have the right to vote in my constituency of South Staffordshire, and across this country.
Gavin Williamson: Does my hon. Friend agree with the words of Lord Young this week? He said that fewer employment regulations would always stimulate more employment.
Gavin Williamson: If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
Gavin Williamson: I am not sure whether my hon. Friend's experience has been the same as mine, but many people I talk to in my constituency think that the proposals being put forward are sensible, logical and should have been made an awful long time ago.