Following the Prime Minister’s statement on the the G20 summit in Brisbane, Hugh Robertson congratulates the PM on the robust line he took with President Putin and asks what discussions were held with other G20 leaders on stemming the flow of funds to Islamic State, particularly from the Gulf region.
Sir Hugh Robertson, the Member of Parliament for Faversham and Mid Kent, has been awarded the Sport and Recreation Alliance’s prestigious Emeritus Award for his contribution to sport during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. He is only the fourth ever recipient of the award following Dame Mary Peters, Dame Diana Ellis and Bill Slater.
Hugh Robertson highlights the contribution to the local economy made by independent family brewers and calls on the Government to ensure that the concessions promised during debates on the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill are carried through and that they are excluded from the regulations.
Hugh Robertson has opened a new lift as part of a programme of improvements at Bearsted Station, making the station fully accessible for the first time in its 130 year history. The lifts are funded by the government’s Access for All programme and were the 1000th and 1001 lifts to benefit from funding.
Hugh Robertson backs a motion that the UK Government should recognise the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel, and calls for an international road map, including incentives and disincentives, leading to a final agreement in which the recognition of a Palestinian state is a key milestone.
Responding the Secretary of State for Scotland’s publication of a Command Paper on the proposals for further devolution in Scotland which were committed to do during the referendum campaign, Hugh Robertson asks if a simple majority of 50% plus one in the Scottish Independence Referendum is still deemed sufficient for a matter with such far-reaching constitutional implications.