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Robert Courts

Conservative - Witney

Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

(since September 2020)
International Trade Committee
2nd Mar 2020 - 9th Nov 2020
Justice Committee
21st Jan 2019 - 6th Nov 2019
Transport Committee
5th Nov 2018 - 6th Nov 2019
Backbench Business Committee
16th Oct 2017 - 19th Mar 2018
Backbench Business Committee
30th Jan 2017 - 3rd May 2017

Department Event
Thursday 15th September 2022
Department for Transport
Oral questions - Main Chamber
15 Sep 2022, 9:30 a.m.
Transport (including Topical Questions)
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Division Votes
Wednesday 29th June 2022
Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 269 Conservative No votes vs 1 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 191 Noes - 271
Thursday 30th June 2022
Oral Answers to Questions
National Highways is currently finalising option proposals for the A27 upgrade scheme. We expect that the proposals will be put …
Written Answers
Tuesday 30th June 2020
China: Dogs
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Chinese Government …
Early Day Motions
None available
None available
MP Financial Interests
Monday 14th March 2022
1. Employment and earnings
3 March 2022, received £421.88 plus VAT from Slade Legal, the Greenhouse, Stratton Way, Abingdon OX14 3QP. (Registered 03 March …
EDM signed
Thursday 11th April 2019
Exiting the European Union
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Exit Day) (Amendment) …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Robert Courts has voted in 528 divisions, and 1 time against the majority of their Party.

27 Apr 2021 - Delegated Legislation - View Vote Context
Robert Courts voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 77 Conservative No votes vs 222 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 431 Noes - 89
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.

Sparring Partners
Mike Kane (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Transport)
(17 debate interactions)
Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party)
Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Transport)
(11 debate interactions)
Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party)
Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights)
(10 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department for Transport
(381 debate contributions)
Department of Health and Social Care
(15 debate contributions)
Department for International Trade
(13 debate contributions)
Department for Education
(11 debate contributions)
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Witney Petitions

e-Petitions are administered by Parliament and allow members of the public to express support for a particular issue.

If an e-petition reaches 10,000 signatures the Government will issue a written response.

If an e-petition reaches 100,000 signatures the petition becomes eligible for a Parliamentary debate (usually Monday 4.30pm in Westminster Hall).

Robert Courts has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by Robert Courts

11th April 2019
Robert Courts signed this EDM on Thursday 11th April 2019

Exiting the European Union

Tabled by: William Cash (Conservative - Stone)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Exit Day) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 859), dated 11 April 2019, a copy of which was laid before this House on 11 April 2019, be annulled.
82 signatures
(Most recent: 29 Apr 2019)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 73
Democratic Unionist Party: 7
Independent: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Robert Courts, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.

Robert Courts has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Robert Courts has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

Robert Courts has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Robert Courts has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting

3 Written Questions in the current parliament

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
22nd Jun 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Chinese Government on (a) the treatment of dogs and (b) general hygiene practices during that country's Yulin Dog Meat Festival which is taking place from 21 to 30 June 2020.

The UK Government is committed to raising standards of animal welfare at home and abroad. The sale and consumption of dog meat is legal in many countries, including China, and there are no international norms, laws or agreements governing this. We believe that it is necessary to work with Governments around the world to gain agreement on animal welfare standards, and to phase out cruel and inhumane practices. There is no suggestion that the event will break any local or international laws. We have previously raised our concerns on specific animal welfare issues with the Chinese authorities and will continue to do so.

Nigel Adams
Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (Minister without Portfolio)
7th Jan 2020
What fiscal steps he is taking to improve broadband connections in rural communities.

We want to deliver gigabit-capable broadband across the country as soon as possible.

We have already committed over £1 billion to support the rollout of next-generation digital infrastructure, and, at Conference, the Chancellor announced an ambition to invest £5bn to support gigabit broadband rollout in the hardest to reach areas.

We will set out further details of our approach in our National Infrastructure Strategy later this year.

Rishi Sunak
Chancellor of the Exchequer
12th Jun 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his timescale is for announcing the (a) Chair and (b) terms of reference of the proposed Royal Commission on Criminal Justice announced in the Queen's Speech of December 2019.

The Royal Commission is an important opportunity to address some of the key issues affecting the criminal justice system.

As we emerge from this unprecedented pandemic, we are carefully addressing the scope, terms of reference and membership of the Commission. In doing so we intend to embrace the lessons we can learn from the present crisis with Covid-19 to help make the system more resilient.

As this work develops, further announcements will be made in due course.

Kit Malthouse
Minister of State (Ministry of Justice) (jointly with Home Office)