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Robin Millar

Conservative - Aberconwy

Select Committee Meeting
Wednesday 25th May 2022
Welsh Affairs Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Wales as a global tourist destination
25 May 2022, 9 a.m.
At 9.30am: Oral evidence
Graeme Farrow - Artistic and Creative Director at Wales Millennium Centre
Louise Miles-Payne - Director, Creu Cymru and Board Member at UK Theatre
Fiona Stewart - Managing Director at Green Man Festival
Camilla King - Executive Producer at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod
At 10.30am: Oral evidence
Matthew Williams - Policy and Communications Manager at Welsh Sports Association
Ian Gwyn Hughes - Head of Public Relations at Football Association of Wales
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Division Votes
Wednesday 18th May 2022
Achieving Economic Growth
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 304 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 229 Noes - 312
Wednesday 18th May 2022
Oral Answers to Questions
4. What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on improving Union connectivity.
Written Answers
Thursday 28th April 2022
Tree Planting
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to increase tree …
Early Day Motions
None available
None available
None available
MP Financial Interests
Monday 23rd August 2021
8. Miscellaneous
From 14 June 2021, unpaid director of Conservative Union Research Unit Ltd, which will provide research and briefings to Members …
EDM signed
Friday 20th December 2019
Big Ben chiming on the day of Brexit
That this House notes the ongoing refurbishment works on the Elizabeth Tower and the fact that during this period Big …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Robin Millar has voted in 518 divisions, and 4 times against the majority of their Party.

2 Sep 2020 - Recall of MPs (Change of Party Affiliation) - View Vote Context
Robin Millar voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 41 Conservative No votes vs 47 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 55 Noes - 52
24 Jun 2020 - Demonstrations (Abortion Clinics) - View Vote Context
Robin Millar voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 43 Conservative No votes vs 56 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 213 Noes - 47
17 Jun 2020 - Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill [Lords] - View Vote Context
Robin Millar voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 23 Conservative Aye votes vs 283 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 31 Noes - 400
8 Jun 2020 - Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill [Lords] - View Vote Context
Robin Millar voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 12 Conservative No votes vs 207 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 231 Noes - 16
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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
Boris Johnson (Conservative)
Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, and Minister for the Union
(12 debate interactions)
Matt Hancock (Conservative)
(10 debate interactions)
Alister Jack (Conservative)
Secretary of State for Scotland
(8 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Cabinet Office
(18 debate contributions)
HM Treasury
(13 debate contributions)
Department of Health and Social Care
(11 debate contributions)
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Aberconwy 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).

Robin Millar has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by Robin Millar

19th December 2019
Robin Millar signed this EDM on Friday 20th December 2019

Big Ben chiming on the day of Brexit

Tabled by: Mark Francois (Conservative - Rayleigh and Wickford)
That this House notes the ongoing refurbishment works on the Elizabeth Tower and the fact that during this period Big Ben currently only chimes for Remembrance Sunday and New Year's Eve; further notes that the United Kingdom will now leave the European Union at 11.00pm GMT on 31 January 2020; …
53 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Jan 2020)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 47
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Labour: 1
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Robin Millar, 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.

Robin Millar has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Robin Millar has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

Robin Millar has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Robin Millar has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting

10 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
28th Apr 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to increase tree planting.

We have committed to bring tree planting rates across the UK up to 30,000 hectares per year by the end of this parliament. Through the England Trees Action Plan, we have launched our flagship England Woodland Creation Offer; our Woodland Officer Apprenticeship Scheme; and three new community forests to boost tree planting across the country. This is backed by the £760 million Nature for Climate Fund.

Rebecca Pow
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
15th Oct 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of ensuring ships (a) registered in UK and (b) mainly operating in the UK are staffed by UK nationals or permanent residents of the UK to assist the UK seafaring industry.

The Government acknowledges the international nature of the shipping industry and that it is customary for shipping companies to have the freedom to flag and crew vessels in a manner that suits their individual operating models. There are currently no proposals to restrict vessel access to the UK domestic market.

Robert Courts
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
8th Mar 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for the Health and Social Care, what plans he has to secure quarantine hotels in the north of England for passengers returning home to North Wales via Manchester during the covid-19 outbreak.

There are no current plans to secure quarantine hotels in the north of England.

Jo Churchill
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
21st Sep 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to promote the importance of clean water and good sanitation as part of tackling covid-19 in developing countries.

With the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, the UK Government rapidly increased support to hygiene programmes in developing countries. Through the Hygiene, Handwashing and Behaviour Change Coalition on COVID-19 programme, we are working in partnership with Unilever and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 37 countries to provide advice, promote hand and surface hygiene, and deliver supplies including soap and sanitiser to people in urgent need.

The UK is also helping schools worldwide to re-open safely while managing COVID-19 transmission risks. The UK Government-supported Hygiene Hub for COVID-19 has produced specific guidance on reopening schools after lockdown. The hub provides national governments, NGOs and other stakeholders with evidence-based advice and examples of best practice on hygiene and behaviour change.

Wendy Morton
Minister of State (Department for Transport)
1st Feb 2022
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress his Department has made in levelling up all regions of the UK.

Levelling up is our defining mission. It was the golden thread running through the Autumn Budget and Spending Review.

We are supporting businesses to thrive through expanded British Business Bank programmes, including a £130 million new investment fund in Wales.

We are supporting local infrastructure with £121 million for 10 projects in Wales through the first round of the Levelling Up Fund. And we are launching the over £2.6 billion UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Helen Whately
Exchequer Secretary (HM Treasury)
24th Nov 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish the Government response to the consultation Strengthening police powers to tackle unauthorised encampments; and what the timetable is for implementing the conclusions of that response.

We made a clear manifesto commitment to act on the issue of unauthorised encampments and I remain determined to ensure police have the powers they need.

I intend to publish our response to the consultation and to bring forward legislation later this session.

Kit Malthouse
Minister of State (Ministry of Justice) (jointly with Home Office)
24th Nov 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps (a) Aberconwy and (b) the UK can take to provide additional support for refugees through (i) the National Transfer Scheme and (ii) other measures.

We are grateful to over 110 local authorities who have participated in the voluntary National Transfer Scheme. Through this scheme in excess of 1,000 unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC) have been transferred to other local authorities, relieving pressure on areas who look after large numbers of UASC.

We have recently undertaken an informal consultation with local authorities on proposals to improve the NTS and are carefully considering the responses to this.

We are also grateful to the over 340 local authorities who have volunteered to resettle in excess of 25,000 vulnerable refugees under our schemes since 2015. If other local authorities wish to support these schemes, we would encourage local government officials to speak with their Strategic Migration Partnership for more information and guidance.

Many individuals, charities and community interest groups have also provided practical support for over 440 refugees through the UK's community sponsorship scheme, including providing accommodation and teaching English.

If members of the public would like to offer their support, either through donating goods, services or their time locally, they should visit the Help Refugees page at where information about the types of support local authorities require can be found. The website also contains practical advice on becoming a community sponsor and signposts to refugee charities and voluntary organisations.

Chris Philp
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)
3rd Sep 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what requirement there is for companies funded by his Department to pay financial penalties if they under-estimate the cost of projects awarded to them and fail a National Audit Office inspection.

The National Audit Office (NAO) audits the Ministry of Defence (MOD) financial accounts and conducts investigations on MOD programmes and activities. It does not inspect or audit defence industry companies and, as such, companies do not fail NAO audit inspections.

The MOD regularly scrutinises the performance of its suppliers, holding them to account for performance against the terms and conditions of their contracts. This includes monitoring costs and progress against delivery milestones and taking action as appropriate in the event of an over or underrun. As a general principle, the MOD would seek to resolve issues of under or overestimation of cost through the terms and conditions of the contract, rather than through financial penalties.

Jeremy Quin
Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)
2nd Dec 2020
What steps his Department is taking to strengthen the Union.

This Government is committed to strengthening the Union. The UK is a family of nations which shares cultural, social and economic ties that, together, make us safer, more secure, and more prosperous.

The Government is committed to levelling up the whole of the UK and we will take every opportunity to strengthen Northern Ireland’s place within the Union, particularly as we approach its centenary year. This is something we have clearly demonstrated through the £2.8 billion previously provided to the Northern Ireland Executive to help fight coronavirus, along with the announcement last week by the Chancellor of an additional £918 million of funding for Northern Ireland for the incoming financial year.

The Government is clear that the UK must function as a single customs territory in practice as we operationalise the Protocol. That is why we have unequivocally committed to unfettered access for Northern Ireland goods to the rest of the UK, as outlined in New Decade, New Approach and in the 2019 manifesto.

We have brought forward draft regulations which establish the definition of Qualifying Northern Ireland Goods, ensuring no changes in how Northern Ireland businesses move goods directly to the rest of the UK from 1 January 2021, and the UKIM Bill will ensure that qualifying Northern Ireland goods can continue to be placed on the whole UK market and prohibit checks and controls as goods move from Northern Ireland to the rest of the UK.

Robin Walker
Minister of State (Education)
4th Nov 2020
What steps his Department is taking to mark the 100 year anniversary of Northern Ireland.

The Government is committed to facilitating national recognition and international awareness of this important national anniversary.

The centenary will be an opportunity to reflect on this moment of profound significance in the history of the United Kingdom, in a way that includes diverse perspectives and facilitates respectful discussion.

It will also offer a platform to showcase what is best about Northern Ireland around the world. The programme of centenary events being developed will therefore celebrate Northern Ireland’s people, business, culture, arts, and young talent, looking forward to a positive future.

Robin Walker
Minister of State (Education)