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Gavin Robinson

Democratic Unionist Party - Belfast East

Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Defence)

(since July 2017)

Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Home Affairs)

(since May 2015)
Select Committees
Defence Committee (since March 2020)
Defence Sub-Committee (since March 2020)


Debate information

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Significant Belfast East Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
238,884
Petition Closed

Extend maternity leave by 3 months with pay in light of COVID-19

Gov Responded - 14 May 2020 Debated on - 5 Oct 2020 View Gavin Robinson's petition debate contributions
20 Oct 2020
closed 1 month, 2 weeks ago

In light of the recent outbreak and lock down, those on maternity leave should be given 3 extra months paid leave, at least. This time is for bonding and social engaging with other parents and babies through baby groups which are vital for development and now everything has been cancelled.

150,324
Petition Closed

Immunity for soldiers who worked in Northern Ireland.

Gov Responded - 1 Apr 2019 Debated on - 20 May 2019 View Gavin Robinson's petition debate contributions
13 Sep 2019
closed 1 year, 2 months ago

Do not prosecute the military for its work in Northern Ireland. Our military should be excused all criminal investigations after a period of time.

186,226
Petition Closed

Reject calls to add Staffordshire Bull Terriers to the Dangerous Dogs Act

Gov Responded - 5 Jul 2018 Debated on - 16 Jul 2018 View Gavin Robinson's petition debate contributions
22 Dec 2018
closed 1 year, 11 months ago

PETA, an organisation that is meant to be dedicated to protecting animals, has proposed to the UK government that it should add Staffordshire Bull Terriers to the dangerous dogs act, effectively banning them outright. Breed Specific Legislation is not the solution to the problem of dog attacks.

109,553
Petition Closed

Ban the sale of animal fur in the UK.

Gov Responded - 28 Nov 2017 Debated on - 4 Jun 2018 View Gavin Robinson's petition debate contributions
23 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 8 months ago

Fur farming was banned in England and Wales in 2000, followed by Scotland in 2002. However fur products can still be legally imported from other countries and sold here in the UK. Much of this fur comes from countries that have very weak or no animal welfare laws at all.

148,248
Petition Closed

Ban the sale of puppies by pet shops & all commercial 3rd party dealers.

Gov Responded - 20 Mar 2018 Debated on - 21 May 2018 View Gavin Robinson's petition debate contributions
1 Sep 2018
closed 2 years, 3 months ago

Removing puppies for sale from litter & mum often creates sick, traumatised, dysfunctional dogs. Puppies should be seen with their mum & transporting them to a different place for sale harms welfare. Regulating commercial 3rd party sales is ineffective to prevent harm & a ban is therefore necessary.


Most recent EDMs signed by Gavin Robinson

Date Tabled Title Signatures
5 Oct 2020
Gavin Robinson signed this EDM on Wednesday 7th October 2020

Down's Syndrome Awareness Month

Tabled by: Lisa Cameron (Scottish National Party - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow)
That this House celebrates World Down's Syndrome Awareness Month, which commences on October 1st 2020; recognises the remarkable contribution people with Down’s syndrome bring to our families, workplaces, communities and society at large; and welcomes the support of organisations, such as Down’s Syndrome Scotland, for raising awareness and providing help, …
9 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Oct 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 6
Conservative: 1
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
6 Oct 2020
Gavin Robinson signed this EDM on Wednesday 7th October 2020

French paternity leave

Tabled by: David Linden (Scottish National Party - Glasgow East)
That this House commends France’s doubling of paid paternity leave for new fathers to 28 days; praises the fact that seven days of this paternity leave will be obligatory; advocates longer paternity pay in the UK; believes that longer paternity leave helps to fight against gender inequality in the home, …
7 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Oct 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 4
Labour: 1
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
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Commons initiatives

Gavin Robinson has not been granted any Urgent Questions in the current sitting

Gavin Robinson has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

1 Bill introduced by Gavin Robinson


The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to require public authorities to deliver services in accordance with the armed forces covenant; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 6th February 2019
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Gavin Robinson has not supported any legislation in the current parliamentary sitting


139 Written Questions

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Defence in UK Prosperity Review Defence: Research Defence: Procurement Defence: Northern Ireland Defence: Procurement Armed Forces: Uniforms Military Aid: Northern Ireland Warships: Procurement Warships: Procurement Warships: Procurement Military Bases: Northern Ireland Warships: Procurement Military Aircraft: Training Military Aircraft: Training Type 26 Frigates: Construction Armed Forces: Allowances Royal Irish Regiment Helicopter Carriers and Amphibious Vehicles Armed Forces: Universities Reserve Forces Reserve Forces Reserve Forces Navy: Northern Ireland Army: Recruitment HMS Duncan: Belfast HMS Duncan Warships HMS Duncan: Belfast Ministry of Defence: Flags Ministry of Defence: Flags Visas: Coronavirus Asylum: Northern Ireland Asylum: Northern Ireland Immigration: Northern Ireland Human Trafficking Human Trafficking Home Office: Departmental Records UK Border Force: Airports Immigration Controls UK Border Force: Armed Forces Covenant British Nationality UK Border Force: Northern Ireland UK Border Agency: Staff UK Border Agency: Staff UK Border Agency: Northern Ireland Immigration Controls: Heathrow Airport Immigration Controls: Heathrow Airport Drugs: Misuse Mental Health: Charities Mental Health: Charities Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups NHS: Private Sector Hospital Beds: Private Sector Diseases Diseases Postnatal Depression Postnatal Depression Transport: Environmental Health Nurses Cannabis: Medical Treatments Pregnancy: Mental Health Services Pregnancy: Depressive Illnesses Pregnancy: Mental Health Services Pregnancy: Mental Health Services Flybe: Air Passenger Duty Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Directors Health Services: Non-domestic Rates Stocks and Shares: Overseas Companies Employment: Taxation Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland National Insurance: Young People National Insurance: Young People National Insurance: Young People Insurance: Cross Border Cooperation Cryptocurrencies Shipping: Carbon Emissions Aviation: Coronavirus Transport: Exhaust Emissions Easyjet: Redundancy Ferries: Passengers Ferries: Passengers Ferries: Coronavirus Flybe: Expenditure Flybe: Expenditure Electric Vehicles: Bicycles Transport: Infrastructure