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The Secretary of State’S Handling of Universal Credit (11 Jul 2018)

David Hanson: When the Secretary of State said that to me in the House, some of my constituents were watching the proceedings, and they believed that I was factually incorrect in my comments. The Secretary of State had an opportunity to apologise to me, but she has yet to do so in writing, and this was all before the NAO issued its report. The question for me, which I raised in my intervention earlier, is:...

The Secretary of State’S Handling of Universal Credit (11 Jul 2018)

David Hanson: Last week, on 5 July, following my question at Work and Pensions questions on Monday, the Secretary of State said that she had made an error and wanted to report it to the House—as reported in column 500 of Hansard. Why does my hon. Friend think that it took 48 hours for her to come to the House when a written apology, or an apology on the Monday or Tuesday, could have done the job?...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Offenders’ Access to Education and Employment (10 Jul 2018)

David Hanson: Effective employment via the Through the Gate programme depends on effective community rehabilitation companies, which the Select Committee on Justice recently described as “wholly inadequate.” What plans does the Secretary of State have to fix community rehabilitation companies in Through the Gate?

Leaving the EU (9 Jul 2018)

David Hanson: The Prime Minister has said clearly in her statement today that she sees an end to the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice over UK matters. How does she square that with continued membership of the European arrest warrant?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: NATO Summit (9 Jul 2018)

David Hanson: What message does the Secretary of State believe President Trump should take from the NATO summit to President Putin the following day?

Universal Credit (5 Jul 2018)

David Hanson: At Monday’s Question Time, I asked the Secretary of State two questions. On Question 5, when I asked whether she would accept the National Audit Office report’s recommendation that universal credit should not be rolled out further, she said: “The NAO made clear quite the opposite”.—[Official Report, 2 July 2018; Vol. 644, c. 8.] It did not. At topical questions,...

Universal Credit (5 Jul 2018)

David Hanson: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Given that the Secretary of State said that she had afforded her apology to the House on the basis of the interventions I made and my two questions on Monday, is it in order for her not to write to me, as the Member concerned, to tell me that she was making a statement and/or that she was correcting the record from Monday?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: First-time House Buyers (3 Jul 2018)

David Hanson: The Help to Buy scheme helps homeowners, but it also appears to be helping the shareholders, chairmen and chief executives of major building firms. Will the Chancellor take this opportunity to condemn the £500 million bonus paid to the chairman of Persimmon Homes and his staff?

Ministry of Justice (2 Jul 2018)

David Hanson: I thank the Chair of the Backbench Business Committee for agreeing to the debate and the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill) for introducing it. The debate is about the Ministry of Justice’s estimates. In practice, that means that it is about how we protect the public; how we turn around the lives of offenders by rehabilitating them so that they can go back into...

Ministry of Justice (2 Jul 2018)

David Hanson: There are a number of things that we can do, and I know that the Minister is interested in how we can make the things that happen in prison relevant to the things that happen outside prison, so that skills, training and communal activities prepare prisoners for life outside in a positive way. The Minister needs to focus on the consequences for probation, which was mentioned by my hon. Friend...

June European Council (2 Jul 2018)

David Hanson: In this brave new world, does the Prime Minister expect us to remain a member of the European agency Europol?

Detainee Mistreatment and Rendition (2 Jul 2018)

David Hanson: The Committee has met for five years, and I have been a member of it for the past two. Investigating this issue has been a thorough exercise. My question to the Minister is simply this: does he believe that, if the Government or the House ultimately decided on a judge-led inquiry, that judge-led inquiry could call witnesses who were denied to the Committee?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: NAO Report (2 Jul 2018)

David Hanson: What assessment she has made of the implications for her Department’s policies of the findings of the NAO report entitled rolling out universal credit, published on 15 June 2018.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: NAO Report (2 Jul 2018)

David Hanson: Many of my constituents are among the one in five individuals who are not paid universal credit on time. As the Minister should know, the NAO specifically recommended that UC should not be rolled out further until the system can extend and work with the current level of applications. Will she accept that recommendation?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (2 Jul 2018)

David Hanson: May I just drag the Secretary of State back to the National Audit Office report? It said that the Department should “ensure the programme does not expand before business-as-usual operations can cope with higher claimant volumes.” How does the Secretary of State square that with her comments about speeding up the scheme, rather than stopping it as the NAO recommends?

Select Committee on Justice (28 Jun 2018)

David Hanson: Given the comments of the Minister of State to the Justice Committee earlier this week, will my hon. Friend—that is what he is in this context—confirm very strongly the Committee’s recommendation at paragraph 46 on page 21 of the report? It states: “The Ministry should undertake a public consultation on any further changes to ensure a wide range of views on...

Business of the House (28 Jun 2018)

David Hanson: It is really not good enough simply to cancel the Swansea Bay lagoon and put the whole issue of lagoon technology for renewable energy at risk. North Wales also has proposals for a lagoon, which, following the Hendry review, is now completely up in the air. Will the Minister give time for a debate on whether lagoon technology has a future?

Offensive Weapons Bill (27 Jun 2018)

David Hanson: As the chair of the USDAW group of MPs—I declare that interest—I welcome that commitment. I was greatly encouraged by the fact that the Home Secretary said that he will look into this issue. I hope that we can consider it on a cross-party basis to ensure that shop workers are free from fear and that regulations can be put in place to make sure that we defend those who will have to...

Offensive Weapons Bill (27 Jun 2018)

David Hanson: I support the Bill—I do not want the Home Secretary to think otherwise—but may I make a point about clause 1? When it comes to refusing to sell goods to individuals, it is shop staff who will be on the front line, and it is shop staff who may be attacked or threatened as a result. Would the Home Secretary consider introducing, in Committee, an aggravated offence of attacks on shop...

Privately Financed Prisons (27 Jun 2018)

David Hanson: Yesterday, the Minister confirmed that the Carillion contract for facilities had not been managed well by his Department and had resulted in additional costs to Carillion. What guarantees can he give the House that the contract for the new prison will be managed in an effective way? Will he ensure that the contract is published and subject to freedom of information, so that we can scrutinise...


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