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Immigration: Pausing the Hostile Environment (12 Jul 2018)

John Hayes: The right hon. Member for Tottenham (Mr Lammy) deserves the praise and has the admiration of the whole House for how he has championed the Windrush generation, and he is of course right that this was an outrage. However, does the Minister appreciate that that generation, who came here believing this to be, in the words of the shadow Home Secretary, their “mother country” and who...

Petition - Planning Application: Chelveston-Cum-Caldecott: Paupers' Funerals (5 Jul 2018)

John Hayes: I am sure the Minister is just about to announce it, and I do not want to steal his thunder because he is a fine new member of the Government, but I called for the cap to be lifted. He may want to make that announcement now and make a big impact, or he might want to reflect and write to me about it very soon.

Petition - Planning Application: Chelveston-Cum-Caldecott: Paupers' Funerals (5 Jul 2018)

John Hayes: Losing a loved one is heartbreaking. Almost everyone in this House will have suffered the loss of a loved one: a parent, a grandparent, a friend, or even—the worst nightmare of all—a child. Funerals provide the chance of a final goodbye. They allow us to grieve, as a family or as friends, sharing the loss of someone close. The ability to say goodbye at a funeral is a necessary...

Business of the House (5 Jul 2018)

John Hayes: Sylvia Plath, speaking of her beloved son, said: “There is no guile or warp in him. May he keep so.” In our time, our children are being warped by online gambling. The Gambling Commission reports that 25,000 children in Britain are problem gamblers and that a number of online gambling vehicles are predatory, using techniques to make children spend. Will the Leader of the House...

Business of the House (28 Jun 2018)

John Hayes: Being a footballing aficionado yourself, Mr Speaker, you will know that England’s progress in the World cup has spawned a patriotic, heartwarming display of flags in homes across the nation. It is time that Government caught up with the people. The Department for International Trade was the first this morning to raise the cross of St George. Will the Leader of the House arrange for a...

Offensive Weapons Bill (27 Jun 2018)

John Hayes: My hon. Friend is right about the sale on the internet of those weapons, but the internet has other malevolent influences on young people. Several hon. Members raised the issue of social media and its glamorisation of violence. Will she work with others to clamp down on those people who allow those images and messages to be broadcast to vulnerable young people?

Offensive Weapons Bill (27 Jun 2018)

John Hayes: It is a prevalent liberal misassumption that things can only get better. Their mindset is that progress is inevitable and that whatever we do, society will advance. It is true that, as Disraeli said: “Change is inevitable…change is constant”, but things can simultaneously deteriorate as well as improve. In my lifetime, there is no question but that that is exactly what has...

Offensive Weapons Bill (27 Jun 2018)

John Hayes: It is true that in criminal statistics there is the well-established principle of the dark figure—the number of crimes never discovered because they are never reported—and that this also needs to be taken into account in any comparative analysis, which is why I qualified mine heavily before I offered it. None the less, in the year of my birth there were 1,194 recorded robberies;...

Offensive Weapons Bill (27 Jun 2018)

John Hayes: No, because I want to conclude my remarks.

Offensive Weapons Bill (27 Jun 2018)

John Hayes: As you know, Mr Deputy Speaker, generosity is not merely my middle name; it is my every name. None the less, my dear friend will have to wait, because I am about to conclude my remarks. The real risk with the Bill is not going too far, but not going far enough; not taking more steps than are necessary, but not taking the necessary steps. I will leave the House with Proust. Proust said,...

Offensive Weapons Bill (27 Jun 2018)

John Hayes: My hon. Friend is making an excellent point that deserves amplification. The gated-lived, middle-class liberals who take drugs have little or no care because they have little or no contact with the kind of people he describes. It is the people on the frontline who suffer, and they deserve to be treated as a priority.

Offensive Weapons Bill (27 Jun 2018)

John Hayes: My hon. Friend is exactly right. As I said earlier, the drivers—the causes—of crime are complex, as he suggests, but the way in which we deal with and respond to crime is not incompatible with taking the kind of lines that he has recommended. Both need to be addressed—the causes and the response.

Offensive Weapons Bill (27 Jun 2018)

John Hayes: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for giving way a second time. This dilemma has bedevilled youth justice in particular since the 1960s. The Children and Young Persons Act 1969 which, broadly speaking, took a treatmentist approach to juvenile criminals, led to all kinds of favourable treatment for them, with intermediate treatment orders being the classic example. That essentially meant that...

Offensive Weapons Bill (27 Jun 2018)

John Hayes: rose—

Offensive Weapons Bill (27 Jun 2018)

John Hayes: In the same spirit as my hon. Friend the Member for Romford (Andrew Rosindell), I say that the key thing is that the criminal justice system must be retributive. This is not about treating people who are sick, but about punishing people who are guilty. Until we send out that signal from this place, the general public will believe, with cause, that we do not understand what they know to be...

Offensive Weapons Bill (27 Jun 2018)

John Hayes: The right hon. Member for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford (Yvette Cooper) referred to the pervasive nature of the culture that is leading to violent crime. Will my right hon. Friend work with other Departments on some of the drivers of that culture? Some people are driven by the internet and social media, but there may be other malevolent sources of information that lead people into the...

Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill [Lords]: Consequential amendments (26 Jun 2018)

John Hayes: I will be very brief. This is an important Bill. As the shadow Secretary of State said, it is a contingency measure. It is a belt and braces exercise to ensure we can guarantee the seamless transport of goods across the continent. There are many hauliers in my constituency and they will be looking at this matter with some concern. It is right to say that Brexit represents a significant...

Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill [Lords]: Consequential amendments (26 Jun 2018)

John Hayes: In an ideal world, where I was still sitting on the Government Front Bench—I know that is most people’s ideal—I would have to respond to that point formally on behalf of the Government. As I no longer have those responsibilities, I will leave it to those who are now missioned to deal with these matters formally to respond. The Secretary of State has done the right thing in...


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