Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding has been made available to implement section 13 of the Criminal Finances Act 2017.
Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to communicate guidance to the National Crime Agency to recommend freezing the assets of people implicated in the Magnitsky case.
Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether a taskforce has been set up to implement Section 13 of the Criminal Finances Act 2017.
Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has communicated guidance to the Director General of the National Crime Agency on the implementation of section 13 of the Criminal Finances Act 2017.
Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many National Crime Agency personnel have been assigned to investigate people whose conduct constitutes, or is connected with, the commission of a gross human rights abuse or violation and to enforce the asset-freezing provisions in Part 5 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.
Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Attorney General, what cost has been incurred by the Crown Prosecution Service in each of the last 11 years of extradition proceedings in relation to suspected Rwandan genocide by Dr Vincent Bajinya, Charles Munyaneza, Emmanuel Nteziryayo, Celestin Ugirashebuja and Celestin Mutabaruka.
Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress is being made in implementing the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health recommendation that her Department establish an expert group to examine the needs of children vulnerable to developing mental health problems and how their needs should be met, including through provision of personalised budgets.
Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost was in each of the last 11 years to the public purse of the extradition proceedings against the five Rwandan genocide suspects living in Britain Dr Vincent Bajinya, Charles Munyaneza, Emmanuel Nteziryayo, Celestin Ugirashebuja and Celestin Mutabaruka in respect of legal aid.
Andrew Mitchell: May I offer my hon. Friend very warm congratulations on his promotion to Minister for the armed forces? As a distinguished and senior officer in the reserve, is he not perfectly placed to make decisions on reserve centre closures?
Andrew Mitchell: The hon. Lady is right to zero in on the humanitarian situation and to pay tribute to those that are on the ground, such as Oxfam. I had the pleasure and privilege to see it doing quite remarkable work earlier this year. Does she share my concern about the situation we have with the port at Hodeidah where the cranes have been disabled? The Americans have supplied new cranes, but they cannot...
Andrew Mitchell: May I very strongly endorse what the right hon. Member for Leicester East (Keith Vaz) said? The Minister, who has great experience of these issues, is here from the Foreign Office. If Britain is able to take action at the United Nations, not only will that hopefully avert the catastrophe of a famine in this day and age, but it will get the Saudi Arabian kingdom off a terrible hook. It is...
Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the timetable is for the commencement and conclusion of maintenance to the Wideawake Airfield on Ascension Island; and what the reasons are for that repair not having begun.
Andrew Mitchell: It is a pleasure to follow the right hon. Member for Leicester East (Keith Vaz), who always speaks a good deal of sense on these occasions. I draw the House’s attention to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests, and I should like to thank my constituents for so generously returning me to represent them in this place for a fifth time. This is clearly going to be...
Andrew Mitchell: My hon. Friend has got that absolutely right. Indeed, that is very much the point I am trying to make. My suggestion to my right hon. and hon. Friends is that we let our negotiator get on with this task without undue noises off. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union clearly has the skills and experience to deliver the best deal. I am sure that we should...
Andrew Mitchell: My hon. Friend is making, with great eloquence, the point I am trying to make: we need to have a national debate. We cannot continue with this sticking plaster approach on all these matters. Let me conclude my remarks, so that others can get in, by ending on a consensual note. It would be churlish of this House not to recognise the effective election campaign waged by the Leader of the...
Andrew Mitchell: Will my right hon. Friend give way?
Andrew Mitchell: I should make it absolutely clear that no one regards al-Qaeda with greater abhorrence than me. The point I was making was that in this particular conflict there are some very uneasy alliances against the Houthis.
Andrew Mitchell: To be absolutely clear, the Saudis are preventing the replacement cranes from getting into Hudaydah, in spite of the fact that the Department for International Development urgently needs these cranes in order to unload vessels carrying aid, medicine and food.
Andrew Mitchell: The point I was making is that in attacking al-Qaeda, the Americans attacked an element that was fighting the Houthis. They attacked an element that was, in that instance, on our side of the conflict.
Andrew Mitchell: It is hard to believe that many arms are getting through because the country is completely blockaded, by land, sea and air, by the Saudis.