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Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (20 Nov 2017)

Philip Davies: There has been a spate of crimes in Wilsden, a normally quiet village in my constituency, culminating in popular local vet Terry Croud being subjected to a hammer attack and having his car stolen on Friday last week. The police and crime commissioner says that the Home Office is getting more money from the Treasury for policing, but it is not passing it on to police forces. Will the Home...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Football: Policing Costs (16 Nov 2017)

Philip Davies: The hon. Member for Sheffield, Heeley (Louise Haigh) is absolutely right on this issue, about which I have had meetings with the Home Secretary. I urge the Minister to go with the Home Secretary to meet the Premier League and the English Football League and ask them to make a voluntary contribution from the massive amounts of money they get from TV rights, before they redistribute it to...

Attorney General: Leaving the EU: Human Rights (16 Nov 2017)

Philip Davies: For many years, many people in this House seemed to think that human rights in this country started only with the Human Rights Act 1998, and they now seem to think that they started only with our membership of the European Union. Will the Attorney General confirm that our rights and freedoms in this country go back way beyond either of those points in our history, and will continue long into...

International Men’s Day — [Ian Austin in the Chair] (14 Nov 2017)

Philip Davies: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Austin. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Stafford (Jeremy Lefroy) on securing the debate, and other hon. Members on participating in it. Like the hon. Member for East Dunbartonshire (Jo Swinson), I too hope that next year we will see the debate restored to its rightful place in the main Chamber, where there is more time to...

International Men’s Day — [Ian Austin in the Chair] (14 Nov 2017)

Philip Davies: I will not, because other people want to speak and I know that time is at a premium. I am coming to a close. Why should male and female murderers not be treated the same? What possible justification could there be for treating them differently just because of their sex? Those who think the sexes should be treated differently in the eyes of the law are the ones who are truly sexist. They are...

International Men’s Day — [Ian Austin in the Chair] (14 Nov 2017)

Philip Davies: My hon. Friend is touching on an important issue. Is he aware of the growing number of examples of parental alienation, in which one parent deliberately turns children against the other parent in order to stop access, even when people are contributing to their children’s upbringing?

EU Exit Negotiations (13 Nov 2017)

Philip Davies: We have always known that the EU is desperate for the UK’s money, but it has now become so strapped for cash, it seems, that over the past few days it has resorted to the diplomacy version of aggressive begging. Will my right hon. Friend assure the House that the Government will not be intimidated by the threats and blackmail of the European negotiating team, because the Government will...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: University Church of England Academy (6 Nov 2017)

Philip Davies: Thank you, Mr Speaker. May I follow up the question asked by the right hon. Member for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford (Yvette Cooper)? As the Minister will know, owing to the spending moratorium that Wakefield City Academies Trust imposed on High Crags Primary School, which is in my constituency, the school built up a surplus, or balance, of £276,000. In recent days that money has...

Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill (3 Nov 2017)

Philip Davies: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for the time he gave me to discuss the Bill a few weeks ago. He talks about mental health professionals supporting the Bill. I have spoken to my local care trust in Bradford, which, while it supports much of what is in the Bill, has concerns about some aspects. I therefore wonder how receptive the hon. Gentleman would be to amendments, either in Committee...

Representation of the People (Young People’S Enfranchisement and Education) Bill (3 Nov 2017)

Philip Davies: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. Is it not bizarre that Labour Members were happy for the previous debate to last for about three- and-a-half hours before they thought the debate should be curtailed, and yet for this one they think it should be curtailed after only one hour and 23 minutes?

Representation of the People (Young People’S Enfranchisement and Education) Bill (3 Nov 2017)

Philip Davies: It was more than the partisan nature of the speech; I did not hear the hon. Gentleman who introduced the Bill make a substantive argument in favour of changing the law. Is that not what most disappointed my hon. Friend, as it did me?

Representation of the People (Young People’S Enfranchisement and Education) Bill (3 Nov 2017)

Philip Davies: Did my hon. Friend, like me, see the reported comments by the hon. Member for Oldham West and Royton (Jim McMahon)— he could have told us if they were not true, but he appears to have disappeared from his own debate—in trying to explain away the comments of his then hon. Friend the Member for Sheffield, Hallam (Jared O'Mara)? He said that he was young and silly and too immature...

Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill (3 Nov 2017)

Philip Davies: I agree with everything that my hon. Friend has said, but my understanding is that, in some areas—certainly with some police forces—the issue is that the battery life on some of these cameras is not all that it could be, which means that the cameras might not last long enough in all these circumstances. Does he agree that we need better technology for the battery life before we...

Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill (3 Nov 2017)

Philip Davies: It is only a matter of time.

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Equality and Human Rights Commission (3 Nov 2017)

Philip Davies: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, when she was first made aware of proposals by the Equality and Human Rights Commissioner to abolish the position of Disability Commissioner.

Sentencing (2 Nov 2017)

Philip Davies: The Secretary of State knows that I think giving the vote to any prisoners is idiotic, unjustifiable and about as popular with the general public as finding a rattlesnake in a lucky dip. As he has made great play of the rule of law, he must know that the European Court of Human Rights went way beyond what is in the convention when it made this ruling, so he might want to remind it of the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad (1 Nov 2017)

Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 13 October 2017 to Question 105738, how many people aged (a) between 100 and 105, (b) between 106 and 110, (c) between 111 and 115 and (d) over 116-years receive the UK state pension in each country outside the UK.

Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility (31 Oct 2017)

Philip Davies: May I urge the Minister not to listen to the shadow Secretary of State? He and I were both on the Select Committee that looked into these matters. and he was so interested in problem gambling that he did not even turn up to one evidence session. Perhaps if he had, he would be a bit more knowledgeable on the subject. Over the summer, the Gambling Commission published its report on problem...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (31 Oct 2017)

Philip Davies: Following the triumph of the Conservative manifesto at the election, may I congratulate the Lord Chancellor on finding another half-baked and unpopular policy to put before the electorate: giving prisoners the vote? Will he acknowledge that nobody is taking the vote away from prisoners—they are taking it away from themselves? If voting is so important to them, perhaps they should not...

Written Answers — Home Office: Police: Driving Offences (26 Oct 2017)

Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will exempt police officers from prosecution for driving offences committed while in pursuit of a suspect.

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