Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the maximum number of offences has been for which a person has been convicted prior to being sent to prison in the last five years.
Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what funding her Department provided to victims charities in each of the last three years; and how many victims and their families each charity has supported with that funding.
Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 5 April 2017 to Question 69622, on voluntary work: young people, how much of NCSs expenditure occurred in each region of the UK in the latest period for which figures are available.
Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much coal the UK cement industry used in each year from 2005 to the latest year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what quality of steam coal the UK carbon fibre industry requires; where it currently sources coal; and if he will make a statement.
Philip Davies: The right hon. Member for Birmingham, Edgbaston (Ms Stuart) has been an outstanding Member of Parliament. Her successor, whoever they may be, has an incredibly difficult act to follow. Will the Leader of the House confirm that the Prisons and Courts Bill has been abandoned for this Parliament and will have to start its passage through the House again in the next Parliament? Can he tell us...
Philip Davies: In the interest of customer choice and transparency, is it not about time that all halal and kosher meat products were properly labelled at the point of sale? That would benefit those people who particularly want to buy such products, as well as those who particularly do not want to buy them.
Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the cost per young person is of the National Citizenship Service programme.
Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 15 March 2017 to Question 66933, on Department of Health: overseas aid, when each of those projects listed in that Answer were agreed with the stated recipients; and when each such project commenced.
Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the reoffending rate is for each community rehabilitation company by category of offence.
Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of prisoners recommended for deportation have been (i) deported and (ii) released and not deported in each of the last 10 years.
Philip Davies: Order. I hope right hon. and hon. Members will leave quietly. This is an important debate, and I am sure we should give the right hon. Gentleman the courtesy of being heard. If Members could leave quietly it would be much appreciated.
Philip Davies: I am very grateful to the Minister for his explanation. We have not yet heard from my hon. Friend the Member for Thirsk and Malton (Kevin Hollinrake), the promoter of this Bill, on whether he endorsed the Minister’s points.
Philip Davies: I am very grateful to my hon. Friend for that addition to the Minister’s explanation. I absolutely accept the points that have been made. It is important that we had them put on the record, and that we teased out from the Government why they set the rules as they have. I am sure that that will be useful for people to know. Therefore, I am happy to withdraw my amendment. Amendment, by...
Philip Davies: I beg to move amendment 1, page 1, line 19, leave out subsection (4)
Philip Davies: Let me set out from the start that these are probing amendments and I do not intend to push any of them to a Division. By anyone’s admission, this is quite a meaty Bill, running to 25 clauses, but we have had no scrutiny of it in the Chamber. It received its Second Reading on the nod, without any debate whatsoever, and here we are, with time pressing on, and we have had no opportunity...
Philip Davies: I very much hope that my hon. Friend the Member for Thirsk and Malton will be able to confirm that, which is why I described the amendment as a probing one. I want it to be clear, on the record, that that is the case, because it was not entirely clear from looking through the Bill. I hope that my right hon. Friend the Member for East Yorkshire (Sir Greg Knight) is right—I am sure he...
Philip Davies: My hon. Friend is right. She is referring to the principle of the Bill, which I absolutely support. I do not intend to do anything to stop the Bill proceeding—that is not the point. The point I am making is that we are looking at the detail, and I want to ensure that we get it right. All hon. Members support the principle of the Bill. I do not want to scupper or affect the...
Philip Davies: I have read the consultation, to which there were 40 responses, of which eight commented on the proposal that applications should be made only after 90 days. Some of the responses said that 90 days was too long—I accept that—but practical points on timing were made, including by the Finance and Leasing Association, which had concerns about the 90 days. The consultation response...
Philip Davies: My hon. Friend makes a good point. That is why I proposed a shorter period rather than a longer one.