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London Attacks (23 Mar 2017)

Philip Davies: May I commend the Prime Minister’s statement? I also commend the Prime Minister for her reassuring dignity and resolve. She has shown why she is proving to be a superb Prime Minister, and why we are proud to have her as our Prime Minister. Of course, our hearts go out to the victims, and we honour the police, who risk their lives every day and, unfortunately, too often give up their...

Business of the House (23 Mar 2017)

Philip Davies: I commend the Leader of the House for his calm and reassuring presence in the Chamber yesterday and, through you, Mr Speaker, I commend Mr Deputy Speaker; both performed magnificently in the Chamber yesterday. May we have a timescale for a statement or debate on the fairer funding formula for schools? Preferably, the Government will scrap their current proposals, which are frankly...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Life Imprisonment (22 Mar 2017)

Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 7 March 2017 to Question 66043, what the average minimum terms were of (a) men and (b) women completing a mandatory life sentence.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Life Imprisonment (22 Mar 2017)

Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 7 March 2017 to Question 66043, what the average time served in prison by those on mandatory life sentences was of those who were released from prison in each of the last five years.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Mental Health Treatment (21 Mar 2017)

Philip Davies: Some innovative and award-winning work is being done by Bradford District NHS Care Trust. It is working alongside excellent voluntary organisations and charitable organisations such as the Cellar Trust in Shipley, which is delivering much improved support for mental health patients. Will the Secretary of State congratulate the work that is being done in Bradford, and would he like to pay a...

Written Answers — Home Office: Undocumented Migrants: Deportation (21 Mar 2017)

Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who entered the UK illegally in each of the last three years were deported without charge.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Tobacco: Health Education (21 Mar 2017)

Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will cease his Department's budget spending on tobacco control programmes abroad.

Prisons and Courts Bill (20 Mar 2017)

Philip Davies: Can the Minister explain why, with all the assaults on prison officers at the moment, the average amount of extra time that prisoners spend in prison for assaulting a prison officer is 16 days, which is, quite frankly, pathetic and insulting?

Prisons and Courts Bill (20 Mar 2017)

Philip Davies: Hear, hear!

Prisons and Courts Bill (20 Mar 2017)

Philip Davies: I have visited lots of prisons, and the hon. Gentleman might be surprised to hear that one of my favourite visits was to Grendon prison in the Speaker’s constituency. It is a therapeutic prison, and I was most impressed on my visit there. One of the things I learned was that all the things about being in prison that we would find terrible, most prisoners find easy, and most things that...

Prisons and Courts Bill (20 Mar 2017)

Philip Davies: Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker. It is a pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Mid Dorset and North Poole (Michael Tomlinson). I have been disappointed to hear prison being disparaged so much in this debate, as prison is actually a pretty successful place. According to the Ministry of Justice’s own figures, the longer people spend in prison, the less likely they are to...

Prisons and Courts Bill (20 Mar 2017)

Philip Davies: The problem with that is the example of those who serve less than 12 months. If my hon. Friend looks at the figures, he will find that it is very difficult to be sent to prison for a first offence and a short sentence. People who are eventually given short prison sentences have been given community sentence after community sentence, which have not worked. The reason that these people end up...

Prisons and Courts Bill (20 Mar 2017)

Philip Davies: I do not have time to give way to my hon. Friend again. The Bill contains provisions to toughen up the current position on the use of mobile phones. I am sick to death of seeing pictures of smiling criminals from within prison cells, surrounded by all kinds of creature comforts and ill-gotten gains courtesy of the use of mobile phones in prison. More concerning is the use of phones to...

Prisons and Courts Bill (20 Mar 2017)

Philip Davies: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for what I consider to be his support for my amendment. I only need the support of the Opposition and about eight more on our side and we should be in business. I will put my hon. Friend’s name down as a likely supporter. The Library briefing paper confirms: “There were 6,430 assaults on prison staff, 761 of which were serious. This was an 82% rise...

Prisons and Courts Bill (20 Mar 2017)

Philip Davies: I am not going to give way, because my time is almost up, and I want other people to have the chance to speak. I want to place on record my continued interest in seeing male and female offenders treated equally by the courts, not only for sentencing purposes, but in all aspects of the criminal justice system. It is increasingly accepted that women are treated more leniently than men. For...

Prisons and Courts Bill (20 Mar 2017)

Philip Davies: I commend the hon. Lady for all her work on this matter and also with regard to police officers. It is very much appreciated by them. She says that the number of assaults on prisoner officers is going up, but is she also aware that the number of extra days given for the assault of a prison officer by a prisoner is going down? The average number of extra days given for a prisoner assaulting a...

Prisons and Courts Bill (20 Mar 2017)

Philip Davies: I do not know where my hon. Friends go out of an evening or during the day, but I am not sure that lawyers’ dinner parties accurately reflect public opinion at large. Does my hon. Friend accept—it is a fact—that since Michael Howard started the trend of sending more people to prison, the crime rate has fallen? What does my hon. Friend make of that direct correlation?

Prisons and Courts Bill (20 Mar 2017)

Philip Davies: My hon. Friend is being typically gracious and kind in giving way. Notwithstanding the point that he made, the fact of the matter is that for every 1,000 crimes committed in this country, only about 19 people are sent to prison. That is one of the lowest ratios of any country. Perhaps he can tell us in which countries the ratio of people who are sent to prison per 1,000 crimes committed is...

Prisons and Courts Bill (20 Mar 2017)

Philip Davies: I, too, want to support and help to protect our prison officers. I intend to table an amendment that would mean that if a prisoner assaults a prison officer, they should no longer be automatically released halfway through their sentence. That would have a big impact on the Prison Officers Association—it would welcome that support—and it might deter some of the violence that we see...

Prisons and Courts Bill (20 Mar 2017)

Philip Davies: Just before my right hon. Friend moves on, may I ask her a question about magistrates? She rightly values the work that they do, so when can we expect the Government to allow them to send people to prison for 12 months, rather than six? This Government have been promising to do that for quite some time.


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