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Vaccinations: Developing Countries — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (13 Jun 2018)

John Howell: Is my right hon. Friend aware that the number of deaths from vaccine-preventable diseases is around 2.5 million to 3 million per year, but the number of people being inoculated has reached a bit of a plateau? Does not that say something about how we should focus our activities to establish better relationships with mothers, to reach hard-to-reach groups in Africa and Asia in particular, so as...

Vaccinations: Developing Countries — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (13 Jun 2018)

John Howell: I thank my right hon. Friend for giving way again; he is being most generous with his time. Does he see a role for the Prime Minister’s trade envoys in this sphere? We are often assigned to countries that fall into the categories that he has been talking about and we have a seminar coming up on the healthcare applications of what we can do. I do not think that that should concentrate...

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill (11 Jun 2018)

John Howell: Since this is the first time that I have seen you since the weekend, Madam Deputy Speaker, may I start by congratulating you on your damehood? I am sure that it is much deserved. The Bill follows up on the 2017 Queen’s Speech and reviews our approach to counter-terrorism. Its specific purpose is to amend certain terrorism offences to update them for the digital age, to reflect...

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill (11 Jun 2018)

John Howell: I thank my hon. Friend. In fact, in my notes for this debate I have written next to my previous point “so they will be more radicalised by spending more time in prison.” By extending prison sentences, we run the risk that prisoners will be more susceptible to the influences that will affect the radicalisation process. We need to address that matter in total from the beginning. I...

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill (11 Jun 2018)

John Howell: Will my right hon. Friend confirm that this is also about reducing the risk to the UK’s interests overseas from terrorism, as is the Contest strategy?

Yemen (11 Jun 2018)

John Howell: Some 22 million people in the Yemen are in need of humanitarian aid. How can we deliver that aid when we are in the middle of a proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia?

Turkey (7 Jun 2018)

John Howell: It is a great pleasure to follow the right hon. Member for Cynon Valley (Ann Clwyd). I congratulate the right hon. Member for Enfield North (Joan Ryan) on securing the debate. She and I often follow each other around this place and outside it trying to make sure that Israel gets a fair view. It is an extreme pleasure for me to be able to say that our co-operation in that area also extends...

Turkey (7 Jun 2018)

John Howell: I completely agree with my right hon. Friend. The issue of the death penalty is key to retaining membership of the Council of Europe. We are engaged in a debate with Belarus, because the existence of the death penalty there prevents it from becoming a member of the Council. If Turkey were to adopt the death penalty again, it would automatically cease to be a member. It is important that we...

Turkey (7 Jun 2018)

John Howell: I agree with what the right hon. Lady says about the UN’s assessment. When Turkish citizens have brought cases to the European Court of Human Rights, it has invariably found against the Turkish Government. If I had the papers on me, I would be able to provide quotes from its judgments that align with her comments. In conclusion, I urge the Government to take a strong line in making sure...

Turkey (7 Jun 2018)

John Howell: I take the right hon. Lady’s point about the suspension of human rights, but is she aware that the number of appeals to the European Court of Human Rights from Turkish citizens has gone through the roof?

Business of the House (7 Jun 2018)

John Howell: May we have debate on the importance of school breakfast clubs and ensuring that all children have a healthy start to the day?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Flood Defences (7 Jun 2018)

John Howell: Will the Minister confirm that the creation of 15 hectares of new habitat remains a funded part of the Oxford flood alleviation scheme, which may affect my constituents?

Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners: Nigeria: Violence against Christians (7 Jun 2018)

John Howell: To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England and Anglican Communion are taking to tackle violence against Christians in Nigeria.

Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners: Nigeria: Violence against Christians (7 Jun 2018)

John Howell: After the recent terrible massacre of Christians attending church in the middle of Nigeria, the President was summoned to Parliament, service chiefs and security advisers had motions of no confidence passed against them, and Parliament was suspended. Does that not show that the country is taking the problem seriously?

Hezbollah’s Rocket Arsenal: Southern Lebanon — [Sir Christopher Chope in the Chair] (6 Jun 2018)

John Howell: I hear what the Minister is saying, and I would like to concentrate on his third point. I support him in trying to support Lebanon’s many moderates, but does the existence of Hezbollah not make that a difficult thing for us to achieve?

Hezbollah’s Rocket Arsenal: Southern Lebanon — [Sir Christopher Chope in the Chair] (6 Jun 2018)

John Howell: To follow up on that point, at a protest outside the Israeli embassy in Kensington in July, Israeli flags were burned and Hezbollah flags were waved with impunity. Does my hon. Friend agree that that sends a signal of lauding a terrorist organisation that should infuriate all British people?

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Industry: Scotland (6 Jun 2018)

John Howell: What steps the Government is taking to ensure that Scotland benefits from the modern industrial strategy.

Conflict in South Sudan — [Sir Graham Brady in the Chair] (5 Jun 2018)

John Howell: I believe there is an African Union summit meeting coming up. Will the Minister ensure that these points are reflected in that meeting in some way?

Conflict in South Sudan — [Sir Graham Brady in the Chair] (5 Jun 2018)

John Howell: Will the hon. Gentleman join me in welcoming the recent announcement in the last few hours that the President of South Sudan and the rebel leader have agreed to meet for talks to try to restore the 2015 peace negotiations?

Airports National Policy Statement (5 Jun 2018)

John Howell: The airspace review is a crucial part of the success of this project. Together they can help to limit stacking, so will the Secretary of State say something about how these reviews dovetail?


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