Chris Evans: Thank you, Mr Howarth, for calling me to speak in this very important debate, and I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for St Helens South and Whiston (Ms Rimmer) on her succinct but very informative speech. I also congratulate the Minister—the Under-Secretary of State for Justice, the hon. Member for Bracknell (Dr Lee)—on surviving the reshuffle. He is the sole survivor....
Chris Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Saudi Arabian counterpart on the humanitarian situation in Yemen.
Chris Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the long-term economic effect of the International Citizen Service projects on communities in developing countries.
Chris Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the level of access to mental health services for people with degenerative illnesses.
Chris Evans: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government plans to introduce deposit guarantee protections for consumers holding digital currencies.
Chris Evans: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether under the 4th Money Laundering Directive there are minimum transaction thresholds below which customer due diligence is not required for trade and investment in digital currencies.
Chris Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had discussions with Great Western Railway on improving the connectivity of its on-board free WiFi; and if he will make a statement.
Chris Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to open to public consultation the draft Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) Regulations 2018.
Chris Evans: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the value of assets held by the Government in digital currencies is.
Chris Evans: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government has made an estimate of potential savings to the public purse arising from UK taxpayers being able to pay their taxes in digital currencies.
Chris Evans: Thank you for calling me to speak, Mrs Moon. You are a former social worker of course, so nobody has to tell you about the problems of social mobility in Wales. I pay tribute to the hon. Member for Dwyfor Meirionnydd (Liz Saville Roberts)—I must improve my Welsh pronunciation—who is quickly becoming, like her predecessor, a very well respected Member of this House. I wish I could...
Chris Evans: I absolutely agree. In some cases we have to intervene family by family, but it is a huge undertaking in terms of human resources and financial investment. As we saw under Labour Governments between 1997 and 2010, when we have the will we can reduce child poverty, and we did. I do not want to paint a picture of my constituency as all doom and gloom. I absolutely hate it when people talk us...
Chris Evans: I congratulate the Minister: I am quite shocked—I have been in the House seven years and he has never said anything nice about me before, so I can only think he must have been visited by the same Christmas spirits who haunted Ebenezer Scrooge all those years ago. The worst thing is that I agree with him. I should stop and move on. If we are truly to tackle social mobility we need a...
Chris Evans: Why am I speaking today about Swansea when I represent a constituency some 25 miles along the M4? I cannot propose to speak with the same passion as my hon. Friends the Members for Swansea West (Geraint Davies), for Swansea East (Carolyn Harris) and for Gower (Tonia Antoniazzi). When we hear them speak, it is obviously a case of “Cut them and they bleed Swansea”. It is important...
Chris Evans: I just have a simple question: what is the cost to the guarantor, compared with the cost of the surplus? How much do the Government need in the pension fund to provide a guarantee on the pensions? Do we know the figure?
Chris Evans: I am glad that my hon. Friend mentions British Coal. He will know that British Coal made no employer contributions between 1987 and 1995, when a Conservative Government were in power. Does he agree that that was an error by that Government that clearly proves that, in their time in government, they did not care about ex-mineworkers?
Chris Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the prevalence of online anonymity network usage amongst convicted offenders.
Chris Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to regulate the download of anonymity network broswers.
Chris Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people convicted under the Terrorism Act 2006 since November 2016 were found to be using anonymity network browsers.
Chris Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the prevalence of online anonymity network usage since the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 came into effect in November 2016.