Chris Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans his Department has to monitor freedom of religion or belief in Cuba following revisions to that country's constitution.
Chris Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many widows and widowers of police officers in England and Wales whose spouses were killed on duty or as a result of injuries sustained on duty have had their pensions revoked as a result of their remarriage or cohabitation before 1 April 2015.
Chris Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the financial effect on police widows and widowers of the loss of their survivor pension due to remarrying or cohabiting.
Chris Evans: With banks closing their rural branches, post offices are the last places where people can access cash. However, as I know from the experience of Pontllanfraith in my constituency, it is increasingly difficult to replace postmasters who give up their tenancy. What can the Government do to work with the Post Office to encourage more people to take up postmaster and postmistress jobs?
Chris Evans: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Christopher. I congratulate the hon. Member for Richmond Park (Zac Goldsmith) on securing this debate. He is one of the foremost experts on ecology and conservation, not only in this Chamber but in Parliament, and he always speaks with passion and love for the environment. I congratulate him on another outstanding speech. Most...
Chris Evans: That is exactly the point: they are not preserved. Common sense dictates that if people go around shooting every animal in sight, there will soon be none left to kill, so there will be no trade anyway. What is the point? The hon. Member for Richmond Park spoke about fantastic things that the Government have done with the Opposition’s wholehearted support, such as banning the ivory trade....
Chris Evans: Thank you very much—I will pass that on to her tonight. There are three main areas of the EU action plan that I hope the Minister will adopt: “Prevent trafficking and reduce supply and demand of illegal wildlife products…Enhance implementation of existing rules and combat organised crime more effectively by increasing cooperation between competent enforcement agencies…Strengthen...
Chris Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) male and (b) female prisoners serving sentences of six months or less who were identified as having a substance misuse need were released from custody in the quarter July to September 2018.
Chris Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) male and (b) female prisoners servicing sentences of over six months with a substance misuse need were released from custody in the quarter July to September 2018.
Chris Evans: Has the Minister received an assurance from the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions that the social security freeze will not continue after 2020?
Chris Evans: I thank you for calling me to speak, Mr Hollobone. I congratulate the hon. Member for Mid Worcestershire (Nigel Huddleston) on calling this important debate. I am a dog lover. I lost my Labrador 18 months ago, and I still think about him every day, as sad as that might sound. [Hon. Members: “Aw.”] I have the sympathy of the audience, which is always a good move. The issue goes beyond...
Chris Evans: Sorry. I know my hon. Friend is a Sheffield Wednesday supporter. If the change cannot be brought in by Government, they should at least provide time for a private Member’s Bill so we can introduce it forthwith. The change has been promised for a long time, and the issue is ongoing. Action needs to be taken now.
Chris Evans: On a point of order, Mr Hollobone. There is no Minister present. Is that in order?
Chris Evans: Risca in my constituency has a large Egyptian Coptic church, to which many people travel every weekend to worship. Many of their family members and friends are subject to terrible persecution in Egypt and have been, as the Secretary of State knows, subject to terrorist acts. What reassurance can he give my constituents and those who travel to the Coptic church that everything is being done to...
Chris Evans: Thank you for calling me to speak, Mr Rosindell. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for City of Chester (Christian Matheson) on his insightful and sometimes passionate speech. Like others, I want to set out my opposition to foxhunting. The general election might not have decided which way the public felt, but when the Prime Minister announced she was pro-foxhunting my postbag was...
Chris Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he (a) is taking and (b) plans to take to encourage portion control in food and soft drinks.
Chris Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a maximum portion size for soft drinks.
Chris Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to promote greater consumer awareness on the importance of portion control in food and beverages.
Chris Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of people serving a prison sentence of less than six months have been assessed as having a mental health need in each of the last five years.
Chris Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time is to access an accredited drug treatment programme in prison in the most recent period for which figures are available.