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Opposition Day — [Un-allotted Day]: NHS Risk Register (22 Feb 2012)

Anna Soubry: You think?

Opposition Day — [Un-allotted Day]: NHS Risk Register (22 Feb 2012)

Anna Soubry: indicated dissent .

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Mortgages: Repossession Orders (9 Feb 2012)

Anna Soubry: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with the banking sector to ensure that people adversely affected by changes in support for mortgage interest rate are not placed at immediate risk of having their homes repossessed.

Bill Presented — Water Industry (Financial Assistance) Bill: Transparency and Consistency of Sentencing (2 Feb 2012)

Anna Soubry: It is very rare that the judge who conducted the trial in a given case does then not make sure that they pass sentence, for precisely the reasons that my hon. and learned Friend has identified. However, my hon. and learned Friend makes the powerful point that, if at all possible, it would be much better if they retained sentence, even where pleas have been taken by judges, which is usually...

Bill Presented — Water Industry (Financial Assistance) Bill: Transparency and Consistency of Sentencing (2 Feb 2012)

Anna Soubry: Does my hon. Friend agree that the public perhaps do not understand that the courts give credit for a guilty plea because it spares the cost, and the trauma to the witnesses and victims, of a trial? Furthermore, if someone has admitted to having committed a crime, they stand a much better chance of being rehabilitated and helped, so that they will not go on to commit more offences.

Bill Presented — Water Industry (Financial Assistance) Bill: Transparency and Consistency of Sentencing (2 Feb 2012)

Anna Soubry: It is a great pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Dartford (Gareth Johnson). I agreed with many of the points that he so ably made based on his experience. It is easy to joke about the profusion of lawyers taking part in debates such as this, but in reality many of us stopped practising only within the past two years, before we came to this place. We therefore bring with us an...

Bill Presented — Water Industry (Financial Assistance) Bill: Transparency and Consistency of Sentencing (2 Feb 2012)

Anna Soubry: Absolutely. If I may say so, there was so much I agreed with in the right hon. Gentleman’s speech. From my short time on the Select Committee, I know he brings a huge weight of experience and plain, good common sense to his chairing of the Committee. I absolutely agree with what he says. To be frank, I would never stand up and say we definitely want to keep the Sentencing Council. I know...

Bill Presented — Water Industry (Financial Assistance) Bill: Transparency and Consistency of Sentencing (2 Feb 2012)

Anna Soubry: The Solicitor-General makes an unfortunate intervention, because I did indeed have the great pleasure of appearing in front of him—I was going to reference him slightly later—and we certainly did not fall out. No doubt, though, some of his brother and sister judges would say that that was because I appeared in front of him only twice, and that had I done so several times, perhaps the...

Bill Presented — Water Industry (Financial Assistance) Bill: Transparency and Consistency of Sentencing (2 Feb 2012)

Anna Soubry: I am grateful for the information, and I will go away and look at it, but IPPs have just not worked. The legislation was flawed. Indeed, it was so flawed that after its introduction in 2003 there was a huge growth in the prison population. What did the then Government do? Did they take an honest approach and revisit their legislation, or did they take a different, simplistic approach and say,...

Bill Presented — Water Industry (Financial Assistance) Bill: Transparency and Consistency of Sentencing (2 Feb 2012)

Anna Soubry: I thank my hon. Friend for his intervention and agree with him in this sense. It is not right for people for stay in prison without courses or the assistance that they need to address their offending, so that they can be released when they are no longer a danger. That is absolutely right. The problem is that those courses were certainly not provided by the previous Administration. As for...

Bill Presented — Water Industry (Financial Assistance) Bill: Transparency and Consistency of Sentencing (2 Feb 2012)

Anna Soubry: Could it not be that the quality of their life outside prison is so utterly miserable that even life behind bars is preferable to the dreadful life that they live in the community?

Bill Presented — Water Industry (Financial Assistance) Bill: Transparency and Consistency of Sentencing (2 Feb 2012)

Anna Soubry: Will the hon. Gentleman confirm that, under the previous Administration, the Sentencing Guidelines Council said that a first-time dwelling-house burglar who was addicted to a drug, and who was susceptible to treatment for that addiction, should not go into custody?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Clause 10 — Responsibility for children and young persons (1 Feb 2012)

Anna Soubry: I am grateful to my hon. Friend, who is as gracious as ever. There is much merit in what he says about a woman who is on benefit chasing a father who is, frankly, not up to scratch. Although £20 is a lot of money for someone in those circumstances who is on benefit, does hon. Friend agree that, if the woman is guaranteed a system that is fit for purpose, there is merit in that small charge...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Clause 10 — Responsibility for children and young persons (1 Feb 2012)

Anna Soubry: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Could you help me? If a Member asks a question of the whole House, how does one respond to that question other than by asking that Member to give way?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Clause 93 — Benefit cap (1 Feb 2012)

Anna Soubry: The right hon. Gentleman says that some people will have to move home. Why does he think that that is unacceptable for the long-term unemployed? Every day, people’s circumstances change. They might lose their job, their marriage or their relationship, and those circumstances mean that they have to move home. Why should the long-term—often third generation—unemployed be exempt from the...


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