Helen Grant: My young constituent Grace Tucker, aged 6, is in the Gallery today. Does my right hon. Friend agree that we must all take responsibility for bringing on and inspiring the next generation?
Helen Grant: Can the Minister confirm when the Government are likely to publish their social mobility strategy, and are there likely to be any changes in the light of what Alan Milburn has said in recent days and of his resignation?
Helen Grant: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department has made an assessment of the effect of maternal imprisonment on a child's emotional development; and if she will make a statement.
Helen Grant: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on steps to reduce the number of children separated from their mothers and families through maternal imprisonment.
Helen Grant: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect of community-based sentencing options on reducing the numbers of mothers on the prison estate and children in care; and if he will ensure that his Department's new female offenders strategy includes measures to prevent the separation of children from their mothers in cases where a mother's sentence is for a...
Helen Grant: I congratulate the hon. Lady on securing this important debate. I have to say that her former colleague would be very proud of her and of my hon. Friend the Member for South Ribble (Seema Kennedy). This point has been made before, but I wish to make it again. Charities in my constituency and in all our constituencies do so, so much work. They are often unsung heroes. I wonder if the hon....
Helen Grant: My right hon. Friend is making a powerful case, as always, for equality. Does she agree that co-operation on issues such as female genital mutilation, human trafficking and other gender-based crimes should also be included in the exit agreement?
Helen Grant: Does the hon. Lady agree that banning third-party puppy sales might help to reduce impulse purchases, especially around Christmas?
Helen Grant: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing such an important debate. I hear what he says about the various actions that can and should be taken, but does he agree that there is an onus on owners, too, to ensure that puppies come from a legitimate source?
Helen Grant: Does my hon. Friend agree that although in various countries there is a wide range of laws to protect victims of abuse and discrimination, many are deterred from using the law to protect themselves because of, for instance, high legal costs, a heavy burden of proof or worry about the implications for their job prospects?
Helen Grant: I declare an interest as a trustee of the Human Trafficking Foundation. First, I pay tribute to a group of mainly former parliamentarians and a former judge who remains a Member of the other place: Anthony Steen MBE, Baroness Butler-Sloss, the right hon. Clare Short, the right hon. Sir John Randall and the right hon. Fiona Mactaggart—not forgetting, of course, the hon. Member for...
Helen Grant: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this important debate. I am extremely disappointed about the amount of time it is taking to action a solution to Operation Stack. Every time it is implemented, Maidstone—the county town of Kent—which is in my constituency, grinds to a halt, causing havoc. Matters could be improved if Highways England worked more effectively and closer...
Helen Grant: I will be very quick. Does the hon. Gentleman agree with me that learning the language creates respect for difference, which is one of the fundamental factors in dealing not only with some of the causes, but with the root causes of racism?
Helen Grant: I congratulate the hon. Lady on securing this important debate. The average cost of a funeral in my constituency of Maidstone and The Weald is £4,900, including local authority costs, which is about 5% above the national average that the hon. Lady mentioned earlier. Does she agree that if local authorities can be persuaded to harmonise their funeral costs, they should also consider the...
Helen Grant: I accept that the hon. Lady may well say more about this, but I wanted to mention that losing a child can be traumatic and can often lead to extreme financial hardship for the family, especially given the staggering costs to which she refers. I hope she agrees that the Chancellor should consider, in the coming Budget, setting up a child funeral fund to assist with those very high expenses in...
Helen Grant: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the Government plans to commence its review of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.
Helen Grant: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which options the Government plans to assess on reducing the number of litigants in person as part of its review into the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.
Helen Grant: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which provisions of the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 the Government's plans to scrutinise in its post-implementation review.
Helen Grant: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied refugee children were transferred from France to the UK in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017 under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016.
Helen Grant: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied refugee children were transferred from Greece to the UK in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017 under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016.