Gareth Johnson: Each and every week across England and Wales some 80 dogs are stolen from their owners, causing huge distress to both the owners and the animals. During this Pet Theft Awareness Week, may we have a debate on what is a growing and nasty problem?
Gareth Johnson: Nobody should be surprised that Russia has denied responsibility for the attacks in Salisbury. It is a country that has denied taking part in the Olympics doping scandal and in the rigging of elections. Worst of all, it has denied any involvement in the killing of Alexander Litvinenko. Given that, will the Prime Minister please assure the House that Russia will be treated according to its...
Gareth Johnson: The hon. Gentleman is highlighting important issues to do with the CPS and the rights of victims. Does he agree that one thing that undermines victims of crime is the Crown’s inability to appeal against sentences that are simply too lenient? That can happen only in a very few cases at the moment, and victims of crime feel powerless under the current system to ensure that the...
Gareth Johnson: The Crown Prince has been absolutely clear that he wants to build a moderate, modern future for Saudi Arabia. The whole House would want to see him achieve that. Does the Minister agree that the best way to bring that about is to work with him and to assist him, not build diplomatic walls between our two countries?
Gareth Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money NHS hospitals have been fined for not reaching targets in the last five financial years.
Gareth Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money NHS hospitals have been fined for not reaching the target of 95% of people being seen in A&E in four hours in the last five financial years.
Gareth Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money NHS hospitals have been fined for failing to treat a patient on the non-urgent referral-to-treatment waiting list within 18 weeks in the last five financial years.
Gareth Johnson: The Minister is right to point out that there are a range of circumstances. That is why courts should be given lengthy maximum penalties, to cater for the different scenarios that can arise. We have a situation where the maximum penalty for someone charged with causing death by driving without due care and attention and then fleeing the scene is just three years. Worse than that, any unduly...
Gareth Johnson: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate. Does he agree that in many of these instances the charge should be manslaughter, not death by dangerous driving? If someone were to kill another person in any other circumstance through dangerous or reckless behaviour, they would be charged with manslaughter, yet it seems that that is not the case on the roads. With a charge of...
Gareth Johnson: I am pleased that the Secretary of State mentioned Oxfam shops because, as she will know, they can operate only because an army of volunteers selflessly and kindly give up their time. Does she agree that the Government should do all they can to ensure that those people are in no way undermined by the wicked actions of a few people?
Gareth Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients were referred to NHS England for placement on the Violent Patient Scheme, in each commissioning area, in each of the last five years.
Gareth Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients were put on the violent patient scheme, in each commissioning area, in each of the last five years.
Gareth Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people who have been discharged from the violent patient scheme were put back on the scheme at a later date.
Gareth Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of arrangements for notifying GP practices when a patient with a history of violence towards healthcare workers registers at a practice.
Gareth Johnson: I took part in the basement tour yesterday. It was made clear to us that a significant amount of the asbestos had been removed over the past few years, adequately and safely, while we remained here and while members of the public were able to use the building safely. Does that not illustrate the fact that significant repairs can be carried out while we are here, safe and well protected?
Gareth Johnson: What steps his Department is taking to support victims of crime.
Gareth Johnson: The biggest insult that can be given to a victim of crime is the imposition of a derisory sentence on the offender. Will my hon. Friend update the House on his plans to widen the scope of the unduly lenient sentence scheme, as set out in the Conservative party manifesto?
Gareth Johnson: To ask the Attorney General, how many requests were received by his Department requesting the referral of the sentence in R v John Worboys to the Court of Appeal under the Unduly Lenient Sentence Scheme in 2009; and who those requests were made by.
Gareth Johnson: I congratulate my right hon. Friend on securing this important debate. Is he aware that more than 40% of sentences referred to the Attorney General are refused simply because they fall outside the scheme, and that has included at least one case of rape from the youth courts? Does he agree that that explains the clamour from the public to widen the scope of the scheme?