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Pet Theft — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (2 Jul 2018)

Simon Hart: I have listened carefully to my hon. Friend’s contribution. It strikes me that the element that we are not really accounting for is that dogs themselves may be worth less than five hundred quid, but their breeding potential may be worth several thousand pounds over a period of time. I wonder whether the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 has an application in this area that has not yet been...

Pet Theft — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (2 Jul 2018)

Simon Hart: Their offspring, however, might be worth more; that is my point. My hon. Friend might have a dog that is borderline £500 in value, but if, unfortunately, it had more than one litter a year—some unscrupulous breeders of dogs do that—for a period of years, its value to a breeder would be significant.

Offensive Weapons Bill (27 Jun 2018)

Simon Hart: Does my hon. Friend not agree that the three examples he cites are actually applicable to pretty much any weapon, and that, if we concede on that point, perfectly legitimate rifles and shotguns would be at risk of being removed from society all together?

Leaving the Eu: Upland Farming (26 Jun 2018)

Simon Hart: I must visit the lovely place that the hon. Lady is describing. Does she agree that some of the attributes she mentioned are down to the passion with which rural communities pursue their country sports in those areas?

Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill: Committee Stage (19 Jun 2018)

Simon Hart: I hope that my hon. Friend will agree that his point about Cornwall is shared in Wales, where the proposals is to reduce the number of seats from 40 to 29, which arguably would shift power from Westminster to Cardiff and so have significant consequences for devolution. The situation in Wales is similar to that in the constituency of the hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle...

House of Lords: Abolition — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (18 Jun 2018)

Simon Hart: I came here with no intention of making a speech, but I was reminded by the hon. Member for Stroud (Dr Drew) of those days back in 2011 and 2012 when the coalition was in office and House of Lords reform was debated in the main Chamber in Government time. It was frustrating that there were numerous reforms with which we all agreed and would have proceeded had our partners in the coalition...

House of Lords: Abolition — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (18 Jun 2018)

Simon Hart: The hon. Gentleman is right. This is not about dismissing other potential reforms. I am simply making observations about why, back in 2011 and 2012, when we had the opportunity and momentum and there was spirit behind the proposals, they failed. They failed because they spooked Members of the House of Commons, who thought their primacy was in danger of being compromised. Unsurprisingly, they...

House of Lords: Abolition — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (18 Jun 2018)

Simon Hart: I take the hon. Gentleman’s point, but does he recall that when reform crashed and burned under the coalition Government, it did so because of the suggestion—almost insistence—of an elected element? That was all about the primacy of the House of Commons, so what was actually going on was reform of the Commons, because it was argued that at the moment that anyone in the House...

House of Lords: Abolition — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (18 Jun 2018)

Simon Hart: We are in the rather strange and unusual situation of having a two-year parliamentary Session. If we had stuck to the normal protocol of having a one-year Parliament, the Parliament Act could have applied and the blockage could have been removed in time for us to leave the EU in March next year. The Government are at fault for having this extended Session, which has rendered the Parliament...

Rural Crime and Public Services (6 Jun 2018)

Simon Hart: It is very welcome that new technology is used in that way, but does the Minister accept that some technological improvements are dependent on decent wi-fi, mobile phone and broadband connections, which in rural areas are not yet quite where they need to be?

Leaving the EU: Veterinary Profession in Wales (18 Apr 2018)

Simon Hart: On that point, there was always a theory that if something was doctored it was slightly suspicious, but if it was vetted it was generally considered to be sound.

Written Answers — Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission: General Election 2017 (3 Apr 2018)

Simon Hart: To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March 2018 to Question 132978, how many of the allegations of electoral fraud concerning the 2017 General Election of which they were made aware were then passed to the relevant police force.

Written Answers — Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission: General Election 2017 (20 Mar 2018)

Simon Hart: To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, how many complaints the Commission received in relation to breaches in election law after (a) during and (b) after General Election 2017; and how many of those complaints (i) related to electoral fraud or other breaches, (ii) have been resolved, (iii) have been passed to...

Business of the House: Independent Complaints and Grievance Policy (28 Feb 2018)

Simon Hart: We only have to look outside this place to realise that almost every other industry in the UK has something called continual professional development. If the dinosaurs do not like being dragged into that, they know what the alternative is.

Written Answers — Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority: Members' Staff (19 Dec 2017)

Simon Hart: To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, whether the Committee has had sight of the legal advice received by IPSA on connected parties; and if he will place a copy of that advice in the Library.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fly-tipping (19 Dec 2017)

Simon Hart: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on wildlife or husbanded animals of fly tipping?

Committees: RBS Rural Branch Closures (18 Dec 2017)

Simon Hart: Will the Minister give way?

Committees: RBS Rural Branch Closures (18 Dec 2017)

Simon Hart: I shall be very brief. A number of Members of Parliament find it very difficult to engage with RBS and NatWest about closures when they tell us that it is all about footfall—about the number of people who go into their branches. Employees tell us one thing and the banks tell us another. Perhaps the Government would have more influence than us in establishing what the true figures are....

Harassment in Public Life (18 Dec 2017)

Simon Hart: On that point, the Committee on Standards in Public Life, of which I am a member, reported in some detail on party leadership. It strikes me that simply calling out bad behaviour may be going nothing like far enough, so will the Home Secretary, at least on behalf of our party, assure us that not only will offending activists and third parties be brought to book, but it will be done in a...

Animal Welfare (12 Dec 2017)

Simon Hart: Does my hon. Friend recognise that the decline in bovine TB in Wales is no more distinct in the areas where vaccination takes place than it is in areas where vaccination does not take place? Indeed, the Welsh Government are now considering whether they need to bring in a limited cull because the existing methods are not working. I hope he takes that into account.


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