Nigel Huddleston: You made some comments earlier about “Fortnite” that concerned me. Unfortunately, we are hearing a lot about that here in Parliament. You mentioned that parents are probably buying weapons for children, as well, whether intentionally or unintentionally. That does raise the question about the online world and parental responsibility. As it relates to age verification online, do you...
Nigel Huddleston: Q Do you think there is sufficient awareness among parents of how to turn those verifications and approvals on and off?
Nigel Huddleston: Q I will try to be a bit more specific. Ms Longfield, you have articulated a story where there are almost predictable patterns of children going into violence. I know we are talking about human beings and numbers, but that kind of forensic analysis of the data can be really helpful. To be a bit closer to the Bill, I want to get down to the specific intervention that is required. In...
Nigel Huddleston: Q We heard evidence earlier this week that exposure to gangs is a real problem, and that very young children as victims can all too easily become perpetrators because of their environment. We heard about the importance of education, about the power and influence of acid attacks and knives, and about understanding the victims. Is there an educational element in terms of that empathy and...
Nigel Huddleston: MrQ Harriman, you said that you believe that instead of banning these rifles, we can better meet the concerns by specifying a high level of security. What would that mean?
Nigel Huddleston: What recent progress he has made on negotiations on the UK leaving the EU.
Nigel Huddleston: The Secretary of State will be aware that the UK has a near £70 billion trade deficit with the EU, and it is transparently in the EU’s interest to get a deal that keeps trade flowing. Is he aware whether European businesses and companies are lobbying EU negotiators and Governments to ensure a mutually beneficial deal?
Nigel Huddleston: Does the Leader of the House share my disappointment, from talking to potential parliamentary candidates, at just how many of them are put off standing for Parliament altogether because of the widely held perception that this place is inconsistent with family life or even the aspiration to a family life? How many potential fantastic MPs have we lost on both sides of the Chamber because of...
Nigel Huddleston: These questions are probably more for the detective chief superintendent. Can you give us some idea of the scale of firearms in the UK? How many people have firearms at the moment, and what are the trends? Is this going up; is it going downQ ?
Nigel Huddleston: Q Those are fascinating stats: there are far more firearms than I thought there would be in the UK. In terms of being a responsible firearm owner, what are the current requirements? If you have a firearm, what do you have to do to ensure that it is safe? What are the current rules?
Nigel Huddleston: Q In practical terms, what does “secure” mean? Under lock and key?
Nigel Huddleston: Q On Second Reading, my hon. Friend the Member for The Cotswolds (Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown) said that actually we do not need to ban these things; all we need to do is to enhance security and storage. Do you think that that is practical?
Nigel Huddleston: Q What are the implications of breaching that certificate?
Nigel Huddleston: Q What would that mean?
Nigel Huddleston: Q I will make it a short one. This is specifically for Mr Penhale. Clause 26 makes changes to the legal test of threatening with an offensive weapon. Can you explain the challenges you face with the current test?
Nigel Huddleston: Thank you.
Nigel Huddleston: Mr Owen, I think you mentioned earlier that you are hearing about children as young as 10 or 11 carrying Q knives. At what age are children actually perpetrating acts of violence or being victims? How young are we talking about?
Nigel Huddleston: Really, same age?
Nigel Huddleston: Q Mr Shah, you mentioned that children at school are carrying acid—what age with them?
Nigel Huddleston: Q We hear a lot, and we have heard it today, about men—primarily—and young men perpetrating these attacks. Is it all men? With knife crime, what are we talking about—70%, 80% or 90% men?