Wera Hobhouse: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will permit people running in local council elections to put their electoral ward as their address for personnel security reasons.
Wera Hobhouse: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice , what support the Government is offering to women who have been the victims of up-skirting.
Wera Hobhouse: I welcome the fact that we are all united in condemning this despicable attempt to divide our communities. Since 2016, national rhetoric and language have led to a big increase in hate crime. Will the Government lead by example and encourage everybody to tone down their national language and rhetoric?
Wera Hobhouse: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of record-keeping by the police in relation to up-skirting.
Wera Hobhouse: LGBT young people are much more likely that others to become homeless. According to the Albert Kennedy Trust, they account for up to 24% of the young jobless population. What is the Secretary of State doing to address this particular problem?
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Wera Hobhouse: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Every day is a school day, particularly when it comes to parliamentary conventions. Affordable housing and council housing are not the same. Instead of always mentioning affordable housing and council housing in the same breath, will the Minister consider amending the national planning policy framework to enable councils to specify in their strategic plans different...
Wera Hobhouse: Does the Minister not agree that the Prime Minister is proposing, in many ways, that we are going to see very new shores—for example, with the border without a border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland? If we are really looking for new opportunities, this would be exactly such an opportunity, where we are doing something that has not been done before.
Wera Hobhouse: The hon. Gentleman is describing very eloquently the opportunities that his sons have had travelling through the EU. Is this not precisely a question of education and the opportunities our young people have to travel, and was not the Brexit vote particularly strong where educational opportunities were not very high? Rather than leaving the EU and restricting young people’s ability to go...
Wera Hobhouse: The Prime Minister has struggled today to find any examples of a customs border without physical border checks, and indeed every expert we have heard in the Select Committee on Exiting the European Union has said that no such thing exists in the world, so how long does the Prime Minister think it will take to agree and implement this new thing in the world, if she thinks it is possible?
Wera Hobhouse: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the British intellectual property sector and the businesses that rely upon that sector.
Wera Hobhouse: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with the Minister for Women and Equalities on up-skirting photographs appearing in the media.
Wera Hobhouse: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the prevalence of the practice of up-skirting on public transport.
Wera Hobhouse: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to prevent the practice of up-skirting in schools.
Wera Hobhouse: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support his Department provides to students who are victims of the practice of up-skirting.
Wera Hobhouse: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions his Department has had with (a) the Scottish Government on the effectiveness of the provisions relating to up-skirting in the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009 and (b) Cabinet colleagues on the potential merits of bringing forward such legislative proposals for England and Wales.
Wera Hobhouse: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to criminalise up-skirting under the Sexual Offences Act 2003.
Wera Hobhouse: Does the hon. Lady agree that one area to look at is prefab housing? I know that it got a bad reputation, but it might be the way forward.
Wera Hobhouse: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that the only way of providing properly affordable homes is for local councils to build social housing?
Wera Hobhouse: Is my hon. Friend as concerned as I am that youth homelessness is one of the largest factors contributing to those figures, due to the benefit cut for 18 to 21-year-olds? Is it not time we reintroduced those benefits?