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Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions ( 2 May 2019)

David Hanson: Holywell Town Council, in conjunction with Tesco, has recently put in place the first electronic vehicle charging point in a town centre in my constituency. I know the Minister will agree that the Government need to do more, so will he give an update on what progress has been made since the fanfare announcement last July of support for electronic charging points? How many have been introduced...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (30 Apr 2019)

David Hanson: The enterprise finance guarantee scheme and its continued use by RBS is still causing controversy. Even this week, we have seen discussions from the hon. Member for Thirsk and Malton (Kevin Hollinrake) around the use of debt. Will the Minister, or the Department, discuss with the Treasury how this scheme and its legacy are now operating?

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Convictions (30 Apr 2019)

David Hanson: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether time spent in court cells as a disposal to a conviction in lieu of a fine is categorised as a custodial sentence for the purposes of determining that the conviction cannot be filtered from a standard or enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate.

Northern Ireland: Political Process (29 Apr 2019)

David Hanson: I wish the Secretary of State well. She has a difficult job. Will she look at the lessons that were learned from the establishment of the St Andrews agreement, which restored devolution last time? It was characterised by four key points. The first was prime ministerial and Taoiseach engagement consistently and intensively over a long period in a very short time, if that makes sense. In...

Rape Victims: Disclosure of Evidence (29 Apr 2019)

David Hanson: Will the Minister define what he regards as “reasonable”? The point has already been made clearly that there may be many areas of a victim’s life that it is not reasonable for the victim to disclose to the accused, the police or the investigating authorities. I want to know exactly what rights the victim has to refuse to give information, and what impact that would have on any potential...

Northern Ireland: Murder of Lyra Mckee (23 Apr 2019)

David Hanson: The Secretary of State said that there is nothing that can justify this act of violence, and she is right. This time it happened to be Lyra, a journalist, but it could have been a police officer or a citizen on the streets of Creggan. To support what the right hon. Member for Lagan Valley (Sir Jeffrey M. Donaldson) said, the key point is that these are proscribed organisations. It is an...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Prison Officer Safety (23 Apr 2019)

David Hanson: What about 2010?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (23 Apr 2019)

David Hanson: How are we getting on with securing the 26 prisoner transfer agreements that are currently in place with the European Union to ensure that they are in place at the end of this year?

Backbench Business: Retail Crime — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (11 Apr 2019)

David Hanson: I thank you for chairing the second part of the debate, Mr Wilson, and your colleague Mr Robertson for chairing the earlier part. I thank right hon. and hon. Members for attending on what has been a busy afternoon and for contributing. I particularly thank my hon. Friend the Member for Newport West (Ruth Jones). Can it be only last Thursday that real people in Newport put crosses on bits of...

Backbench Business: Retail Crime — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (11 Apr 2019)

David Hanson: The Minister has indicated that the closure for responses is June, but I would welcome some indication of when she expects to respond publicly. The Home Office has still not published a response to an outstanding consultation on air weapons, which closed in February 2018, so I would welcome some framework for her official response.

Backbench Business: Retail Crime — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (11 Apr 2019)

David Hanson: Is not the key point the issue of age-related sales? Shop workers are upholding the law on behalf of the Government.

Backbench Business: Retail Crime — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (11 Apr 2019)

David Hanson: I beg to move, That this House has considered prevention of retail crime. I welcome you to the Chair, Mr Robertson. I thank right hon. and hon. Members for coming to this important debate against much competition on a busy day, with the Prime Minister shortly to speak in the main Chamber. I wish to put on record my thanks to the Backbench Business Committee for granting the debate, and to...

Backbench Business: Retail Crime — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (11 Apr 2019)

David Hanson: My right hon. Friend anticipates a later section of my initial contribution, which will be about the police response. I will come to that in due course, but it is a critical point. If shop theft takes place—if a member of staff at the local Co-op sees somebody stealing a bottle of vodka and they say, “Please put that back”, that is one of the major triggers for the shoplifter to engage...

Backbench Business: Retail Crime — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (11 Apr 2019)

David Hanson: Given my hon. Friend’s contribution, and that of my right hon. Friend the Member for Alyn and Deeside (Mark Tami), I will skip a couple of paragraphs in my speech and return to my planned order later. These rises and these concerns come against a background of reduced police numbers. In 2009-10, I had the great honour of being police Minister for the Labour Government, and when I held that...

Backbench Business: Retail Crime — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (11 Apr 2019)

David Hanson: The vast majority of the convenience stores and local newsagents that have been referred to in the correspondence and representations I have had are one or two-person businesses, or businesses with very few staff. They also have a social function, because they keep an eye on their neighbours. If a person turns up for a bottle of milk every morning and does not on Thursday and Friday, there...

Backbench Business: Retail Crime — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (11 Apr 2019)

David Hanson: My hon. Friend backs up my point strongly. It is simply not acceptable that people who are doing their jobs are abused. Ultimately, I want to look at age-related sales, because when the Government determine that the sale of certain goods and services should be restricted for a range of reasons, it is the shop staff who must enforce that.

Backbench Business: Retail Crime — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (11 Apr 2019)

David Hanson: My hon. Friend makes a valid point. I will talk about the four or five solutions in a moment, but the outcome of this should not necessarily be putting more people in prison. It might actually be trying to deal with the causes of people committing offences in the first place. That scheme in Manchester is a good example of how that could be integrated, and maybe, with good practice, developed...

Backbench Business: Retail Crime — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (11 Apr 2019)

David Hanson: I accept that, but we have to be careful not to equate poverty with shop theft. There are many people who have honour in themselves and will not commit crimes. However, I understand and accept that desperation can lead people to do things that they would not in perhaps more economically improved circumstances. That background leads us to ask what we can do about this situation. I know that...

Backbench Business: Retail Crime — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (11 Apr 2019)

David Hanson: Indeed. Again, shop staff are part of the community. The town I live in is 12,000-strong. The people who work in small shops there live in the town. They put a uniform on for 20 hours a week in some cases. In some cases, low-paid staff are putting a uniform on and enforcing the law of the land. We have to give them support. As well as the legislation, we also need to look at prosecution and...

Backbench Business: Retail Crime — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (11 Apr 2019)

David Hanson: There is a pile of good practice, and the key thing is that the Home Office is in a great position, with the Scottish Government and the Northern Ireland Government, to pull these things together and potentially provide seedcorn funding for innovative schemes that could develop into ways of reducing crime and shop theft in particular. The “Crime Report 2019” from the Association of...


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