Results 81–100 of 11434 for speaker:David Hanson

Female Offender Strategy: One Year On — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (24 Jul 2019)

David Hanson: I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the debate, Ms Ryan. In the short time that I have, I want to place on the record my support for the female offender strategy. It builds strongly on the work of the Corston report, which I had the honour of receiving as Minister in the then Labour Government in 2007-08. We accepted 40 of the 43 recommendations. We appointed my hon. Friend...

Female Offender Strategy: One Year On — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (24 Jul 2019)

David Hanson: It is very important that we try to support women who have committed offences. Sometimes they have committed them because forces have driven them to it. We need to find an appropriate way to remove them from prison because prison has an impact on family life as well as on them. I welcome the efforts of the right hon. Member for South West Hertfordshire (Mr Gauke) on short prison sentences,...

Telecoms Supply Chain Review (22 Jul 2019)

David Hanson: The Intelligence and Security Committee issued a statement on Friday saying that the UK network had to be built in such a way as to withstand attack from any quarter. The Secretary of State knows that only Nokia, Ericsson and Huawei can provide the 5G required for the UK’s use. While his noble aspiration is to pursue targeted diversification, is that realistic given the three potential...

Batten Disease (22 Jul 2019)

David Hanson: My hon. Friend the Member for Rhondda (Chris Bryant) made the point about international co-operation, which already exists. A European agency examining the treatment of rare diseases was established in January. It is funded by €101 million and the UK is currently a participant. My question for the Minister is: will we still be in the event of withdrawal after 31 October?

Detainees (18 Jul 2019)

David Hanson: As a member of the ISC, I welcome the recommendations the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster has accepted, but could he establish the principle that it is for the ISC, not the Government, to determine whom it sees?

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas (18 Jul 2019)

David Hanson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for visitor visas from (a) US, (b) Russian, (c) Indian and (d) Chinese citizens were (i) granted and (ii) declined in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas (18 Jul 2019)

David Hanson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average waiting time was for a decision on visitor visa application from (a) US, (b) Russian, (c) Indian and (d) Chinese citizens in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas (18 Jul 2019)

David Hanson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what performance targets his Department has put in place for the time taken to make a decision on a visitor visa application form (a) US, (b) Russian, (c) Indian and (d) Chinese citizens.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Topical Questions (17 Jul 2019)

David Hanson: One in 10 of the world’s population still do not have access to clean, decent water supplies. I know the Government are trying hard to rectify that, but will the Secretary of State look at the article today by the chief executive of WaterAid calling for greater support in this area?

Drug Treatment Services (16 Jul 2019)

David Hanson: I am grateful that my hon. Friend has raised the issue of crime. Is he aware that crime prevention orders and drug and alcohol treatment orders attached to sentences have fallen? Drug treatment orders have fallen from 8,734 in 2014 to 4,889 in 2018, and alcohol treatment orders have also halved. People are not getting drug treatment orders as part of their sentence in the community, which...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (16 Jul 2019)

David Hanson: Do Ministers support the Treasury’s proposed VAT rise to 20% for solar-based products, and what assessment have they made of its impact on installations?

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners' Release (16 Jul 2019)

David Hanson: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which Government Department is responsible for ensuring people due to be released from prison are released with a (a) valid photo ID, (b) bank account and (c) JobCentre appointment for universal credit.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Offenders: Employment (16 Jul 2019)

David Hanson: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, by what (a) criteria and (b) date the performance of his Department’s New Futures Network initiative supporting offenders into employment will be assessed.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Prisoners' release (16 Jul 2019)

David Hanson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people leaving prison in England and Wales were released in the last 12 months with (a) a valid photo ID, (b) a bank account and (c) a JobCentre appointment for universal credit.

Detainee Mistreatment: Judge-Led Inquiry (15 Jul 2019)

David Hanson: The Intelligence and Security Committee, on which I sit, finished its investigation on rendition, but the Government refused it access to certain individuals, so it could not interview them on the matter. If there were to be a judge-led inquiry, would the Government allow all individuals to give evidence to the judge?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Hostile State Activity (15 Jul 2019)

David Hanson: The Home Secretary will know that police numbers remain key to hostile state activity prevention. I have still not heard an answer to the question that my right hon. Friend the Member for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford (Yvette Cooper) posed—how many extra police officers are going to be recruited, and when, to tackle this important issue?

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Officers: Pay (12 Jul 2019)

David Hanson: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when his Department plans to publish the pay award for prison officers following the recommendations made by the Public Sector Pay Review Board.

Retail Strategy — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (10 Jul 2019)

David Hanson: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Blaydon (Liz Twist) on opening the debate this afternoon. I declare an interest as chair of the USDAW group of Members of Parliament and as a member of USDAW, the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers. I am particularly pleased to take part in this debate. It is very important to send a message to the Minister that we think that the...

Retail Strategy — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (10 Jul 2019)

David Hanson: I agree wholeheartedly with my hon. Friend. Disposable income is one of the big issues. Online sales are also a big issue. The cost of shops and rent and business rates is certainly another, as is the impact of out-of-town shopping, which employs many people in my constituency. Many of my constituents work at Cheshire Oaks in the constituency of my hon. Friend the Member for Ellesmere Port...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Personal Injury: Compensation (10 Jul 2019)

David Hanson: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the Litigant in Person portal will be expanded to include minor personal injury claims by April 2020.


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