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Farmed Animals: Cages — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (20 Jun 2022)

Victoria Prentis: ...made to work better for the industry as a whole. In order to raise standards, it is important that we have other tools at our disposal; it is not just about banning systems. I very much refute the allegation that no action has been taken over the past two years. It is important that we put this in context, because probably not since the last major period of rationing have a Government been...

Points of Order (20 Jun 2022)

Wendy Chamberlain: ...of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. Members may be aware that early editions of Saturday’s Times included a story regarding the conduct of the Prime Minister when he was Foreign Secretary. The piece alleged that the Prime Minister attempted to appoint the then Carrie Symonds, now Carrie Johnson, as his chief of staff—a taxpayer-funded role paying a significant salary—at a time when their...

Bills Presented: Anonymity of Suspects Bill (20 Jun 2022)

...First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Sir Christopher Chope presented a Bill to create an offence of disclosing the identity of a person who is the subject of an investigation in respect of the alleged commission of an offence; and for connected purposes. Bill read the First time; to be read a Second time on Friday 28 October, and to be printed (Bill 91).

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Jagtar Singh Johal (20 Jun 2022)

Vicky Ford: The UK Government takes all allegations of human rights violations very seriously, and we regularly raise Mr Johal's case directly with the Government of India at official and Ministerial level. The Prime Minister raised Mr Johal's case with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 22 April as part of a wide-ranging discussion. The Foreign Secretary last raised Mr Johal's case with the Indian Minister...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Slaughterhouses: CCTV (20 Jun 2022)

Jo Churchill: ...daily. As there are no official veterinarians or routine animal welfare inspection programmes in farmed fish processing premises CCTV footage, were it to be mandated, would not be viewed. Any allegations of welfare or health issues are investigated by the Animal and Plant Health Agency and Cefas, and where there are non-compliances with the regulations, appropriate action is taken. As...

Questions to the Mayor of London — Car Theft in London: Car Theft in London (20 Jun 2022)

Sadiq Khan: The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) takes vehicle crime seriously and ensures that every allegation of car theft is investigated and, where possible, suspects are brought to justice. Many MPS vehicles are fitted with Automatic Number Plate Recognition Devices (ANPR) and this ability along with the wider CCTV network is used by officers to detect and identify vehicle crime perpetrators. The...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Agnes Wanjiru (17 Jun 2022)

Leo Docherty: A number of formal and informal discussions on the investigation into the alleged murder of Agnes Wanjiru have taken place between Kenyan and UK officials. This is an ongoing investigation under Kenyan jurisdiction. In the interests of protecting an active investigation and in the interest of justice, we cannot comment in detail on activity.

Independent Adviser on Ministers’ Interests - Commons Urgent Question (16 Jun 2022)

Lord True: ...that the Prime Minister has introduced. First, the independent adviser has a new ability, which Lord Geidt and his predecessors did not previously have, to initiate investigations in relation to allegations where there has been a breach of the Ministerial Code. This is a significant change. Previously, as the House knows, as an adviser, he and his predecessors were not permitted to do...

Public Bill Committee: Public Order Bill: Clause 13 - Serious disruption prevention order made otherwise than on conviction 13 (16 Jun 2022)

Sarah Jones: ...expressed intense frustration with the system, and the many reasons they gave for protest cases being stopped included “substantial backlogs in court” and “so much time passing since the alleged offence that the CPS deemed prosecution to be no longer in the public interest”, which is really important and has probably stopped quite a lot of people going to court who should have...

Business of the House (16 Jun 2022)

Thangam Debbonaire: ...Government on to this today? Last week, a BBC investigation revealed shocking abuse and safeguarding failures in children’s homes run by Calcot Services for Children. At the same time as these alleged incidents, the company recorded massive profits. We have not had a response from Government, so could the Leader of the House please ask an Education Minister for a statement? The...

Independent Adviser on Ministers’ Interests Resignation (16 Jun 2022)

Michael Ellis: ...that the Prime Minister has introduced. First, the independent adviser has a new ability, which Lord Geidt and his predecessors did not previously have, to initiate investigations in relation to allegations where there has been a breach of the “Ministerial Code”. This is a significant change. Previously, as the House knows, as an adviser, he and his predecessors were not permitted to...

Written Answers — Home Office: London Policing College: China (16 Jun 2022)

Alistair Carmichael: ...London Policing College (LPC) and British police forces, in the context of reports that the LPC and four British police forces hosted Chinese delegates, including delegates from regions linked to alleged cases of torture of ethnic minorities.

International Trade: Surveillance Technology: Trade with China (16 Jun 2022)

Ranil Jayawardena: We remain seriously concerned about allegations levied against Chinese surveillance firms with regard to Xinjiang, and we take the security of our citizens, systems and establishments very seriously. We have a range of measures in place to scrutinise the integrity of our arrangements. In addition, the Procurement Bill will further strengthen the ability of public sector bodies to disqualify...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Robbery: Remand in Custody (16 Jun 2022)

James Cartlidge: The number of prisoners who were held on untried remand for alleged robbery and the length of time those prisoners were held on remand, in each prison in England and Wales, as at 30 June in each of the last five years, is shown in the attached tables. The Bail Act 1976 provides a presumption in favour of bail, which recognises that a person should not be deprived of their liberty unless...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Football: Paris (16 Jun 2022)

Julie Elliott: ...made of the implications for her policies of claims made by (a) the French Government about the supposed prevalence of fake tickets held by Liverpool fans and (b) representatives of UEFA about the alleged late arrival of fans; and whether she has had discussions with the French Minister for the Interior on that matter; and whether she has been provided any evidence on that matter from the...

Scottish Parliament: Miners’ Strike (Pardons) (Scotland) Bill (16 Jun 2022)

Maggie Chapman: ...for those who lost earnings, jobs, future employment prospects or pensions as a consequence of participating in the miners strike. We also think that there should be an inquiry to examine the allegations that were made at the time, and repeated at committee, of political interference in police operations and allegations of collusion between the National Coal Board and different parts of...

Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill (15 Jun 2022)

Julian Sturdy: a time of economic uncertainty. In the limited time that I have, I want to firmly refute the misconceptions that have been spread, in and outside the Chamber, about how gene editing is allegedly bad for animals and animal welfare. It is right that we proceed with careful additional safeguards for animal precision breeding, as the Bill proposes, but precision breeding can provide animal...

Rail Strikes (15 Jun 2022)

Ian Lavery: On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. You have been in the Chair three times when the hon. Member for Ashfield (Lee Anderson) has made allegations. He withdraws his ridiculous remark and consistently comes back to say it again. As Deputy Speaker, you are not protecting the likes of myself. I need your protection.

Hinckley National Rail Freight Interchange (14 Jun 2022)

Alberto Costa: ...many of which are narrow and winding and therefore quite unsuited to the levels of traffic that would be seen should this awful proposal be approved, given the HGV traffic entering the site and the alleged approximately 8,000 employees who would be trying to enter it for work.

Personal Protective Equipment: Waste - Question (14 Jun 2022)

Baroness Merron: ...payments to intermediaries and faulty kit which is now poised to go up in smoke, along with nearly one in four of the contracts in dispute around products which are not fit for purpose or where allegations of slavery have been made. We know that the Government were responding to an unfolding crisis, but how was this shameful episode allowed to go unchecked and why has the department been...

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