Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: HMS Queen Elizabeth (9 Oct 2017)
Simon Hart: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what jets are being used on HMS Queen Elizabeth until the F-35 comes into service.

UK Elections: Abuse and Intimidation — [David Hanson in the Chair] (12 Jul 2017)
Simon Hart: Thank you very much, Mr Hanson, for your role this afternoon. I also thank colleagues from both sides of the House for such useful contributions and the Government for taking such immediate action on this. We even got a letter from the Prime Minister before the Minister had got to his feet, so things are working well. I apologise for going on too long at the beginning, particularly to my hon....

UK Elections: Abuse and Intimidation — [David Hanson in the Chair] (12 Jul 2017)
Simon Hart: Will the hon. Lady give way?

UK Elections: Abuse and Intimidation — [David Hanson in the Chair] (12 Jul 2017)
Simon Hart: rose—

UK Elections: Abuse and Intimidation — [David Hanson in the Chair] (12 Jul 2017)
Simon Hart: I’m already wound up! [Laughter.]

UK Elections: Abuse and Intimidation — [David Hanson in the Chair] (12 Jul 2017)
Simon Hart: The hon. Lady is psychic, among many other things. What she said was going to be my next comment. I absolutely agree with her. There is another element with the existing laws, which is how few people know that they exist. Indeed, some law enforcement agencies do not know that they exist. The questions I will be putting to the Minister in a few minutes are partly intended to get a greater...

UK Elections: Abuse and Intimidation — [David Hanson in the Chair] (12 Jul 2017)
Simon Hart: I could not have put it better myself. In fact, I would expand it to outside election times, too. As we have heard today, this problem is not limited to that four or five-week period every three or four years. My second question to the Minister is about reviewing existing laws and seeing which work and which should work but are not being enforced. Where there are gaps, we should recommend how...

UK Elections: Abuse and Intimidation — [David Hanson in the Chair] (12 Jul 2017)
Simon Hart: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for that contribution. Legislation of course already exists to deal with such incidents but, as we touched on before, it is not always easily accessible. It is not always entirely advantageous to be distracted by that during an election campaign.

UK Elections: Abuse and Intimidation — [David Hanson in the Chair] (12 Jul 2017)
Simon Hart: I thank my right hon. Friend for her timely contribution. One thing that has struck me—I know it has struck people in our Whips Office, too—is that when I started uncovering this topic, I found out about stuff that I simply did not think existed. I have been astonished by the quantity of evidence I have received from all sides. As she said, I had assumed that the issue might just...

UK Elections: Abuse and Intimidation — [David Hanson in the Chair] (12 Jul 2017)
Simon Hart: One of my most important recommendations is about the role of political leadership and what political leaders need to do, rather than what they need to say. I wanted to mention the example of our former colleague Charlotte Leslie in Bristol, whose parents became victims of abuse. Their entire oil heating supply was drained into their garden by somebody who had an objection to...


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