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Oral Answers to Questions

David Hanson Excerpts
Tuesday 6th March 2018

(2 years, 5 months ago)

Commons Chamber
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Rory Stewart Parliament Live - Hansard
6 Mar 2018, 12:15 p.m.

I pay tribute to my hon. Friend and others for the very active campaign that they are leading. I would of course be delighted to meet them to discuss that law.

David Hanson (Delyn) (Lab) Parliament Live - Hansard
6 Mar 2018, 12:15 p.m.

Given that Canada, America, Australia and many European Union states have a law similar to that being introduced by the right hon. and learned Member for North East Hertfordshire—I am a sponsor of his Bill—why did the Minister order the Government to block the Bill last Friday?

Rory Stewart Hansard

As we have discussed, very significant sentences of up to 10 years can already be imposed for this kind of action, but I would be delighted to discuss the issue in more detail with the right hon. Gentleman and my hon. Friends.