Backbench Business: Santander Closures and Local Communities — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (14 Feb 2019)
Simon Hart: I am sorry to interrupt the hon. Gentleman yet again. I completely understand why the focus of this debate is on Santander, but from the point of view of the Government’s response, is Santander not taking the hit for a whole range of other brands that have been gradually leaving the high street over the past few years? Santander is almost the last man standing, so it is getting more adverse...

Backbench Business: Santander Closures and Local Communities — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (14 Feb 2019)
Simon Hart: The closure in my community of one high street bank, and the removal of its cash machine, had a profound effect on the profitability of other businesses within just a couple of hundred metres, which rely on cash circulating. They noticed within a day the negative impact of that development.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Recruitment (13 Feb 2019)
Simon Hart: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how the forthcoming workforce implementation plan will be funded to ensure any recommendations for increased NHS staffing levels are delivered.

Televised Election Debates — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (7 Jan 2019)
Simon Hart: Can my hon. Friend point to any evidence that supports that comment? That is quite a sweeping statement and it would be interesting if he backed it up with some evidence or proof.

Televised Election Debates — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (7 Jan 2019)
Simon Hart: I am not being awkward for the sake of it. A televised debate is just one means that a party or leader has of communicating with voters in the run-up to an election. What is so special about that form of media? Why should the independent commission not have any say over any of the other methods through which we communicate with our potential voters? It seems strange to isolate television as...

Televised Election Debates — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (7 Jan 2019)
Simon Hart: My hon. Friend’s claim that the televised debates were well received by the public. The extent to which the public viewed them would be an interesting add-on to his comments.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Chemicals: Regulation (19 Nov 2018)
Simon Hart: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress the Government has made on negotiations with the EU on maintaining access to the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals regulations after 29 March 2019; and what contingency plans he has made to ensure that a UK chemicals registration scheme would be officially recognised by the...

Holiday Hunger Schemes: Badger Cull (6 Nov 2018)
Simon Hart: If it is £200 for a vaccination and that has to be done annually, it soon gets to £1,000. We should also bear in mind that the vaccination will be completely pointless if the badger already has TB, as it is not a cure, and therefore the money is being wasted whatever the cost.

Holiday Hunger Schemes: Badger Cull (6 Nov 2018)
Simon Hart: When the hon. Gentleman mentions a cost of £200 a badger, is that a lifetime sum or an annual sum? Vaccinations are an annual requirement, rather than a once-in-a-lifetime event.

Pet Theft — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (2 Jul 2018)
Simon Hart: Their offspring, however, might be worth more; that is my point. My hon. Friend might have a dog that is borderline £500 in value, but if, unfortunately, it had more than one litter a year—some unscrupulous breeders of dogs do that—for a period of years, its value to a breeder would be significant.


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