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Karin Smyth is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
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I echo my hon. Friend’s words. The Minister is going to have to go back to the drawing board on this, although I can see what the clauses are trying to do. Financial directors I have spoken to commend the idea of working together under some sort of shared control. We have had controls before, but clauses 21 to 24 —I may be straying beyond my knowledge of the writing of Bills and financial...
Will the Minister share with us what he thinks the difference is between ICPs and health and wellbeing boards?
I will not repeat my comments of the other day with respect to an amendment that suddenly disappeared from the amendment paper without my noticing. The point I was making was that targets do drive behaviour, and we learnt something in that magnificent drive down from the Conservative Government’s target of 18 months to wait on a list, which seemed acceptable to them at the time. The wait...
Labour MP for Bristol South
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Karin Smyth campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 6 Sep 2021.