The right to challenge decisions about care and support is fundamental, and the system for doing that must be fair and consistent across all local authorities. Will the Secretary of State make it his policy to introduce a statutory social care appeals process for the decisions made about an individual’s care and support?
Does the Minister have any plans to bring in legislation to provide that all specialist housing and registered care accommodation, both new and existing, be fitted with sprinklers?
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government plans to compensate property owners with septic tanks for the expense of (a) upgrading and (b) replacing existing tanks to make their tanks compliant by 1 January 2020.
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Former Labour MP for Crewe and Nantwich
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election
Topics of interest
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Home Office
- Department for Transport
- Department for Environment
- Food and Rural Affairs
- Social Services: Minimum Wage
- Government Departments: Buildings
- Gambling and Video Games
- Insurance: Misrepresentation
- Civil Servants: Flexible Working
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) (12 Jan 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Transport Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 5 Feb 2018)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 45 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Laura Smith’s speeches
- Has received answers to 82 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 79.91% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 97 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 61 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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