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Finance (No. 2) Bill: Income tax charge for tax year 2017-18 (25 Apr 2017)

Andrew Smith: I also congratulate the hon. Member for Copeland (Trudy Harrison) on a fine maiden speech and thank her for her well-deserved compliment to her predecessor on his service. She spoke with passion, wit and understanding of her beautiful constituency, as well as of Peter Rabbit. None of us envies her speedy transition from by-election to general election, but I do congratulate her. I made my...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: ICT (5 Apr 2017)

Andrew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what records his Department keeps of when the universal credit IT system is not functioning.

Homeopathy and the NHS (29 Mar 2017)

Andrew Smith: I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on securing this debate. I certainly would not dispute the testimony of those who have benefited from homeopathic treatment, but does he not agree that scientific evidence of its effectiveness would help in a decision on whether to use it?

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum (21 Mar 2017)

Andrew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the introduction of safe return reviews on (a) the resources needed by her Department to implement that policy and (b) the integration of refugees into the UK.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration Bail (21 Mar 2017)

Andrew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she expects paragraph 11 of Schedule 10 of the Immigration Act 2016 to be brought into force.

Detention of Vulnerable Persons — [Geraint Davies in the Chair] (14 Mar 2017)

Andrew Smith: Will the hon. Lady give way?

Detention of Vulnerable Persons — [Geraint Davies in the Chair] (14 Mar 2017)

Andrew Smith: The hon. Lady is being very generous. I congratulate her on the debate and agree with what my hon. Friend the Member for Hampstead and Kilburn (Tulip Siddiq) has just said. On medical conditions, does the hon. Lady agree that the issue is not simply mental health conditions? I would cite the example that I was told about of someone with an urgent arthritic condition, who, rather than being...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: EU Nationals (8 Mar 2017)

Andrew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department plans to take to publicise any changes to the residency rights of EU citizens living in the UK; and if she will provide a telephone number for such people to call for such information.

O’Neill Review — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (7 Mar 2017)

Andrew Smith: I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on securing this important debate. Is it not self-evident that the prevention of the occurrence and spread of infection must be in the first line of the battle against this problem, and screening people on admission to hospital to determine who might be resistant and carrying infections would be very useful?

PRAYERS - [Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] : Fathers in the Family (1 Mar 2017)

Andrew Smith: The hon. Gentleman is making an excellent speech, and I congratulate him on securing this important debate. I wonder whether he has seen the helpful Barnardo’s briefing, which points out that without appropriate support, young and vulnerable fathers in particular can end up feeling isolated and marginalised by services and agencies. It goes on to recommend that local authorities should...

Written Answers — Home Office: Entry Clearances (27 Feb 2017)

Andrew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many family visit visa applications to the UK there were in the year ending 8 July (a) 2014, (b) 2015 and (c) 2016, by (i) overall number of decisions made, (ii) number of family visit visa grants, (iii) number of family visit visa refusals, (iv) number of family visit visa applications withdrawn and (v) number of family visit visa...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration Controls: Oxford East (27 Feb 2017)

Andrew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been arrested under immigration powers by Immigration Enforcement Teams in Oxford East constituency over the last six-month period for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Services: Detention Centres (27 Feb 2017)

Andrew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NGOs will be able to engage with this year's review of the health and wellbeing needs assessment programme in immigration removal centres.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Services: Detention Centres (27 Feb 2017)

Andrew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timetable and format is for this year's review of the health and wellbeing needs assessment programme in immigration removal centres.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Services: Detention Centres (27 Feb 2017)

Andrew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether a review has been commissioned for completion this year to follow the health and wellbeing needs assessment programme in Immigration Removal Centres which reported in 2015.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Colorectal Cancer: Screening (2 Feb 2017)

Andrew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the merits of reducing the age for screening for bowel cancer to people aged 50.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Microplastics: Seas and Oceans (1 Feb 2017)

Andrew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the food chain of microplastics in the sea.

Agenda for Change: NHS Pay Restraint — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (30 Jan 2017)

Andrew Smith: My hon. Friend is making an excellent speech. Is it not perverse that the Conservative party seems to favour the introduction of all sorts of markets in the NHS apart from a labour market? The devolution of responsibility to trusts that it often heralds is completely inconsistent with a centralised, state-imposed pay freeze.

Milton Keynes: 50th Anniversary — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (25 Jan 2017)

Andrew Smith: And there was a very good Government.

Milton Keynes: 50th Anniversary — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (25 Jan 2017)

Andrew Smith: I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on securing this welcome debate; I extend best wishes from the historic city of Oxford to Milton Keynes; and I look forward to the improved rail and road links between us, which we hope are on the way. May I also pass on the best wishes of his predecessor, my good friend Phyllis Starkey, who remains a firm friend of Milton Keynes and an advocate of its...


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