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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Regulations to deal with deficiencies arising from withdrawal - Independent Report (12 Dec 2017)

Angela Smith: I am grateful for the opportunity to speak in this important debate. It is a real privilege to follow the right hon. Member for Loughborough (Nicky Morgan). I rise to speak primarily to new clause 18 and to new clauses 24 and 27 and amendment 124. I will also speak more broadly to a range of amendments that have been selected for today’s debate. Clause 7, which today’s...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Regulations to deal with deficiencies arising from withdrawal - Independent Report (12 Dec 2017)

Angela Smith: The test of whether the Government are committed to maintaining environmental standards—and indeed to improving them, as the Secretary of State continually tells us—will be whether their approach to our future outside the European Union allows those environmental standards to be maintained. If we fall back on WTO rules, it will be extremely difficult for this country to maintain...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Regulations to deal with deficiencies arising from withdrawal - Independent Report (12 Dec 2017)

Angela Smith: Environmental standards have improved in this country because the European Union—particularly the single market—has employed the concept of the level playing field. We have been able to maintain high environmental standards because we are competing at the same level as every other member state and the majority of our trade is with the European Union. One can only think about what...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Regulations to deal with deficiencies arising from withdrawal - Independent Report (12 Dec 2017)

Angela Smith: I thank the hon. Lady for her intervention, but she clearly was not listening to what I said. Of course the UK has led on many of those improvements, but why were they secured? Because we are in the single market, which is the reason why the standards work and have become embedded in the European Union. The single market helps us to maintain the level playing field that is necessary if we are...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Regulations to deal with deficiencies arising from withdrawal - Independent Report (12 Dec 2017)

Angela Smith: Does the right hon. Lady accept, too, that a significant proportion of the voters who voted leave would agree with her that the hijacking of the leave argument by a small minority is damaging the debate?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Regulations to deal with deficiencies arising from withdrawal - Independent Report (12 Dec 2017)

Angela Smith: May I take it from what the right hon. Gentleman has said that he is arguing that we should indeed be keeping all options on the table, including the single market, and that nothing is agreed until everything is agreed?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Regulations to deal with deficiencies arising from withdrawal - Independent Report (12 Dec 2017)

Angela Smith: Does my hon. Friend agree that the Government might well find other ways of delivering these functions, but the key point is independence? We need the authorities that deliver these safeguards and regulatory activities to be independent of Government and to be accountable to the people.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Plastics: Fees and Charges (12 Dec 2017)

Angela Smith: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the timetable is for proposed charges on single-use plastic items to come into effect; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Welfare: Sentencing (7 Dec 2017)

Angela Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to consult Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and other animal welfare charities on draft legislative proposals to increase the maximum animal cruelty sentence to five years imprisonment.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Leaving the EU: Puppy Welfare (7 Dec 2017)

Angela Smith: What plans he has to ensure the welfare of puppies traded between the UK and EU countries after the UK leaves the EU.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Leaving the EU: Puppy Welfare (7 Dec 2017)

Angela Smith: Will the Secretary of State confirm that, once the EU pet travel rules have been transferred to the UK statute book, the scheme will be reviewed as a priority, taking into account the recommendations of the Dogs Trust? As he well knows, the trust has campaigned tirelessly for a number of years to change and improve the scheme.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Victims and Witnesses: Court Experience (5 Dec 2017)

Angela Smith: The Minister just said that legislation relating to this matter was outlined in the Queen’s Speech. We are particularly concerned about domestic violence victims in the family courts. When will that legislation be introduced on the Floor of the House?

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Mobile Broadband (1 Dec 2017)

Angela Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department plans to take to publicise whether mobile providers meet the target for broadband coverage of 90 per cent of UK land mass by the end of 2017.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Mobile Broadband (1 Dec 2017)

Angela Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of whether mobile providers will reach the target of providing voice and text services to more than 90 per cent of the UK landmass by the end of 2017.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Mobile Broadband (1 Dec 2017)

Angela Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what penalties will be enacted if mobile providers do not achieve coverage of 90 per cent of UK landmass coverage by the end of 2017.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Health (30 Nov 2017)

Angela Smith: To To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November 2017 to Question 110875, when her Department last reviewed the statutory guidance entitled Supporting pupils with medical conditions at school; and whether any changes have been made to that guidance to address a lack of awareness and compliance in schools.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Health (30 Nov 2017)

Angela Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November 2017 to Question 110875, when her Department plans to review the statutory guidance entitled Supporting pupils with medical conditions at school; and if her Department will amend that guidance to include a requirement for governing bodies to ensure that all schools publish their policy for supporting pupils with...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Health (30 Nov 2017)

Angela Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November to Question 110875, how her Department (a) monitors that governing boards are ensuring that the school’s policy for supporting pupils with medical conditions is reviewed regularly and is readily accessible to parents and school staff and (b) responds to governing boards and schools when there is evidence...


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