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Acute and Community Health (8 Feb 2018)

Nick Smith: How many members of the board failed to co-operate with this scathing review, and can the Minister name them?

Business of the House (8 Feb 2018)

Nick Smith: Can we have a statement on the failure of the Financial Conduct Authority to release its report on the Royal Bank of Scotland’s mistreatment of small businesses?

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Leaving the EU: Film Industry Funding (8 Feb 2018)

Nick Smith: What steps he plans to take to maintain the level of funding for the film industry after the UK leaves the EU.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Leaving the EU: Film Industry Funding (8 Feb 2018)

Nick Smith: Blaenau Gwent’s stunning scenery makes us an ideal location for UK films and television series, and the Creative Europe programme has supported the cinema distribution of more than 100 UK films in European markets in recent years. Will the Government ensure our continued participation in Creative Europe after we leave the EU, because it has been such a success?

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (8 Feb 2018)

Nick Smith: Obesity is the single biggest preventable cause of cancer after smoking. In my health board area, 26% of four to five-year-olds are overweight or obese. Junk food advertising is the key driver of this, so what assessment have the Government made of the financial impact of the 2007 Ofcom advertising restrictions on children’s broadcasters?

Health and Social Care: Children’s Health (6 Feb 2018)

Nick Smith: Energy drinks packed with caffeine have been connected to problems with children’s health. Tesco, Asda and Aldi have banned the sale of these drinks to under-16s, so will the Government do the same?

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (6 Feb 2018)

Nick Smith: Last week at PMQs, the Prime Minister made an inaccurate statement about the emergency health services in Wales. The chair of the UK Statistics Authority concluded that the Prime Minister’s comparison was not valid. Comparisons on the performance of our NHS are important, so will Government Ministers check their partisan figures in future?

Rail Update: Points of Order (5 Feb 2018)

Nick Smith: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. During business questions last Thursday, I asked the Leader of the House about the “eye-watering” interest rates charged by rent-to-own firms. In response, she said that the Financial Conduct Authority “has capped the interest rates that such companies are allowed to charge”—[Official Report, 1 February 2018; Vol. 635, c. 1002.]...

Capita: Business of the House (1 Feb 2018)

Nick Smith: Rent-to-own companies such as BrightHouse charge eye-watering interest rates for essential goods. The Financial Conduct Authority has just revealed that the average debt for rent-to-own customers has doubled. May we therefore have a statement and real action from the Government and FCA to keep this sector in check?

Capita (1 Feb 2018)

Nick Smith: Capita’s stock has dropped 84% since its 2015 peak. Are there plans for a ministerial taskforce to grip this situation should it worsen?

Exiting the European Union: Customs Union (1 Feb 2018)

Nick Smith: Blaenau Gwent has just been boosted by the arrival of the car company, TVR. Does the Minister agree that we need a customs union with the European Union for such ventures to survive and thrive?

Business of the House (25 Jan 2018)

Nick Smith: May we have a statement on the sale of high-caffeine energy drinks, which can be harmful to under-16s?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Leaving the EU: Air Quality (25 Jan 2018)

Nick Smith: What steps he is taking to improve air quality after the UK leaves the EU.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Leaving the EU: Air Quality (25 Jan 2018)

Nick Smith: By when does the Minister think that Volkswagen will face criminal charges in the UK for its emissions scandal?

Carillion and Public Sector Outsourcing (24 Jan 2018)

Nick Smith: I thank the Minister for giving way—at last. In his letter today, he refers to an investigation into the conduct of Carillion’s directors. Is the chair of Carillion, Philip Green, still an adviser to the Government on corporate responsibility?

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Examination of Witnesses (23 Jan 2018)

Nick Smith: MrQ Bowles, I will ask just a bit more about Standard Chartered and the developing markets in the states and countries where you work. As previously mentioned, your Razia Khan predicts some difficulty in lining up quick deals in Kenya and other places in Africa. What is your view about other countries where your company has long-standing experience, like Vietnam and South Korea? How quickly...

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Examination of Witnesses (23 Jan 2018)

Nick Smith: IQ have a quick question for Mr Howarth and a longer question for Mr Ashton-Hart. Mr Howarth, you are a senior researcher at the House of Commons. Who exactly do you work for?

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Examination of Witnesses (23 Jan 2018)

Nick Smith: Q Mr Ashton-Hart, can you tell us more about the Australian Parliament and Government and how they do trade? In your view, how effective is that?

RBS Global Restructuring Group and Smes (18 Jan 2018)

Nick Smith: Does my hon. Friend agree that the RBS Global Restructuring Group had real cultural problems? When its top tips included the advice, “Rope: Sometimes you just have to let customers hang themselves”, there is clearly something very wrong occurring.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Business of the House (18 Jan 2018)

Nick Smith: Today’s Financial Times reports pandemonium at some Carillion construction sites, and at PMQs yesterday there were no answers to concerns about the future of thousands of apprentices across the country, and there is much complexity over the various pension pots. May we have a Government statement on their progress in responding to this calamity?


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