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Scallop Fishing: Bay of Seine: Business of the House (13 Sep 2018)

Nick Smith: This time last year saw a pensions transfer frenzy. Nearly 8,000 British Steel pensioners gave up their secure retirement benefits. May we have a statement and a review of the work of the Financial Conduct Authority? We need to stamp out the bad behaviour of pensions sharks such as Active Wealth.

Salisbury Incident (12 Sep 2018)

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Salisbury Incident (12 Sep 2018)

Nick Smith: It is on that point about co-ordination.

Salisbury Incident (12 Sep 2018)

Nick Smith: I want to pursue exactly that point. First, may I support the Minister’s remarks on dealing with this Russian state aggression that has brought this terrible nerve agent into our country? Will he tell us a bit more about the public health costs and the extra public health measures that may now need to be introduced to deal with this alarming development?

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (11 Sep 2018)

Nick Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 27 July 2018 to Question 166475 on Universal Credit; whether her Department holds data on the number of enquiries received from universal credit (a) applicants and (b) claimants in relation to qualifying for a payment on the universal credit telephone helpline in each of the last 12 months.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (11 Sep 2018)

Nick Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 27 July 2018 to Question 166475 on Universal Credit; whether her Department holds data on the number of enquiries received from universal credit (a) applicants and (b) claimants in relation to qualifying for a payment through the online journal system in each of the last 12 months.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (11 Sep 2018)

Nick Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the the report Rough Justice, published by the Child Poverty Action Group on 6 August 2018, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of the recommendations on a monthly assessment of income.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Food (10 Sep 2018)

Nick Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to Prison Service Instruction 44 of 2010, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of nutritional standards in prisons and correctional facilities.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Physical Education (10 Sep 2018)

Nick Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to Rule 29 of the Prison Rules 1999, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of prisoners' (a) access to and (b) engagement in physical education.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Speech and Language Disorders: Children (7 Sep 2018)

Nick Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the I CAN and Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists' report, Bercow: ten years on, published on 20 March 2018, what steps his Department is taking with the Department for Education and the Department of Health and Social Care to implement the recommendations in that report.

Science and Technology Committee (6 Sep 2018)

Nick Smith: I want to take up that point, but first may I commend the Committee on this report, which will help a lot with public health across the UK? I note that the report says: “A medically licensed e-cigarette could assist smoking cessation efforts by making it easier for medical professionals to discuss and recommend them as a stop smoking treatment with patients.” That is very good....

Business of the House (6 Sep 2018)

Nick Smith: May we have a statement on the introduction of mandatory calorie counting on menus? Health professionals say that this measure will help to address childhood obesity across the UK.

Attorney General: Victims and Witnesses: Support (6 Sep 2018)

Nick Smith: By when will the Government introduce the measures necessary to prevent victims of domestic violence from being questioned by perpetrators in family courts?

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (27 Jul 2018)

Nick Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of universal credit claimants who did not qualify for a payment as a result of receiving two wage payments during an assessment period in each of the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Severn Tunnel: Closures (24 Jul 2018)

Nick Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2018 to Question 159567 on Severn Tunnel: Closures, whether his Department holds information on the costs of the engineering work during the temporary closure of the Severn Tunnel in 2018.

Health and Social Care: Childhood Obesity (24 Jul 2018)

Nick Smith: I, too, welcome the Secretary of State to his new job. Today’s figures show that levels of severe obesity in children are at a record high, so will the Government speed up their childhood obesity strategy to tackle this urgent public health challenge?

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (24 Jul 2018)

Nick Smith: To help to reduce childhood obesity, 76% of people support a ban on junk food adverts before 9 o’clock, but the consultation on this is going into the middle distance. Critics would say that the Government are dragging their feet. By when will we see this ban finally put into place?

Exiting the European Union: Withdrawal Agreement Negotiations (19 Jul 2018)

Nick Smith: Given that so many of his friends and colleagues want to bring down the Prime Minister, how will the Brexit Secretary get his withdrawal agreement through in the autumn?

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (19 Jul 2018)

Nick Smith: Famers say that crops are rotting in the ground because of a lack of European labour. When will we see a seasonal agricultural workers scheme?

Written Answers — Department for Education: Communication Skills: Qualifications (12 Jul 2018)

Nick Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to ensure that communication skills identified as needed for the workplace are recognised in the criteria for the Functional Skills qualifications.


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