Results 1–20 of 698 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Nick Smith

Business of the House (14 Sep 2017)

Nick Smith: Can we have a statement on tax evasion by websites such as Amazon? Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs believes that Amazon is being obstructive about providing data that would make it possible to crack down on fraud. When are the Government going to stop this digital giant helping to rip off the taxpayer?

Attorney General: Domestic Violence (14 Sep 2017)

Nick Smith: What discussions he has had with the Crown Prosecution Service on cases involving domestic violence.

Attorney General: Domestic Violence (14 Sep 2017)

Nick Smith: In Gwent, 1,401 cases of domestic abuses were put forward to the CPS in 2015-16, and charges were brought in 68% of them. The highest rate was in Leicestershire where the CPS pursued 82% of cases. Will the Attorney General please explain why there are such stark regional differences?

Business of the House (7 Sep 2017)

Nick Smith: May we have a statement on the powers of the Financial Conduct Authority? Its slowness in taking action against sky-high interest rates in the rent-to-own sector has left hard-up families paying through the nose for cookers and for cots.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Exiting the EU: Welsh Economy (6 Sep 2017)

Nick Smith: What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on the potential effect of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill on the economy in Wales.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Exiting the EU: Welsh Economy (6 Sep 2017)

Nick Smith: Fifteen months after the referendum result, progress on Brexit is still too slow. About two thirds of Welsh exports go to the European Union and thousands of Welsh jobs depend on this trade, so what is the Secretary of State doing to ensure that our Welsh economy is not wrecked by a cliff-edge Brexit that would damage these vital ties?

Points of Order (20 Jul 2017)

Nick Smith: Further to that point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. Can we have a statement on the impact of this decision on the proposed electrification of the south Wales valley lines? The statement that has been sneaked out today is appalling.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (20 Jul 2017)

Nick Smith: In Blaenau Gwent, we are proud of our Tudor Brewery. However, although beers can trade on their Britishness, there is no guarantee that they are produced on these shores. With calls to buy British ever louder, what are the Government doing to ensure that customers know that British brands are made in Britain?

Prison and Youth Custody Centre Safety (19 Jul 2017)

Nick Smith: I hope that the planned new youth custody service works, but will the Minister say how many new prison officers will join the existing service this year?

Queen’s Speech: Implications for Wales — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (19 Jul 2017)

Nick Smith: Does my hon. Friend agree that another big gap in the Tory agenda is the issue of low pay in our valleys? Should they not really have brought in a real living wage of £10 an hour, which would make a big difference for our communities?

Business of the House (13 Jul 2017)

Nick Smith: I am lucky in my constituency to take part in parkrun on a Saturday morning; hundreds of local people now run regularly because the Parc Bryn Bach athletics club has its own Couch to 5k programme. May we have a statement on promoting physical activity and improving public health? Finally, why will the Government not give us our fair share of Opposition day debates for the next two years?

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Local Transport Projects: Funding (13 Jul 2017)

Nick Smith: Will the Secretary of State commit to supporting the Welsh Government’s plans by providing a comprehensive funding package for the South Wales Metro?

Contaminated Blood (11 Jul 2017)

Nick Smith: Does my hon. Friend agree that these blood products should have been withdrawn as soon as the risks involved in their use became clear?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Reserve Centres (10 Jul 2017)

Nick Smith: Abertillery in my constituency is home to the 211 Battery, which has the reserve’s only unmanned air systems operators. I understand that the Department is scrapping the Black Hornet unmanned aerial vehicle, but is still using the Desert Hawk model. Will that have an impact on the successful and popular Blaenau Gwent-based unit?

Business of the House (29 Jun 2017)

Nick Smith: Today’s Times says: “Thousands of people die each year as a result of breathing air that is officially considered safe”. The British Medical Association thinks that we should have air pollution monitors at the roadside. May we have a debate on improving air quality standards?

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (27 Apr 2017)

Nick Smith: Blaenau Gwent was a net beneficiary from the EU. To boost our economy, we need continuous investment for jobs, so will the Minister commit to the same high levels of infrastructure investment for the future?

Petition - Transitional State Pension Arrangements for Women Born in the 1950S: Diesel Fumes: Islwyn (26 Apr 2017)

Nick Smith: Does my hon. Friend agree that companies such as Volkswagen seem to be getting off scot free with their diesel emissions scandal? Does he further agree that all our constituents need is a Government who hold companies such as Volkswagen to account for their very bad behaviour?

Legislating for Uk Withdrawal from the EU (30 Mar 2017)

Nick Smith: Will the Secretary of State be clearer, please? How many EU laws will become UK laws? I think he has denied that it could be up to 1,000, so what is his best estimate?

Legislating for Uk Withdrawal from the EU (30 Mar 2017)

Nick Smith: Combien?

Business of the House (30 Mar 2017)

Nick Smith: Further to the earlier question from my hon. Friend the Member for Gedling (Vernon Coaker), the Automobile Association says that our roads now resemble “Swiss cheese.” I understand that the number of potholes filled by councils in England fell by 19% last year, so when will the Government properly deal with that issue? Can we have a debate, please?


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