Results 1–20 of 815 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 (21 Jun 2018)

Nick Smith: One of my constituents paid to park, but mistakenly gave the wrong car registration number. Excel Parking refused to accept his reasonable explanation. That is bad practice on the part of Excel and its director, Simon Renshaw-Smith. May we have a Government statement about it, and action by the Driver Vehicle Licensing Agency to deal with this modern-day Artful Dodger?

Defence Fire and Rescue Project: Capita (21 Jun 2018)

Nick Smith: Given Capita’s highest risk rating, will the Minister please give us a full list of the MOD’s Capita contracts?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Nato (20 Jun 2018)

Nick Smith: Will the Minister give way?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Nato (20 Jun 2018)

Nick Smith: Will the Minister give way?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Nato (20 Jun 2018)

Nick Smith: I thank the Minister. His right hon. Friend the Defence Secretary told the Defence Committee recently that we would be leaders in cyber. Will he please elaborate on that?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Nato (20 Jun 2018)

Nick Smith: On the readiness of our armed forces, will the Secretary of State tell us about the Government’s record on Army recruitment? We are worried that they are making insufficient progress on this important matter.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Nato (20 Jun 2018)

Nick Smith: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill: Committee Stage (19 Jun 2018)

Nick Smith: I want to take up the point made by the right hon. Member for Gloucester West when he said the then Government were trying to bring down the cost of politics by reducing the number of MPs from 650 to 600. Does the hon. Gentleman accept that that argument is undermined by the fact that since 2010 more than 200 new peers have been created?

Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill: Committee Stage (19 Jun 2018)

Nick Smith: I hesitate to move the hon. Gentleman off one of his favourite topics, but does he agree that there is another fundamental point that is being missed? The current boundary review is inaccurate because its formulations do not include the many extra voters who have gone on to the electoral rolls since the Boundary Commission did its basic analysis. This needs to be done again, and that would...

Confidence in the Secretary of State for Transport (19 Jun 2018)

Nick Smith: The Western Mail has said that the Severn tunnel will now be shut for three weeks as the rail electrification kit rusts before it has even been used. Does my hon. Friend agree that if true, this is shocking, and that there need to be further checks to ensure that this important infrastructure project will be fit for purpose?

Yemen (11 Jun 2018)

Nick Smith: How many British citizens are currently working on aid programmes in Yemen, and what steps are the Government taking to protect them?

Business of the House (7 Jun 2018)

Nick Smith: This July sees the 70th birthday of the national health service. Our House should celebrate this brilliant institution and its architect, one of my predecessors, Aneurin Bevan. May we have a debate in Government time to look at the services, the funding and the future of this much loved public service?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Deposit Return Scheme (7 Jun 2018)

Nick Smith: Keep Wales Tidy does a great job in Blaenau Gwent, too. What steps are the Government taking to address the problem of plastic waste at the manufacturer level?

Public Accounts Committee (24 May 2018)

Nick Smith: I, too, commend my hon. Friend for her important work. The Public Accounts Committee is again proving itself to be very effective. She points out that the system is broken, with sharp practice, a poor service to the public, and a relationship that is too cosy between the Government and their suppliers. How does she think the civil service could improve the reporting of at-risk companies such...

Marks & Spencer (24 May 2018)

Nick Smith: High streets throughout the country will be the poorer for this decision. Retail closures are coming thick and fast now. May I press the Minister on one point? When will we see a change in VAT rules that will help our local shops?

Business of the House (24 May 2018)

Nick Smith: Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs says that the so-called “max fac” proposal pushed by a few extreme Brexiteers on the Tory Back Benches will cost our country £20 billion a year. This explosive assessment necessitates a Government statement and parliamentary scrutiny so that we get a Brexit that works for our country.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: South Eastern Rail Franchise (24 May 2018)

Nick Smith: Rail accessibility is an important topic, so will the £430 million saved by not electrifying the Cardiff to Swansea line still be spent in Wales?

Gaza: Un Human Rights Council Vote: Private Members’ Bills: Money Resolutions (21 May 2018)

Nick Smith: Will my hon. Friend give way?

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