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Cannabis-Based Medicines (19 Jun 2018)

Henry Smith: I have long advocated the use of medical cannabis and therefore very much welcome the Home Secretary’s announcement of a review. May I have assurances that that review will be very much patient-centred and led by evidence of how the use of medical cannabis can help those with chronic conditions?

NHS Long-Term Plan (18 Jun 2018)

Henry Smith: I very much welcome my right hon. Friend’s announcement that some of the subscriptions that we will no longer be paying to the European Union will be redeployed for the national health service. Under the last Labour Government, Crawley Hospital lost its A&E department and its maternity department. Over the last eight years, services have been returning. Can I have an assurance that...

Exiting the European Union: Free Trade Agreements (14 Jun 2018)

Henry Smith: What assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK remaining in the customs union on its ability to negotiate new free trade agreements throughout the world.

Exiting the European Union: Free Trade Agreements (14 Jun 2018)

Henry Smith: When I have met elected representatives from places as far apart as Wellington and Washington, they have been very keen to do trade deals with the United Kingdom post-Brexit. Will the Minister confirm that that would not be possible if we remained part of the customs union?

Foie Gras Imports (13 Jun 2018)

Henry Smith: Thank you, Mr Speaker, for giving the House an opportunity to consider banning imports of foie gras to the United Kingdom. While this has been an historic week in respect of European Union exit legislation, Members will be aware that Brexit also gives us a significant opportunity to enhance animal welfare. Foie gras is a product derived from the livers of ducks or geese that have been force...

Foie Gras Imports (13 Jun 2018)

Henry Smith: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for his intervention. Indeed, there are traditions and delicacies in many parts of the world, but I do not think that that excuses the inhumane way in which foie gras is produced. It is certainly not part of a mainstream tradition in this country.

Foie Gras Imports (13 Jun 2018)

Henry Smith: I am grateful to the hon. Lady, and I pay tribute to the work she has done on many animal welfare issues. She is right to say that this is a quite disgusting form of production. If more people appreciated the fact that they were eating a diseased organ, I am sure that the percentage of people expressing outrage at foie gras being allowed in this country would be even higher. The Animal...

Foie Gras Imports (13 Jun 2018)

Henry Smith: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. We are perhaps guilty of a double standard, in that we are sometimes willing to export cruel practices to other countries. The same goes for a lot of fur production as well. It is out of sight and out of mind, but sadly, the cruelty still goes on. The Prime Minister was right to say that our exit from the European Union must lead to wider changes in how our...

Foie Gras Imports (13 Jun 2018)

Henry Smith: The hon. Gentleman is right. Awareness is important on such issues, and it is one of the reasons behind this evening’s debate and behind the efforts to ensure that people are perhaps not disgusted, but definitely better informed about foie gras production.

Foie Gras Imports (13 Jun 2018)

Henry Smith: My hon. Friend is right. Many alternatives to products that are produced cruelly, such as fur, are coming on stream all the time. I welcome the Government undertaking significant reforms in the field of animal welfare. Taking pride in our natural surroundings, enhancing the environment and ensuring suitable conditions for animals are things in which we all have an interest. I welcome the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Ibrutinib (13 Jun 2018)

Henry Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care how many people have received Ibrutinib on the NHS for the treatment of relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukaemia since January 2017.

Public Bill Committee: Ivory Bill: Examination of Witnesses (12 Jun 2018)

Henry Smith: Q This question is directed to the antiques sector and the music sector represented here. How many of the items that are sold go directly to the far east?

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