British Indian Ocean Territory (Citizenship) Bill - 2nd reading – Henry Smith.
Henry Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that the (a) Caribbean British Overseas Territories and (b) Commonwealth Caribbean islands are prepared for hurricane season.
Henry Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average number of days was for a body to be held before release by the West Sussex and Surrey coroners in (a) 2017 and (b) the first six months of 2018.
Henry Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 4 September 2018 to Question 168014 on Academies, whether academy schools that are in deficiency can be considered for education authority oversight.
Henry Smith: I apologise for intervening so early in my right hon. Friend’s speech. He mentions Gatwick airport and the rail route the suspects took into central London, which are in my constituency. I appreciate that almost 50 million throughput passengers a year travel through Gatwick airport, but what assurances can be given that passengers and, indeed, my constituents who work at Gatwick airport...
Henry Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of UK Foreign Direct Investment.
Henry Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding his Department has allocated out of the budget of the Rough Sleeping Strategy to Crawley constituency.
Henry Smith: To ask the Attorney General, what steps the CPS is taking to improve the rate of prosecution of people responsible for crimes against disabled people.
Henry Smith: This September is blood cancer awareness month, and I am therefore delighted that it was announced yesterday that the NHS will provide innovative CAR-T cell immune therapy to under-25s—the first health system in Europe to do so. I seek assurances from my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister that a focus on blood cancer awareness, diagnosis and prevention will continue into the future.
Henry Smith: I congratulate my right hon. Friend on his appointment as Foreign Secretary two months ago. I would be grateful if he committed to reviewing the resettlement of the Chagos islands, the British Indian Ocean Territory, by the native islanders.
Henry Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing for a route whereby schools in difficulty which have been converted to academy status can revert to local authority control; and if he will make a statement.
Henry Smith: When the Secretary of State meets the remaining 27 EU Governments over the summer, will he be highlighting the fact that they have a significant trade surplus with the UK and that it is therefore in everyone’s best interests that a comprehensive trade deal is accomplished?
Henry Smith: Will my hon. Friend confirm that the Government, in the run-up to the EU membership referendum, spent over £9.25 million on a taxpayer-funded leaflet advocating that we remain members of the European Union?
Henry Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the welfare of (a) caged and (b) non-caged game birds; and if he will make a statement.
Henry Smith: Will the Prime Minister assure me that, in the event that EU negotiators reject the Brexit agreement, she will rule out any further concessions?
Henry Smith: It was a great privilege to serve on the Bill Committee. Britain’s global leadership on this issue is absolutely essential. Does the Minister agree that the strong message we are sending out by passing the Bill in a timely manner and widening the scope to other species, will lead to change in countries across the world?
Henry Smith: I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on bringing this important debate to the House. As many hon. Members have said, pets are part of people’s families. Will the hon. Gentleman join me in not only congratulating the Environment Secretary on increasing the sentence for animal cruelty to five years, which is important, but calling for the definition of animal cruelty to be extended to...
Henry Smith: I put on record my thanks to Department for Work and Pensions staff in Crawley for the roll-out of universal credit, which has gone so well over the past month. There is just one case in which there has been a difficulty, and I am grateful to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for her commitment to pursue that. Is not that an example of how MPs working with their local DWP...
Henry Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans for Clause 1 and Clause 2 of the draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill to be introduced as separate pieces of primary legislation.
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?