Results 401–420 of 498 for speaker:Jeff Smith

Yemen: Cluster Munitions (24 May 2016)

Jeff Smith: The Minister said that no UK-made planes had dropped UK-made cluster bombs. [Hon. Members: “UK planes.”] Sorry, UK planes. Just to be clear, will he confirm whether UK planes have dropped any cluster bombs at all?

Defending Public Services (23 May 2016)

Jeff Smith: It is a great pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Dulwich and West Norwood (Helen Hayes). Coincidentally, my mother, like hers, has been taken into hospital over the last week, and I can only echo her praise for the dedication of the NHS staff who have been providing the treatment. My hon. Friend made a number of powerful points about mental health services, which is a cause...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs: Greater Manchester (12 May 2016)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding was allocated to schools for supporting children with learning difficulties in (a) Manchester, Withington constituency and (b) Greater Manchester in each of the last three years.

Written Answers — Department of Health: General Practitioners: Manchester Withington (12 May 2016)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full-time GPs have been employed in Manchester, Withington constituency in each year since 2010.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Professions: Training (12 May 2016)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many students currently receive the NHS bursary in (a) England and (b) Manchester, Withington constituency.

“Educational Excellence Everywhere”: Academies (9 May 2016)

Jeff Smith: The Secretary of State has talked about the many conversations that she has had in recent weeks, which have apparently convinced her that blanket powers for forced academisation are no longer necessary. In order to avoid a period of uncertainty and worry for school communities, would it not have been better to have had those conversations before announcing such a flawed policy?

Opposition Day: NHS Bursaries (4 May 2016)

Jeff Smith: It is a great pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Totnes (Dr Wollaston), as I have a lot of respect for her. Indeed, she commands respect across the House, and it is important that we listen to her views. It is also important that we listen to the views of others, including those of her colleague the hon. Member for Lewes (Maria Caulfield), who said: “Speaking as a nurse, I would...

Opposition Day: NHS Bursaries (4 May 2016)

Jeff Smith: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his intervention. Parliamentary questions have shown that the Department of Health failed to consult the Royal College of Midwives, the Royal College of Nursing and Unison before the policy was announced in the autumn statement last year. It is not just the Labour party that is worried about this, but the Royal College of Midwives, the Royal College of Nursing,...

Opposition Day: NHS Bursaries (4 May 2016)

Jeff Smith: My hon. Friend makes a very important point. It is important to remember that, and to think about how the prospect of paying off more than £100,000 worth of debt affects the calculation of a mature student looking to study a second time to become a mental health nurse. It is important to think about how a lone parent, who is hoping to become a midwife, might feel the pressure of £59,000 of...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Mental Health Services: Offenders (4 May 2016)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects all regions in England to have a complete Liaison and Diversion service.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Mental Health Services: Offenders (4 May 2016)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects the decision on the business case for Liaison and Diversion services to be announced by HM Treasury.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Analgesics: Children (4 May 2016)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people under the age of (a) 18 and (b) 16 reported to hospital having taken more than the recommended daily allowance of non-prescription painkillers in (i) the last 12 months and (ii) each of the last three years.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Mental Health (26 Apr 2016)

Jeff Smith: What assessment he has made of the adequacy of provision for people with mental health issues in the criminal justice system.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Mental Health (26 Apr 2016)

Jeff Smith: Liaison and diversion services are really important in ensuring that people with mental health issues get the help they need. The expansion of the programme is welcome, but about half the country is still not covered, and there has been a long wait for the business case on getting to 100%. Will the Minister explain what the delay is, and will she confirm when all areas expect to have a...

Procedure Committee (18 Apr 2016)

Jeff Smith: I also welcome the report from the Procedure Committee and I strongly agree with the comments made by the hon. Member for Broxbourne (Mr Walker). We had an excellent debate in Westminster Hall in my name on this subject last week, in which it was made clear that there is a desire for change right across the House. I would have liked a slightly bolder proposal involving moving private...

Private Members’ Bills — [Valerie Vaz in the Chair] (13 Apr 2016)

Jeff Smith: I do not have much time, so I will be brief in thanking all the Members who have contributed to this debate. We have had a respectful, interesting and mature debate, which is more than we usually get on Fridays. There is a consensus that there is deep frustration with the system on both sides of the House. The system is broken and change is needed. We have had some good suggestions, and I...

Private Members’ Bills — [Valerie Vaz in the Chair] (13 Apr 2016)

Jeff Smith: I beg to move, That this House has considered the procedure for debating and voting on Private Members’ Bills. It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Ms Vaz. I thank the good number of MPs who are present and who have expressed an interest in speaking. I also thank the Deputy Leader of the House of Commons and my hon. Friend the Member for Great Grimsby (Melanie Onn), who...

Private Members’ Bills — [Valerie Vaz in the Chair] (13 Apr 2016)

Jeff Smith: I absolutely agree with my hon. Friend, and I will come to some of those issues shortly. He is right, which is why tackling the matter is important, as he says. I will try to be brief, because a lot of Members who want to have a say are present, some of them with extensive experience of this issue, and because my suggestion is quite simple: if we want to do something in this place, let us do...

Private Members’ Bills — [Valerie Vaz in the Chair] (13 Apr 2016)

Jeff Smith: My hon. Friend makes an excellent point. As a fellow Mancunian MP, I could not agree more. The system gives false hope to people who want to see action on issues that matter to them: people, for example, who think it is a good idea for children to be taught first aid at school or carers who have to pay high car-parking charges when they visit hospital—the subjects of two Bills that were...

Private Members’ Bills — [Valerie Vaz in the Chair] (13 Apr 2016)

Jeff Smith: How could I not give way to an hon. Gentleman with such experience of the subject?


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