Jeff Smith: What steps he is taking to support the renewable energy sector.
Jeff Smith: The Government raised business rates on rooftop solar schemes by up to 800% last year, and it now appears that on-site battery storage is likely to go the same way. Given that gas combined heat and power has been exempted from business rates, should not the Government do the same for solar and battery storage to support clean energy?
Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Office, with reference to the report, Reducing Crime and Preventing Harm: West Midlands Drug Policy Recommendations, published in February 2018, whether she plans to bring forward proposals for the introduction of city centre drug testing facilities at night time economy venues.
Jeff Smith: If he will implement a deposit return scheme for bottles.
Jeff Smith: We know that in this country, 15 million plastic bottles a day are not recycled. We also know that a deposit return scheme can increase recycling rates, and I hope that the Government will introduce such a scheme after this report. May I urge them to introduce a scheme that applies to all drinks containers, of all sizes and from all sale locations, rather than a scheme that applies only to...
Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the Government plans to respond to the recommendations of the report on the National Fostering Stocktake, published in February 2018.
Jeff Smith: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2018 to Question 125390, how the £55 million fund for financial inclusion and capability initiatives will be allocated.
Jeff Smith: What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the operation of the European arrest warrant.
Jeff Smith: Will not these arrangements have to function on the basis of the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice? Which is more important to the Government, their heavy red line on the ECJ or the ability to work effectively with our European partners to tackle crime? Does the Attorney General agree with the House of Lords report that the safety of the people of the UK should be the...
Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to encourage more people to run to work; and if he will make it his policy to expand the cycle-to-work scheme to include running equipment.
Jeff Smith: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans have been put in place for the next round of the Financial Inclusion Fund; and will he make a statement.
Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospital admissions caused by Fentanyl misuse there were in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017.
Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much per pupil funding was allocated to schools in (a) Manchester, Withington constituency, (b) Manchester and (c) the North West in each of the last five years.
Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the number of people who travelled to work by (a) car, (b) bus and (c) rail in Manchester in each of the last five years.
Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to appoint new members of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.
Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what rail improvement contracts Carillion holds in (a) the North West and (b) Manchester.
Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department has taken to roll out 30 hours of free childcare in (a) Manchester, Withington constituency and (b) Manchester.
Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many eligibility codes for 30 hours free childcare have been (a) generated and (b) validated in (i) Manchester Withington constituency and (b) Manchester.
Jeff Smith: What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on Government funding for the renewable energy sector in Scotland.
Jeff Smith: That is not what Scottish Renewables says. It says that, with the exception of offshore wind, growth across all other technologies is low to stagnant. How much funding will be available to Scotland under the Government’s clean growth strategy? Has the Minister assessed the impact that it will have in Scotland?