Results 1–20 of 1135 for speaker:Jeff Smith

Licences and Licensing (22 May 2024)

Jeff Smith: I am very pleased to see the motion before us today. I wonder whether the Minister shares my slight disappointment that the quarter-finals are not included in this order, given that the first quarter-finals are on Friday 5 July and there may be other things to celebrate on that day—possibly a new Government.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coeliac Disease: Diagnosis (21 May 2024)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, who is responsible for diagnosis of coeliac disease within NHS England; and what steps her Department takes to (a) monitor the adequacy of diagnostic services for coeliac disease and (b) ensure accountability of that role holder.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coeliac Disease: Diagnosis (21 May 2024)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate her Department has made of the average timescale for a diagnosis of coeliac disease from the point a person presents to their GP with symptoms; and what assessment she has made of the impact of the time taken for a diagnosis on patient mental and physical health.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coeliac Disease: Diagnosis (21 May 2024)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to help increase public awareness of coeliac disease.

Israel and Gaza (20 May 2024)

Jeff Smith: The Deputy Foreign Secretary said earlier that “The House should expect that we will be restoring funding” to UNRWA. It sounds like the Government have made up their mind. If that decision has been made, and given the absolutely horrendous humanitarian situation in Gaza, why do we not just get on with it? If there is any chance that funding will not be restored, what are the Government...

Justice: Prison Capacity (14 May 2024)

Jeff Smith: What progress his Department has made on delivering 20,000 new prison places.

Justice: Prison Capacity (14 May 2024)

Jeff Smith: The National Audit Office warned the Government over four years ago that prisons would run out of space by 2023. Of the promised 20,000 places, it has been revealed that only just over a quarter have been delivered, so as a result we see the Government spending £50 million renting out police cells, grim conditions in overcrowded prisons and a chaotic early release scheme. Why have the...

Justice: Prison Capacity (14 May 2024)

Jeff Smith: What progress his Department has made on delivering 20,000 new prison places.

Justice: Prison Capacity (14 May 2024)

Jeff Smith: The National Audit Office warned the Government over four years ago that prisons would run out of space by 2023. Of the promised 20,000 places, it has been revealed that only just over a quarter have been delivered, so as a result we see the Government spending £50 million renting out police cells, grim conditions in overcrowded prisons and a chaotic early release scheme. Why have the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Question (13 May 2024)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of people in destitution.

Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (13 May 2024)

Jeff Smith: New statistics show that there are 4.3 million children living in relative poverty in the UK, with, as we have heard, 1 million children experiencing destitution, including in Manchester, which has the second highest levels of destitution in the country. What impact does the Minister think the Government crashing the economy and unleashing a cost of living crisis has had on those figures?

Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (13 May 2024)

Jeff Smith: New statistics show that there are 4.3 million children living in relative poverty in the UK, with, as we have heard, 1 million children experiencing destitution, including in Manchester, which has the second highest levels of destitution in the country. What impact does the Minister think the Government crashing the economy and unleashing a cost of living crisis has had on those figures?

BBC Mid-term Charter Review ( 9 May 2024)

Jeff Smith: I wonder what the hon. Gentleman thinks about the mid-term review’s own conclusion that “there is clear evidence that adherence to impartiality and editorial standards is now at the heart of the BBC’s priorities”.

Treasury: Topical Questions ( 7 May 2024)

Jeff Smith: The Chancellor recently claimed that £100,000 a year is not a huge salary. Does he realise how out of touch that sounds to families in my constituency who are working hard, earning much less than that and really struggling because they are paying 25% more for their weekly shop than they were two years ago, and whose mortgages soared after the Tories crashed the economy?

Renters (Reform) Bill: New Clause 15 - Notices to quit by tenants under assured tenancies: timing (24 Apr 2024)

Jeff Smith: If the Government are putting all that money in and doing all this planning, why can the Minister still not give us a date for when it will happen?

Prime Minister: Engagements (24 Apr 2024)

Jeff Smith: Earlier, the Deputy Prime Minister said that when the Prime Minister and the Chancellor took office, they restored stability to the UK economy. Who does he think caused the instability?

Football Governance Bill (23 Apr 2024)

Jeff Smith: I rise to do something I am unaccustomed to do, which is warmly welcome a piece of Government legislation. At the outset I declare an interest as a season ticket holder at and lifelong supporter of Manchester City, the world champions. Not for the first time, I congratulate the hon. Member for Chatham and Aylesford (Dame Tracey Crouch) not just on her excellent speech—I agreed with every...

Written Answers — Treasury: BBC: Finance (23 Apr 2024)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on the Government's BBC funding model review.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: BBC: Finance (19 Apr 2024)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what criteria her Department uses to determine who will be consulted on the Government’s BBC funding model review; and if she will publish a list of those that have been consulted.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: BBC: Finance (19 Apr 2024)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the BBC Funding Model Review: Terms of Reference, published on 21 March 2024, what steps she plans to take to ensure that the review assesses the potential merits of all options for securing the sustainability of the BBC.


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