Results 1–20 of 273 for speaker:Jeff Smith

Pension Equality for Women: Hormone Pregnancy Tests (14 Dec 2017)

Jeff Smith: I pay tribute to the right hon. Member for Hemel Hempstead (Sir Mike Penning) and my hon. Friend the Member for Bolton South East (Yasmin Qureshi) for securing the debate and for their work on this issue over the years. I pay tribute to other hon. Members who have doggedly pursued justice for the victims of Primodos over a long period. I have come relatively late to this issue, but it is...

Pension Equality for Women: Hormone Pregnancy Tests (14 Dec 2017)

Jeff Smith: My hon. Friend is right and makes an excellent point. We must ask why there was so little regulation for so long, given that it is possible to regulate on a precautionary basis, and whether there is a Government liability under general product law that is meant to protect citizens. Those questions need to be considered in detail. We heard other questions about the transparency of the report,...

Business of the House (14 Dec 2017)

Jeff Smith: My constituent Matthew Pounder was served an eviction notice by his letting agent when he chose to switch to a month-by-month contract rather than sign up to a new 12-month tenancy. He later discovered that the letting agents falsely told his landlord that Matthew wanted to leave the property. The agents had attempted to force him out of his home in order to profit from the fees from a new...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Drug: Misuse (11 Dec 2017)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs report Commissioning impact on drug treatment which published in September 2017, what assessment he has made of the effect of reductions in funding for local authorities on the availability of drug misuse treatment in England.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Further Education (7 Dec 2017)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has plans to devolve post-16 skills policy to Mayoral Combined Authorities.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Probation: Training (7 Dec 2017)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the joint HM Inspectorate of Probation and the Care Quality Commission report entitled New Psychoactive Substances: the response by probation and substance misuse services in the community in England, published in November 2017, what assessment he has made of the level of specific training on new psychoactive substances provided to...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Probation: Training (7 Dec 2017)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the joint HM Inspectorate of Probation and the Care Quality Commission report entitled New Psychoactive Substances: the response by probation and substance misuse services in the community in England, published in November 2017, whether his Department has plans to produce guidance for probation services on working in the community...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (7 Dec 2017)

Jeff Smith: At DEFRA questions on 20 July, the Secretary of State was asked to confirm that article 13 of the Lisbon treaty, which, as we have heard, categorises animals as sentient beings, would be part of the repeal Bill. He replied: “Absolutely”. Given that he then voted against the inclusion of article 13, what caused him to disagree with himself?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (5 Dec 2017)

Jeff Smith: Does the Justice Secretary not share my concern that handing over powers on court fine collection to private bailiffs will place the safety and finances of vulnerable people at risk from rogue operators?

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bangladesh: Rohingya (30 Nov 2017)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the equity of the repatriation deal signed by the Governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar on 23 November 2017.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Bangladesh: Rohingya (30 Nov 2017)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance her Department is providing to the Government of Bangladesh to support refugees from Myanmar in Bangladesh.

Backbench Business: Rohingya Crisis — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (28 Nov 2017)

Jeff Smith: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for giving way—she is being very generous with her time—and thank her for raising this topic. The repatriation deal requires that refugees produce a load of documentation, including names of family members, previous addresses, birth dates and a statement of voluntary return. Does she agree that, given the systematic denial of citizenship rights,...

Drug Addiction — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (22 Nov 2017)

Jeff Smith: The hon. Gentleman is right to highlight the fact that our drugs policy in this country is failing. Does he not think that now might be the time for a shift in drugs policy and for us to focus not on criminalisation but on care and health? Should that not be the focus of our drugs policy?

Drug Addiction — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (22 Nov 2017)

Jeff Smith: The hon. Gentleman is rightly making the case that it is a false economy not to invest in addiction services. Does he share my disappointment that funding for addiction services has fallen by half and that, under this Government, public health budgets are also falling, with councils struggling to fund the addiction services we need?

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Supported Housing: Finance (13 Nov 2017)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Government's funding supported housing consultation, published on 31 October 2017, and the Government's proposal for a ring-fenced local grant fund for supported housing, what steps the Government plans to take to ensure that such ring-fenced funding will be maintained in the future.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Supported Housing: Mental Illness (13 Nov 2017)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Government's funding supported housing consultation, published on 31 October 2017, whether in the event that a tenant on a mental health supported housing scheme has an initial anticipated length of stay of less than two years, but this subsequently extends to more than two years within the same scheme,...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Supported Housing: Mental Illness (13 Nov 2017)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies on funding structures for short-term and long-term supported housing of the report by Rethink Mental Illness, Mental Health Supported Housing: Securing financial stability, supply and quality relating to the variety of length of stay of people within mental...

Business of the House (2 Nov 2017)

Jeff Smith: There is real and growing concern among residents in Didsbury, Burnage, Chorlton and other parts of my constituency about crime and antisocial behaviour. I have met senior police officers and the deputy mayor to voice those concerns, but it is clear that they are really struggling as a result of the cuts and because they have lost 2,000 officers since 2010. May we have a statement or a debate...

Exiting the European Union: Leaving the EU: Agreement (2 Nov 2017)

Jeff Smith: If he will publish the assessments carried out by his Department on the potential effect on the UK of exiting the EU without an agreement.

Exiting the European Union: Leaving the EU: Agreement (2 Nov 2017)

Jeff Smith: The Government are hiding the true facts about Brexit from the British people. Using this information, the Government are making contingency plans for a failure to make a trade deal, but how can businesses, public services and devolved Administrations make their plans if they do not have the same information?


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