Eleanor Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to ensure safeguarding measures are in place to ensure that hackers are unable to steal the personal details of customers.
Eleanor Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department has taken to respond to the particular needs of people affected by gender-based violence during the Rohingya crisis.
Eleanor Smith: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hanson. I thank the hon. Member for Warrington North (Helen Jones) for bringing this subject to us. I have received a number of emails from constituents highlighting the effect of the public sector pay cap on them. One of my constituents—a single mum of two, who is also a nurse working part-time shifts—has been struggling to...
Eleanor Smith: My speech will be very short because everybody will more or less say the same thing that I will. I was one of the delegates who went to Myanmar as part of the CPA group. I also went into that camp, and what I saw has left a mark on me. I am a nurse and have seen many things, but that is the worst of people’s humanity I have ever seen. How people can treat others like that is beyond me....
Eleanor Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of deaths on UK roads.
Eleanor Smith: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has estimated how many victims of rape, following a conviction, with a third child have been successful in claiming for child tax credits.
Eleanor Smith: What recent discussions she has had with Channel 4 on relocating outside London.
Eleanor Smith: The Secretary of State keeps saying that this has got to be ensured, but many of us have put bids in, particularly from the west midlands—I am from Wolverhampton so I would want Channel 4 to go there—and we still do not know. What will she do to ensure that any relocation of Channel 4 protects its ability to fund itself through advertising?
Eleanor Smith: If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
Eleanor Smith: How does the Department plan to respond to its own research, which shows that universal credit is a driver of rent arrears among families who rely on it for support?
Eleanor Smith: The Minister said that there will not be enough, but does that not have an effect on the safety? If there are not enough people to do the inspection, does that not compromise the safety?
Eleanor Smith: I support the amendment on the impact assessment. In my previous life, before coming into Parliament, I was a nurse, and part of my role was to look at patient safety and, of course, staff safety. We always had an impact assessment. Any new policies introduced by our trust were given a risk assessment to make sure the patients we were looking after and the staff working in that environment...
Eleanor Smith: What the timetable is for agreement on transitional arrangements for the UK leaving the EU.
Eleanor Smith: The Chancellor has described the proposal for a transitional arrangement as a “wasting asset” for businesses: the arrangements will become less valuable the longer it takes to negotiate them, as they will cease to provide certainty about the future. Does the Secretary of State agree with that assessment? Will he therefore rule out lengthy negotiations over the terms of the...
Eleanor Smith: IQ noted that you talked about training and wanting personnel to do work. How long would these individuals need for training?
Eleanor Smith: Q Yes, and other people you require, because you said there are numbers that you need. I just wondered how long training would take.
Eleanor Smith: What recent steps he has taken in response to the finding of the chief inspector of prisons that no young offender institution inspected in the last year was safe to hold juveniles.
Eleanor Smith: Given that no prison is safe for children, that over a third of children in prison have diagnoses of mental health conditions and that nearly 70% of children sent to prison reoffend within a year of release, does the Minister believe that it is time to find an alternative to sending children to prison?
Eleanor Smith: I recently had a meeting with the Snow Hill citizens advice bureau in my constituency, which has expressed concerns about the roll-out of the full service. I agree that we need to simplify our benefit system, but universal credit is not working for most of its claimants. The six-week waiting period is pushing claimants further into debt, with some facing more delays if they have complicated...
Eleanor Smith: Before the recess, I handed in a petition on the behalf of my constituents, and I have received several emails since then requesting that I ask the Government to do more. They have suspended the training of Burmese military, but that is not enough. A constituent of mine also pointed out that the media were slow to pick up on the situation, so I want the Government and everyone else to note...