MP for Withington

Jeff Smith

Labour MP for Manchester, Withington (8 May 2015 – current)

Results 1–20 of 1996 for withington

European Council: Article 50 Extension (22 Mar 2019)

Chris Matheson: Further to the question asked by my hon. Friend the Member for Manchester, Withington (Jeff Smith), while the Minister has been on his feet The Times journalist Francis Elliott has tweeted his information that the SI will be tabled and debated on either Monday or Tuesday, which rather throws us into further confusion, as my hon. Friend said, because that suggests that the meaningful vote...

Police, Fire and Rescue Services: Funding Reductions — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (20 Feb 2019)

Grahame Morris: I thank all Members who participated: my hon. Friends the Members for Manchester, Withington (Jeff Smith) and for Batley and Spen (Tracy Brabin), and the hon. Members for Glasgow Central (Alison Thewliss), for Strangford (Jim Shannon) and for East Londonderry (Mr Campbell). I also thank the respective Front Benchers, my hon. Friend the Member for Sheffield, Heeley (Louise Haigh), and the SNP...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria: Conflict Resolution (28 Jan 2019)

Harriett Baldwin: I refer the hon. Member to the answer the Minister for the Middle East and North Africa gave to the hon. Member for Manchester, Withington on 22 January, Official Report.Transcript here. The Government support and keep in close contact with the UN-led political process to end the Syrian conflict. We have used our relationships and convening power to encourage progress, including by hosting...

Tenant Fees Bill (23 Jan 2019)

Melanie Onn: ...of the enactment date. A written statement is due today, which I look forward to reading. I was also interested to hear her comments in response to my hon. Friend the Member for Manchester, Withington (Jeff Smith), who is no longer in his place, on enforcement and trading standards. She said that the consumer money protection measures in the Bill would be in place before enactment. I...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Rail Electrification (10 Jan 2019)

Andrew Jones: ...party on this. With regard to the transpennine upgrade, we are spending £2.9 billion. It is the biggest single project in control period 6, as I explained to the hon. Member for Manchester, Withington (Jeff Smith) only a moment ago. Rather than criticising, Labour Members should be supporting this project, and perhaps asking why they did not do it. We will take no lessons whatsoever from...

Public Bill Committee: Finance (No. 3) Bill: First-year allowance: expenditure on electric vehicle charge points (4 Dec 2018)

Jonathan Reynolds: ...issues both before and during his parliamentary career. The availability of charge points is the greatest concern when it comes to achieving this shift. My hon. Friend the Member for Manchester, Withington and I were just talking about the local charge points in Greater Manchester, which we have both experienced. A recent World Wildlife Fund report on accelerating the electric vehicle...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Infected Blood Inquiry (22 Nov 2018)

David Lidington: During Cabinet Office Oral Questions on Wednesday 14 November, in response to questions about the Infected Blood Inquiry from Member for Manchester, Withington Jess Smith MP and the Member for Kingston upon Hull North Diana Johnson MP, I used the word “compensation” to refer to the financial payments made to victims of infected blood. In doing so, I misspoke. I should instead have used...

Five Year Forward View for Mental Health — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (30 Oct 2018)

Nigel Adams: I congratulate the hon. Member for Manchester, Withington (Jeff Smith) on securing the debate and all hon. Members present on their contributions and interventions. Improving care and reducing the stigma around mental health is a key priority for this Government. We welcome the report from the all-party parliamentary group, and I congratulate both the vice chair and the chair on their work....

Drugs Policy — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (23 Oct 2018)

Stuart McDonald: ..., employability, education and justice. In Edinburgh, the drugs policy unit has been moved out of the Justice Directorate and into the Health Directorate. Like the hon. Member for Manchester, Withington (Jeff Smith), I think that is exactly where it belongs. The 2008 drugs strategy, which has been referred to, received cross-party support, but it is being updated. That first strategy,...

Petition - Home Education: Draft Guidance and the Consultation (9 Jul 2018)

Jeff Smith: I rise to present a petition signed by Suzie Goodfellow and 63 other residents of Manchester, Withington, in the same terms and expressing the same concerns as that presented by the hon. Member for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland (Mr Clarke). I also present a petition on behalf of my hon. Friend the Member for West Bromwich East (Tom Watson) on the same subject, which is signed by 46...

Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill: Music Festivals: Drug Safety Testing (6 Jul 2018)

Thangam Debbonaire: ...number and return about half an hour later to get the test results. Those substances are tested by PhD chemists who are highly qualified and trained, as my hon. Friend the Member for Manchester, Withington (Jeff Smith) said, using four types of forensic analyses and linked to a computer database containing a regularly updated reference standard library of all known legal and illegal...

Football: Safe Standing — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (25 Jun 2018)

Rosena Allin-Khan: ...who has travelled away with their club will have had the experience of steep upper tiers, where the seat in front barely comes above their socks. As my hon. Friend the Member for Manchester, Withington (Jeff Smith) said, it is simply not safe. I cannot and will not stand by while fans are being injured, especially when we have alternative ways to improve things and minimise risk. That is...

Kerslake Arena Attack Review (28 Mar 2018)

Mike Kane: The Minister has comported himself really well at the Dispatch Box today, and I think the House agrees on that. May I follow on from the comments made by my hon. Friend the Member for Manchester, Withington (Jeff Smith) and praise you, Mr Speaker? You stood shoulder to shoulder with us on 23 May last year, when the Bishop of Manchester led us in prayers. We will never forget Tony Walsh...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: North West (31 Jan 2018)

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.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Day Care (29 Jan 2018)

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.

RBS Global Restructuring Group and Smes (18 Jan 2018)

Bill Esterson: ...Central (Jo Stevens), my right hon. Friend the Member for Tynemouth (Mr Campbell) and my hon. Friends the Members for West Bromwich West (Mr Bailey), for Bridgend (Mrs Moon), for Manchester, Withington (Jeff Smith), for Vale of Clwyd (Chris Ruane), for Rutherglen and Hamilton West (Ged Killen), for City of Chester (Christian Matheson), for Poplar and Limehouse (Jim Fitzpatrick), for...

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

Steve Brine: ...to do so over the coming weeks and months. Time and again during today’s debate we have heard that there is a lack of trust and a lack of faith in this process— the hon. Member for Manchester, Withington (Jeff Smith) said this clearly; I thought he made a very good speech—contrary to the words of my hon. Friend the Member for Mid Norfolk (George Freeman) that the shadow Minister...

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Annual report on powers in relation to third country goods fulfilment businesses (24 Oct 2017)

Mel Stride: ...quality that was unrivalled and unparalleled in the history of Committees. I thank the Whips on both sides: my hon. Friend the Member for Beverley and Holderness and the hon. Member for Manchester, Withington. As a former Whip, I know that often they are in the background but what they do really matters and they have ensured that this Committee has run in a very efficient and effective manner.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Army (23 Oct 2017)

Mark Lancaster: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave earlier today to the hon. Members for Glasgow North East (Paul Sweeney) and Manchester, Withington (Jeff Smith) to Questions 901305 and 901310.

Surgical Mesh Implants — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (18 Oct 2017)

Patrick Grady: ..., but not exclusively, by the hon. Members for St Ives (Derek Thomas), for Gower (Tonia Antoniazzi), for Strangford (Jim Shannon), for Elmet and Rothwell (Alec Shelbrooke) and for Manchester, Withington (Jeff Smith). They are painful enough to listen to—we saw the reactions of Members in the room as we heard those testimonies—so how much more painful and traumatic it must be for people...


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