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Business of the House (24 May 2018)

Jeff Smith: Will the Leader of the House join me in congratulating the pupils at Chorlton High School in my constituency on their Incorporated Society of Musicians Trust for excellent GCSE results? I am regularly contacted by parents who are worried about the narrowing of the school curriculum, and particularly the squeezing out of creative subjects. Can we have a debate in Government time on creativity...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Bus Services (24 May 2018)

Jeff Smith: What steps his Department is taking to improve the provision of bus services throughout the country.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Bus Services (24 May 2018)

Jeff Smith: Over the past four years, Greater Manchester has lost 8 million miles of bus routes, largely owing to the chronic underfunding of local government. Councils are forced to freeze funds, while costs rocket. Does the Minister accept that unless local government funding is increased, mayors and transport authorities will not be able to use the new powers in the Bus Services Act to full effect?

Gaza: Un Human Rights Council Vote: Private Members’ Bills: Money Resolutions (21 May 2018)

Jeff Smith: My hon. Friend is making an excellent speech and I completely agree with it. Does this not point to a much wider issue, which is the ridiculous process we have to go through on private Members’ Bill in this House? Is it not time we had a private Members’ Bills process where Bills could not be blocked by filibustering or by the whim of the Government?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (21 May 2018)

Jeff Smith: Recently, two constituents with serious and deteriorating cerebral palsy both scored zero points on their PIP assessments. Both require round-the-clock care, but both were forced to appeal the decisions. Is it acceptable that people with serious and deteriorating disabilities are being forced to go through the courts to get the support that they deserve?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria (15 May 2018)

Jeff Smith: What steps he is taking to ensure the investigation and prosecution of any breaches of international humanitarian law in Syria.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria (15 May 2018)

Jeff Smith: I thank the Minister for that response. I think we all want the prosecution of the Assad regime and any other parties responsible for using chemical weapons, but does the Minister agree that for indiscriminately bombing civilians, for targeting medical facilities and for using starvation as a weapon of war, the regime already deserves to be prosecuted for war crimes?

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Cannabis: Misuse (14 May 2018)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospital admissions related to cannabis use there have been in (a) Manchester and (b) the UK in each of the last three years.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Tribunals (14 May 2018)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the consultation entitled Proposal to amend the Tribunal Procedure (First-Tier Tribunal) (Health, Education and Social Care Chamber) Rules 2008, published by the Tribunal Procedure Committee in March 2018, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that consultation is accessible for people in need of additional support to...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Tribunals (14 May 2018)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the consultation entitled Proposal to amend the Tribunal Procedure (First-Tier Tribunal) (Health, Education and Social Care Chamber) Rules 2008, published by the Tribunal Procedure Committee in March 2018, whether an impact assessment has been undertaken of the proposal to give First-Tier (Mental Health) Tribunals the power to take...

Health and Social Care Committee and Education Committee (10 May 2018)

Jeff Smith: I congratulate the two Committees on a very good piece of work, even though it makes very unhappy reading. My hon. Friend referred to the correlation between social disadvantage and mental health. Will she say a little more about how the Government’s Green Paper links to other Government initiatives such as the social mobility agenda?

Royal Assent: Private Members’ Bills: Money Resolutions (10 May 2018)

Jeff Smith: This points to a much wider problem with the farcical and outdated system of dealing with private Members’ Bills in this House, including the farcical scenes that we often see on sitting Fridays. More importantly, does the Leader of the House really think that it is appropriate in this day and age that a private Member should have to rely on the patronage and support of the Government...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Ecstasy (10 May 2018)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospital admissions related to ecstasy use there have been in (a) Manchester and (b) the UK in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Ecstasy (10 May 2018)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospital admissions related to cocaine use there have been in (a) Manchester and (b) the UK in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Ecstasy (10 May 2018)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospital admissions related to (a) fentanyl and (b) carfentanyl there have been in (a) Manchester and (b) the UK in the last 12 months.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (9 May 2018)

Jeff Smith: In the past year, the Trussell Trust has given out over 3,000 food parcels to my constituents in south Manchester, half of them to families with children. The trust says that the Government’s flawed roll-out of universal credit has fuelled the 13% rise in food bank use over the past year. How does the Prime Minister explain the rise?

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Psychiatry: Children and Young People (9 May 2018)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of child and adolescent mental health psychiatrists who have been hired in (a) Manchester and (b) the UK in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Home Office: Cannabis: Medical Treatments (9 May 2018)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with his Canadian counterpart on the provision of legal access to medicinal cannabis.

Written Answers — Treasury: Royal Bank of Scotland: Greater Manchester (9 May 2018)

Jeff Smith: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with Royal Bank of Scotland representatives on branch closures in Manchester.

Written Answers — Treasury: Royal Bank of Scotland: Greater Manchester (9 May 2018)

Jeff Smith: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many Royal Bank of Scotland branches have been closed in (a) Manchester and (b) England in each of the last three years.


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