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Turkish Incursion into Northern Syria (15 Oct 2019)

Jeff Smith: I met a group of Kurdish constituents on Friday, and they were dismayed at what had happened. They were disappointed by what they saw as a weak response from the international community, and they were firmly of the view that the UK had a special responsibility to help to resolve the situation, given our historic influence in the region. The Foreign Secretary says that the situation is under...

Turkish Incursion into Northern Syria (15 Oct 2019)

Jeff Smith: I met a group of Kurdish constituents on Friday, and they were dismayed at what had happened. They were disappointed by what they saw as a weak response from the international community, and they were firmly of the view that the UK had a special responsibility to help to resolve the situation, given our historic influence in the region. The Foreign Secretary says that the situation is under...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hepatitis: Health Services (8 Oct 2019)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people were treated for hepatitis C in England in the financial year 2018-19.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hepatitis: Screening (8 Oct 2019)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure people who are in contact with drug treatment services are tested for hepatitis C.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: *No heading* (8 Oct 2019)

Jeff Smith: What assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of sentences of less than six months in reducing reoffending.

Women’S Mental Health (3 Oct 2019)

Jeff Smith: The hon. Gentleman made an important point about the reduction in funding for local authorities. When it comes to trying to provide holistic support to the family and mother, does he share my regret at the closure of so many hundreds of Sure Start centres since 2010?

Women’S Mental Health (3 Oct 2019)

Jeff Smith: The hon. Gentleman is making an important point, but, with the greatest respect, West Sussex did not have the kind of cuts to its local authority funding that many more impoverished areas such as Manchester and other big northern cities did. He is right that it is not just about bricks and mortar: it is the support services that were also cut that have had the greatest impact on young...

Women’S Mental Health (3 Oct 2019)

Jeff Smith: I very much welcome the work of the Women’s Mental Health Taskforce, its report, and the principles laid out in it. Does the hon. Lady share my concern that those principles will not be effectively implemented unless there are clear targets and concrete commitments from the Government, and that the next stage needs to be a full strategy on women’s mental health, with those targets and...

Women’S Mental Health (3 Oct 2019)

Jeff Smith: I thank the hon. Lady for giving way again; she is being very generous. A number of my constituents have been in touch about perinatal check-ups. My constituent Catherine told me of her experience: “I asked for a 6 week check with a GP—this was, at best, brief. Physical symptoms were looked at, but nothing was checked with regards to my mental health. There needs to be a standard physical...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Football Governance (3 Oct 2019)

Jeff Smith: What assessment she has made of the adequacy of the rules for the governance of football.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Football Governance (3 Oct 2019)

Jeff Smith: Football clubs are not just economic, or even sporting, entities: they are, as we have seen in the sad case of Bury, often the heart of their communities and of key significance in the lives of individual fans, without whom they are nothing. So would the Minister support legislating to give fans a right to be represented in boardrooms, to gain more influence over their clubs?

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (3 Oct 2019)

Jeff Smith: Age UK has warned that the changes to eligibility for a free TV licence are likely to result in a big increase in fraudulent activity targeting vulnerable elderly people. Is that not yet one more reason why the Government should stop outsourcing their social policy and commit to keeping TV licences free for all over-75s?

Written Answers — Department for International Development: West Bank: Demolition (2 Oct 2019)

Jeff Smith: What steps his Department is taking to support Palestinian families threatened by home demolition and forcible transfer in (a) East Jerusalem and (b) the rest of the West Bank.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hepatitis (9 Sep 2019)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure people who are in contact with drug treatment services are tested for hepatitis C.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hepatitis: Health Services (9 Sep 2019)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people were treated for hepatitis C in England in the financial year 2018-19.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Leaving the EU: Higher Education (9 Sep 2019)

Jeff Smith: What assessment he has made of the effect on higher education of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Leaving the EU: Higher Education (9 Sep 2019)

Jeff Smith: But what about Erasmus? The Government’s technical notice has confirmed that if we leave with no deal, we will lose membership of the Erasmus programme. Given the benefits that it provides to tens of thousands of students, what assurance can the Secretary of State give to students that those benefits and the support provided will be maintained, and how is he going to achieve that?

HS2 (5 Sep 2019)

Jeff Smith: HS2 is vital for the economy of Manchester and the north. As the chairman’s stocktake says: “HS2 is not a standalone railway but rather an integral part of ambitious regional growth plans,” and it is already attracting investment. Will the Secretary of State assure us that those wider benefits will fully be taken into account in this review?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Air Pollution: Local Authority Funding (25 Jul 2019)

Jeff Smith: What assessment the Government have made of the adequacy of funding allocated to support local authority implementation of air pollution reduction plans.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Air Pollution: Local Authority Funding (25 Jul 2019)

Jeff Smith: Residents and businesses want to play their part in Greater Manchester’s plans to reduce air pollution, but unless the Government will properly support plans for vehicle upgrades and for retrofitting, many businesses will not be able to afford to do so. When will the Government give the clarity and the assurances on funding that businesses in Greater Manchester need?


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