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Attorney General: Crown Prosecution Service: Case Backlog (9 Jul 2020)

Jeff Smith: I join the Attorney General in commending the work of CPS staff and many others, including jurors, to keep our justice system running during the pandemic. Will she assure the House that measures taken to help reduce the backlog will not include judge-only-led trials?

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Carbon Emissions: Greater Manchester (1 Jul 2020)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to (a) provide support to Greater Manchester's 2038 carbon neutral target and (b) ensure that the regulatory framework supports net zero innovation and new technologies to help Distribution Network Operators meet increased consumer demand for low carbon energy sources.

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Industry: Scotland (1 Jul 2020)

Jeff Smith: What assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing additional packages of support for industries by sector in Scotland as the covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

Work and Pensions: Covid-19: Universal Credit Applications (29 Jun 2020)

Jeff Smith: What recent estimate her Department has made of the number of universal credit applicants awaiting a decision on applications made since the start of the covid-19 outbreak.

Work and Pensions: Covid-19: Universal Credit Applications (29 Jun 2020)

Jeff Smith: Citizens Advice found recently that more than half of people claiming universal credit for the first time during the crisis had experienced hardship and that many did not want to take out a loan because they were afraid of taking on more debt. A system where more than half of people are experiencing hardship is surely a system that is not working, so will the Minister reconsider proposals to...

Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (29 Jun 2020)

Jeff Smith: Will the Secretary of State clarify whether the Government intend to keep their manifesto commitment to maintaining the pensions triple lock?

Covid-19: Support for UK Industries (25 Jun 2020)

Jeff Smith: The right hon. Lady is making a fine speech. I welcome the support that the Government have put in. Does she agree that people in the concert and festival industry, in particular, are facing a double whammy? Not only will they be among the last industries to get back to anything like normal, but many of them are self-employed and, for various reasons, fall through the gaps in the...

Business of the House (25 Jun 2020)

Jeff Smith: Last night, we saw once again unsafe bottlenecks in the corridors and behind your Chair, Mr Speaker, as Members queued to vote and then queued to leave after voting. Of course, we had a perfectly good remote voting system that had been developed and refined and was working well until the Leader of the House insisted on abandoning it. Can he tell us the cost of developing that system and the...

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (Accession) (17 Jun 2020)

Jeff Smith: As my right hon. Friend the Member for Islington South and Finsbury (Emily Thornberry) said earlier, the original consultation on membership of this partnership took place over a three-month period in autumn 2018, when most of industry and this country was preoccupied with the Brexit negotiations. Would it not be sensible now to have a second consultation so that stakeholders can have a...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Hospitality Sector: Covid-19 (16 Jun 2020)

Jeff Smith: What recent discussions he has had with representatives from the hospitality sector on the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on that sector.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Hospitality Sector: Covid-19 (16 Jun 2020)

Jeff Smith: Rumours are swirling about whether, how and which pubs will be able to reopen on 4 July. The brewing industry urgently needs clarity on whether it will be all pubs or just those with gardens. The Minister just said that the guidance will be available as soon as possible, but that is not good enough. We are two and a bit weeks away. Beer needs to be brewed. Some of us need a pint. When will...

Social Distancing: 2 Metre Rule (15 Jun 2020)

Jeff Smith: The Minister rightly says that this review has to balance economic and health factors, but the weight of importance of the health factors will obviously be more for those who are vulnerable or shielding. Will the Government be publishing particular advice for people in those vulnerable categories? Will he publish some of the health advice so that they can have confidence in the Government’s...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Authorities: Lost Revenue (15 Jun 2020)

Jeff Smith: What recent estimate he has made of the value of revenue lost by local authorities as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Authorities: Lost Revenue (15 Jun 2020)

Jeff Smith: Manchester has lost £136 million in revenue this year alone. In Greater Manchester, the funding gap is £406 million. In the UK, it is £10 billion. The Minister just told us unequivocally that local authorities should not make plans for more austerity. Is he committing to fully fund those gaps?

Written Answers — Department for Education: Private Education: Regulation (10 Jun 2020)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will reopen the suspended consultation on Regulating independent educational institutions in order to close legal loopholes that enable (a) illegal and (b) unregistered schools to operate.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Culture and Music: Coronavirus (4 Jun 2020)

Jeff Smith: Whether he plans to deliver a support package for the (a) music industry and (b) culture sector affected by the covid-19 outbreak.

Wales: Covid-19: Co-operation with Welsh Government (3 Jun 2020)

Jeff Smith: What steps his Department is taking to ensure close co-operation with the Welsh Government during the covid-19 outbreak.

Wales: Covid-19: Co-operation with Welsh Government (3 Jun 2020)

Jeff Smith: The Welsh Labour Government require businesses that receive financial support to sign up to their economic contract, which means that they need to support economic growth, fair work, employee health and skills, and action to reduce carbon footprints. Given the need to build back better after this crisis, does the Secretary of State agree that the Welsh Government approach should be adopted by...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Coronavirus: Government Assistance (21 May 2020)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Government support packages made available for charities, the tech sector and rugby league, whether the Government plans to provide additional sector-specific support packages during the covid-19 outbreak.


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