Jeff Smith: We know that in this country, 15 million plastic bottles a day are not recycled. We also know that a deposit return scheme can increase recycling rates, and I hope that the Government will introduce such a scheme after this report. May I urge them to introduce a scheme that applies to all drinks containers, of all sizes and from all sale locations, rather than a scheme that applies only to...
Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the Government plans to respond to the recommendations of the report on the National Fostering Stocktake, published in February 2018.
Jeff Smith: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2018 to Question 125390, how the £55 million fund for financial inclusion and capability initiatives will be allocated.
Jeff Smith: What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the operation of the European arrest warrant.
Jeff Smith: Will not these arrangements have to function on the basis of the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice? Which is more important to the Government, their heavy red line on the ECJ or the ability to work effectively with our European partners to tackle crime? Does the Attorney General agree with the House of Lords report that the safety of the people of the UK should be the...
Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to encourage more people to run to work; and if he will make it his policy to expand the cycle-to-work scheme to include running equipment.
Jeff Smith: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans have been put in place for the next round of the Financial Inclusion Fund; and will he make a statement.
Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospital admissions caused by Fentanyl misuse there were in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017.
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.
Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the number of people who travelled to work by (a) car, (b) bus and (c) rail in Manchester in each of the last five years.
Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to appoint new members of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.
Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what rail improvement contracts Carillion holds in (a) the North West and (b) Manchester.
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.
Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many eligibility codes for 30 hours free childcare have been (a) generated and (b) validated in (i) Manchester Withington constituency and (b) Manchester.
Jeff Smith: What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on Government funding for the renewable energy sector in Scotland.
Jeff Smith: That is not what Scottish Renewables says. It says that, with the exception of offshore wind, growth across all other technologies is low to stagnant. How much funding will be available to Scotland under the Government’s clean growth strategy? Has the Minister assessed the impact that it will have in Scotland?
Jeff Smith: In the brief time available, I will add my voice to that of those calling for a proper inquiry into the scandal, and a proper tribunal system for dealing with SMEs that are in difficulty. I wish briefly to cite the example of my constituent, Anthony Molyneux, whose small business has been mishandled by RBS over the past several years. Equally—as we have heard, this is a much wider...
Jeff Smith: Last week, my constituent Carol’s son had a mental health crisis. He was admitted to the nearest available psychiatric adult bed—in West Sussex, a 450-mile round trip from his home and family in Manchester. The lack of mental health beds is a national crisis and scandal, so when will Prime Minister turn her warm words on mental health into action to solve the crisis?
Jeff Smith: What recent steps his Department has taken to develop the future accommodation model.
Jeff Smith: It has been suggested that this model has saved £500 million, but also that it will not reduce the total pot of money used to subsidise housing. Given that we are told that no decisions have been made, is it not true that this £500 million figure has just been plucked from the air and we do not actually know the financial implications of this?