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Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Future Accommodation Model (15 Jan 2018)

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?

International Trade: Topical Questions (11 Jan 2018)

Jeff Smith: In setting up the Trade Remedies Authority, the Government will need to include a full range of skills, knowledge and experience. Will that include representations from the devolved Governments and trade unions?

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Volkswagen (11 Jan 2018)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent representations he has made to Volkswagen on (a) compensation to UK vehicle owners affected by the Volkswagen emissions scandal and (b) the completion of the required emissions and technological repair work for those vehicles affected.

Cabinet Office and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Democratic Processes: Foreign Influence (10 Jan 2018)

Jeff Smith: What steps he is taking to ensure that democratic processes are protected against foreign influence.

Cabinet Office and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Democratic Processes: Foreign Influence (10 Jan 2018)

Jeff Smith: In order to protect ourselves, the chair of the Electoral Commission has said that we need new rules for online political advertising to combat external influence, particularly via Facebook and Twitter. When will the Government bring forward the legislation we need?

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bangladesh: Rohingya (21 Dec 2017)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to his counterpart in Myanmar about creating safe passage routes to allow Rohingya refugees to return to northern Rakhine State.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Mental Health Workforce (19 Dec 2017)

Jeff Smith: How many mental health staff the NHS employed in (a) 2010 and (b) 2017.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Mental Health Workforce (19 Dec 2017)

Jeff Smith: That did not actually answer my question. Earlier, my hon. Friend the Member for Ellesmere Port and Neston (Justin Madders) read out a long list of concerned professionals, so let me add one more—Professor Wendy Burn, the president of the Royal College of Psychiatry, who said after the Budget: “There is a real and imminent danger that the promises made to improve mental health services...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payments: Mental Health (18 Dec 2017)

Jeff Smith: What assessment his Department has made of the effect of the personal independence payments application process on people with mental health issues.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payments: Mental Health (18 Dec 2017)

Jeff Smith: The charity, Rethink Mental Illness, surveyed PIP claimants, and found that two in five felt that delays in decisions led to deterioration in their mental health, and that one in five had to take higher doses of medication to cope with the increased stress. Does the Minister think that that is acceptable, and will she look at the findings of the survey and review the assessment process in the...

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

Jeff Smith: I pay tribute to the right hon. Member for Hemel Hempstead (Sir Mike Penning) and my hon. Friend the Member for Bolton South East (Yasmin Qureshi) for securing the debate and for their work on this issue over the years. I pay tribute to other hon. Members who have doggedly pursued justice for the victims of Primodos over a long period. I have come relatively late to this issue, but it is...

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

Jeff Smith: My hon. Friend is right and makes an excellent point. We must ask why there was so little regulation for so long, given that it is possible to regulate on a precautionary basis, and whether there is a Government liability under general product law that is meant to protect citizens. Those questions need to be considered in detail. We heard other questions about the transparency of the report,...

Business of the House (14 Dec 2017)

Jeff Smith: My constituent Matthew Pounder was served an eviction notice by his letting agent when he chose to switch to a month-by-month contract rather than sign up to a new 12-month tenancy. He later discovered that the letting agents falsely told his landlord that Matthew wanted to leave the property. The agents had attempted to force him out of his home in order to profit from the fees from a new...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Drug: Misuse (11 Dec 2017)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs report Commissioning impact on drug treatment which published in September 2017, what assessment he has made of the effect of reductions in funding for local authorities on the availability of drug misuse treatment in England.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Further Education (7 Dec 2017)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has plans to devolve post-16 skills policy to Mayoral Combined Authorities.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Probation: Training (7 Dec 2017)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the joint HM Inspectorate of Probation and the Care Quality Commission report entitled New Psychoactive Substances: the response by probation and substance misuse services in the community in England, published in November 2017, what assessment he has made of the level of specific training on new psychoactive substances provided to...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Probation: Training (7 Dec 2017)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the joint HM Inspectorate of Probation and the Care Quality Commission report entitled New Psychoactive Substances: the response by probation and substance misuse services in the community in England, published in November 2017, whether his Department has plans to produce guidance for probation services on working in the community...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (7 Dec 2017)

Jeff Smith: At DEFRA questions on 20 July, the Secretary of State was asked to confirm that article 13 of the Lisbon treaty, which, as we have heard, categorises animals as sentient beings, would be part of the repeal Bill. He replied: “Absolutely”. Given that he then voted against the inclusion of article 13, what caused him to disagree with himself?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (5 Dec 2017)

Jeff Smith: Does the Justice Secretary not share my concern that handing over powers on court fine collection to private bailiffs will place the safety and finances of vulnerable people at risk from rogue operators?

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bangladesh: Rohingya (30 Nov 2017)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the equity of the repatriation deal signed by the Governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar on 23 November 2017.


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