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Written Answers — Department for International Development: Bangladesh: Rohingya (30 Nov 2017)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance her Department is providing to the Government of Bangladesh to support refugees from Myanmar in Bangladesh.

Backbench Business: Rohingya Crisis — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (28 Nov 2017)

Jeff Smith: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for giving way—she is being very generous with her time—and thank her for raising this topic. The repatriation deal requires that refugees produce a load of documentation, including names of family members, previous addresses, birth dates and a statement of voluntary return. Does she agree that, given the systematic denial of citizenship rights, that will...

Drug Addiction — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (22 Nov 2017)

Jeff Smith: The hon. Gentleman is right to highlight the fact that our drugs policy in this country is failing. Does he not think that now might be the time for a shift in drugs policy and for us to focus not on criminalisation but on care and health? Should that not be the focus of our drugs policy?

Drug Addiction — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (22 Nov 2017)

Jeff Smith: The hon. Gentleman is rightly making the case that it is a false economy not to invest in addiction services. Does he share my disappointment that funding for addiction services has fallen by half and that, under this Government, public health budgets are also falling, with councils struggling to fund the addiction services we need?

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Supported Housing: Finance (13 Nov 2017)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Government's funding supported housing consultation, published on 31 October 2017, and the Government's proposal for a ring-fenced local grant fund for supported housing, what steps the Government plans to take to ensure that such ring-fenced funding will be maintained in the future.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Supported Housing: Mental Illness (13 Nov 2017)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Government's funding supported housing consultation, published on 31 October 2017, whether in the event that a tenant on a mental health supported housing scheme has an initial anticipated length of stay of less than two years, but this subsequently extends to more than two years within the same scheme,...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Supported Housing: Mental Illness (13 Nov 2017)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies on funding structures for short-term and long-term supported housing of the report by Rethink Mental Illness, Mental Health Supported Housing: Securing financial stability, supply and quality relating to the variety of length of stay of people within mental...

Business of the House (2 Nov 2017)

Jeff Smith: There is real and growing concern among residents in Didsbury, Burnage, Chorlton and other parts of my constituency about crime and antisocial behaviour. I have met senior police officers and the deputy mayor to voice those concerns, but it is clear that they are really struggling as a result of the cuts and because they have lost 2,000 officers since 2010. May we have a statement or a debate...

Exiting the European Union: Leaving the EU: Agreement (2 Nov 2017)

Jeff Smith: If he will publish the assessments carried out by his Department on the potential effect on the UK of exiting the EU without an agreement.

Exiting the European Union: Leaving the EU: Agreement (2 Nov 2017)

Jeff Smith: The Government are hiding the true facts about Brexit from the British people. Using this information, the Government are making contingency plans for a failure to make a trade deal, but how can businesses, public services and devolved Administrations make their plans if they do not have the same information?

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (2 Nov 2017)

Jeff Smith: Given the House’s clear expression yesterday of its will that the sectoral analyses should be provided to the Select Committee, does the Secretary of State agree with the hon. Member for North East Somerset (Mr Rees-Mogg), who said that the Government

Leaving the Eu: Parliamentary Vote (26 Oct 2017)

Jeff Smith: The Secretary of State can keep parroting the words “the undertaking given to this House”, but that is meaningless unless we know what happens after a supposedly meaningful vote. When will he explain to us what he means by, “We move ahead without a deal”?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Ivory Trade (26 Oct 2017)

Jeff Smith: I thank the Secretary of State for his answer; I think that he is doing the right thing. Will he give us an undertaking that he will come to the House as soon as possible after the consultation and lay out a timetable for the proper implementation of a full ban?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Army Personnel (23 Oct 2017)

Jeff Smith: What assessment he has made of recent trends in the size of the Army.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Army Personnel (23 Oct 2017)

Jeff Smith: The latest figures show that the Army is running at 6% under the number of personnel needed, with the gap growing. How understaffed do we need to be before the Secretary of State will put pressure on the Chancellor to lift the 1% pay cap to boost recruitment?

Surgical Mesh Implants — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (18 Oct 2017)

Jeff Smith: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Owen. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle (Emma Hardy) on securing the debate and on her powerful speech. I also congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Pontypridd (Owen Smith) on raising the issue and on forming the APPG to raise the profile of an issue that I confess I knew virtually...

Surgical Mesh Implants — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (18 Oct 2017)

Jeff Smith: That is an important, well-made point. The failure of the procedure that my constituent went through has changed his life. He was previously a runner, cyclist and mountain-climber—a very active man. He now struggles to get around. When he came to see me, he had to stand throughout our meeting because of the pain that he is in. He is now suffering with a chronic condition as a result of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (17 Oct 2017)

Jeff Smith: If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (17 Oct 2017)

Jeff Smith: I agree with the Foreign Secretary’s comments on the terrible events in Somalia. In March, the Foreign Secretary told this House that the Labour party had been “far too pessimistic” about Donald Trump. He said specifically that the nuclear deal with Iran “was going to be junked”, but “it is now pretty clear that America supports it.”—[Official Report, 28 March 2017; Vol. 624,...


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