Results 61–80 of 1000 for speaker:Jeff Smith OR speaker:Jeff Smith OR speaker:Jeff Smith

Access to Medical Cannabis (8 Apr 2019)

Jeff Smith: I agree that we need to remove the barriers for clinicians. We need evidence, but the problem with randomised control trials is the nature of cannabis. The fact that it contains many different compounds that interact makes it difficult to isolate the compounds that work for individuals. Cannabis is a unique treatment, and should really be in a licensing and scheduling category of its own to...

Health and Social Care: STPs: Five-year Workforce Plans (26 Mar 2019)

Jeff Smith: What guidance the Government have issued to sustainability and transformation partnerships on drafting their five-year workforce plans.

Health and Social Care: STPs: Five-year Workforce Plans (26 Mar 2019)

Jeff Smith: The all-party parliamentary group on mental health’s recent report found that workforce is the biggest challenge to delivering improvements to mental health care. Given that there are 4,000 fewer mental health nurses than there were in 2010, what additional guidance and funding will the Government provide to ensure that local partnerships can recruit mental health nurses, and what are they...

European Council: Article 50 Extension (22 Mar 2019)

Jeff Smith: My hon. Friend the Member for Greenwich and Woolwich (Matthew Pennycook) was being rather generous and polite when he described the Prime Minister’s speech as divisive; it would have been better described as shamelessly arrogant and dangerous. The Prime Minister is continuing to display that arrogance in every forum, and it really cannot go on. With respect, other Ministers are displaying...

Written Answers — Home Office: Independent Child Trafficking Advocates Service (21 Mar 2019)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to his Department’s Interim Assessment of the first year of the Independent Child Trafficking Advocates (ICTA) service, what assessment he has made of the merits of expanding the ICTA scheme to all unaccompanied and separated children.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Global Warming (20 Mar 2019)

Jeff Smith: If she will make reducing global warming a strategic priority of her Department.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Global Warming (20 Mar 2019)

Jeff Smith: The Minister said that there is no net investment from DFID and the CDC. I would be interested to know what she means by that, because we surely need a greater priority on disinvestment in oil and gas extraction. Is she not worried, as I am, about the possibility of stranded assets as a result of investments we have made in the global south?

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Syria: Bomb Disposal (13 Mar 2019)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much of the £100 million budget for landmine clearance is being spent on clearing landmines in Syria; and whether that budget also provides for the clearance of other devices such as improvised explosive devices.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Cycling and Walking: Greater Manchester (12 Mar 2019)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will allocate funding for Transport for Greater Manchester to implement its Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan.

Net Zero Carbon Emissions: Uk’S Progress (28 Feb 2019)

Jeff Smith: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Chichester (Gillian Keegan). Earlier this month I attended a question and answer session at Green End Primary School in Burnage in my constituency. One of the young people said, “What do you talk about in Parliament, and what do you wish you talked about?” I said, “Well, we talk about Brexit, endlessly, but I wish we talked about climate...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (26 Feb 2019)

Jeff Smith: Family members of the London-based human rights defender Sayed Alwadaei had their sentences upheld yesterday in Bahrain in what the UN has described as a reprisal case, one that has been condemned by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. Will the Government call for their release?

Leaving the Eu: Economic Impact of Proposed Deal (20 Feb 2019)

Jeff Smith: The Government’s letter to Nissan promised that its ability to export to and from the EU would not be adversely affected by Brexit. How on earth can that possibly be reconciled with the Prime Minister’s red lines?

Police, Fire and Rescue Services: Funding Reductions — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (20 Feb 2019)

Jeff Smith: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing the debate. He is absolutely right. Greater Manchester police have lost nearly 2,000 police officers since 2010, and across south Manchester the problem is that the police are so stretched that they struggle to fulfil their duties, including proper investigation of the crimes that are happening. Does my hon. Friend agree that one of the biggest...

Business of the House (14 Feb 2019)

Jeff Smith: We heard this morning in the news that there is a study that suggests that street cannabis may be linked to depression in young people. If the study is correct, it emphasises how important it is that we protect young people from harm, which is why we should legalise and regulate the cannabis supply, in the same way as we do for that much more harmful drug, alcohol. May we have a debate on how...

Tenant Fees Bill (23 Jan 2019)

Jeff Smith: I am pleased that the Government want to act quickly on this. Given how hard-pressed local authorities are, what will the Government do to help them manage this situation?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria (22 Jan 2019)

Jeff Smith: What recent diplomatic steps he has taken to secure a resolution to the conflict in Syria.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria (22 Jan 2019)

Jeff Smith: Given the sensitivity at the Syria-Turkey border, what specific steps can we take to keep the US engaged in diplomatic solutions, if it is going to withdraw troops, and, crucially, to keep Turkey engaged in finding a diplomatic solution that does not involve attacking the Kurdish forces?

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Buses: Exhaust Emissions (11 Jan 2019)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that private bus companies required to upgrade their fleets in order to meet stricter emissions standards in charging Clean Air Zones do not pass those costs onto customers through increased ticket prices.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Buses: Exhaust Emissions (11 Jan 2019)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that private bus companies whose vehicles are charged to enter charging Clean Air Zones do not pass that cost onto customers through increased ticket prices.

Business of the House (10 Jan 2019)

Jeff Smith: Like the hon. Member for Edinburgh West (Christine Jardine), I was delighted when the Government legalised medical cannabis at the start of November. What has become clear, however, is that there are significant financial, bureaucratic and cultural barriers preventing consultants from prescribing. The system is not working. May we have a statement or a debate in Government time on how we can...


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