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Greg Smith

Conservative - Buckingham


Oral Question
Monday 19th April 2021
14:30
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Oral Question No. 50
What steps he is taking to improve the way flood risk is assessed as part of planning applications?
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Select Committee Meeting
Tuesday 20th April 2021
15:00
Select Committee Meeting
Wednesday 21st April 2021
09:30
Transport Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: National Bus Strategy
21 Apr 2021, 9:30 a.m.
At 9.30am: Oral evidence
The Baroness Vere of Norbiton - Minister for Roads at Department for Transport
Stephen Fidler - Director for Local Transport at Department for Transport
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Select Committee Meeting
Wednesday 21st April 2021
13:45
Select Committee Meeting
Monday 26th April 2021
13:45
European Scrutiny Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: The UK’s new relationship with the EU
26 Apr 2021, 1:45 p.m.
At 2.30pm: Oral evidence
The Rt Hon Lord Frost CMG - Minister of State at Cabinet Office
Rebecca Ellis - Director, Northern Ireland/Ireland Unit at Cabinet Office
Emma Churchill - Director General, Border and Protocol Delivery Group at Cabinet Office
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Scheduled Event
Tuesday 27th April 2021
Ten Minute Rule Motion - Main Chamber
Tool Theft (Prevention)
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Division Votes
Thursday 15th April 2021
Domestic Abuse Bill
voted Aye - in line with the party majority
One of 352 Conservative Aye votes vs 2 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 360 Noes - 221
Speeches
Tuesday 13th April 2021
Northern Ireland

I welcome my right hon. Friend’s statement and his continuing commitment to resolving the issues thrown up by the Northern …

Written Answers
Friday 16th April 2021
Coronavirus: Disease Control
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department has spent on advertising covid-19 …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
None available
MP Financial Interests
Tuesday 14th April 2020
1. Employment and earnings
2 March 2020, received final payment of £1,000. Hours: 10 hrs. (Registered 31 March 2020)
EDM signed
Tuesday 29th September 2020
Government funding for zoos and aquariums
That this House is concerned that not a single zoo has yet benefited from the Government’s Zoo Animals Fund and …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Greg Smith has voted in 251 divisions, and 1 time against the majority of their Party.

24 Jun 2020 - Demonstrations (Abortion Clinics) - View Vote Context
Greg Smith voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 43 Conservative No votes vs 56 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 213 Noes - 47
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Debate information

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Sparring Partners
Jacob Rees-Mogg (Conservative) Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons (17 debate interactions) View debates with Jacob Rees-Mogg Matt Hancock (Conservative) Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (15 debate interactions) View debates with Matt Hancock Nigel Adams (Conservative) Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (10 debate interactions) View debates with Nigel Adams View All MP Sparring Partners

Significant Buckingham Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
132,710
c. 800 added daily
148,777
(Estimated)

Allow golf to be played with appropriate safety measures

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 18 Jan 2021 Debated on - 22 Mar 2021 View Greg Smith's petition debate contributions
6 May 2021
closes in 2 weeks, 4 days

The Government should allow golf courses to remain open during the second lockdown, and any future restrictions. Shops and clubhouses can close, but courses should be allowed to remain open, with social distancing in place.

103,151
c. 1,024 added daily
185,485
(Estimated)

Shut all nurseries and early years settings during lockdown

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 26 Jan 2021 Debated on - 22 Mar 2021 View Greg Smith's petition debate contributions
5 Jul 2021
closes in 2 months, 2 weeks

Urgent call for the government to close all nurseries and early years settings in light of the new lockdown to protect early years staff.

180,117
c. 1,506 added daily
280,273
(Estimated)

Keep gyms open during Tier 4 lockdown

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 14 Jan 2021 Debated on - 22 Mar 2021 View Greg Smith's petition debate contributions
21 Jun 2021
closes in 2 months

Consider keeping gyms open during lockdown because so many people have mental health and stress and they need something to do to take their mind off it closing all fitness facilities can affect us pretty badly.

229,826
c. 2,261 added daily
441,342
(Estimated)

Open gyms first as we come out of lockdown & fund a Work Out to Help Out scheme

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 16 Mar 2021 Debated on - 22 Mar 2021 View Greg Smith's petition debate contributions
20 Jul 2021
closes in 3 months

We want the government to recognise the importance of gyms, health clubs, leisure centres and swimming pools in empowering people to look after their health and stay fit and for them to open first as we come out of lockdown.

We're also calling for government to fund a Work Out to Help Out scheme.

102,807
Petition Closed

Repeal the Coronavirus Act 2020

Gov Responded - 20 Oct 2020 Debated on - 22 Mar 2021 View Greg Smith's petition debate contributions
28 Nov 2020
closed 4 months, 2 weeks ago

The Coronavirus Act grants potentially dangerous powers including to detain some persons indefinitely, to take biological samples, and to give directions about dead bodies. Powers last up to 2 years with 6 monthly reviews, and lockdown powers could prevent protests against measures.

343,394
c. 3,655 added daily
684,868
(Estimated)

Do not rollout Covid-19 vaccine passports

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 3 Mar 2021 Debated on - 15 Mar 2021 View Greg Smith's petition debate contributions
20 Jul 2021
closes in 3 months

We want the Government to commit to not rolling out any e-vaccination status/immunity passport to the British public. Such passports could be used to restrict the rights of people who have refused a Covid-19 vaccine, which would be unacceptable.

109,178
Petition Closed

Fund research for childhood cancers with the worst survival rates

Gov Responded - 24 Mar 2020 Debated on - 7 Dec 2020 View Greg Smith's petition debate contributions
5 Sep 2020
closed 7 months, 2 weeks ago

12 kids in the UK are diagnosed with cancer daily. 1 in 5 will die within 5 years, often of the deadliest types like DIPG (brainstem cancer) - fatal on diagnosis & other cancers on relapse. Yet there has been little, or no, funding for research into these cancers and little, or no, progress.

106,128
Petition Closed

Give UK nurseries emergency funding if they have to close down amid COVID-19

Gov Responded - 14 Apr 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Greg Smith's petition debate contributions
18 Sep 2020
closed 7 months ago

If nurseries are shut down in view of Covid-19, the Government should set up an emergency fund to ensure their survival and ensure that parents are not charged the full fee by the nurseries to keep children's places.

18,137
Petition Closed

Provide financial support to performers and creators during the COVID-19 crisis

Gov Responded - 22 Jul 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Greg Smith's petition debate contributions
19 Sep 2020
closed 7 months ago

The prospect of widespread cancellations of concerts, theatre productions and exhibitions due to COVID-19 threatens to cause huge financial hardship for Britain's creative community. We ask Parliament to provide a package of emergency financial and practical support during this unpredictable time.

26,106
Petition Closed

Extend grants immediately to small businesses outside of SBRR

Gov Responded - 29 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Greg Smith's petition debate contributions
8 Oct 2020
closed 6 months, 1 week ago

The cash grants proposed by Government are only for businesses in receipt of the Small Business Rates Relief or Rural Relief, or for particular sectors. Many small businesses fall outside these reliefs desperately need cash grants and support now.

154,815
Petition Closed

Government to offer economic assistance to the events industry during COVID-19

Gov Responded - 27 Mar 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Greg Smith's petition debate contributions
12 Sep 2020
closed 7 months, 1 week ago

For the UK government to provide economic assistance to businesses and staff employed in the events industry, who are suffering unforeseen financial challenges that could have a profound effect on hundreds of thousands of people employed in the sector.

11,220
Petition Closed

Make nurseries exempt from business rates to support the childcare sector

Gov Responded - 2 Apr 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Greg Smith's petition debate contributions
5 Sep 2020
closed 7 months, 2 weeks ago

After owning nurseries for 29 years I have never experienced such damaging times for the sector with rising costs not being met by the funding rates available. Business Rates are a large drain on the sector and can mean the difference between nurseries being able to stay open and having to close.

179,699
Petition Closed

Offer more support to the arts (particularly Theatres and Music) amidst COVID-19

Gov Responded - 20 Jul 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Greg Smith's petition debate contributions
15 Dec 2020
closed 4 months ago

As we pass the COVID-19 Peak, the Government should: State where the Theatres and Arts fit in the Coronavrius recovery Roadmap, Create a tailor made financial support mechanism for the Arts sector & Clarify how Social Distancing will affect arts spaces like Theatres and Concert Venues.

103,040
Petition Closed

Support the British aviation industry during the COVID-19 outbreak

Gov Responded - 7 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Greg Smith's petition debate contributions
20 Sep 2020
closed 6 months, 4 weeks ago

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak there are travel bans imposed by many countries, there is a disastrous potential impact on our Aviation Industry. Without the Government’s help there could be an unprecedented crisis, with thousands of jobs under threat.

10,780
Petition Closed

Business Rate Relief to be extended to all small businesses in healthcare.

Gov Responded - 5 Jun 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Greg Smith's petition debate contributions
24 Oct 2020
closed 5 months, 3 weeks ago

To extend the business rate relief to all dental practices and medical and aesthetics clinics and any small business that’s in healthcare

135,481
Petition Closed

Provide financial help to zoos, aquariums, & rescue centres during the pandemic.

Gov Responded - 28 Jul 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Greg Smith's petition debate contributions
30 Oct 2020
closed 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Zoos, aquariums, and similar organisations across the country carry out all sorts of conservation work, animal rescue, and public education. At the start of the season most rely on visitors (who now won't come) to cover annual costs, yet those costs do not stop while they are closed. They need help.


Most recent EDMs signed by Greg Smith

Date Tabled Title Signatures
29 Sep 2020
Greg Smith signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 29th September 2020

Government funding for zoos and aquariums

Tabled by: Andrew Rosindell (Conservative - Romford)
That this House is concerned that not a single zoo has yet benefited from the Government’s Zoo Animals Fund and that very few are likely to stand to benefit from that funding; notes that, including the previous Zoo Support Fund, only 2 per cent of the Government’s support funds for …
14 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Oct 2020)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 7
Labour: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
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Commons initiatives

Greg Smith has not been granted any Urgent Questions in the current sitting

Greg Smith has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

Greg Smith has not introduced any legislation in the current parliamentary sitting

Greg Smith has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


89 Written Questions

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Coronavirus: Disease Control Respiratory Syncytial Virus: Babies Respiratory Syncytial Virus: Babies Respiratory Syncytial Virus: Children Respiratory Syncytial Virus: Babies Neurofibromatosis: Health Services Neurofibromatosis: Health Services Neurofibromatosis: Health Services Neurofibromatosis Coronavirus: Disease Control Care Homes: Dementia Care Homes: Dementia Care Homes: Coronavirus Care Homes: Coronavirus NHS: ICT Cerebral Palsy Cerebral Palsy Neuromuscular Disorders: Paediatrics NHS: Agency Workers Cancer: Buckinghamshire Space Technology: Buckinghamshire Space Technology: Buckinghamshire Space Technology Satellites: Innovation Hydrogen: Investment Hydrogen: Renewable Energy Hydrogen: Renewable Energy Hydrogen: Climate Change Convention Hydrogen Hydrogen Hydrogen: Technology Batteries: Sustainable Development Batteries: Carbon Emissions Biofuels Electric Vehicles: Hydrogen Electric Vehicles: Hydrogen High Speed 2 Railway Line: CCTV High Speed 2 Railway Line: Steeple Claydon Railways: Disability High Speed 2 Railway Line: Calvert Bus Services Pedestrian Crossings: Accidents High Speed 2 Railway Line High Speed 2 Railway Line: Buckinghamshire Roads: Construction Game: Birds Game: Birds Game: Birds Hen Harriers Hen Harriers Birds: Pest Control Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Wildlife: Licensing Seagulls: Pest Control Wildlife: Licensing Birds: Pest Control Prisons: Construction Grendon Prison and Spring Hill Prison: Public Transport Prisons: Staff Prisoners: Buckinghamshire Prisoners: Buckinghamshire Prisons: Construction Prisons: Construction Prisons: Construction Prisons: Construction Domestic Abuse: Victim Support Schemes