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Nick Smith

Labour - Blaenau Gwent


Select Committee Meeting
Monday 1st March 2021
13:45
Public Accounts Committee - Private Meeting
1 Mar 2021, 1:45 p.m.
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Select Committee Meeting
Thursday 4th March 2021
09:15
Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence
4 Mar 2021, 9:15 a.m.
(at 10:00 am) Sarah Munby, Permanent Secretary, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser DBE FRS, Chief Executive Officer, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Jo Shanmugalingam, Director General, Industrial Strategy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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Select Committee Meeting
Monday 8th March 2021
13:45
Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence
8 Mar 2021, 1:45 p.m.
(at 2:30 pm) Jim Harra, Permanent Secretary, HM Revenue and Customs Sir Tom Scholar, Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury Beth Russell, Director General, Tax and Welfare, HM Treasury Ruth Stanier, Director General, Customer Strategy and Tax Design, HM Revenue and Customs
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Speeches
Monday 1st February 2021
Oral Answers to Questions

What steps he is taking to improve cost controls within the defence equipment programme. (911641)

Written Answers
Wednesday 24th February 2021
OneWeb
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much his Department spend on (a) external …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
Tuesday 4th March 2014
Sale of Tickets (Sporting and Cultural Events) Bill 2013-14
The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will …
MP Financial Interests
Saturday 11th January 2020
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Community
Address of donor: 465c Caledonian Road, London N7 9GX
Amount of donation or nature and value …
EDM signed
Thursday 5th November 2020
Unionlearn
That this House recognises the exemplary and invaluable role played by Unionlearn in helping people acquire skills and qualifications to …
Supported Legislation
Tuesday 16th June 2020
Automatic Electoral Registration Bill 2019-21
A Bill to impose certain duties upon Her Majesty’s Government to ensure the accuracy, completeness and utility of electoral registers; …

Debate information

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Significant Blaenau Gwent Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
621,441
Petition Closed

Prevent gyms closing due to a spike in Covid 19 cases

Gov Responded - 28 Oct 2020 Debated on - 23 Nov 2020 View Nick Smith's petition debate contributions
12 Feb 2021
closed 2 weeks, 3 days ago

In the event of a spike we would like you not to close gyms as a measure to stop any spread of Covid. Also for gyms to not be put in the same group as pubs in terms of risk or importance. Gyms are following strict guidelines and most members are following rules in a sober manner.

257,267
Petition Closed

Exempt golf courses from the list of venues required to close due to Covid-19

Gov Responded - 23 Nov 2020 Debated on - 23 Nov 2020 View Nick Smith's petition debate contributions
1 Nov 2020
closed 4 months ago

Isolation essential to the Government’s strategy for fighting coronavirus, and UK citizens must remain healthy and exercise whilst keeping adequate distance between people. The Government should allow golf courses to open so families or individuals can play golf in order to exercise safely.

105,421
Petition Closed

Public inquiry into the bias in the BBC

Gov Responded - 14 Jan 2019 Debated on - 15 Jul 2019 View Nick Smith's petition debate contributions
17 Jun 2019
closed 1 year, 8 months ago

The impartiality of the BBC is in question and needs addressing so as to protect its charter

171,982
Petition Closed

Continue to fund free TV licences for the over 75 in the future.

Gov Responded - 24 Jun 2019 Debated on - 15 Jul 2019 View Nick Smith's petition debate contributions
17 Jun 2019
closed 1 year, 8 months ago

Removing them will only penalize the poorest old age pensioners, many who rely on their television for company and their main source of entertainment.

246,736
Petition Closed

Abolish the BBC television license.

Gov Responded - 26 Jun 2019 Debated on - 15 Jul 2019 View Nick Smith's petition debate contributions
20 Jun 2019
closed 1 year, 8 months ago

The quality of BBC programmes do not reflect the price of the TV license. It is far too expensive for the majority of people and should be abolished.


Most recent EDMs signed by Nick Smith

Date Tabled Title Signatures
19 Oct 2020
Nick Smith signed this EDM on Thursday 5th November 2020

Unionlearn

Tabled by: Grahame Morris (Labour - Easington)
That this House recognises the exemplary and invaluable role played by Unionlearn in helping people acquire skills and qualifications to boost their job prospects and make a valuable contribution to the economy; applauds Unionlearn for aiding hundreds of thousands of learners at all levels, from basic numeracy and literacy to …
94 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Feb 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 59
Scottish National Party: 16
Liberal Democrat: 8
Democratic Unionist Party: 6
Independent: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
16 Mar 2020
Nick Smith signed this EDM on Thursday 19th March 2020

Temporary universal basic income

Tabled by: Kevin Brennan (Labour - Cardiff West)
That this House calls on the Government to introduce a temporary universal basic income or an emergency measure to help freelancers and the self-employed effected by the covid-19 outbreak.
100 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 51
Scottish National Party: 30
Liberal Democrat: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Independent: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
View All Nick Smith's signed Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

2 Urgent Questions tabled by Nick Smith

Date Forum Title
1 May 2014 Commons Chamber Care Homes
16 Jun 2011 Commons Chamber Southern Cross Healthcare

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

2 Bills introduced by Nick Smith


The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to regulate the selling of tickets for certain sporting and cultural events; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 4th March 2014

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to make provision relating to signage and ticketing technology for parking charges used in publicly-available car parks; and for connected purposes


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 18th September 2012

294 Written Questions

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Influenza: Vaccination Influenza: Vaccination Randox Laboratories: Coronavirus Randox Laboratories: Coronavirus Randox Laboratories: Coronavirus Randox Laboratories: Coronavirus Obesity: Children Obesity Hormone Replacement Therapy Contraceptives Hormone Replacement Therapy Dermatology: Waiting Lists Dermatology: Training National Child Measurement Programme Cancer: Screening NHS: Drugs NHS: Drugs NHS: Drugs NHS: Drugs NHS: Drugs NHS: Drugs NHS: Drugs NHS: Drugs NHS: Drugs NHS: Drugs NHS: Drugs NHS: Drugs NHS: Drugs Obesity: Children Speech and Language Disorders: Children Dysphagia Speech and Language Disorders HC-one Four Seasons Health Care: H/2 Capital Partners European Food Safety Authority: Membership National Food Crime Unit: Prosecutions Hepatitis: Pigmeat Exercise Running Running Running Meat: Origin Marking Food: Animal Products Food: Date Marking Food: Labelling Food: Fraud Food Standards Agency: Internet Food: Labelling Department of Health: Food Department of Health: Dairy Products National Food Crime Unit National Food Crime Unit National Food Crime Unit National Food Crime Unit National Food Crime Unit Industrial Health and Safety: Coronavirus Pensions Personal Independence Payment: Older People Occupational Pensions Pensions: Advisory Services Personal Independence Payment: Blaenau Gwent Universal Credit Personal Independence Payment: Blaenau Gwent Social Security Benefits: Blaenau Gwent Universal Credit Social Security Benefits: Blaenau Gwent Pensions: Consumer Information Pensions: Consumer Information Pensions Regulator: Powers Pensions Regulator: Risk Assessment Universal Credit Universal Credit Universal Credit Universal Credit Pension Protection Fund Pension Protection Fund Pension Protection Fund Social Security Benefits: Pensions Jobcentres: Blaenau Gwent Personal Independence Payment: Blaenau Gwent Disability Living Allowance: Blaenau Gwent Children: Poverty Department for Work and Pensions: Food Department for Work and Pensions: Dairy Products New Enterprise Allowance Pensions Social Security Benefits Self-employed: Coronavirus UK Trade with EU UK Trade with EU UK Trade with EU Pensions: Taxation Economic situation: Wales Financial Services: Insurance Pensions: Advisory Services Mineworkers' Pension Scheme Mineworkers' Pension Scheme Pensions Mineworkers' Pension Scheme Pensions: Advisory Services Annuities Annuities EU Grants and Loans: Wales Energy Drinks: Taxation Retirement: Income Pensions: Taxation Instalment Credit Instalment Credit Instalment Credit: Consumer Goods Instalment Credit: Interest Rates Instalment Credit: Prices Inflation: Food Food: Prices Treasury: Food Treasury: Dairy Products Banks: Greece Welfare Tax Credits Hydrogen: Air Pollution Agriculture: Seasonal Workers Agriculture: Seasonal Workers Agriculture: Seasonal Workers Agriculture: Seasonal Workers Agriculture: Seasonal Workers Agriculture: Seasonal Workers Agriculture: Seasonal Workers Agriculture: Labour Market Agriculture: Seasonal Workers Food: Labelling Packaging: Recycling Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Products Agriculture: Subsidies Agriculture: Subsidies School Milk School Milk Solar Power: Arable Farming Welfare Tax Credits: Farmers Agriculture: Subsidies Agriculture: Subsidies Common Agricultural Policy None NHS: Loans NHS: Loans OneWeb OneWeb OneWeb OneWeb OneWeb: Staff OneWeb OneWeb OneWeb OneWeb OneWeb OneWeb Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Iron and Steel Industrial Health and Safety: Coronavirus Industrial Health and Safety: Coronavirus Personal Care Services: Coronavirus Personal Care Services: Coronavirus Government Departments: Iron and Steel Mineworkers' Pension Scheme Mineworkers' Pension Scheme Mineworkers' Pension Scheme Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Iron and Steel Solar Power: Finance Solar Power Energy: Blaenau Gwent