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Chloe Smith
Member of Parliament for Norwich North
 

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Reporting back: Animal Sentience

I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to contact me to share their views on animal sentience and how it is recognised by the UK, in relation to a vote during the EU Withdrawal Bill this week.    To be clear, MPs did not vote that animals weren't sentient, nor that we do...

Animal Testing for Cosmetics

Some constituents have contacted me to share their views on animal testing for cosmetics.   Advances in biomedical science and technologies are all providing new opportunities to reduce reliance on the use of animals in research. As part of this, a Non-animal Technologies Road map for the...

Reporting Back: 30 hours free Government-funded childcare

Will your child be 3 years-old by the end of December? If so, and you would like to take up a place for your child in January, you can now apply for your 30 hours free Government-funded childcare. You can apply by visiting www.gov.uk/childcareaccount I have included below a letter I have received...

Reporting Back: Local NHS Performance Data Update

I know just how important our NHS services are in Norwich. We all value the hard work of NHS staff and I was pleased to discover recently some performance data about the N&N (Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) which I thought I'd share with you: There are now 1...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill

Some constituents have contacted me to ask for my support for Dominic Grieve’s amendments on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.     The debate on these amendments will be taking place later on this month.  At this stage, I don’t know if or when the all of the amen...

Trade Bill and Taxation (Cross Border) Bill

This week I want to share a letter with you jointly signed by the Minister of State for Trade Policy and the Financial Secretary to the Treasury. It is about the forthcoming Trade and Taxation Bills, which are being introduced now to Parliament.     Once the UK leaves the EU and...

A Sustainable Future for High Quality Social Care

I have received a letter from the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health, which I think you will find useful in setting out the Government’s work in looking after the social care needs of some of the country’s most vulnerable people.   I have included a copy of the ...

Seni’s Law A campaign on mental health and the use of force

I am grateful to the constituents who have taken the time to contact me to share your views on the Mental Health (Use of Force) Bill, also known as Seni's Law. Those who have contacted me will be pleased to know the Second Reading of the Bill was passed by the House of Commons and it can now pro...

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