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Chloe Smith
Member of Parliament for Norwich North
 

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Capping Energy Prices

Next week, the Government will publish a draft Bill to put a price cap on energy bills. Energy costs are 3-4 per cent for the average family, but can be up to 10 per cent or more for poorer households. Energy costs have risen around 150 per cent since 2004. In 2016 the Competition and Markets Aut...

A New Generation of Council Houses

This week at conference, the Prime Minister announced ‘a new generation of council houses to help fix our broken housing market’ by increasing the government’s affordable housing budget by £2 billion to more than £9 billion – and allowing homes to be built for soc...

Banning the sale of ivory in the UK

The UK will impose a ban on ivory sales to help bring an end to the poaching of elephants, under plans announced by Environment Secretary Michael Gove today. The proposals will protect elephants and help combat poaching by removing opportunities for criminals to trade illegally-poached ivory. Tod...

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Prison safety and security announcement

As an MP who has a prison within my constituency, I am particularly pleased to share the announcement made at conference this year that the Government will be taking steps to improve prison safety and security.   To help improve the safety of our prisons and give prisoners the best chance...

Reporting back: More nurses announcement

  This week at conference the Health Secretary announced there will be a 25 per cent increase in the supply of qualified nurses graduating into the NHS workforce, to ensure our NHS will have the staff it needs into the future.   Alongside this, the Government will deliver a new ap...

Chloe Smith reacts to Britvic and Unilever announcements

Chloe Smith has today received a letter from Paul Graham, GB Managing Director of Britvic Soft Drinks Ltd stating that Britvic has announced proposals to transfer production from its Norwich site to other manufacturing sites throughout the country, subject to a full consultation. Following the an...

Animal cruelty sentencing changes

This week at conference, the Environment Secretary announced changes to the sentencing policy applied to some of the most horrendous acts of animal cruelty. Under new proposals, those found guilty of cruelty to animals will be sentenced up to a maximum of five years, up from the six months it is at ...

Student loans conference announcements

You may have seen in the news the Prime Minister announced a fairer deal for students and young people. We are going to freeze the maximum rate of tuition fees and increase the amount graduates can earn before they start paying back their fees from £21,000 to £25,000 – saving young...

Help to Buy announcement

  This year at conference the Conservatives have committed to supporting over 130,000 more families to buy their own home by investing a further £10 billion in the Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme.   Finding a deposit is still one of the biggest hurdles people face to owning ...

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