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Chloe Smith
Member of Parliament for Norwich North
 

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A47 Consultation Announcement

Today I received a letter from Highways England notifying updating me on the progress of their consultation on improvements to the A47. Norfolk Conservatives have fought long and hard to have the A47 improved.  Conservatives believe in infrastructure because it helps people get on.  If ...

Animal Welfare of pheasants bred for shooting

I have recently been contacted by some constituents about the welfare of pheasants bred for shooting.   I appreciate their concerns on this issue. The Government is committed to the highest standards of animal welfare, also the Animal Welfare Act 2006 already makes it clear that gamebi...

EDM 152 concerning NHS Professionals

A number of my constituents have contacted me about the EDM 152 concerning NHS Professionals. NHS Professionals is the largest single supplier of flexible staffing to the NHS. I believe that the NHS should maintain a flexible workforce, with adequate supplies of temporary staff, which can me...

Reporting back: This week's key Government announcements

  Last Saturday, Margot James announced a crackdown on misuse of laser pointers, in order to address serious public safety concerns. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40907694   On Sunday 13th , Chris Grayling announced learner drivers will have lessons on motorways from 2018 to bet...

Reporting Back: CCTV in abattoirs

Last week I received a letter from Lord Gardiner, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Rural Affairs and Biosecurity. In the letter he informed me about news plans to introduce CCTV recording facilities to all slaughterhouses in England. The plans were launched as part of a six week consul...

Data Protection Bill and Network and Information Systems Security

Today I received a letter from Matt Hancock, the Minister of State for Digital, outlining the steps the Government is taking to ensure we remain one of the most digitally advanced countries in the world. The Government has published its statement of intent on the Date Protection Bill. A statement...

Government Announcements Update: Factory Farming post-Brexit

The UK has some of the strictest farming standards in the world and this is set to continue once we have left the European Union and have the freedom to set our own farming policies. Michael Gove, Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, made a speech at the end of July set...

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