Henry Smith

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Conservative

Member for Crawley

henry.smith.mp@parliament.uk / HenrySmithUK
Select Committees
Foreign Affairs Committee (since March 2020)

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Commons debate information

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Significant Crawley Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
109,076
Petition Closed

Restore nature on a massive scale to help stop climate breakdown

Gov Responded - 2 May 2019 Debated on - 28 Oct 2019 View Henry Smith's petition debate contributions
17 Oct 2019
closed 9 months ago

To avoid a climate emergency we need to act fast. Rewilding and other natural climate solutions can draw millions of tonnes of CO2 out of the air through restoring and protecting our living systems. We call on the UK government to make a bold financial and political commitment to nature's recovery.

113,825
Petition Closed

Increase funding for schools

Gov Responded - 5 Feb 2019 Debated on - 4 Mar 2019 View Henry Smith's petition debate contributions
19 May 2019
closed 1 year, 1 month ago

Schools are having to make difficult choices on how to spend their limited funding as their income has not kept pace with the rise in costs since 2010. All schools are working very hard to “make ends meet” but this is becoming increasingly difficult and verging on almost impossible.

107,352
Petition Closed

Reclassify the theft of a pet to a specific crime in its own right.

Gov Responded - 27 Feb 2018 Debated on - 2 Jul 2018 View Henry Smith's petition debate contributions
8 Aug 2018
closed 1 year, 11 months ago

Review the sentencing guidelines for theft offences, so that where the theft of a family pet is involved, monetary value is irrelevant for the categorisation of the crime for sentencing purposes.

Ensure Police Forces are given appropriate guidance and training to record and investigate cases.

109,553
Petition Closed

Ban the sale of animal fur in the UK.

Gov Responded - 28 Nov 2017 Debated on - 4 Jun 2018 View Henry Smith's petition debate contributions
23 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 3 months ago

Fur farming was banned in England and Wales in 2000, followed by Scotland in 2002. However fur products can still be legally imported from other countries and sold here in the UK. Much of this fur comes from countries that have very weak or no animal welfare laws at all.

148,248
Petition Closed

Ban the sale of puppies by pet shops & all commercial 3rd party dealers.

Gov Responded - 20 Mar 2018 Debated on - 21 May 2018 View Henry Smith's petition debate contributions
1 Sep 2018
closed 1 year, 10 months ago

Removing puppies for sale from litter & mum often creates sick, traumatised, dysfunctional dogs. Puppies should be seen with their mum & transporting them to a different place for sale harms welfare. Regulating commercial 3rd party sales is ineffective to prevent harm & a ban is therefore necessary.


Most recent EDMs signed by Henry Smith

Date Tabled Title Signatures
11 Apr 2019
Henry Smith signed this EDM on Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Exiting the European Union

Tabled by: Sir William Cash (Conservative - Stone)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Exit Day) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 859), dated 11 April 2019, a copy of which was laid before this House on 11 April 2019, be annulled.
82 signatures
(Most recent: 29 Apr 2019)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 73
Democratic Unionist Party: 7
Independent: 1
Labour: 1
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Commons initiatives

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

2 Adjournment Debates led by Henry Smith

Date Forum Title
23 Nov 2018 Commons Chamber Blood Cancer
13 Jun 2018 Commons Chamber Foie Gras Imports

1 Bill introduced by Henry Smith

Title Bill Type Last Event Next Event Date Last Updated
British Indian Ocean Territory (Citizenship) Bill 2017-19
Presented by Henry Smith (Conservative)
Private Members' Bill
Ten Minute Bill
1st reading: House of Commons 16 January, 2018 28 Feb 2019, 11:08 a.m.

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 allow persons descended from individuals born in the British Indian Ocean Territory to register as British overseas territories citizens; and for connected purposes.


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Pregnancy: Finance Pregnancy: Finance Department of Health and Social Care: Finance Blood Cancer: Medical Treatments Coronavirus: Disease Control Cancer Blood Cancer: Diagnosis Cancer: Radiotherapy Radiotherapy: Medical Equipment Infectious Diseases: Disease Control Pancreatic Cancer: Surrey and Sussex Pancreatic Cancer: Surrey and Sussex Blood Cancer: Medical Treatments Blood Cancer: Health Services HIV Infection: Drugs Genetics: Screening Genetics: Screening Haematological Cancer: Screening Cancer: Social Security Benefits Health Services: Artificial Intelligence Health Services: Artificial Intelligence Cancer: Young People Skin Cancer: Health Education Cancer: Counselling Haematological Cancer Asparaginase Asparaginase Cancer Haematological Cancer: Medical Treatments Haematological Cancer Ibrutinib Haematological Cancer: Mental Health Services Cancer: Mental Health Services Cancer Haematological Cancer: Mental Health Services Cancer: Mental Health Services Haematological Cancer: Mental Health Services Ibrutinib Haematological Cancer Haematological Cancer Haematological Cancer: Mental Health Services Haematological Cancer Haematological Cancer Haematological Cancer Cancer and Rare Diseases: Medical Treatments Leukaemia: Medical Treatments Leukaemia: Medical Treatments Medical Treatments Cancer Haematological Cancer: Mental Health Services Cancer: Nurses Haematological Cancer Cancer: Drugs Haematological Cancer Haematological Cancer Maternity Services General Practitioners Transplant Surgery: Stem Cells Transplant Surgery: Stem Cells Transplant Surgery: Stem Cells Cancer Aviation and Tourism: Coronavirus Tourism and Travel: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Aviation: Non-domestic Rates Airports: Non-domestic Rates Airports: Non-domestic Rates Airports: Non-domestic Rates Airports: Non-domestic Rates Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Aviation Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Bank Cards: Coronavirus Tax Avoidance Retail Trade: Urban Areas Fuels: Excise Duties Aviation Aviation Air Passenger Duty Air Passenger Duty Personal Income: Crawley Airports: Coronavirus Aviation: Coronavirus Aviation: Coronavirus Airports: Coronavirus Aviation: Coronavirus Aviation: Coronavirus International Transport: Coronavirus Travel: Coronavirus Travel: Coronavirus London Airports: Railways Aviation: Crew Bus Services: Disability Bus Services: Disability Aviation: EU Countries Railways: Tickets Railways: Crawley Aircraft: Air Conditioning Visas: China Travel: Coronavirus Undocumented Migrants: English Channel Biology: Research Biology: Research National Wildlife Crime Unit: Finance Science: Research Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse Shoplifting: Crawley Airguns: Licensing Animal Experiments Animal Experiments: Licensing Animal Experiments Airguns Lasers Elephants: Conservation Wildlife: Smuggling Pâté de Foie Gras: Imports Non-native species Pâté de Foie Gras: Imports Game: Birds Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill (Draft) Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill (Draft) Forestry Wildlife: Smuggling Non-Commercial Movement of Pet Animals Order 2011 Animal Breeding: Licensing Cats and Dogs: Sales