Laura Smith

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Labour

Former Member for Crewe and Nantwich

laura.smith.mp@parliament.uk / https://twitter.com/laurasmithmp
Laura Smith is not a member of any APPGs

Commons debate information for Laura Smith

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Petition debates participated in by Laura Smith

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
108,144
Petition Closed

NHS supply new lifesaving drugs for Cystic Fibrosis like 11 other EU countries

Gov Responded - 7 Dec 2018 Debated on - 10 Jun 2019 View Laura Smith's petition debate contributions
16 May 2019
closed 1 year, 1 month ago

Children & young adults with CF endure lifelong suffering & early death. They need Orkambi and other precision medicines as they are developed. Sufferers in the EU, US & Australia can access the drugs, but not the UK. Hundreds have died in the 3yrs since these drugs were licensed.

113,825
Petition Closed

Increase funding for schools

Gov Responded - 5 Feb 2019 Debated on - 4 Mar 2019 View Laura 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.

72,241
Petition Closed

Increase college funding to sustainable levels - all students deserve equality!

Gov Responded - 25 Feb 2019 Debated on - 21 Jan 2019 View Laura Smith's petition debate contributions
10 Apr 2019
closed 1 year, 2 months ago

We call on the Government to urgently increase college funding to sustainable levels, including immediate parity with recently announced increases to schools funding. This will give all students a fair chance, give college staff fair pay and provide the high-quality skills the country needs.

112,025
Petition Closed

Allow Premier League and Championship football clubs to introduce safe standing

Gov Responded - 3 May 2018 Debated on - 25 Jun 2018 View Laura Smith's petition debate contributions
8 Jun 2018
closed 2 years ago

Safe Standing offers a much safer alternative to fans who wish to stand, rather than sit at football matches. After the highly successful introduction to rail seating at Celtic Park, as well as numerous Bundesliga clubs, many football fans feel that laws preventing standing areas should be relaxed.

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 Laura 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.

238,769
Petition Closed

Stop the privatisation of NHS services

Gov Responded - 20 Feb 2018 Debated on - 23 Apr 2018 View Laura Smith's petition debate contributions
17 May 2018
closed 2 years, 1 month ago

We call for a ban on the outsourcing (privatisation) of NHS services, and stop the renewal of any outsourcing contracts already signed. Companies should not be profiteering from NHS contracts, when every pound of NHS budgets is desperately needed for more doctors and nurses, and to pay them more.

35,203
Petition Closed

Make British Sign Language part of the National Curriculum

Gov Responded - 17 Oct 2017 Debated on - 5 Mar 2018 View Laura Smith's petition debate contributions
12 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 3 months ago

Around 50,000 people in the UK use British Sign Language, so why is this not taught in schools? There are many children who are born deaf, and we need to give them a better chance at a more integrated future. This is why BSL needs to be taught in schools.

149,138
Petition Closed

Pay Up Now! – Scrap the pay cap and give public servants a meaningful pay rise

Gov Responded - 9 Oct 2017 Debated on - 4 Dec 2017 View Laura Smith's petition debate contributions
12 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 3 months ago

Every single person who works in public services needs and deserve a pay rise. It’s time for the pay cap to be scrapped, for the government to provide additional funding for public sector pay and for employers to put public sector workers pay up now.

Significant Petitions within Laura Smith's constituency


Most recent EDMs signed by Laura Smith

Date Tabled Title Signatures
24 Oct 2019
Laura Smith signed this EDM on Tuesday 29th October 2019

Timetable for the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill

Tabled by: Frank Field (Independent - Birkenhead)
That this House calls on the Government, if it is granted a flexible extension to Article 50 by the European Union, to work to a 14-day timetable for passing the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill, and to bring to an immediate end the flexible extension as soon as the Bill …
14 signatures
(Most recent: 29 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 7
Independent: 5
Conservative: 2
16 Oct 2019
Laura Smith signed this EDM on Monday 28th October 2019

ASDA contract 6

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House notes with concern the decision by ASDA to proceed with proposals to put all hourly paid employees on flexible contracts (Contract 6) despite considerable concern about the proposed changes to employee terms and conditions; further notes that the flexibility clause in Contract 6 will force employees to …
48 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Dec 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 32
Scottish National Party: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Independent: 2
Conservative: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
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Commons initiatives led by Laura Smith

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

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

Laura Smith has not introduced any legislation in the current parliamentary sitting

Laura Smith has not supported any legislation in the current parliamentary sitting


154 Written Questions asked by Laura Smith

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Vasa Praevia Mental Illness Vasa Praevia: Screening Carers: Vetting Aston Hall Hospital: Abuse Diabetes: Medical Equipment Diabetes: Medical Equipment Body Modification: Regulation Breast Cancer: Health Professions Prescriptions: Fees and Charges Bereavement Counselling Vasa Praevia: Screening Care Homes: Operating Costs Autism Social Services: Minimum Wage Palliative Care: North of England Colorectal Cancer: Screening Hospitals: Discharges Social Services: Minimum Wage Social Services: Minimum Wage Social Services: Minimum Wage Social Services: Minimum Wage Social Services: Minimum Wage Social Services: Older Poeple Social Services: Older People Social Services: Older People Social Services: Finance Prescription Drugs: Packaging Perinatal Mortality Perinatal Mortality Care Homes: Working Hours Behaviour Disorders: Children Diabetes: Medical Equipment Female Genital Mutilation Female Genital Mutilation Mental Health: Mothers Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation Elysian Fuels London Capital and Finance: Insolvency Child Benefit VAT: Repayments VAT: Repayments Child Benefit Child Benefit Revenue and Customs: Small Businesses Public Sector: Pensions VAT: Registration Poverty: Children Consumers Credit: Fees and Charges Debts Consumers Financial Services: Vulnerable Adults Insurance Companies Fraud: Telephones Visas Metals: Theft Religious Buildings: Security Migrant Workers: Health Professions Security Guards: Licensing Immigration Security Guards: Licensing Hunting Act 2004: Cheshire Calais: Refugees Abortion: Clinics Asylum: Employment Asylum Asylum Police: Recruitment Government Departments: Buildings Government Departments: Buildings Prison Officers: Retirement Government Departments: Buildings Government Departments: Buildings Public Sector: Empty Property Public Sector: Greater London Government Departments: Buildings Government Departments: Buildings Public Sector: Buildings Government Departments: Buildings Civil Servants: Flexible Working Civil Servants: Flexible Working Civil Servants: Flexible Working Civil Servants: Flexible Working Personal Independence Payment Private Rented Housing: Universal Credit Universal Credit: Housing Universal Credit Personal Independence Payment: Autism Personal Independence Payment: Appeals Personal Independence Payment Children: Terminal Illnesses Children: Terminal Illnesses Personal Independence Payment Recruitment: Visual Impairment Midland Bank: Pensions Local Housing Allowance