In response to the publication of the Cairncross review into the sustainability of high quality journalism, Iain Duncan Smith calls on the Government to look at the role of the BBC as a subsidised publisher and the impact it has on other organisations that do not receive money and also the need to make large social media companies responsible for their content.
Following the Prime Minister’s statement on leaving the European Union, Iain Duncan Smith asks if the alternative to the backstop known as the “Malthouse compromise” is now part of Government policy.
Iain Duncan Smith highlights the flexibility offered by zero-hours contracts for particular groups of people, such as those with caring responsibilities and peripatetic work patterns.
Speaking in the House of Commons on Brexit, Iain Duncan Smith explains why he will support the amendment that will enable the Prime Minister to go back to Brussels to renegotiate with a strong mandate from Parliament.
Speaking in a debate on knife crime, Iain Duncan Smith calls for all political parties, Government, local government and community groups to work together to tackle the problem nationally, in London and in Waltham Forest in particular.
Iain Duncan Smith welcomes the Government’s decision to waive the fee for EU citizens to continue living in the UK and the Prime Minister’s announcement that she will go back to the EU to seek further changes. He calls on the PM to ensure that a senior politician is involved in the day-to-day negotiations in Europe to consider the political ramifications.
Speaking in a debate on college funding, Iain Duncan Smith highlights the work of the excellent Waltham Forest College and the importance of colleges in helping people upskill and change skills and therefore achieve advancement in the workplace.
Following the Speaker of the House of Commons’ decision to allow an amendment tabled by anti-Brexit rebels, contrary to Clerks’ advice, Iain Duncan Smith asks if Back Bench MPs will be permitted to amend “forthwith” motions in future; that is motions ordinarily put forward by the Government for a decision by the Commons without debate or amendment.