Iain Duncan Smith welcomes the Government statement late in the evening on the withdrawal agreement and the new legally binding instrument. He calls for a statement from the Attorney General so that MPs can question him and make their decision.
Following a Government statement on knife crime, Iain Duncan Smith calls on the Government to adopt the approach used in Glasgow and for a central body to co-ordinate the actions of the London boroughs and focus on the safer streets process and support the voluntary sector organisations that can get children out of the gangs.
Following the Prime Minister’s statement to the House of Commons on the Government’s work to secure a withdrawal agreement that Parliament will approve, Iain Duncan Smith calls on the PM to ensure that the alternative arrangements to the backstop have a legally binding deadline date.
In response to the Government statement on 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.
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.