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  • Weekly Round Up – 11 June 2021
    The collapse of Greensill Capital and the subsequent revelations about its relationship with the Government and Whitehall have raised significant concerns about the links between business and government in the UK. In light of this, the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) has launched an inquiry into the effectiveness of rules to prevent conflicts of interest and regulation of access by current and former […]
  • Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South, criticises the Government’s decision allow billions to leave the country in unpaid tax
    Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South, criticises the Government’s decision allow billions to leave the country in unpaid tax Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South, has criticised the Government’s decision not to back a global minimum corporation tax on Monday. The proposed minimum corporation tax rate of 15% would have applied across the world. This multilateral agreement is intended to reduce tax avoidance by huge corporations.  Labour tabled an […]
  • Karin Smyth MP condemns the Government for neglecting the social care crisis in the Queen’s Speech
    Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South, condemns the Government’s failure to deliver on their promises to tackle the social care crisis or even set out a plan, which is neglecting millions of people currently receiving inadequate care and leaving families subjected to years of financial, physical and mental stress. 658 days ago, Boris Johnson said he had a “clear plan” for fixing the social care system, and promised to bring forward plans for […]
  • Statement on Greville Road layout proposals
    Speaking about the proposed Greville Road layout changes, Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South, said: “I am aware of the considerable interest in the scheme and have been in open communication with residents and local road users alike. It is my sincere hope that as many people as possible took part in the consultation exercise undertaken by Bristol City Council. “It’s important that consultations of this type not only listen to the views requested, […]
  • Karin Smyth MP presses the Government to commit to a public awareness campaign on the use of Do Not Resuscitate notices during the pandemic
    Karin Smyth MP presses the Government to commit to a public awareness campaign on the use of Do Not Resuscitate notices during the pandemic Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South, questioned the Government this week on what assessments had been made on the use of Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) notices during the pandemic following concerns raised by recent reports from Compassion in Dying and the Care Quality Commission (CQC).  The Compassion in Dying […]
  • Karin Smyth MP advises constituents to be wary of new online scams throughout the pandemic 
    Karin Smyth MP advises constituents to be wary of new online scams throughout the pandemic    Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South, advises constituents to be wary of new online scams throughout the pandemic. Internet activity has increased due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with more people depending on the internet to work from home, communicate with loved ones and to perform routine activities such as food shopping. The Bristol South MP is advising […]
  • Statement: 30 March 2021
    Yesterday marked a welcome step forward on the way to more normal lives and freedoms, with families and friends able to meet outside in a limited way. The restrictions we’ve endured over the past months have reduced circulation of the virus, hospitalisations and deaths but Covid 19 remains a threat to public health.  Sadly, even as Bristol starts to return to normal, the Government is seeking to curb our rights in other ways.  That is one […]