Iain Duncan Smith welcomes the Prime Minister's statement to the House of Commons on Britain's future economic and security relationships with the European Union and calls on the EU to engage with the UK to negotiate an ongoing free trade arrangement, to be completed by March 2019.
Iain Duncan Smith speaks in support of the principle of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill highlighting the necessity that the large amount of European law and regulation is transferred into UK law, but recognises that the Government should look again carefully at some of the need to provide some checks and balances as assurances to the House.
Speaking in a debate on Brexit and global trade, Iain Duncan Smith says World Trade Organisation celebrates the re-arrival of the UK as a voting member as “the UK is the single biggest exponent of free trade”.
Following the Prime Minister’s statement on the Queen's Speech, Iain Duncan Smith welcomes the actions the Government is taking following the horrific fire at Grenfell Tower and he asked the PM to look at whether the whole process of retrofitting old tower blocks is viable at all and at whether there is a better way to house and support tenants in these areas without the use of the many incredibly badly designed and very faulty tower blocks.
Mr Duncan Smith has written to the Chief Executive's of Waltham Forest and Redbridge seeking their assurances that the proper checks are being carried out and that all tower blocks in the area are safe and habitable.
Iain Duncan Smith condemns the proposals to close George Lane Crown post office in the House of Commons and calls for innovation and flexibility - for example the Post Office could be used for further Government activity such as advice about benefits.
Following the Prime Minister’s statement on the London attacks, Iain Duncan Smith remembers those who died, particularly PC Keith Palmer who was killed defending Parliament, and calls for our righteous defiance in the face of such evil, to be laced with compassion, tolerance and hope.