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.
Iain Duncan Smith rejects amendments to the Article 50 Bill which are back-door attempts to prevent or delay the Government triggering Article 50 and getting on with implementing the will of the British people as expressed on 23 June last year.
Iain Duncan Smith calls on the Government to reassure those in academic and high added value sectors that immigration controls will focus on low value, high volume areas of migration.
Iain Duncan Smith calls on the Government to address the issue of people coming to the UK so that UK businesses can continue to attract global talent who are high in added value, but low in numbers.