Neil Hughes

party: Liberal Democrats
constituency: Penrith and The Border

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How would you reform surveillance law, oversight and practice to respect the rights of law-abiding people?

organisation: Open Rights Group (ORG)

Lib Dems opposed the 'Snooper's charter' & support a Digital Bill of Rights

The right of parents to remain with their children in hospital has been established for over forty years. How would you ensure carers of people with dementia are equally welcome in hospital?

organisation: John's Campaign

I see no reason why they should not be but this is the responsibility of individual trusts.

Should people in Scotland and Northern Ireland have the same free speech protections from libel bullies as their neighbours in England and Wales?

organisation: English PEN

Yes - this is the responsibilty of their devolved administrations.

Recent polling show that people support rent control by a margin of nine to one. Do you support a rent control that limits rent rises between tenancies as well as during tenancies?

organisation: Generation Rent

Probably.

The standards of goods and services that are essential, such as food and water, are generally highly regulated. Do you support enforced minimum standards in housing as a precondition of a renting?

organisation: Generation Rent

Yes - in the Lib Dem manifesto.

Governments implement policies that directly and indirectly impact on house prices. Do you think house prices are too high?

organisation: Generation Rent

Yes, far too high.

To what degree should access to information on the internet be restricted by the state or private companies?

organisation: Open Rights Group (ORG)

As little as possible

Would you support the creation of a Royal Commission to review Britain’s drug laws?

organisation: CISTA

Yes - asap.

Private sector landlords receive over £27bn a year in housing benefit and tax breaks. Would you support a rent tax that recouped up to a third of this to fund new housing supply?

organisation: Generation Rent

I'd need mlore detail.

Britain spends £24 billion on housing benefit and less than £1.5 billion on building homes. Do you support an increase in the social housebuilding grant to £5 billion a year to build homes?

organisation: Generation Rent

We's aspire to build 300,000 new homes per annum, so I'd invest whatever this would require.