Rodney McCune

party: Ulster Unionist Party
constituency: Belfast South

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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)

Minimise state intrusion

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

This is a devolved issue in NI

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

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

Devolved in NI but interested in what arguments against are -so currently open on the issue.

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

Haven't been presented with any credible argument why not but NB devolved issue in NI

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

Devolved in NI but we are failing to meet existing targets here.

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

organisation: Generation Rent

More about accessibility that any particular figures as all relative.

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

Would like to know more

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

organisation: Open Rights Group (ORG)

Presumption is it shouldn't be unless it promotes criminality

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

organisation: CISTA

No reason not to.