Michael Francis Cox

party: Liberal Democrats
constituency: Uxbridge and South Ruislip

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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)

Ensure that any surveillance is authorised by a body independant of politicians and the Police/security services

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 no problem with this at all

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

organisation: Generation Rent

Yes

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

organisation: Open Rights Group (ORG)

Access should only be allowed with either the individuals consent or approval from an independant body

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

organisation: CISTA

Yes

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

As a son who has a mother with dementia it is vitally important. Carers should have the same rights as parents with children in my opinion

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

I see no reason why not but I would also say that this perhaps should be a devolved matter for these governments

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

I would be in favour of controls within tenancies but not blanket control

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

I would certainly support an increase in social housing I suspect thre are many other ways to do this which need to be looked at but I would rather spend the money on grants for this than Rent to buy

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

No I think that is the wrong solution to the problem however I would support a higher tax rate for what is generally unearned income which rent (private or public ) is one