Steve Stanbury

party: UK Independence Party (UKIP)
constituency: Forest of Dean

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

organisation: Open Rights Group (ORG)

The state should have limited powers, but the state should be wary of interfering with private companies.

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

Yes carers should have the same rights. We are customers.

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 very basic minimum standards. Too much red tape will push up rents.

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

organisation: Open Rights Group (ORG)

NA

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

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

No.

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

organisation: Generation Rent

yes prices are too high.

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

organisation: CISTA

Yes. Reduce state control.

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. Not in favour of any new taxes.

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

No. Odd to suggest it is OK to control private contracts in this way. Far too much state control suggested here.