Richard Billington

party: UK Independence Party (UKIP)
constituency: Rutland and Melton

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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)

No sure at this stage - more research and open questions to the public such as "We need better controls. Please submit your answers to help policy."

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

Carers should have the right to stay with their relatives who are suffering with any illness

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

YES

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

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

YES

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

organisation: Generation Rent

YES

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

YES. I would personally stop any tax breaks or housing benefits to ALL Landlords. The housing crisis can only be fixed by reducing the desirability of own lots of property and letting them. This is wrong in crowded Island

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

organisation: Open Rights Group (ORG)

It should not be restricted

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

organisation: CISTA

YES