Dave Alexander

party: UK Independence Party (UKIP)
constituency: Meon Valley

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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 support this proposal and if elected would work to get hospital procedures changed accordingly

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. I don't understand why they are different now.

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

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

This sounds like a good idea in principle but it would be very difficult to implement in practice and the extra cost would probably result in an increase in rent

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

Not unless I know where the extra £3.5 billion is coming from

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

organisation: Generation Rent

House prices are set by the local market. If supply increases or demand decreases, or if interest rates rise, house prices will come down.

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

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

organisation: CISTA

Yes

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

organisation: Open Rights Group (ORG)

This is a simple question but a very complex issue. In general I am opposed to state censorship, but the government has a responsibility to protect its citizens from illegal and criminal activity, so perhaps there is a case for some restrictions. Private companies should be able to restrict what their employees can access from work computers for business reasons. Parents should be able to limit what is available on their home networks.