Diana Warner

party: Green Party
constituency: Filton and Bradley Stoke

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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

There would need to be an adequate number of single rooms for people with dementia and their carers, to accomodate this request.

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. this is also Green Party policy

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

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)

On principal I don't think that access to information on the internet should be restricted by the state or private companies. However, there needs to be safeguarding of young people, and information regarding making of weapons should not be available.
This is not a fully considered reply.

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

I know that the Green Party would put in place measures to recoup some of the money, for example by abolishing mortgage interest tax relief. I do not have the expertise to make a decision about rent tax at present.

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

These two figures definitely do not make for common sense when placed together. I don't know how a social housebuilding grant would work. However, Greens intend to set up a community bank and allow councils to build their own social affordable housing.

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

organisation: CISTA

Yes
Our drug laws are in desperate need of review. Present laws cause increased crime, are detrimental to health of illicit drugs users and also detrimental to the health of communities. We are creating instability in the global south as very large amounts of money get into the hands of criminals, drugs barons and wagers of war.