Gerrard Anthony Sables

party: Communist Party of Britain
constituency: North Devon

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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)

I think British citizens suffer from too much surveillance already. I think we need to close down spying agencies completely.

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

It is up to the Scottish people. Ireland should be united then it will be up to the Irish.

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

£5 billion is chicken feed compared to £120 billion in avoided or evaded taxes.

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

See my previous answers

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

organisation: Open Rights Group (ORG)

If it's on a website why should it be restricted?

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 was a carer for someone with dementia. Carers need to be cared for in every possible way so hospitals should have facilities for that.

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

Absolutely but I also believe that housing should be a social service rather than a business and that all rented property domestic or commercial should be owned by local authorities and controlled by tenants' organisations.

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

organisation: CISTA

I would prefer a people's commission.