Will Duckworth

party: Green Party
constituency: Dudley North

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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 would only allow their publication and use when crimes have obviously been committed. It isn't true that you have nothing to worry about if you have done nothing wrong.

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! We need more Council rented properties as well.

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

Absolutely!

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

organisation: Generation Rent

Yes, fuelled by very short sighted programmes.

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, it is in our policy.

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

organisation: CISTA

Yes. It is in our 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

I would do it by ensuring that sufficient funding is in place. We would integrate social care with health care and provide an extra £12bn to provide the care we need.

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. All of the internet should be available to all. It is also important that we don't let companies move paid sites to the top of search lists because they can pay for it.

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! We think that licensing landlords could be a useful step too.