Matthew J Ward

party: The Democratic Party
constituency: Solihull

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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

A carer should have the same rights to stay in hospital.

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 rent control is a very good idea.

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

Depends on what the minimum standards are?

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

organisation: Open Rights Group (ORG)

It depends on the information. The question is too broad to have a fair answer.

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

organisation: CISTA

Depends on what this Royal Commission would be doing as a whole?

How would you reform surveillance law, oversight and practice to respect the rights of law-abiding people?

organisation: Open Rights Group (ORG)

Law abiding people do not worry about CCTV as they have nothing to hide. The whole country should be under surveillance as a perfect fight against crime. Watched only to solve them.

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

A Union that has different rules for it's members, is not a union. Each country should have its own rules set by their MP's only, ending the West Lothian question.

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

No I support not allowing people into our country while we are in debt. We will only borrow more money to build new homes. Let's get out of debt, have no deficit first, then help the world.

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

organisation: Generation Rent

Yes, more people are renting privately because house prices are too High. Lower house prices and lower rent equals lower housing benefit costs/less debts.

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

Tax on just rent would be unfair to landlords, a fair income tax system for all is all that is needed, simple systems create less problems or arguments. End VAT, business rates, council tax etc just have an income tax system for all On what they earn in this country. No tax havens allowed.