Alexander John Karran

party: Independent
constituency: Liverpool, Walton

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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

Make it a right of access, paid for by the person who wishes to stay in the hospital. We are possibly talking about a long term accommodation for the carer and a very large number of cases.

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

No. The libel laws should be limited to equal prominence right of reply and no more.

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

Yes

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

organisation: Generation Rent

Yes - they are kept artificially high by planning restrictions

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, because it would be passed onto the renters. The answer is to build more houses to reduce rental prices

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

organisation: Open Rights Group (ORG)

Not at all

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

organisation: CISTA

Yes. But ideally I would just abolish most of them and supply most currently illegal drugs through pharmacies to adults on proof of identity.