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The Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill would introduce mandatory security requirements for devices which can connect to the internet, sometimes known as smart devices or the 'Internet of Things', and make changes to the electronic communications code which governs the rights of telecoms companies to install infrastructure on land. The Bill had its Report Stage
The Report by Sue Gray into alleged rule-breaking events at 10 Downing Street during the covid-19 lockdowns was published on Wednesday 25 May 2022. The Prime Minister made a statement to the House about the Report after Prime Minister's Questions.
The Government treated the sacrifices of the British people and my constituents in Walsall South with
The Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill proposes to end legal proceedings concerning Troubles-related conduct and provide conditional immunity from prosecution for those who cooperate with investigations conducted by a newly established Independent Commission for Reconciliation and Information Recovery. On 25 May 2022 I voted on the Bill at Second Reading.
The new Commission would
Microplastics are fibres 5mm or smaller which are shed from clothing when worn or put in the laundry, both natural and synthetic. When these microplastics are washed into oceans and rivers they enter the human food chain. On Tuesday 24 May 2022 I attended an event in Parliament on Textiles and the Environment hosted by
In December 2021 there were reports in the media of cuts to the number of staff at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, and earlier this month the Government announced that 91,000 jobs will be lost across the Civil Service. On Tuesday 24 May 2022 I led a debate in Westminster Hall on funding levels for diplomatic
The Public Order Bill would offer new powers for the policing of protests in England and Wales. The Bill received its Second Reading in the House on Monday 23 May 2022.
The new powers would include introducing four new criminal offences related to disruptive protest such as “locking-on”, protesters using chains or other methods to attach themselves
Six days of debate on the Government's legislative agenda for the year ahead, as set out in the Queen's Speech, concluded on Wednesday 18 May 2022. A vote was held on the following Humble Address presented to Her Majesty the Queen:
"Most Gracious Sovereign, We, Your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United
I was delighted to meet Anoosheh Ashoori and his family on Tuesday 17 May 2022 at a Reception for Anoosheh at Speaker's House organised by Janet Daby MP with the kind permission of Mr Speaker who presented Anoosheh with an original encaustic tile from the House of Commons which has been "walked on" by MPs
Remembrance Sunday – Town Centre Cenotaph
20mph Speed Limits
RAF Centenary Flypast