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Posted: 06/01/2022

Education: Return in January was debated on Wednesday 5 January 2022, I asked:

"Given that there is a break in Ofsted inspections, could the Secretary of State speak to Ofsted about having some of the inspectors return to the classroom, making their inspections more efficient in future?"

Posted: 17/12/2021

“At a meeting with residents to discuss plans for a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) on Green Belt land off Chapel Lane, my constituents raised their concerns on the proposed BESS on Green Belt land and are strongly opposed to this inappropriate development.”

“Anesco, the company proposing to develop the BESS, have not been transparent in

Posted: 16/12/2021

I am setting out my reasons for voting for the Covid Regulations laid by the Government on 14 December 2021. I appreciate hearing from my constituents and the strong views both for and against the measures.

Omicron is a clear threat, and it has always been my view that the Government must act swiftly to limit

Posted: 09/12/2021

The Sikh Supreme Council wrote to me to say that the demands of the protesting farmers were been successful. I co-signed with 35 other MPs in December 2020 to the then Foreign Secretary an open letter about the treatment of the farmers who were taking part in  peaceful protest to protect their land.    In February

Posted: 08/12/2021

The Nationality and Border Bill was debated on Tuesday 7 December and Wednesday 8 December 2021.  

On Tuesday 7 December, New Clause 2 would allow anyone who is descended from a person born before 1983 on the British Indian Ocean Territory to register as a British Overseas Territories citizen. They may also register as a British citizen

Posted: 06/12/2021

The Commons debated the Lords' amendments to the Armed Forces Bill on Monday 6 December 2021. 

the first amendment: Lords' amendment 1, Clause 7:   

“(4A) Guidance under subsection (3)(a) must provide that where offences of murder, manslaughter, domestic violence, child abuse, rape or sexual assault with penetration are alleged to have been committed in the United Kingdom, any charges

Posted: 01/12/2021

The Finance (No. 2) Bill was debated in the Commons on Wednesday 1 December 2021. The Bill is in its Committee stage and was debated as a Committee of the whole House.  

The House voted on whether to keep the surcharge for bankers in the Bill. Ayes -301- Noes-206. 
New Clause 5 related to Reviews of Economic Crime

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