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Posted: 23/11/2021

For two days,  Monday 22 November 2021 and Tuesday 23 November 2021,  the Commons debated the Health and Care Bill. The Bill is at the Report Stage. The Public Bill Committee reported the Bill with amendments to the House. The Commons debated these amendments. 

The main contention was the care cap which would mean local authority contributions would

Posted: 18/11/2021

I appeared on ITV Central Lobby on Thursday 18 November 2021 with Gary Sambrook MP, Birmingham Northfield. Presented by Allison Mackenzie once a month, the main topics of discussion were MPs taking on second jobs, and the fallout from COP26. There was a discussion on the Integrated Rail Plan which was announced in the House

Posted: 17/11/2021

In the  second Opposition Day Debate on Wednesday 17 November 2021 HM Opposition tabled a motion that would ban MPs from taking on second jobs as paid political consultants, advisors or strategists. I voted in favour of the motion. 

Strengthening Standards in Public Life 
That this House:
(1) endorses the 2018 recommendation from the Committee on Standards in

Posted: 16/11/2021

My colleague Tulip Siddiq MP in whose constituency Nazanin, Richard and Gabriella live, secured a debate in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 16 November 2021 as Nazanin has not yet come home from Iran. It was a packed Westminster Hall and Richard was in the audience. The MPs sat in all the seats and some had