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I was delighted to attend the Queen’s Baton Relay in Walsall on Saturday 23 July. The Baton has travelled across the Commonwealth, visiting Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, the Caribbean and the Americas. The final part of its journey is a 25-day tour across England, where the relay will officially end at the Commonwealth Games Opening
At the Queen’s Baton Relay event, I had the opportunity to visit several stalls.
I supported #BePartofResearch, which is run by the National Institute of Health and Care Research. It is an online service that helps educated the public on what research is, and how they can take part. We also spoke about Manor Hospital.
This week the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill returned to Parliament for the third reading. The Bill seeks to undo parts of the Protocol, which was agreed in October 2019 and governs trade agreements between the UK and EU in Northern Ireland.
On Tuesday 19 July, I was a member of the committee scrutinising the Remote Observation and Recording (Courts and Tribunals) Regulations 2022. This is a statutory instrument that seeks to govern who can attend remote proceedings, and how this is regulated.
In October 2019 the Government agreed the terms of the Northern Ireland Protocol, to govern trade arrangements between the UK and EU in Northern Ireland, as part of its deal to leave the EU. The Northern Ireland Protocol Bill now seeks to undo parts of the Protocol. The Bill had the first day of its
It is a long-established protocol that a Member of Parliament should be notified in advance when another Member visits their constituency. A Member of Parliament is elected to represent those who live in their constituency, and lack of proper notice of visits disregards that relationship. On Wednesday 13 July 2022 I raised a Point of
At an Urgent Question on Wednesday 13 July 2022, the Foreign Secretary was asked to make a statement on the state of emergency declared in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka is enduring a serious economic crisis, with many people facing shortages of food, fuel and medicine. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is reported to have fled the country, and
The Online Safety Bill seeks to implement measures to reduce the harm which can be caused using the internet. The Bill had its Report Stage in the House on Tuesday 12 July 2022.
New Clause 3 would include violence against women and girls in the Bill's list of "priority harms", enabling the new powers created to address
Remembrance Sunday – Town Centre Cenotaph
20mph Speed Limits
RAF Centenary Flypast