Cross-party Letter to Prime Minister on Travel, 26/03/2021

I am happy to be one of the signatories of the cross-party letter to the Prime Minister regarding the role of international travel in the roadmap to Covid recovery, and support for the aviation, travel and tourism industries. You may find the text of the letter attached below.

Clydebridge/Dalzell Steel Works, Community Statement

Please see below a statement from Community trade union regarding a meeting with Sanjeev Gupta, Executive Chairman of Liberty Steel. Meeting with Sanjeev Gupta 9th March The news that Greensill has filed for administration, and the speculation about what this means for Liberty Steel, is extremely concerning to the unions and the workforce. This morning the … Read more

Debate on Sri Lanka, 18/03/2021

On the 18th of March I was happy to participate in a House debate on the deteriorating human rights situation in Sri Lanka. I raised several issues, including the continued lack of accountability from state officials credibly accused of committing war crimes, and the problematic continuation of military cooperation with Sri Lanka by the UK … Read more

Parliamentary question on the Integrated Defence Review, 16/03/2021

On the 16th of March I had the opportunity to press the Prime Minister on the subject of the Integrated Defence Review, and its intention to increase the UK’s nuclear arsenal. I remain an ardent opponent of nuclear weapons and I am deeply disappointed the Prime Minister’s answer fell well short of any clarity for … Read more

Parliamentary question on Export, 11/03/2021

In a parliamentary question on Thursday 11 March I had the opportunity to highlight the Parliamentary Export Programme, which is taking place in constituencies around Scotland and the rest of the UK, including Rutherglen and Hamilton West. You can read the question on Hansard, watch it on Parliament TV and familiarise yourself with the Parliamentary … Read more

Parliamentary question on Hong Kong, 10/03/2021

On the 10th of March I had an opportunity to once again raise the issues facing the people of Hong Kong, who are facing the prospect of unilateral changes to their electoral system by the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China. In this question, I asked the Minister of State for Asia … Read more