Today I had an opportunity to press the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs on the subject of tackling gender inequality around the world, and how that aim may be impaired by the cut in Official Development Assistance. You can watch my question and the Minister’s answer on Parliament TV, or […]
Yesterday I had the honour of participating in a debate on Windrush Day 2021, and the difficulties still facing the Windrush generation. In particular I sought to highlight the cases of several thousand Windrush pensioners living in retirement in their countries of origin, who have faced precarity due to the UK Government’s frozen pensions policy. […]
Yesterday I had an opportunity to participate in a debate on the UK Government cut in Official Development Assistance to 0.5% of Gross National Income, and its effects on the functioning of the British Council. The British Council works with more than 100 countries worldwide, with programmes promoting greater cultural understanding, and wider knowledge of […]
Yesterday I had an opportunity to press the Secretary of State for Transport on the reopening schedule for US-UK travel, which is deeply important to our business travel industry. You can watch my question and the Minister’s answer on Parliament TV, or read a transcript of it on Hansard.
Yesterday I had an opportunity to participate in the debate on the merits of UK accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, which the UK Government has expressed a desire to join. While UK membership of the CPTPP would be a significant step forward in rebuilding trade after Brexit, it is important […]
Yesterday I had an opportunity to press the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the continued lack of final justice for the victims of the Equitable Life scandal. It is distressing that the Chancellor continues to ignore the necessity of addressing this matter and continues to insist that the matter is “closed” after the most recent […]