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Short – but perfectly formed. Why the Article 50 Bill needs no amendment

Parliament, always a place where history is made, is taking epoch defining decisions this month.  During its first few days last week, the Commons took an important first vote on an historic piece of legislation, the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, that will allow the Prime Mini

Parliamentary scrutiny of Brexit

Last week, the Government introduced the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill. This bill asks Parliament to confer upon the Prime Minister to power to notify the EU of our intention to leave the EU.

1 RIFLES Homecoming Parade

Last Friday, I was delighted to be able to attend the homecoming parade for 1st Battalion The Rifles, based out of Beachley Barracks. 1 RIFLES had been deployed on Operation SHADER, the UK's commitment of support to counter Da’esh operations in Iraq, since August 2015.

National Citizen Service

This week, the House of Commons debated the National Citizen Service Bill. This bill, introduced by the Government, is designed to secure and strengthen the funding and legislative basis for the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme.

Improving mental health support

Earlier this week, the Prime Minister announced new measures to transform the way we approach and deal with mental health in schools, workplaces and communities.

Questioning the Secretary of State for Health on learning disability deaths

This week, I asked the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP, to put on record the findings of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) report into how NHS hospitals investigate the deaths of people in their care, with specific attention to the very poor record of investigating the deaths of tho