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EDM Supported: 25th June, 2018

That this House strongly objects to the awarding of the Defence Fire and Rescue Project contract to Capita Business Services; notes the recent decision of the Government to strip the same company of a £400 million maintenance contract due to significant concerns raised by the National Audit Office; believes that the safety of the armed forces should be at the forefront of every decision made by the Government...

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EDM Supported: 25th June, 2018

That this House believes that it is the duty of the good citizen to challenge laws that oppress the sick and the powerless and deny them their medicine of choice...

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Oral Contribution: 19th June, 2018

It is a pleasure to follow Jim Shannon, who is a fellow member of the Select Committee on Northern Ireland Affairs. He made a typically extensive and interesting speech. There are three reasons why I am delighted to take part in the debate, Mr Betts. The first is the fact that you, a fellow Yorkshireman, are in the Chair. The second is that today we are celebrating a great victory by an England squad with no fewer than seven Yorkshire-born members.
 
 
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Written Question: 19th June, 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to Article 2 (2) of the draft protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland of the draft agreement on the withdrawal of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union, if he will publish the rights and privileges associated with of the Common Travel Area.

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EDM Sponsored: 18th June, 2018

That this House takes notes of the draft revised National Planning Policy Framework; further notes that the status of the Climate Change Act 2008 with regards to local planning decisions has been downgraded in that draft; expresses alarm that this change could compromise action on climate change at the local level...

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Oral Question: 18th June, 2018

Has the Secretary of State yet personally had the chance to consider the important matter of Yorkshire devolution, and will he agree to meet the Yorkshire leaders from all parties before Yorkshire Day on 1 August—the Secretary of State personally?