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EDM Supported: 21st February, 2019

That this House notes that the Health and Care Professions Council plans to increase its registration fees by 18 per cent from October 2019; believes that this increase is effectively a tax on practicing, as those who are regulated by the HCPC must pay this annual fee in order to continue doing their jobs...

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EDM Supported: 15th February, 2019

That this House welcomes the assurances from Government that animal welfare standards will be maintained or improved in the event of the UK leaving the European Union and that animal sentience will be recognised in UK law...

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Oral Contribution: 12th February, 2019

What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on support for economic development in Yorkshire.
 
 
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EDM Supported: 11th February, 2019

That this House notes, whilst welcoming the fall in the total number of rough sleepers in the UK, that rough sleeping remains a growing problem across many areas of the country; condemns the particularly prominent rises in the number of people sleeping rough in Coventry and across the wider West Midlands; and urges the Government to accelerate its plans to end rough sleeping, so that rough sleeping can be brought to an end within this Parliament.

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EDM Tabled: 6th February, 2019

That this House applauds British Canoeing for securing the staging of the Canoe Slalom World Cup in 2019 and the Canoe Slalom European Championships in 2020 at Lee Valley White Water Centre and celebrates the notable success of Team GB Canoeists in recent years; notes that more than 1.9 million paddlers in Britain have uncontested access to only 1,400 miles of inland water in England and Wales, which is less than 4 per cent of the total 41,000 miles of waterways that are more than 3 metres wide in Britain...

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Oral Contribution: 5th February, 2019

Given that last year I was the only Labour MP to join with most members of the Democratic Unionist party in defending press freedom when there was the chance of a state-appointed press regulator, will the hon. Gentleman recognise that investigations such as that into the renewable heat incentive by BBC Northern Ireland are in the long tradition of fearless investigative journalism by both the BBC and UTV that has served Northern Ireland well during the last 50 years, in both good times and bad?