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EDM Supported: 9th May, 2018

That this House notes with great concern that up to 13 million tonnes of plastic enter the ocean every year, causing significant damage to marine life and spoiling coastal landscapes in the UK and across the world...

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Oral Contribution: 8th May, 2018

It is a great pleasure to follow Jim Shannon, who spoke passionately and movingly about the progressive policies in Northern Ireland. I congratulate my hon. Friend Daniel Zeichner, who certainly did the bus proud in celebrating the 10th anniversary of concessionary bus passes. I am 57 years old, and I hope—if the Lord spares me—to get my own bus pass by the 20th anniversary. There is no greater joy in life than sitting on the front seat at the top of a double-decker bus, as I did this weekend. I must put on the record that, in my unbiased opinion, Keighley bus station is the friendliest in the United Kingdom...

 
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Oral Question: 8th May, 2018

Does the Secretary of State share my concern that, according to the Royal College of Physicians, 43% of advertised consultant vacancies were left unfilled in 2016-17? Will Ministers be brave and argue publicly that there should be more visas for overseas doctors?

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Oral Question: 8th May, 2018

Does the Minister agree that it is significant that major pub companies and brewers such as Greene King, Coors and Tennent’s now support minimum pricing, and that what is good for the nation’s health is good for the nation’s pubs and the promotion of sensible drinking?
 
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EDM Supported: 8th May, 2018

That this House notes that there is no specific offence of taking upskirt photos; further notes that existing criminal offences are often not sufficient to bring prosecutions for upskirting...
 

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Written Question: 4th May, 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many members of each of the boards of National Park authorities live in (a) London, (b) Tyne and Wear, (c) Merseyside, (d) West Yorkshire, (e) South Yorkshire, (f) West Midlands and (g) Greater Manchester.