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EDM Supported: 17th December, 2018

That this House congratulates the Irish Rugby Union team on its magnificent and historic win over the All Blacks on 17 November 2018 in Dublin; further congratulates Ulster centre Jacob Stockdale on scoring the only try in the games; and commends the continued captaincy of Ulsterman Rory Best.

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Oral Contribution: 13th December, 2018

Regarding Europe, is it not now time for those on the two Front Benches to get together, perhaps even with you, Mr Speaker, to offer the House a timetable for the votes that we must have—namely, on the Prime Minister’s deal and, if that falls, on a further referendum, on no deal or on a Norway-style option—so that we can see how the land lies while we still have time to do something about it?
 
 
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Oral Contribution: 13th December, 2018

Is it notable that there are no women’s team sports on the list of protected events that must be offered live to free-to-air TV? Should events such as the women’s World cup, which is on the BBC next year, be protected so that the whole nation can watch women’s World cups in the future?
 
 
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Written Question: 13th December, 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the policy is of the Bradford coroner on the use of digital scans to establish cause of death rather than tradition post-mortems; and how many times such scans have been used in (a) 2017 and (b) 2018 to date.
 
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EDM Tabled: 13th December, 2018

That this House expresses its deep disappointment that during this Christmas season the railways will undergo a 58-hour shutdown with no services being provided in England and Wales other than minimal services in the South East; notes that this is in stark contrast to the situation that prevails in the rest of Europe where regular services run throughout the Christmas holidays; further notes that the closure of the rail network is particularly hard on those spending Christmas alone and leaves many people without access to transport to visit family or friends or to attend sporting events or retail sales; notes that in the North of England, Northern is in breach of its franchise stating that 60 services must be provided by the company on 26 December 2018 and that TransPennine have also failed to deliver the anticipated service particularly to Manchester Airport where Boxing Day is the busiest day of the year...

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EDM Supported: 10th December, 2018

That this House notes that November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month across the UK and that pancreatic cancer remains the deadliest and the quickest killing cancer among common cancers; further notes that national data show that 75 per cent of people diagnosed will die within a year of diagnosis and only 30 per cent of people receive any active treatment...

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