James Sunderland raises concerns at substandard military accommodation at Sandhurst, highlights failings in the Pinnacle Service Families contract over Christmas last year and calls on the Government to use the summer period to plan ahead with the contractors to make sure the problems to not reoccur.
Following the Government statement about the decision to leave the UN’s MINUSMA peacekeeping mission in Mali earlier than planned, James Sunderland expresses his disappointment and seeks confirmation that force protection will be maintained in full accordance with the threat as we withdraw.
James Sunderland, who chaired the Armed Forces Bill Select Committee, speaks in the Committee Stage debate and whilst welcoming the draft statutory guidance to support the Armed Forces Covenant, calls on the Government to look again at the complaints process in respect of local councils.
James Sunderland, Chair of the Armed Forces Bill Select Committee, makes a statement to the House of Commons following the publication of the Committee’s special report on the new Armed Forces Bill.
I write this on the early morning train into Westminster. Even at this ungodly hour, I am surprised by how many more people appear to be commuting into London, how much busier the trains are and the efforts that everyone is consciously making to ensure social distancing throughout the carriage.
Today, the House of Commons launches the Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill, chaired by James Sunderland MP. The Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill 2021 has held its first meeting to agree its programme of scrutiny on the Armed Forces Bill 2019-21.