Following the Prime Minister’s statement to the House of Commons on the Government’s covid winter plan, James Sunderland calls on the PM to look at having vaccination stamps in passports, or an equivalent scheme, to enable international travel to resume which is vital for the recovery of our aviation, hospitality, leisure and business sectors.
James supports International Men’s Day which raises awareness and funds for charities supporting men and boys and promotes a positive conversation about men, manhood and masculinity as well as the challenges such as shorter life expectancies, infertility and workplace death.
As a member of the House of Commons Procedure Committee, James Sunderland welcomes the decision to extend virtual and remote participation for MPs who are shielding, but seeks assurances that these changes are only temporary.
James Sunderland calls on the Government to ensure that the interests of British Overseas Territories are fully factored in all future trade deals and continuity agreements.
Following the Government statement on preparations for the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol, James Sunderland urges the EU to take a pragmatic and proportionate approach to all negotiations if they are as serious as we are about peace, prosperity and the people of Northern Ireland.
James Sunderland supports temporary changes to allow clinically extremely vulnerable MPs to take part in debates via video link and asks about preparations for when the House of Commons returns to normal.
James Sunderland highlights the impact of the second lockdown on the aviation, leisure, entertainment and exhibitions sectors in particular, he says “we need to learn to live alongside the virus, not to hide from it.”
James Sunderland recalls talking to veterans at the D-day 75 commemoration in Portsmouth last summer and calls for an end to visa fees for British soldiers from Commonwealth countries when they leave the service and for an amnesty for the group of Fijian-born soldiers seeking right to remain through the courts.