James Sunderland backs the Bill’s key objectives, namely to increase the fairness of the immigration system to better protect and support those in genuine need of asylum, deter illegal entry into the UK and enable those with no right to be in the UK to be removed more easily.
James Sunderland calls for positive engagement with the Government’s emerging proposals to help create a strategic environment in Northern Ireland whereby truth, reconciliation and alternative forms of dispute resolution can flourish, for the benefit of future peace and stability.
James Sunderland calls on the Government to intervene where schools are requiring whole classes or year groups to isolate or are cancelling extracurricular activities, particularly for Year 6 leavers, when just one child has received a positive covid test.
Speaking in an Adjournment debate on administrative reorganisation in the NHS where the clinical commissioning groups are being replaced with integrated care systems, James Sunderland calls for a pause in the process to enable more consultation.
Following the Government statement on the loss of Ministry of Defence classified documents by a senior official last week, James Sunderland tells MPs that as the incident must have involved the deliberate removal of pink - secret - documents from the MOD secure area, the culprit, when identified, must be held fully to account.
James Sunderland welcomes the commitment to extra defence spending and urges the Government to ensure the extra money is spent responsibly and flexibly both to secure the best equipment for our armed forces and to support Global Britain by investing in the British defence industry and growing UK defence exports.