James Sunderland welcomes the fact that Bracknell is the 21st safest town in the UK (excluding Scotland) but highlights the need to do more to tackle issues such as antisocial driving. He also takes the opportunity to request the Minister to review the case of constituent Luke Ings, who is in prison under an IPP sentence, and calls for more resources for cold case reviews on cases such as the murder of 7-year-old Stacy Queripel that happened 29 years ago but with the killer still at large.
Following the Government statement on UK military support to Ukraine, James Sunderland seeks reassurance on UK, and allies’, support for Ukraine in the long term should the conflict extend from months into years.
James Sunderland speaks up for the motorsport and heritage vehicle industries to raise concerns that the Government’s proposed new vehicle tampering offences are too broad and could impact those who legitimately restore, maintain and service historic and classic vehicles.
Following the interim report of the Cass review of gender identity services for children and young people, James Sunderland raises concerns about NHS treatment of gender dysphoria in children which insists on making a child’s expressed gender identity the start-point for treatment, and does not to track patient outcomes, particularly for under-18s.
Following the Government response to an Urgent Question on Ukraine with particular reference to the use of rape as a weapon of war, James Sunderland says that any such violations will galvanise the Ukrainian forces to become even more formidable and will galvanise the ICC, UN and other agencies involved to gather the evidence to ensure future prosecutions.
Speaking in Prime Minister’s Questions, James Sunderland calls on the PM to join him in thanking the teachers, staff, governors and pupils who have ensured that 37 out of 39 state schools in Bracknell are now graded good or outstanding and welcomes the Education White Paper as a blueprint for our schools that we can all be proud of.
Speaking in a Backbench Business debate on the process for claiming War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation payments James Sunderland backs calls for a review to establish what the problems are. He recognises concerns about the dual role of Veterans UK in both assessing and making the awards, and suggests extending the role of veterans advisory and pensions committees (VAPCs) as a possible solution.