James Sunderland seeks assurance that political resolve in NATO will remain strong even if the war in Ukraine becomes protracted and attritional and asks what is being done to ensure that all NATO countries pay their 2% share of defence spending.
Following the Government statement on the Israel-Gaza situation and the humanitarian pause, James Sunderland seeks reassurance of efforts being undertaken to urge restraint on both sides to protect civilians in Gaza.
James Sunderland welcomes the inclusion of elements of the Desecration of War Memorials Bill into the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022, and presses the Justice Secretary to complete the job and implement the remaining provisions.
Following the Government statement on the work that the Government are doing to ensure that our welfare services for veterans are fit for the future, James Sunderland questions the Minister about his vision for what comes after Veterans UK.
As a member of the Procedure Committee, James Sunderland reports back to the House of Commons on the Committee’s inquiry and recommendations into the processes by which Ministers and MPs can correct the parliamentary record.
James Sunderland calls on the international community to work together to dial down the rhetoric, open humanitarian corridors, encourage restraint and protect life, and urges the UK to commit to expanding bilateral agreements between Israel and its Arab neighbours, offering a possible future peace between Israel and Palestine.
Following the Prime Minister’s statement to the House of Commons following his visit to the Middle East, James Sunderland asked the PM to what extent Israeli action in Gaza can be contained from wider involvement by malign actors.
James Sunderland intervenes in the Minister’s response to a debate on a Private Member’s Bill to decriminalise non-payment of the BBC Licence Fee for the over-75s. He says that as the Government are not supporting this Bill, and therefore enforcing payment in law, the Minister must ensure the BBC raises its standards of impartiality to justify the licence fee.