James Sunderland criticises school covid policy that if a single child tests positive for coronavirus, the entire class is sent home and forced to isolate for 10 days, as risk aversion gone mad and calls for our children to be allowed to get back to normal.
James Sunderland calls on the Government to work with South Western Railway to introduce earlier and later trains on the network to help people working in the care sector who often work antisocial hours and are dependent on public transport.
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 welcomes the update on vaccinations for the armed forces and suggests that, in our fight against the pandemic, we can all learn from the armed forces about the need to be comfortable with a level of risk in the face of adversity.
James Sunderland reluctantly backs the Government’s decision for a four-week delay in the easing of coronavirus restrictions but calls for all the UK’s flagship global events to be included in the list of pilot schemes for bigger crowds and for the Government to accept a level of risk as we learn to tolerate coronavirus in the future.
James Sunderland calls on the Government to invest in SEN children as never before, to speed up diagnosis and open more dedicated SEN schools so that every local authority can provide focused intervention in a specialist and dedicated setting allowing children to fulfil their potential in the right environment, rather simply be excluded.
Following the Government statement on protecting workers’ rights as we build back from covid-19, James Sunderland says the best way of safeguarding jobs and livelihoods for workers in the business, energy and industrial sectors is to ease all covid restrictions.