James Sunderland seeks assurances from the Government that the Army’s Future Soldier programme will keep pace with emerging doctrinal lessons from Ukraine, and that the British Army will be structured and equipped to meet associated threats.
James Sunderland expresses full support for the Government’s approach to Mental Health but remains sympathetic to the provision of the Mental Health Provision (Children and Young People) Bill as a template for what may need to be considered in the future if targets to reduce waiting times at CAMHS are not met.
James Sunderland backs a Bill to ensure that drivers of taxis and PHVs do not refuse carriage to a disabled person with no extra charge, and make every effort to ensure that that person feels comfortable and safe while travelling.
In a debate on the publication of the report by the Select Committee for International Development, “Afghanistan: UK support for aid workers and the Afghan people”, James Sunderland asks about the Government’s duty of care towards aid workers.
James Sunderland welcomes the Government’s statement on the national shipbuilding strategy and the growing imperative towards a “build it in Britain” strategy which is good for jobs, livelihoods, R&D, technology, self-sufficiency, investment, exports and, above all, the strength of the Union.
James Sunderland expresses disappointment that Belfast was not successful in securing a round in the World Rally Championship calendar for 2022 and urges the Government to pull out all the stops to lobby for 2023.