James Sunderland asks the Secretary of State for Education about progress on the special educational needs and disability review and calls for more investment in focused intervention for those who need extra support.
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.
During Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Questions, James Sunderland asks what the Department is doing to support the Department for International Trade to incentivise foreign investment in UK manufacturing.
James Sunderland calls for faster opening up of the travel sector; in particular people from countries with successful vaccination roll-outs should be able to come to the UK, there should be greater clarity on when countries are likely to be moved to the travel green-list and there needs to be more support for those employed in the sector.