In Defence Questions, James Sunderland seeks assurances on the publication of the statutory guidance for the Armed Forces Bill and on the resolution of legacy issues affecting Northern Ireland veterans.
Following the Government statement on the recent escalation in violence in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, James Sunderland calls on the Government to press for both sides to return to direct peace talks.
James Sunderland welcomes the Government’s New Plan for Immigration but raises concerns at the scale of the model currently under consultation which is out of proportion and would severely impact the resources of a small unitary authority with no council-owned stock such as Bracknell Forest.
James Sunderland, Chair of the Armed Forces Bill Select Committee, makes a statement to the House of Commons following the publication of the Committee’s special report on the new Armed Forces Bill.
James Sunderland welcomes the statement on the review into the historical actions of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and asks the Secretary of State about future challenges, particularly for sites located in Africa, across the far east and in more far-flung places.
James Sunderland examines the Lords Amendments to the Bill and supports moves to exclude more serious crimes such as torture, genocide and crimes against humanity from the five-year rule.