James Sunderland calls on the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to work with the Department for Transport to embrace a bit more risk to open up the international travel sector fully.
James Sunderland calls on the Government to intervene where schools are requiring whole classes or year groups to isolate or are cancelling extracurricular activities, particularly for Year 6 leavers, when just one child has received a positive covid test.
Speaking in an Adjournment debate on administrative reorganisation in the NHS where the clinical commissioning groups are being replaced with integrated care systems, James Sunderland calls for a pause in the process to enable more consultation.
Following the Government statement on the loss of Ministry of Defence classified documents by a senior official last week, James Sunderland tells MPs that as the incident must have involved the deliberate removal of pink - secret - documents from the MOD secure area, the culprit, when identified, must be held fully to account.
James Sunderland welcomes the commitment to extra defence spending and urges the Government to ensure the extra money is spent responsibly and flexibly both to secure the best equipment for our armed forces and to support Global Britain by investing in the British defence industry and growing UK defence exports.
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.