As you know, the foreign aid budget is set at 0.7% of Gross National Income (GNI). This is the proportion that has been used since 1974, though under David Cameron this was enshrined in law rather than simply being a target. Since then, the UK has been amongst the top five or six donors interna
Although I support the objective of the amendment, I opposed it because it was not required and was indeed inappropriate, for two reasons. Firstly, it was completely irrelevant to the Bill and out of scope of it. The Trade Bill that we voted on cannot be used to implement future trade deals.
I believe it is vital for young people in this country to learn about black history and imperial history. I am therefore pleased that all schools have the freedom to teach it from primary school age onwards, as part of the history curriculum.
These have been very difficult times for the country and while it is paramount to protect jobs and the economy, I appreciate that questions are also being asked about the way the country does business in the future.
e have some fantastic independent, local newspapers in South Cambridgeshire, such as The Royston Crow, The Cambourne Crier and the Cambridge Independent. As someone who has had a career in journalism, I appreciate just how important independent newspapers are.
I know that concerns about the supply of medications can be very distressing, so I would like to reassure you that my colleagues in the Department of Health and Social Care are aware of supply issues with some treatments, and they are working closely with suppliers to address the problem.
The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is the independent body responsible for regulating the sport of horseracing. It works closely with animal charities across the UK, such as the RSPCA and World Horse Welfare, to ensure that the highest of standards are upheld.
I strongly believe that people who abuse children must be stopped, regardless of their race, age, or gender. Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is not exclusive to any single culture, community, race or religion.
As Chairman for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Environment, this bill being airtight and ensuring that our planet is protected for future generations is of the upmost importance to me and I am working closely with my colleagues on both sides of the House to ensure that it is.
The steps we need to take to confront this public health emergency are having a profound effect on our economy. I know that many people now fear losing their jobs, being unable to pay their rent or mortgage and bills.
Hearing aids can assist people’s lives immensely – improving the ability to hear speech and giving people more confidence in holding a conversation, and overall help to allow people to live happier, more fulfilling lives.
Poor air quality is the greatest environmental risk to our health. Our air is now cleaner than at any point since the industrial revolution, but there is more work to be done if we are to protect the health of our nation.
The UK has some of the highest animal welfare standards in the world and it is right for us to cement our status as a global leader by continuing to raise the bar. All animals should be subject to the highest possible welfare standards.
I have a high regard for animal welfare, which I am pleased is protected by comprehensive and robust legislation. The Animal Welfare Act 2006 already makes it an offence to cause any unnecessary suffering to any animal, including gamebirds.
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