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Thu 27 Aug 2015 Circular Campaign Responses
Thank you to all those who have contacted me about assisted suicide and the second reading of the Bill due on Friday 11th September 2015.
I appreciate your concern on this very sensitive issue. Coping with terminal illness is distressing and difficult both for the patient and their families. These cases are truly moving and evoke the highest degree of compassion and emotion.
Thu 13 Aug 2015 Migration
Mon 13 Jul 2015 Circular Campaign Responses
Mon 13 Jul 2015 LIBOR fines - where does the money go?
You may be interested to know that government has put some of the money towards creating 50,000 new apprenticeships. Funding has been released for youth organisations such as the Scouts.
Payments of over £200m have been made to Armed Forces Charities - this has been spent on all sorts of things from support workers to memorial gardens, special books for children whose parents have been...
Tue 7 Jul 2015 hot topics
As a former children’s minister and a huge advocate for young people, I am a big supporter of allowing the UK Youth Parliament to use the House of Commons Chamber, once a year, to debate those issues most affecting them. Last year, youth people took to the dispatch boxes to discuss exam resits, the living wage, careers advice and the voting age.
This has been a staple of the...