Philip Dunne speaks against a Private Member's Bill to introduce a trade union or staff association for members of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces are already many bodies that advocate on behalf of service personnel and their families.
Speaking on the publication of the report into the Gosport hospital scandal where over 450 people died as a result of being given dangerous doses of powerful painkillers, Philip Dunne welcomes the helpline for families and calls on the Government to make sure it is adequately resourced.
Philip Dunne welcomes the Government announcement on NHS funding and also the Home Office’s new proposals to lift the visa cap on professional clinicians which will enable effective workforce planning in the NHS.
Philip Dunne welcomes the historic long-term funding increase for the NHS and congratulates the Health Secretary on securing this funding which will enable the NHS to develop a 10-year plan alongside a long-term workforce plan and a long-term capital funding plan.
Following the Government statement on the UK’s future participation in the Galileo Public Regulated Service, Philip Dunne asks if the Prime Minister will bring this matter up at the EU Council or at the NATO summit in July to ensure that the EU recognises the UK's offer of continued security co-operation, including on the Galileo project.
Philip Dunne highlights the valuable role that community transport plays in rural areas and calls on the Government to ensure these services continue irrespective of the recent court ruling and licensing changes.
Philip Dunne raises concerns about the impact of moving all West Mercia remand cases to Kidderminster Magistrates Court which means that Shropshire residents held on remand could have to wait an extra 24 hours in custody.
Philip Dunne regrets that the US has used national security as its excuse to introduce new tariffs on steel and aluminium imports when, ironically, there are a number of US-UK treaties under which UK makes specialist steel products to assist US national security and calls on the Government to secure an exemption for such products. He also raises concerns about the impact on Bridgnorth Aluminium of the increase in price due to the tariffs and about the displacement factor from incoming Chinese imports.
Philip Dunne calls on the Government to congratulate the former Prime Minister of Malaysia on his re-election and pass on the best wishes of the British people during the transition.