This week, I asked the Minister for International Trade, Penny Mordaunt, what impact the removal of US tariffs on UK Steel will have on the UK steel sector.
Today marks six months since the conclusion of the COP26 Conference in Glasgow. Since then, the UK Government has taken ground-breaking action to deliver on the promises made at COP26 and deliver on our commitment to global climate action.
I have written to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office to ask if the Foreign Secretary will assess the potential use of human rights legislation by Russian oligarchs to avoid sanctions. The UK Government must continue to ensure that all oligarchs close to Putin are sanctioned without fear or favour.
I was proud to hold a Westminster Hall debate today on reforming the Computer Misuse Act 1990. The need for this debate has become far more urgent as Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has placed a spotlight on the pressing requirement to strengthen the UK’s cybersecurity.
This week has been a monumental week for me personally. Thank you for all the kind messages I have received. I am proud to be completely open and honest about the struggles I have had, and continue to have, with my identity. My priority remains serving my constituents.
This week, I met with the Secretary of State for Justice, Dominic Raab, to discuss the UK Government’s progress towards implementing a British Bill of Rights. I stressed the importance that a British Bill of Rights should seek to strengthen protections for free speech.
I am pleased that the Down Syndrome Bill has now officially passed through both Houses of Parliament, meaning it will receive Royal Assent and become an Act.
This week, I met with Cancer Research UK to mark the charity’s 20th anniversary. I took the chance to meet with researchers working on the latest breakthroughs and campaigners helping to deliver change in our community.