I congratulate the hon. Member for Batley and Spen (Tracy Brabin) on securing this important debate. It is great to have the opportunity to talk about policing and to commend our policemen and women, who do a fantastic job in difficult circumstances.
I was pleased to take part in Sir Edward Davey’s debate on investment in fossil fuel companies by pension funds. I called for greater transparency regarding where pension funds are invested and greater choice for employees to choose sustainable and secure investments.
The Health and Social Care Secretary has paid tribute to West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas in his role as chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Brain Tumours in announcing a new ‘pink drink’ treatment aid which will help up to 2,000 patients a year.
West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas has urged the Government to accelerate environmental policies which will improve people’s health and wellbeing, calling for the establishment of a Nature Recovery Network.
Our planet matters. Today I asked Dr Thérèse Coffey, Environment Minister if she would meet with me to support a project to plant 20,000 trees with school children across West Cornwall by the end of 2020 to help address air quality.
I believe that we must show a commitment to families, make life easier for them where possible, and remove the unnecessary barriers and unintended consequences that Government policy is causing for our families.
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