I am heading over to the Isles of Scilly today. As I go I am acutely aware of the sense of shock and sadness people will be feeling following the disappearance of Josh Clayton who has been working on Tresco.
Imagine you are blind and you need to use a public toilet! What would you have to touch before you found the toilet, the loo roll, the flush, the hand-basin? And would you find the door to get out again?
Many will know that I sit on the Science and Technology Select Committee. This committee is undertaking an enquiry into public investment in science and technology ahead of the Government's spending review.
Friday's Assisted Dying debate was the most mature and informed debate in the chamber of this parliament so far. I voted against the Assisted Dying Bill which was overwhelmingly defeated (330 against - 118 in favour).
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