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- 27 July 2015
Kerry's statement on what happened last Monday at the Second Reading of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill.
- 24 June 2015
Detail about Kerry's questions to the Farming Minister and the Under-Secretary of State for Health about antibiotic resistance in animals, caused by the overuse of these medicines in agriculture.
- 05 June 2015
An update on action that Kerry has taken in response to concerns about fundraising activities, prompted by the death of Olive Cooke.
- 03 June 2015
Information on the independent parliamentary watchdog's public consultation on MPs' pay.
- 06 March 2015
A letter from Sue Mountstevens, Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner, about the need to make sex and relationship education (SRE) mandatory, and Kerry's reply.
- 05 February 2015
Today is National Voter Registration Day. This is an event to raise awareness among people over the age of 18 that they need to sign up to vote in the next election. The website “Bite the Ballot” last year registered 50,000 people; their aim this year is to get 250,000 people to sign up.
- 26 January 2015
Well over 150 constituents have contacted me about Government proposals in the Infrastructure Bill to remove landowner consent for shale gas drilling and later today I will vote to stop fracking from going ahead, unless a robust regulatory framework is put into place.
- 13 January 2015
Many of my constituents are likely to have suffered at the hands of ticket touts who shamelessly cash in on peoples’ passion for theatre, music or sporting events. Many will know how difficult it is, trying to book tickets for their chosen event, only to find that it in many cases it sells out within minutes due to thousands of tickets being hovered up by botnets.
- 06 January 2015
I have, understandably, received many emails from people about the recent increase in rail fares. Average ticket prices rose nationally by an average of 2.8% on 2nd January, though this is only the most recent increase in the last few years. It is unacceptable that fares have continued to skyrocket while real wages for the majority of the country have stagnated or decreased.
- 06 January 2015
Yesterday I asked the Home Secretary, Theresa May, about how police officers are now often being used as a service of last resort in mental health cases due to the Government’s spending cuts. In her response, the Minister claimed that the Coalition has taken action on this issue, and that the number of people with mental health problems taken to a police cell as a place of safety has fallen in the last few years.
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