Sir Mike Penning speaks in a debate on roadside recovery and red lights, backing calls for a halt to the current roll-out of smart motorways and to allow the use of red lights by the roadside recovery industry.
Sir Mike Penning calls on NICE to re-examine how it calculates value for money when making the decision on Orkambi to ensure the full cost to the NHS of not buying the drug in lung transplants, physical and mental health is taken into consideration.
Sir Mike Penning calls on the Government to put pressure on the Northern Ireland political parties to progress negotiations and restore devolution and, if they are unable to, warn that there will be direct rule.
Sir Mike Penning calls for urgent action in the case of severely epileptic children, for whom medicinal cannabis has helped to reduce their seizures, and condemns the failure of the NHS to issue prescriptions to patients, despite the law being changed six months ago.
Following the Government statement on its plans for dealing with legacy issues and the investigation of veterans who served in Northern Ireland during the troubles, Sir Mike Penning rejects the Government position that there is a legal difference between soldiers serving on peacekeeping operations in Northern Ireland and soldiers serving in peacekeeping operations in foreign countries.