Speaking in a debate on deaf children’s service, Sir Mike Penning calls for British Sign Language to be included as part of teacher training such as a degree in education or postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE).
Speaking in a debate on veterans in the criminal justice system, Sir Mike Penning praises the work of the charity Care after Combat and raises the issue of veterans not feeling confident to declare their service and consequently missing out on support available.
Sir Mike Penning speaks in debates on the Voyeurism (Offences) (No. 2) Bill and welcomes the Bill to tackle upskirting. He calls for the Bill to be tightened to ensure it is workable and to include the distribution of upskirting photos for financial gain and welcomes the Government's commitment to a Law Commission review into mysogyny and hate crime.
Following the recent Supreme Court ruling on widowed parent’s allowance, Sir Mike Penning calls on the Government to show compassion, fairness and natural justice when considering their response and recognise that we live in the modern world.
Sir Mike Penning takes the opportunity of a Northern Ireland Budget debate to call on Parliament to stand up for veterans who served in the Province and condemns expenditure by the Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland on prosecutions against current and former members of the armed forces for certain alleged offences committed during military operations 30 or 40 years ago.
Sir Mike Penning calls on the Government to move medical cannabis from the Home Office to the Department for Health and Social Care where it can be treated as a medicine and can be separated from recreational cannabis which is classified as a controlled drug under schedule 1 of the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001.