Sir Mike Penning backs legislation to increase the value of lump sum awards payable under the Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979 and the diffuse mesothelioma scheme and asks why these increases are not automatic but need legislation in the House of Commons.
Sir Mike Penning calls for MPs who are convicted of a crime and imprisoned to lose their position as a Member of Parliament citing that if it was a police officer who was convicted they would lose their pensions and everything.
Speaking in a debate on diabetes, Sir Mike Penning highlights the importance of early diagnosis and the need for better support for parents when a child is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
Following the Government statement on Johnston Press going into administration and its subsequent acquisition by a new consortium of its creditors, JPI Media, Sir Mike Penning raises concerns about the future of small suppliers and creditors who are not part of the acquisition consortium.