Speaking in a debate on the police use of stop and search, Sir Mike Penning welcomes the introduction of intelligence-led, rather than random, stop and search but calls on police chiefs and the College of Policing to back the police officers on the beat and give them the confidence to use intelligence-led stop and search.
Speaking in a debate on emergency legislation to enable civil servants to continue to run public services in the absence of a functioning Northern Ireland Assembly, Sir Mike Penning tells Ministers that he will not support the Bill unless in includes provisions to protect veterans who served in Northern Ireland.
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.