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.
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).