Sir Mike Penning takes the opportunity of a debate on aircraft slots to raise his disappointment at the decision to expand Luton airport to levels way above what it was designed for, and to highlight the impact it will have on areas in his constituency.
Sir Mike Penning speaks in a debate on the Primodos hormone pregnancy test and backs calls for the Government to implement the recommendations of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review and to set up a redress fund for families affected by Primodos.
Sir Mike Penning welcomes the deal which will allow the UK’s scientists, researchers and businesses to participate in Horizon Europe and seeks a meeting with the Science Minister to discuss funding for research into the ultra-rare condition fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva.
Sir Mike Penning leads a debate in the House of Commons calling on the BBC to reconsider plans to reduce locally-produced content on local radio and replace it with shared content after 2pm which could mean BBC Three Counties Radio broadcasting content made as far away as Norfolk.
Sir Mike Penning calls for audiobooks to be zero-rated in line with printed books and e-books. Currently audiobooks are liable for VAT at the standard rate of 20% which is disproportionately impacting people with sight loss, visual impairment, dyslexia and those who are physically unable to hold a book.
On the anniversary of his murder, Sir Mike Penning pays tribute to Captain Robert Nairac from 1st Battalion the Grenadier Guards and calls for Government backing to find out the truth and hold those responsible to account.