Andrew Mitchell takes the opportunity of the Christmas Adjournment debate to back calls for mandatory helmets for children taking part in snow sports activities following the tragic death of Louis Watkiss in a tobogganing accident at Tamworth SnowDome.
Andrew Mitchell intervenes in a speech by Bob Stewart MP on the rapidly deteriorating political situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the need for international community involvement, and backs calls for the UK Government to play a role as it is an area where Britain has deep roots, real knowledge and the ability to help with many of the disputatious parties.
Andrew Mitchell calls on the Government to ensure that those who led the Post Office are held to account for the Horizon IT scandal and the postmasters and postmistresses affected receive their due compensation.
Andrew Mitchell leads a debate on end of life choice and outlines his change of position on this issue to one of support for the Assisted Dying Bill currently in the House of Lords. He discusses real-life consequences of the current blanket ban forcing people to go to Switzerland and discusses examples of overseas legislation as examples of how it can be done better.
In a brief intervention in the debate on the Nationality and Borders Bill and the withdrawal of British citizenship, Andrew Mitchell supports the view that the UK should shoulder its responsibilities in regard to UK citizens currently held in camps in conflict zones in the middle east and, like all the other UN Security Council permanent members, should bring them back the UK for trial.
Andrew Mitchell welcomes the Government’s White Paper on adult social care and calls for coherent policies to enable people to stay in their homes for as long as possible. He supports the Royal Sutton Coldfield Cottage Hospital’s newly agreed services in this respect which will have a real impact in Sutton Coldfield.
Following the Home Secretary’s statement on the tragedy that took place in the English Channel yesterday, Andrew Mitchell calls on the Home Secretary to ensure that the intelligence and security services work with their international counterparts to tackle the criminal gangs of people smugglers and calls for asylum claims to be processed at British embassies.