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Freedom on Sex Education

Parents must have a role in deciding what sex and relationship education is appropriate for their children to be taught at school, an MP has warned.

Shipley MP Philip Davies said too often politicians want to ban things they do not like and make compulsory things they do like.

Extending the lenient sentencing scheme

AN MP is pushing government to set out a timescale on when it will extend the number of crimes where a sentence handed down by judges can be challenged if deemed too lenient.

Business Question: Sharia Councils

Sharia Councils must be banned and Muslim women given the same protection as every other woman in the UK, an MP has said.

Job Centre Closure

AN MP has demanded government look at the local situation in Shipley before closing its Job Centre and merging it with Bradford.

Fixed Term Recalls

Criminals on licence are purposely getting sent back to prison for 28 days to make thousands of pounds selling drugs they bring in from the outside, an MP has said. 

Work on tackling dementia

Bradford’s social housing provider has been praised in Parliament for leading the way in dementia education.

Shipley MP Philip Davies hailed Incommunities, based in his constituency, for training its staff to support residents with dementia.

Kashmir

The people of Kashmir should be allowed a referendum on how they are governed just as the UK voted on its membership of the European Union, an MP has said.

Tensions between India and Pakistan continue to escalate over who governs Kashmir.

International Aid Spending

AN MP has demanded government re-think its commitment to overseas aid and spend the cash at home after he revealed eye-watering amounts of taxpayers’ money was being wasted on consultancy fees. 

Keighley Magistrates Court

AN MP has urged government to cut its losses and auction off Keighley magistrates’ court closed instead of wasting thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money each month keeping the building closed.