I voted to accept the recommendation of the Privileges Committee at the end of its inquiry into Boris Johnson. The report ran to around 30,000 words and over 100 pages. I read it carefully before I voted.
The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 brought a large number of EU laws and regulation into our domestic law. This was called Retained EU Law (REUL), and had special status, reflecting the supremacy of EU law, European Court of Justice case law and EU legal principles.
I appreciate the strength of feeling around this issue. Around a million animal and plant species are threatened with extinction and the abundance, diversity and connectivity of species is declining faster than at any time in human history.
I cannot guarantee to attend the events you mention on Wednesday, because I have other pre-scheduled Parliamentary commitments. However, I am pleased that the Government has consistently done a great deal to help motorists fight costs by freezing fuel duty.
I am very aware of the issues as I work closely with the NEU and am on the Education Select Committee. However, I am disappointed that teachers are striking as children can ill-afford to miss any more school after covid.
I take this issue very seriously and I know that my colleagues in the Equalities Office remain committed to tackling conversion therapy in the UK. I am absolutely clear that this practice has no place in civilised society.
The Government sets the Approved Mileage Allowance Payments (AMAPs) rates to minimise administrative burdens. AMAP rates aim to reflect running costs including fuel, servicing and depreciation. Depreciation is estimated to constitute the most significant proportion of the AMAP rate.