Following the Government statement on the Ajax armoured vehicle procurement programme and the need to resolve noise and vibration problems, James Sunderland seeks an indication from the Minister when the vehicles will declare Initial Operating Capability (IOC) - the minimum requirement for them to be deployed for use.
Speaking in the emergency debate on the situation in Afghanistan, James Sunderland calls on the Government to focus on securing the airhead in Kabul, ensuring safe access to the airhead, be realistic about the task in hand and finally to be honest about our place in the world and global ambitions.
Following the Government’s statement on the UK's proposed approach to the Northern Ireland protocol, James Sunderland calls for the UK and EU to work together as equal trading partners to ensure the best outcome for the people of Northern Ireland.
James Sunderland backs the Bill’s key objectives, namely to increase the fairness of the immigration system to better protect and support those in genuine need of asylum, deter illegal entry into the UK and enable those with no right to be in the UK to be removed more easily.
James Sunderland calls for positive engagement with the Government’s emerging proposals to help create a strategic environment in Northern Ireland whereby truth, reconciliation and alternative forms of dispute resolution can flourish, for the benefit of future peace and stability.