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Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State

I am appalled by the allegations of gross human rights violations against large numbers of Rohingya Muslims, including reports of the Burmese military and local militia forcing hundreds of thousands of men, women and children from their homes and villages being burnt. I am pleased that the UK response to this has been robust. Recently,
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Royal British Legion’s 2017 manifesto

I recognise the valuable contribution made by Armed Forces personnel and their families and the many sacrifices made through their service in keeping Britain safe. I also pay tribute to the Royal British Legion for their work to support our Armed Forces, and in highlighting and campaigning on matters affecting them. With regards to their
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Wild bird poaching in Cyprus

I certainly share concerns which have been raised about wild bird poaching in Cyprus. The UK Sovereign Base Areas (SBAs) on Cyprus are covered by the Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats, and adhere to its provisions. Combating illegal trapping is a key priority for the SBA police and dedicated
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Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessments

I am proud that every year around £50 billion is spent to support people with disabilities and health conditions, over £3 billion more than in 2010. I passionately believe we should focus support on those who need it. PIP is designed to ensure support is focused on those with the greatest barrier to independence. I
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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill

I certainly support the Government’s European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, and very much respect the result of the referendum. Article 50 has been invoked and the Prime Minister has been clear that there must be no attempts to remain inside the EU, no attempts to re-join it through the back door, and no second referendum. The country
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Stem cell transplants

I pay tribute to the hard work and dedication of Anthony Nolan in supporting stem cell transplant patients and their families. I agree with the charity that aiding recovery after a transplant should be a high priority. I am happy to note that, as of February 2017, NHS England has confirmed that it will fund
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MATT WARMAN MP WELCOMES COUNCIL’S REVIEW OF STREET LIGHTING

Matt Warman, MP for Boston and Skegness, has welcomed Lincolnshire County Council’s announcement of a review into the area’s street lighting policy. After calls to have more lights on for longer in some areas, the Council has committed to consider the impact of the recent policy change to turn some lights off after midnight. The
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Holiday sickness scams

I certainly agree with concerns about the apparent increase in holiday sickness claims, and I know that the Government does as well. It recognises that where payments are made based on fraudulent statements there are wider implications for tour operators, such as Thomas Cook, and the holiday industry more generally and it is committed to
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Palestinian health and dignity

I certainly appreciate concerns which have been raised about the health of many Palestinian people. There will ultimately be no relief for the people in Gaza, who are suffering so terribly, until there is a political solution. I firmly believe that the international community must redouble its efforts to support a comprehensive peace agreement that delivers
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Public sector pay

I greatly value the important work that nurses, doctors, police officers, firefighters, teachers and other public servants do in delivering essential public services. Public sector pay is set by independent pay review bodies, but I am in favour of increasing it. I would hope that the Government will respond favourably to easing pay restrictions at
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The environment

The British countryside is some of the most beautiful in the world, so I am delighted that Ministers are committed to safeguarding our vibrant natural environment. Until we leave the European Union, the existing arrangements remain in place. I am particularly pleased that the Treasury has confirmed that any structural fund projects, including agri-environment schemes,
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