I've been trying to get information on this for months. But still no clear answer as to how many civil servants are working on Brexit and how much it will cost.Cabinet Office Questions - 22nd Nov 17Posted by Tommy Sheppard MP on Wednesday, 22 November 2017
Yesterday I called for the UK Government to think again on the European Charter of Fundamental Rights. Watch my full speech here.
EU Withdrawal Bill - 21st Nov 17 Posted by Tommy Sheppard MP on Wednesday, 22 November 2017
I led a debate on the House of Lords - an out of date institution that's unrepresentative, undemocratic and in urgent need of reform. You can watch my full speech here.House of Lords Debate - 15th Nov 17 Posted by Tommy Sheppard MP on Thursday, 16 November 2017
Here's the final part of my speech on a second Indyref in Westminster Hall.
Westminster Hall Debate 13th Nov 17 Posted by Tommy Sheppard MP on Tuesday, 14 November 2017
On the back of the Scottish Parliament voting to ban fracking, I asked Theresa May to consider a moratorium in the rest of the UK. She's as out of touch on this as she is on so many other things.
I presented a petition on the system of obtaining permanent residence certification. As you can see here, members of parliament from other parties are clearly not as concerned about the difficulties facing many people trying to guarantee their right to live in the UK.
The Westminster Hall Debate on the International Day of Democracy was an opportunity to examine our modern, imperfect democracy and what we could be doing better. It won't shock you that the House of Lords, proportional representation and voter participation all get a mention. You can watch my contribution here.
I asked the Minister if the government would require the Electoral Commission to disclose donations for parties in Northern Ireland from before 2015. This follows allegations of dark money from the Constitutional Research Council, which is linked to the Scottish Tories, to the DUP. As usual, no straight answer.
The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland is unable to answer my question on the Irish Border. Legitimate questions deserve proper answers not the same old Tory rhetoric.