Shailesh Vara promotes RAF Wittering as the new base for the Red Arrows and secures ministerial meeting to discuss the location.
Speaking in the debate on the Queen’s Speech, Shailesh Vara highlights the importance of the UK’s diversity of its population which provides a ‘living bridge’ to a large number of other countries, not least the UK's 1.5 million people of Indian origin.
Following the Foreign Secretary’s House of Commons statement on Iran, Shailesh Vara seeks assurance that full assistance is being given to the families of the victims of the Ukrainian International Airlines flight.
Shailesh Vara urges the Government to 'leave no stone unturned' in efforts to reach an agreement so the Northern Ireland Assembly can properly function again which could considerably increase overseas investment in Northern Ireland.
Speaking in the debate on the Second Reading of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill, Shailesh Vara calls for confidence in the United Kingdom and an end to scare-mongering over Brexit as the economic Armageddon threatened if the country voted to leave never materialised.
Shailesh Vara marks the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and recognises that Gandhi’s message of non-violence, religious tolerance and greater rights for women is as applicable today as it was in his lifetime.