Shailesh Vara makes the case for Peterborough to be the new HQ for Great British Railways.
Following the Prime Minister’s statement on the Sue Gray Report, Shailesh Vara tells the PM that, without minimising the importance of the events in Downing Street during lockdown, local military families are also concerned about the potential role the UK military could end up playing in the conflict on the Russia-Ukraine border.
Shailesh Vara speaks in Parliament’s Holocaust Memorial Day debate to welcome the opportunities that exist for schoolchildren to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau and calls on the Government to encourage these visits to ensure that more people understand the reality of what happened.
Shailesh Vara calls on the Parliament to focus on matters that really affect our constituents on a day-to-day basis—cost of living, energy prices and so on—as well as on the fact that 100,000 Russian troops are on the Ukrainian border, which threatens global instability?
Recognising that at the start of the pandemic there was evidence that the BAME community was more vulnerable to the virus than other communities, Shailesh Vara asks the Prime Minister if any analysis had been carried out to determine whether or not Omicron behaves in the same way.
Speaking in the debate on strengthening standards in public life, Shailesh Vara calls into question influence bought by trade unions citing as an example a Communication Workers Union resolution to support candidates who support their industrial and political aims.