I am committed to the very highest standards of animal welfare, and to making the UK a world leader in the field. It concerns me that some have suggested the vote my colleagues and I cast on New Clause 30 of the EU Withdrawal Bill somehow signaled a weakening in the protection of animals.
I believe that bees as well as other pollinators are very significant in our food industry play a crucial role in safeguarding our environment. The UK Government has done a lot of work in the past years to protect the bees.
The NHS system relies on the dedication and skills of doctors, nurses and staff to attend to the vast number of patients in the UK and it is only through their commitment and specialist knowledge that it succeeds.
The Repeal Bill has been introduced as a means to protect both businesses and individuals from any disruption during Brexit. I fully support this initiative and I think it is crucial that we use such mechanisms to make the transition as smooth as possible.
I am deeply concerned about the detention of Nazanin Zaghari-Racliffe and Kamal Foroughi and I can assure you I am following the development of the events up close. Protection of human rights and free speech are issues of utmost importance to me.