242017Nov

Animal Sentience

It has been extremely frustrating that the media have distorted this issue. Some have suggested that the vote last week on New Clause 30 of the EU Withdrawal Bill somehow signalled a weakening in the protection of animals. That is simply wrong. Voting against the amendment was not a vote against the idea that animals…

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62017Nov

Celebrating the Engineering Festival

Last Friday, I held the Wiltshire Festival of Engineering, supported by James Dyson Foundation and Wiltshire Air Ambulance, inspiring more than 3,000 children and involving more than 35 businesses and organisations. The Schools Minister kindly attended. The event highlighted that Wiltshire really is a hub of engineering. Today in UK Parliament I asked if the…

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