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Annette Brooke MP writes… This Mothering Sunday let’s commit to making preventable newborn deaths a thing of the past

New BornLike many mothers and grandmothers in my constituency and around the UK, I’m looking forward to Mother’s Day on Sunday. Not just because it’s welcome time spent with the family, but also because it reminds me of the years of joy I’ve had watching my children and now my grand-daughter grow up.

It is however, a sad time for many in this country who have suffered bereavements. And we also think of the millions of mothers around the world who have not had the chance to watch their children grow …

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Lynne Featherstone MP writes…the Aid budget and the Ministry of Defence

Despite extensive media coverage this morning, the aid budget is not about to be slashed to fund the Ministry of Defence.

All aid spending from the Department of International Development (DFID) is in line with internationally agreed guidelines. There is a strict definition of what can count as Overseas Development Assistance (ODA), which was established by the OECD. For example, aid cannot be spent on combat operations nor on military equipment.

It can be (and is) used to train another country’s security forces in human rights awareness, including gender-based violence issues – something I’m sure all …

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  • User AvatarMichael BG 28th Aug - 3:07am
    It appears to me that the majority of voters are concerned about themselves and their immediate family. If someone is well off they might consider...
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    @George Potter Until the recent role reversal, the SNP were a minor party and wouldn't have got much public exposure. Even now they won't get...
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    @Matthew Huntbach I know that you have been talking about this for a very long time, but surely there are other issues as well, it...
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    Mark Argent raises an interesting issue and links this to barriers in society generally. Of course there are other groups of people who struggle to...
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    @TCO "The Labour Party seek, and have always sought, to crush us." But it's the Conservative Party that succeeded.
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    The SNP have boycotted the Lords for years. It has done absolutely nothing to improve the situation - either legislatively or in terms of Lords...