Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.
e-Petitions are administered by Parliament and allow members of the public to express support for a particular issue.
If an e-petition reaches 10,000 signatures the Government will issue a written response.
If an e-petition reaches 100,000 signatures the petition becomes eligible for a Parliamentary debate (usually Monday 4.30pm in Westminster Hall).
These initiatives were driven by Michael Shanks, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.
MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.
Michael Shanks has not been granted any Urgent Questions
Michael Shanks has not been granted any Adjournment Debates
Michael Shanks has not introduced any legislation before Parliament
Michael Shanks has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting
Trustee diversity is essential for a thriving charity sector that reflects the people and communities charities serve.
During Trustees’ Week, which took place 6-10 November 2023, the Charity Commission encouraged people from all backgrounds to consider becoming a charity trustee.
A diverse range of experiences on a trustee board can create more opportunities for constructive challenge, and can help make a charity stronger.
Defence officials are working closely with the Home Office to identify where it would be appropriate for Defence to support the implementation of the UK-Rwanda migration partnership.