Madeleine Moon MP

Labour Member of Parliament for Bridgend

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This week I was away from the House, I attended the Atlantic Council which has the Heads of NATO alliance and partner nations meet once a year to discus partnership issues .

It is, therefore, extremely important that Britain is well represented at these meetings to give the UK a strong and forceful voice in shaping the direction of NATO and, especially in these times, to show the world that Britain still has something to say on the International stage.

My absence did not make Parliament any less busy, and the important developments with European Union (Withdrawal) Bill mean that Parliament is now central to the Brexit process and will have a vote on the final deal.

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This Week In Parliament 11 - 15 December

This week I was away from the House, I attended the Atlantic Council which has the Heads of NATO alliance and partner nations meet once a year to discus partnership...

This was another week of frantic activity in Parliament. However, as has become very famil-iar to Members, our work was once again overshadowed by the Brexit process, both inside the House and developments further afield.

The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union has run into much criticism in the House this week from all sides. The sectoral analysis impact assessments on the impact of Brexit on the UK now appear either not to have been carried out or to have had so little depth of study that they have little validity.

Just when this seemed to be brewing into yet another controversy for the Government, news from Brussels took over. Despite the best efforts of the DUP, the Government and EU now appear to agreed on enough to move talks forward. No doubt this will lead yet more debate in the House throughout the coming months.

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This Week In Parliament 04- 08 December

This was another week of frantic activity in Parliament. However, as has become very famil-iar to Members, our work was once again overshadowed by the Brexit process, both inside the...

Another busy week in Parliament saw the continuation of the Budget debates and the first test of the new Defence Minister at the dispatch box.

The important issues are being thrown at Parliament thick and fast at the moment, so much so though that it has become difficult to even get into debates. The Chamber is so often packed with Members each wanting to make a contribution that there is simply not the time for everyone to have their say. The enthusiasm to make a valuable contribution is of course great to see, but it does mean that Members have to be careful with their time and pick their moments to speak. Without careful selection of when to intervene it may mean waiting in the Chamber for as much as 6 hours in order to make a 2 minute intervention.

Elsewhere, I chaired another meeting on suicide and self harm prevention and the country witnesses the 100th anniversary of the RAF, a moment in which we can take the chance to recognise the difficult and hard work the RAF do for the UK

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This Week In Parliament 27 November - 01 December

Another busy week in Parliament saw the continuation of the Budget debates and the first test of the new Defence Minister at the dispatch box. The important issues are being...


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