Speech

Queen’s Speech

Speaking in the debate on the Queen’s Speech, Charles Walker welcomes proposals to tackle abuse of zero-hours contracts, calls for more and better quality housing and the expansion of shared ownership to increase peoples’ stake in the community. [read more] about Queen’s Speech

Charles Walker welcomes parliamentary procedure trial and considers the role of e-petitions

Speaking in the House of Commons

Charles Walker welcomes a trial which will change parliamentary procedure to give back bench MPs more opportunity to debate amendments. He also calls on the House of Commons to play a lead role in the petition system and for petitioners to be given support and guidance about reasonable expectations of the result of any petition. [read more] about Charles Walker welcomes parliamentary procedure trial and considers the role of e-petitions

Charles Walker speaks against a ban on smoking in cars carrying children

Charles Walker speaks against a ban on smoking in cars carrying children, as it would lead to criminalising otherwise very loving parents and would drive another wedge between the police and those they are policing. [read more] about Charles Walker speaks against a ban on smoking in cars carrying children

Charles Walker leads debate on deaths of black people in custody

Speaking in the House of Commons

Supported by Black Mental Health UK, Charles Walker leads an adjournment debate on the disproportionate number of deaths of black people whilst in custody. He raises his concerns about a growing sense of grievance in the black community and calls on the “establishment” to understand the sense of hurt and face-up to the issue. He also calls for an independent investigation into any death in a mental health setting, as opposed to a police custody environment.

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Charles Walker calls for more power for Parliament in managing its time

Charles Walker, in his role as Chairman of the Procedure Committee, leads a debate on the way the House of Commons operates in particular giving Parliament more power to manage its time in its own way rather than at the behest of the Government.

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