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Caroline: Statuatory PSHE vital to tackling sexual harrasment and violence

Caroline Lucas has responded to a report by the Women's and Equalities Committee [1] which slams the Government for having no coherent plan for tackling sexual harrasment and sexual violence. Her response comes ahead of her presenting a PSHE bill to Parliament [2]. 

Caroline Lucas MP said: 

If Theresa May is serious about tackling race discrimination, she can act now

It might be unduly cynical to think that prime minister Theresa May deliberately chose the Bank Holiday weekend – when many journalists, MPs and public policy experts were away or otherwise still in holiday mode – to make her announcement of a new, annual audit of race and other discrimination on the part of public services such as the NHS, schools, police and the courts.

Rail Minister: ‘Announcement on compensation is imminent’

- New Rail minister pressed on train failures by Brighton MPs

The new Rail Minister, Paul Maynard, was pressed to act on the train chaos on Southern Rail by Caroline and Peter Kyle MP earlier today. The two Brighton & Hove MPs were joined by Nicholas Soames and Nick Herbert in pressing the Minister on the serious problems that have occurred this year.

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