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Science and Technology committee highlights, 17th April 2018

This session was on early years intervention, which covers various educational and support systems for young children who have been victims of child abuse and/or neglect. The Science and Technology Committee is examining the strength of the evidence linking adverse childhood experiences with long-term negative outcomes, the evidence base for related interventions, whether evidence is […]

Darren on the current Syria situation

Darren said: Thank you to those of you that have been in touch with me about Syria. I want Parliament to have a say, but I haven’t been told by the Government yet whether this will happen. My current view is that it needs to be made clear that the use of chemical weapons is […]

Darren launches Tip Review campaign

Darren has recently been campaigning on the issue of what happens to tips left at restaurants, following Bristol activists and the Bristol Post raising the issue in relation to Aqua Italia. There, as well as at Turtle Bay, workers were made to pay a percentage of their table orders to restaurants, in case they received […]

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Darren speaks to BBC Bristol about GKN

GKN employ 59,800 people, including 1,900 at their Bristol sites. Their Aerospace division is vital to UK defences, and to other UK Aerospace businesses who rely on their supplies. A week ago, GKN lost a shareholder vote on a Melrose hostile takeover. Melrose are a US firm who are know to buy and quickly liquidate […]

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Darren speaks on GKN

Melrose is continuing with its hostile take over bid for GKN, and Airbus (GKNs largest customer) has said it can’t work with a business like Melrose. In response to the Government, Melrose has said it will keep GKN in North Bristol for the next five years. Watch what Darren had to say about the matter […]

Data Protection Bill committee, 4th day highlights

The Data Protection Bill (the “Bill”) applies new EU data protection laws (the General Data Protection Regulation, or “GDPR”) to processes in the UK which EU law has no jurisdiction over, introduces the Law Enforcement Directive for policing and law enforcement powers, and sets out the data protection and privacy rules for the processing of […]

Read Darren’s account of his third day on the Data Protection Bill Committee

Data Protection Bill: Committee Day Three Report (ICO Powers, Leveson Two, Intelligence Service Data Transfers, Data Value and other issues). The Data Protection Bill (the “Bill”) applies new EU data protection laws (the General Data Protection Regulation, or “GDPR”) to processes in the UK which EU law has no jurisdiction over, introduces the Law Enforcement […]

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Watch Darren on Sunday Politics West

Darren appeared on Sunday Politics West today. He was asked about the Customs Union, amongst other things: To find out what else Darren was asked about, watch his full appearance at 38 minutes in here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09vjp76/sunday-politics-west-18032018.