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Highlights of Darren at Science and Technology Committee on 01/11/17

The meeting yesterday was on genomics and genome editing in the NHS. Genomics is the process of using information about an individual’s  DNA in their healthcare, including to make diagnosis and treatment decisions. Genome editing is the altering of peoples’ genes to promote better outcomes for them. This inquiry is focused on these concepts’ potential […]

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Darren writes to the Prime Minister to call for Bristol libraries to be kept open

Darren wrote on Facebook: I’m lucky to have such politically engaged constituents, including an eight year old pupil from Henleaze who asked me to send her petition (of over 150 friends campaigning against library closures) to the Prime Minister. I obviously fully support this call, and have written to the PM with the petition. Number […]

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Darren receives response from HMRC on childcare vouchers fiasco

Darren has received a response from HMRC after he raised concerns about problems parents were having applying to governments’ new 30-hours free childcare. With the website crashing and problems with HMRC’s own phone line, parents were finding it difficult to apply before the 31st August deadline. Darren challenged this with HMRC direct. The response from John […]