Entries by Oliver Wheeler

Darren highlights 5G security worries

Darren spoke this afternoon about the risks of relying on Chinese Government-backed technologies to build our critical digital infrastucture. Commenting, he said: The Commons has been debating whether to use Chinese owned technology in our mobile networks today. Without Huawei we won’t deliver 5G on time. But there are concerns Huawei provides a backdoor for […]

Darren presses Ministers on facial recognition rights

Darren spoke in the House of Commons today to raise concerns about the use of cameras deploying live facial recognition technology to scan members of the public. Commenting, he said: These can be used by police or councils to find people they want to arrest or fine, but are also used by shopping centres and […]

Darren signs Holocaust Book of Remembrance

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day — where we remember the 6 million Jewish people murdered in the Holocaust, alongside all other victims of the Nazis — and Darren added his name to the Holocaust Educational Trust’s annual Book of Remembrance in Parliament. 2020 also marks 75 years since the liberation of Europe’s concentration camps and […]

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Darren calls on Environment Secretary to adopt Deposit Return Scheme

Darren Jones, the MP for Bristol North West, has written to Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers MP to ask her to adopt the suggestions of Girlguiding’s Future Girl campaign on a Deposit Return Scheme for plastic bottles. Darren said: Proposals for a DRS have already won approval across party lines. In December 2017, the Environmental Audit Committee […]

Darren reflects on Australian bushfire crisis

In the House of Commons today, Darren shared his prayers with those suffering from the ongoing bushfires in Australia, and called on the British Government to do more in assisting our friends and allies in decarbonising power generation. With 75 percent of electricity in Australia still reliant on coal, it’s clear that taking necessary steps […]