Northern Ireland Committee visits Ireland

This week the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee met with officials in Dublin, Ireland and Newry, Northern Ireland as we commenced our inquiry into the Irish land border.

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Andrew holds Commons debate on university vice chancellors' salaries

Having resigned from the Court of the University of Bath in August in response to figures revealing that Bath's Vice Chancellor was the highest paid (£451,000) in the UK, Andrew called for a Commons debate on the wider issue of vice chancellors' pay. 

Andrew visits Hurricane Response HQ

Andrew was briefed by Team Rubicon in the humanitarian relief charity's Chilmark Ops room on Thursday on its volunteers' deployment to the hurricane ravaged Caribbean.

Andrew delivers speech on Passchendaele

As the Prime Minister's Special Representative for the Centenary of the Great War, it was a privilege to speak in today's debate on the Third Battle of Ypres, a fight which came to epitomise the misery of trench warfare. Andrew said:

Andrew elected Chair of Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

Last night, Andrew was elected Chair of the increasingly influential Northern Ireland Affairs Committee with 62% of the vote. Northern Ireland has well and truly found itself in the political spotlight in recent months, with political uncertainty in Stormont, questions arising from the Government

Andrew thanks voters

Andrew has been thanking residents for returning him with an increased majority. Andrew's vote climbed from 27,000 to 33,000 and his percentage of the vote from 53% to 60%.

Andrew calls for efficiency in NHS drugs

Yesterday, Andrew spoke in the debate on the Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill, urging caution over a Lords amendment to make the Government control drug prices, and that drugs reach patients soon after being approved.

Andrew signs US-UK memorandum on Great War commemorations

Yesterday, Andrew signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Great War Centenary Commemorations with Vice-Chair of the United States World War One Centennial Commission, Edwin Fountain, at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.