The Elections Act will improve the accountability of the Electoral Commission by making provision for a Strategy and Policy Statement to be introduced. I fully support this measure as I believe that making the Electoral Commission more accountable will strengthen the integrity of the electoral process and help prevent fraud.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the greatest challenges to the established international order in recent times. As such, the Prime Minister has suggested that the international community should commit to producing a new international treaty for pandemic preparedness and response.
I am sure you join me in deploring the actions of the Russian Government invading a sovereign nation contrary to international law. I support our own Government’s efforts to apply economic pressure on the aggressor and I am heartened by the international solidarity being displayed at this time.