Virendra Sharma

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Virendra Sharma is the Labour MP for Ealing, Southall. He entered Parliament in July 2007 following a by-election caused by the death of MP Piara Khabra (Labour).

Homeopathy

In March 2010, following the publication of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee's report "Evidence Check 2: Homeopathy", Virendra Sharma signed Early Day Motion 908: Science and Technology Committee Report on Homeopathy, which was critical of the report[1].

In July 2010, Sharma signed Early Day Motion 284: BMA Annual Representative Meeting Motions on Homeopathy[2] which expressed concern at a number of motions to be put forward at the British Medical Association's annual representative meeting calling "for no further commissioning of, nor funding for, homeopathic remedies in the NHS", and "thinks that an integrated NHS, which employs the best from the orthodox and complementary ... could deliver better and more cost-effective outcomes at a time of financial prudence".

Ayurvedic Medicine

In October 2016, Mr Sharma signed Early Day Motion 507: Celebration of First Ayurveda Day on 27 October 2016[3], which states a belief that "Ayurveda's integration into the NHS would ensure freedom of choice in healthcare for the populace; and calls on the Government to introduce an Ayurveda Chair." (Information about Ayurvedic medicine here.)

Science Funding

In October 2010, Virendra Sharma signed Early Day Motion 767: Science is Vital Campaign. The motion stated that the house "believes that continued investment in research is vital in order to meet the technological and social challenges of the 21st century, and to continue to attract high-tech industries to invest here; further believes that large cuts to science funding are a false economy, due to evidence that research investment fuels economic growth".[4]

Libel Law Reform

In March 2010, Virendra Sharma signed Early Day Motion 423 calling for a reform of the English libel law[5]. The motion noted that human rights activists, scientists, writers and journalists are currently prevented from publishing, and the public prevented from reading, matters of strong public interest due to the chilling effect of the law.

Same-Sex Marriage

Virendra Sharma voted in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill at its third reading in May 2013[6].

References

  1. http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2009-10/908
  2. http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2010-12/284
  3. https://www.parliament.uk/edm/2016-17/507
  4. http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2010-12/767
  5. http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2009-10/423
  6. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2013-05-21&number=11&mpn=Virendra_Sharma

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