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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Government acts on Julian’s call to lower bowel cancer screening age

Government acts on Julian’s call to lower bowel cancer screening age

Julian has welcomed the government’s decision to lower the screening age for the NHS bowel cancer programme from 60 to 50, following calls for this from him and many others. The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has accepted the recommendation of the expert National Screening Committee that screening should now be offered from ages 50 to

York Press column: Plans for Bootham Park Hospital site must benefit the people of York

Last month, I met Health Minister Stephen Barclay in Westminster to discuss the future...

Julian meets Health Minister on future of Bootham Park Hospital site

Julian yesterday met with Health Minister Stephen Barclay to discuss the future of the...

Julian presses Ministers on improving technical education

Julian today pressed Ministers in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to...

Julian calls on Ministers to prioritise easy migration for university researchers in Brexit negotiations

February 1, 2018

Julian this morning asked Ministers responsible for the ongoing withdrawal negotiations to secure new arrangements that facilitate the migration of scientists and other academic researchers.

In the House of Commons during questions to the Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, David Davis, Julian said:

Could the Minister reassure me that upcoming negotiations on future migration arrangements with the EU will prioritise the needs of UK science and research, allowing a two-way flow of talent that is vital for our top universities, such as York University in my constituency?”

Responding for the government, Robin Walker, a junior Minister at the Department for Exiting the EU, replied:

I’m very happy to give my honourable friend that reassurance. We’ve been having some very useful meetings with the science and universities sector, talking about their needs in this respect, and we do want to ensure that the UK continues to be able to attract the brightest and the best from around Europe and around the world

After speaking in the Chamber, Julian commented: “York University is a world-class institution, and benefits hugely from the contribution of European nationals in science and other areas of academic research, just as Continental universities draw on the expertise of British researchers.

I was pleased to hear the government is committed to maintaining this exchange of knowledge, and will continue to lobby for easy migration arrangements for researchers being prioritised during the exit talks to ensure this is included in the final agreement.”