Chris Davies MP said:
I am aware that everyone must be thinking it is only Brexit Brexit Brexit going on in the HofC at the moment but there are many other important matters going on.
Yesterday I was delighted be re-elected to join Hugh Gaffney MP (Labour Member for Coatbridge & Bellshill) as Vice Chairmen to Hannah Bardell MP (SNP Member for Livingston) the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Deaths Abroad.
This is a very important cross party group that is trying to improve the process that will face constituents at what must be one of the worst times in their lives - when a loved one dies or is murdered overseas.
We have taken evidence over the past year from 60 families who have faced these most difficult circumstances. We have looked at many aspects including the support and guidelines of the FCO, Embassy and Consulates, Insurance Companies, Repatriation at airports and so much more.
We look forward to publishing our report where we will be recommending to the Government ways to make improvements where they can help put in place ‘joined up support’ for our families who have lost loved ones abroad.