Over the past week in Parliament, I have been continuing to work in both the Privileges and Standards Committees tasked with new investigations in to whether Members of Parliament have been in contempt of Parliament or the MPs Code of Conduct, attending Prime Minister's Questions and attending important debates and parliamentary events.

Last week, I took part in the very important and emotional debate on Primodos, a drug given to women in the 1960s and '70s as a pregnancy test.

Tragically, there is considerable evidence indicating that women who were given the drug Primodos gave birth to babies with devastating birth defects, or sadly had miscarriages or still-births.

I raised the case of my constituent who was given the drug when she was pregnant with her daughter. It was immediately discovered upon birth, that she was born with a hole in her diaphragm and was not expected to live.

No one has ever been held responsible, despite the then Government approving the drug.

It is well past time for the Government to accept responsibility, issue a full apology and to compensate the families affected.

You may view my contribution to the debate on my Facebook page ‘Allan Dorans MP’ or my website at https://allandoransmp.scot/westminster.php.

One of my meetings in Parliament was with Elaine Wyllie MBE, former head teacher of St Ninians Primary School, Stirling.

In 2012, Elaine was responsible for introducing the idea of encouraging children to walk or run a daily mile. The resulting levels of good physical and mental health, fitness, and wellbeing amongst the children since then, has been phenomenal.

The idea has now been adopted in no less than 94 countries across the world. For further information please visit www.thedailymile.co.uk

Recently in the constituency, I was privileged to make a speech and lay a wreath at the Merchant Navy Memorial in Girvan.

The memorial commemorates the service and sacrifice of members of the Merchant Navy in both World Wars, and other conflicts. It is made from beautiful granite from nearby Alisa Craig.

My thanks to Lorna and Ritchie Conaghan of the Girvan and District Great War Project who were able to provide me with information on local men who had made the ultimate sacrifice during service in the Merchant Navy.

Also in the constituency, I was delighted to recently visit the innovative ‘Fit Fest’ at Greenhead Park, New Cumnock and meet with John Hunter (Chair) and Sheena Boyd (Trustee) of the New Cumnock Development Trust (NCDT).

The Fit Fest was organised by the NCDT and Laura Pagan, its sports, health, and well-being co-ordinator. They had live Zumba, a 100-foot inflatable assault course, a 32-foot zip slide and other health and fitness activities.

This was a fantastic event which was very well attended and enjoyed by the local community. For further information on the work of the trust please visit www.ncdt.org.uk or the New Cumnock Development Trust Facebook page.