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

Most recently, I took part in a particularly important and emotional debate on Primodos. This was 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 gave birth to babies with devastating birth defects, or sadly had miscarriages or still-births.

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

I spoke specifically in this debate to highlight the dreadful birth defects Primodos caused to the daughter of a local constituent. It is well past time for the Government to accept responsibility and issue a full apology and to compensate the families of all affected.

My contribution to the debate, can be viewed on my Facebook page ‘Allan Dorans MP’ or my website at https://allandoransmp.scot/westminster.php.

One of these 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.

I have been contacted by a number of constituents from Doonfoot and beyond, regarding a planning application to build three dwellinghouses on green space land between the existing houses towards the end of Greenan Road, and the sea.

As of last week, the application had attracted almost 80 objections and I expect that to increase significantly by the time this newspaper is published. There were no submissions in favour of the development.

The decision to approve or reject the planning application will be made by the Regulatory (Planning) Committee of South Ayrshire Council.

As a Member of the Westminster Parliament, I have no formal role in the decision-making process, but I will be lodging a formal objection to the proposal in support of my constituent's views.

The planning application can be viewed on the South Ayrshire Council Website under Planning Applications reference 23/00666/APP where you may make comments in objection or in favour of the application.