Since becoming an MP Dean has been appointed to the Human Rights Joint Select Committee. He is conscious each time he speaks or asks a question, he does so as the elected represented for Watford. Dean sees these committees as a platform to voice the concerns that people in Watford raise to him.
On Monday 7th September at 2.30pm the Joint Committee on Human Rights heard the evidence gathered by ClearView Research which points to a considerable concern from the black community about the enjoyment and protection of their human rights.
On Monday 6th July Dean was live on the Joint Human Rights Select Committee looking into anti-Black racism and human rights.
On Monday 8th June Dean was on the Human Rights Committee. The committee will focus on the effects of coronavirus on those families with a parent in prison.
On Monday 18th May Dean was on the Human Rights Committee. The committee will be looking into protecting everyone in hospital settings, especially young people, during this time.
On Monday 4th May Dean was on the UK Parliament Human Rights Committee taking evidence from; Orla Lynskey, Michael Veale, the Information Commissioner and NHSX. The committee will be looking into the new tracing app - an important part of defeating COVID19.
Dean took part in the first digital session on Friday 20th March. He asked the Justice Secretary about safeguarding people with learning disabilities & autism in mental health facilities during this pandemic.
You can watch the Justice Secretary Robert Buckland respond to Dean's questions:
The Joint Committee on Human Rights consists of twelve members, appointed from both the House of Commons and the House of Lords, to examine matters relating to human rights within the United Kingdom, as well as scrutinising every Government Bill for its compatibility with human rights.