Latest Brexit statement

I have been spending a lot of time replying to emails on a variety of matters related to our ongoing withdrawal from the EU and have prepared the following statement covering, as comprehensively as I can, the points that have been raised with me by many constituents.  While there is considerable

Proscription of Hezbollah

I welcome the decision taken by the Home Secretary this week to proscribe Hezbollah in its entirety, which is a step I have been calling on the Home Office to take for some time.

Government announces new youth voice projects

I welcome the announcement from the Minister for Civil Society – Mims Davies – that young people aged 10-25 will now be able to shape national policy through three new youth voice projects.

Consultation on disabled toilet facilities

Last week the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) announced plans for a joint consultation on improving Changing Places toilets in specific new, large buildings.

Speech on NHS Ten Year Plan

Unfortunately due to high time pressure on the Parliamentary schedule, this is a highly truncated version of the speech I intended to deliver.

Flybmi collapse

I was saddened this week by the news that small airline Flybmi has collapsed and cancelled all flights. The airline carried over 500,000 passengers last year and many have been left stranded abroad or with ruined travel plans.

Campaign for more adult social care workers

I joined MPs from across the UK this week in supporting a national recruitment campaign from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), to address the 110,000 vacancies in adult social care across England.

Question on the Domestic Abuse Commissioner

One of the key features of the landmark Domestic Abuse Bill published by the Government last month is the establishment of a Domestic Abuse Commissioner.