Westminster News

Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme

I have recently graduated from the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme. The scheme is intended to help parliamentarians understand the work of the armed forces and around 300 MPs have taken part since it began in 1989.

Autumn Budget 2018

On Monday 29th October, Chancellor Phillip Hammond delivered his final Budget before the UK’s departure from the EU in March.

Joining the Agriculture Bill Committee

I have recently joined the Public Bill Committee for the Agriculture Bill. Public Bill Committees are tasked with scrutinising proposed Acts of Parliament and members sit for lengthy sessions during which they question expert witnesses and discuss the Bill line by line.

Brexit preparations for the aviation sector

In the event that we fail to reach a deal with the EU, there are no WTO defaults for the aviation industry to rely on so yesterday in the House of Commons during Oral Questions to the Department for Exiting the European Union I asked Minister Suella Braverman what discussions are taking place wit

Future relationship with Spain and Gibraltar

Today during Oral Questions to the Department for Exiting the European Union I welcomed the broad agreement that has been reached with Spain about future protocol in relation to Gibraltar.

Question on support for veterans

We owe our veterans a considerable debt and support services should be readily available to those who are struggling to readjust to civilian life.

Blood Cancer Awareness Month

September marks blood cancer awareness month and I met with Anthony Nolan, leading blood cancer charity, to discuss what more could be done to expand the stem cell register and save the lives of those suffering from this terrible disease.

Prime Minister's Question on Victims Strategy

During this week's session of Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons Chamber, I sought assurances from the Prime Minister about the increased levels of support that will be available to victims of crime under the newly announced Victims Strategy.