Westminster News

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.

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.

Performance of GWR

This week I joined calls for Great Western Railway (GWR) to make further improvements to train services.

Great British Spring Clean campaign

This week I pledged my support for this year’s Great British Spring Clean, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.

Alzheimer's Society's "Dementia-Friendly Nation"

Last week I joined Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) – Jeremy Wright and the Sports and Tourism ministers in a training session with the Alzheimer’s Society to learn about social attitudes towards dementia.