Westminster News

Raising concerns about the CMS

Many parents in my constituency have reported difficulty with the Child Maintenance Service so during Oral Questions to the Department for Work and Pensions today I asked what steps are being taken to ensure that complaints about the CMS are dealt with in a timely manner.

Refused Doctors' Visas letter

I have written the letter above to Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes following the rejection of a number of visas for qualified doctors who intended to support hospitals in Worcestershire.

Supporting the Parental Bereavement Bill

On Friday 11th May the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill was debated in the House of Commons and I was present in the Chamber to lend my support.

Launch of first ever Veterans Strategy

I welcome the launch of the first ever Veterans Strategy. It was announced by Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson on Monday 23rd April, as was the creation of a new cross-Government Veterans Unit.

Sajid Javid appointed as Home Secretary

Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid has been appointed as Home Secretary. Sajid moves from his position as Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. He has also previously held Cabinet positions as Business, Innovation and Skills Secretary and Culture, Media and Sport Secretary.

Assault on Emergency Workers Bill

Today in Parliament there was a debate on the Assault on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill and I was pleased to be able to contribute.

Meeting with GWR

On Tuesday 24 April I met with the Managing Director of Great Western Railway, Mark Hopwood, to discuss the service on the North Cotswolds Line.

Diabetes UK's food labelling campaign

I have lent my support to a campaign from leading charity Diabetes UK, calling for the public to be given clear nutritional information in restaurants, cafes and takeaways, as well as on the front of all pre-packaged food and drinks. I made the pledge at a parliamentary event hosted by the charit