Westminster News

Statement on strikes in Syria

Since reports of the use of chemical weapons by the Assad Regime in Syria first emerged last week I have received a lot of correspondence from constituents about the UK’s response and specifically, the decision of the Prime Minister to participate in the co-ordinated retaliatory strikes against t

Tackling fraudulent holiday sickness claims

The Government has taken action on fraudulent holiday sickness claims that threatened to push up the cost of overseas package holidays for British holidaymakers.

English Tourism Week

This week, I joined Tourism Minister Michael Ellis to shine a spotlight on the country’s tourism industry.

Spring Statement 2018

In the first ever Spring Statement to the House of Commons on Tuesday 13th March, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond laid out the latest forecasts for the UK’s economy and reaffirmed the Government’s financial plans and spending goals for the coming years.

A statement on Free School Meals

Myself and my Conservative colleagues in Parliament have received a lot of correspondence suggesting that our party is pursuing a policy that looks to take away free school meals from deserving children. This is the result of a misleading campaign based on scaremongering by opposition parties.

Firm action needed after Salisbury poisoning

On Thursday 8th March, the Home Secretary delivered a statement to the House of Commons about the assassination attempt on Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury on 4th March.

DCMS Committee report on doping in sport

On Monday 5th March the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee released its report into doping in British sport, which focused in particular on cycling’s Team Sky and UK Athletics.

Culture is Digital Report launch event

On Wednesday 7th March I joined the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to celebrate the publication of the Culture is Digital Report.