Westminster News

More visas announced for doctors

Today the Home Secretary – Sajid Javid MP – announced that more highly skilled doctors and nurses would be allowed to enter the country through the Tier 2 visa route.

Changes to PIP assessment process

Earlier this week, a Written Statement was published by the Minister for Disabled People about Personal Independence Payments (PIP).

Meeting the Scouts in Parliament

I was delighted to join the Scouts at their reception - 'Skills for Life: Our plan to prepare better futures' - at the Speaker's House in Parliament on Wednesday 23rd May.

Question to the Prime Minister on Grenfell

This week, I raised the issue of inflammable cladding on high rise buildings with both the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Housing in the House of Commons.

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.