I and other Worcestershire MPs - Rachel Maclean, Robin Walker and Mark Garnier - spent yesterday morning with Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Chief Executive Matthew Hopkins and his team discussing the performance of - and future plans for - our local hospitals. It was a very useful meeting.
I'm thrilled to hear that the number of pubs in the UK has risen for the first time in a decade. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has recently released a report which shows that after a consistent and worrying trend of pub closures, the pub industry seems to be recovering.
I'm deeply excited to see the newly reintroduced Games Bill back in Parliament, which confirms Birmingham as the host of the 2022 Commonwealth Games. This Bill will legislate preparations for Birmingham holding the Commonwealth Games in two and a half years’ time.