I welcome new legislation which will guarantee minimum funding levels for all schools. Initially, the increase in school funding was set out by the Chancellor in September, and outlined government aims to ensure fairer funding to all parts of the UK.
I'm delighted to hear that the Information Commissioner's Office has published the Age Appropriate Design Code. This Code comes as the next step in the online harms agenda and wider government priorities to protect children online.
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.