Westminster News

Greater support for people affected by the suicide of a loved one

During Health and Social Care Questions today, I welcomed the recent announcement of greater support for people affected by the suicide of a loved one, and asked the Minister for Suicide Prevention about what form additional support actually take.

Countering terrorist content online

Today in the House of Commons, I welcomed confirmation of additional funding for counter-terrorism in the spending review and asked the Minister for Security, Brandon Lewis MP, what steps he is taking to counter terrorist content online.

End persecution of NI Veterans

Yesterday I met with Ben Wallace MP to raise my concerns that legislation to stop the persecution of NI Veterans was omitted in the Queen's Speech.

He assured me that it was the Government's intention to bring forward legislation in due course.

We need action on this.

Visit to MBDA exhibit at DSEI 2019

Pleased to meet Michael Mew from Filton with MBDA representatives at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) event.

I've agreed to visit MBDA Filton again soon.

Visit to DSEI 2019

I visited the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) event 2019 today to see many of the world-renowned companies from our area exhibiting.

Great to meet with several local employees and had interesting discussions about projects such as Tempest.

Meeting with the Secretary of State for Education

Following Education questions earlier today, I met again with Gavin Williamson MP, the Secretary of State for Education, to discuss further education being devolved to the West of England Combined Authority.