After welcoming Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson to our area last week, and joining him on a tour of the Rolls-Royce site in Filton, I began this week in Parliament once again highlighting the importance of apprentices.
This week, Parliament approved a funding settlement for English local authorities that will see a real terms increase in available resources over the next two years and give local authorities access to over £200 million to deliver the high-quality services their local communities need.
At Housing, Communities and Local Government Questions this week, I asked the Minister of State, Dominic Raab MP, whether he agreed with me that the ability to buy a home at an affordable price is vital to develop and enhance social mobility.
This week I tabled a written question to the Home Office regarding UK Visas and Immigration, after a number of constituents visited me at my regular surgeries after experiencing delays and difficulty due to their visa application being described as ‘non-straightforward’.
I am honoured and delighted to join the Government by becoming the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Ministerial team at the Ministry of Defence. I look forward to working with all the team to help deliver the Government’s strong agenda for our armed forces.
I welcome Barry McElduff's eventual decision to resign as MP following his gravely offensive misjudgement in posting a social media video of him with a loaf of Kingsmill bread on his head on the 42nd anniversary of the IRA's sectarian massacre at Kingsmill.
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