Westminster News

Weekly Roundup

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.

Weekly Update

This has been a very busy week in Parliament, and I’ve had a number of important meetings to attempt to seek clarity on the proposed takeover of GKN by Melrose.

Funding Boost for South Gloucestershire Council

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.

National Sikh War Memorial

Last week, I attended the Parliamentary launch of a campaign for a National Sikh War Memorial to honour the extraordinary bravery and sacrifices of Sikh soldiers in the service of Great Britain.

Skills Devolution in England

Skills devolution in England was on the agenda this week in Westminster Hall as I joined colleagues to discuss the need to address the skills shortage across the country.

Department of Housing, Communities and Local Government Questions

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.

Questions to the Home Office about UK Visas and Immigration

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’.

Holocaust Memorial Day

This week I signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging my commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust.

Early Day Motion 747

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.