Westminster News

Working with our allies to secure peace in Israel and the wider region

During Foreign Office Questions the minister agreed that working with allies and promoting dialogue and co-existence was the best way to secure peace in Israel and the wider region.

I also made the point that UK Aid had to be spent wisely where it is really needed.

Jack meets BAE Apprentices

Attended the APPG for Apprenticeships 'Apprenticeship Fair' in the House of Commons today.

It was great to meet two BAE Systems apprentices.

BAE have taken on a record number of over 800 apprentices this year and are still taking applications until the 28th February.

Chinooks saving lives of our troops

During a debate on UK defence rotary strategy, I highlighted the lives Chinooks saved in their role as Medical Emergency Response Teams supporting our troops on operations. 

I congratulated Boeing and the Royal Air Force for ensuring this aircraft has been kept flying for 40 yrs.

Supporting the Kurdistan region of Iraq with UK funds

During the Department for International Development questions today, I asked the Minister about issues with UK funding to the Kurdistan region of Iraq to help cope with the significant influx of Syrian Refugees.

Standing up for our ex forces personnel

Today in the House of Commons, I asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to assure the House that the Government's repeated commitment to end the witch hunt of our ex forces personnel and the vexatious prosecutions will not be sacrificed on the altar of political expediency.

Coniston Primary School visits Parliament

Great to welcome pupils from Coniston Primary School to Parliament today and have the opportunity to answer questions.

Not only did they ask me some very good ones, they also tasked me and my team with organising a street sign for their school. We're already on the case!