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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.

Rheinmetall

I recently met with David Pile and Peter Hardisty of Rheinmetall at their Bradley Stoke offices to discuss the company’s projects in the UK and their plans for the future.

Little Stoke Primary School Year 6 Class

Last Friday I visited Little Stoke Primary School to speak to their Year 6 class about being a Member of Parliament. It was great to see that the children were enthusiastic about finding out about the role of an MP and had been enjoying learning about government in their lessons.

BizSpace

This week I visited BizSpace’s latest site in Bradley Stoke to see their range of bespoke office spaces. Having invested £2.9 million, BizSpace are hoping to become a new enterprising hub for the community and work closely with Business West to support local entrepreneurs.

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’.

South Gloucestershire MP's Criticise NHS Trust About Frenchay Hospital

An NHS Trust has been criticised by the MPs for Kingswood, Filton and Bradley Stoke, and Thornbury and Yate for encouraging a planning application for new homes on a site reserved for the future Frenchay Community Hospital, which forms a key part of local NHS plans to bring rehabilitation and rec

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.