Westminster News

Children and Social Work Bill - Refugee Amendment

When the Government announced that no further child refugees would be brought over under the Dubs Scheme, we were deeply disappointed. We did not accept that there was only room for 400 vulnerable children, not when there are 217 local authorities with responsibility for safeguarding children.

WASPI Demonstration 2017

Delighted to speak WASPI demo this afternoon with colleagues from across the political divide, including fellow Conservatives, Labour, SNP and others. There was a great turnout from women who had come from all corners of the United Kingdom.

Budget 2017

Key OBR forecasts:


WASPI Update

WASPI Update including lobbying MPs, working out solutions, how you can help, e.g.

Tim Loughton MP swears to take on mental illness

Tim Loughton MP has pledged to take on the unacceptable lack of progress in tackling young people’s mental health.

Tim joined MPs from all parties in swearing to tackle mental illness at an event in Parliament.    

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill

My "short" update on the progress of the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill. This is the legislation that gives Parliament's consent to allow the Government to enact Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, thereby beginning the process of our withdrawal from the EU.

Letter from Rail Minister - Southern Rail Compensation Scheme

Dear Colleague,

I am writing to you today further to Chris Grayling’s letter of 2 December 2016, where Chris announced that tens of thousands of Southern rail passengers are to be repaid the equivalent of a month’s travel for the extraordinary disruption they have suffered.