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.

Shoreham Citizen Advice

Last week, I caught up with staff at Citizens Advice based at the Shoreham Centre to hear about changes to their structures in Adur, Worthing and Mid Sussex.

Herald column February 23rd 2017

This week it is the turn of the House of Lords to start scrutiny of the Brexit Bill and I have never seen the place so packed.

Sky News - Abu Zakariya al Britani - 22-02-2017

A British man said by Islamic State to have detonated a suicide bomb attacking Iraqi forces in Mosul is former Guantanamo Bay detainee Ronald Fiddler.

IS named the bomber as Abu Zakariya al Britani, and claimed the vehicle he was in had exploded in Tal Kisum village, south of Mosul.


Hundreds of 1950s Women’s Action Groups protesting against changes to the State Pension age staged a demonstration outside Parliament last week. After the protest, I hosted a meeting of supportive MPs and WASPI women to discuss the key issues affecting them.