DWP Questions and Westminster Hall Debate on Reggie’s Law, 13/12/2021

Monday started with questions to the Department of Work and Pensions, where I was given the chance to come in on the provision of high-quality jobs for young people. I highlighted the provision of free university level education in Scotland, and asked the Secretary of State whether she had considered how better access to higher … Read more

Westminster Hall Debate on Asthma, and UQ on Ukraine, 07/12/2021

Last Tuesday saw another debate in Westminster Hall on asthma outcomes in the UK, this one broader than the last about ‘Lauren’s Law’. The Member for Strangford, Jim Shannon MP, opened by drawing on his personal experiences supporting his son with the condition. I was grateful for the opportunity to make two interventions during the … Read more

Small Business Saturday, 04/12/2021

Last weekend marked Small Business Saturday, a campaign to recognise the success of small businesses and encourage people to shop local. I was delighted to visit Healthy Hounds in Blantyre, who offer a range of services from dog day care, grooming, dog first aid and much more. I enjoyed meeting Vikkie and the lovely dogs … Read more