Parliamentary Update, Week Commencing 21st November 2022

Monday began another busy week with Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for the Department of Levelling Up. I highlighted recent analysis which showed the negative impact that inflation is having on funds allocated for levelling up and asked how this might affect complex bids and funding opportunities for projects such as Shawfield, in … Read more

Parliamentary Update, Week Commencing 14th November 2022

A very busy week began on Monday with Oral Questions to the Home Office. On the topic of visas, I asked the Minister for Immigration if he would meet with me to discuss an Afghan spousal visa case which my office has been dealing with since the withdrawal of troops in the region last August. … Read more

Parliamentary Update, Week Commencing 7th November 2022

Monday began with Oral Questions to the Defence Department. Here I took the opportunity to raise the issue of the lack of progress from the UK in the space domain and ask the Minister what is being done to prioritise this. You can read a transcript of my question here in Hansard or watch it … Read more

Parliamentary Update, Week Commencing 31 October 2022

Monday began with questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. On the topic of the importance of education in developing a highly skilled workforce, I asked what assessment there had been of how effective current personalised support is for neurodivergent individuals. You can read a transcript of my question here in Hansard … Read more

Parliamentary Update, Week Commencing 24 October 2022

I started Monday with a Westminster Hall debate on Human Rights Legislation Reform, prompted by an e-petition expressing concerns that important aspects of the Human Rights Act may be repealed. I made two interventions in this debate. The first to question if the savings made by eliminating trivial human rights claims was proportionate to the … Read more