Parliamentary Update, Week Commencing 28th November 2022

The week began on Monday with Oral Questions to the Department for Education. I had the opportunity to highlight the importance of providing children with additional needs with one-to-one teaching assistant support and ask what steps are being taking to improve recruitment and retention of these vital staff members during the ongoing cost of living … Read more

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 17th October 2022

Tuesday began with an Urgent Question to the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs about the attack on Hong Kong protesters at the Chinese Consulate in Manchester on Sunday. I asked if any discussions had been had with our international partners regarding coordinated sanctions in response to the ongoing crackdown on Hong … Read more

Parliamentary Update, Week Commencing 10th October 2022

Tuesday saw an Urgent Question granted on Ukraine, where the Defence Secretary provided an update on the situation on the ground and the UK’s involvement. I took the opportunity to ask what support the UK would be giving following reports that nuclear plant employee Valeriy Martynyuk had been kidnapped and was being held under threat … Read more