Westminster News

Rail to Refuge Scheme

Train companies across the UK have announced that they will provide free travel to all those fleeing domestic abuse during the ongoing coronavirus crisis. ‘Rail to Refuge’ is a joint initiative with Women’s Aid, and is a vital offer of support to those most in need.

NatWest's Coronavirus Response

An overview of NatWest's response to coronavirus can be found below.


For personal customers NatWest are:

Airbnb's Coronavirus Response

Airbnb have joined the list of companies contacting me to explain the measures they are taking with regard to the coronavirus crisis. 


New Stations Fund

I am delighted to announce that the Government has recently launched the third round of the ‘New Stations Fund’, a £20 million investment into the re-opening of closed stations, and the creation of new ones.

Statistics Update

The Government has wasted no time in setting its agenda into action. Since December, we’ve been funding initiatives up and down the country to level up infrastructure and public services.

Just last week, the Government:

Schools Funding Update

In the election, the Conservative Party made a promise to unleash the country’s potential, and level up public services. Education is at the forefront of these pledges, and I am assured by the Secretary of State for Education that this will be another promise delivered.

NHS Funding Enshrined in Law

I welcome the news that the Conservative Government has delivered on its manifesto pledge to enshrine the historic £33.9 billion funding boost for the NHS into law.