Westminster News

Launch of the New Office for Veteran's Affairs

This week I received a letter from colleagues announcing the launch of the new Office for Veteran's Affairs.

The Office will pull together all functions of Government and charities to provide the support that we all agree veterans deserve. 

Government's New Brexit Proposals

On Wednesday the 2nd of October, Boris Johnson sent a letter to Jean-Claude Juncker and the European Council to outline proposals for a new arrangement on the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland. 

Thomas Cook - Supporting Employees and Consumers

On the 23rd September, Thomas Cook ceased trading and was placed into compulsory liquidation. All flights were cancelled, and all of the company’s retail shops were closed. The Government is aware that this is a tough time for both customers and staff at Thomas Cook.

New Measures to Improve Train Punctuality

Last week, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced changes to the way that train delays are recorded, benefiting consumers by making it easier to hold train companies serving 'Daventry' to account. 

Education Funding Announcement

I am glad to announce the government has committed an additional £7.1 billion investment into schools across the country. 

New 16-17 Half-Price Rail Saver

I am pleased to inform you that today the Department for Transport, together with the rail industry, has unveiled the brand new 16 – 17 Saver, which guarantees half-price travel for young people in England and Wales.  
 

Record Number of People on Work

Official ONS figures show that in the East Midlands, there are 2,366,329 people in work – meaning that, under the Conservatives, 266,592 more people have been able to access the security of a job.

Back in Government

On July 25th 2019 I was appointed as a Minister of State at the Department for Transport. I am delighted to have been asked to serve in Her Majesty’s Government by the new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. 

Inter-Parliamentary Cricket World Cup

As many of you may be aware, for the last 6 months, myself, my team, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Cricket have been working tirelessly organising an event in conjunction with the Cricket World Cup (CWC), the Inter-Parliamentary Cricket World