Questions at the Despatch Box

This week, I took questions from members of the House about various issues under my brief as Minister of State for Transport.

My Support for Byfield Medical Centre

I have received a great deal of correspondence from constituents on the Byfield Medical Centre recently and its application. I am aware of the overwhelming opinion being in favour of this new development and I share the view that this is a project which is seriously worthy of new funding.

Bank of England Annual School Blog Competition

The Bank of England (BofE) is looking for secondary schools and colleges from Daventry to take part in their annual school blog competition which they run in conjunction with the Financial Times. 

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. 

Delegated Legislation Committee - Operation Brock

On Tuesday October 18th, I spoke to the Delegated Legislation Committee to consider the draft Heavy Commercial Vehicles in Kent (No. 1) Order 2019. Above is a short clip of my statements. 

NHS Mental Health Taskforce

The NHS has announced a new taskforce that will improve current specialist children and young people’s inpatient mental health, autism and learning disability services in England, providing the strongest possible safety net for families living with the most acute conditions, with rapid improvemen

New Officers for Northamptonshire Police

Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold has welcomed the announcement that Northamptonshire Police will be funded to recruit 57 officers by the end of 2020/21.