Trade Bill 2020: Statement

A number of misleading posts are currently circulating on social media with regard to the Trade Bill and our NHS, and I believe it’s important to set the record straight on this issue.

Plan For Jobs 2020

Today the Chancellor announced the Plan for Jobs 2020 Update, a £30 billion set of policy measures intended to combat the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic in the UK. A summary of these policies can be found below, with more information available on the Government website at

Transport Questions

It was great to be back at the despatch box today, answering questions about the changes and improvements we’re making to the transport sector following the impact of coronavirus.

NHS Staff: Weekly Testing

A few people have asked about NHS staff testing, following a vote in the House of Commons on an Opposition Day Motion earlier this week.

Local Heroes

Daventry is very lucky to have so many hard-working and supportive local volunteers, and the submissions for Volunteers’ Week 2020 have shown how much community spirit and kindness we really do see every day.


George Floyd: Black Lives Matter

I absolutely stand with all those across the globe who are appalled and horrified by the way George Floyd lost his life. Justice and accountability should now follow.


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Statement: Dominic Cummings

Thank you for contacting me expressing your understandable concerns about recent news stories around Dominic Cummings. As a Minister, I have been fortunate enough to be able to communicate the sentiment of these directly to senior people at the head of Government.