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Westminster Hall Debate relating to Leaving the EU

On the 4th February 2019, I responded on behalf of the Government to a Westminster Hall debate on 'E-petition 224908 relating to leaving the European Union'. Here a sample of the proceedings...

Crunch Time at Reach for Health

As many of you will be aware I have, for some time now, been an ardent supporter and follower of Reach for Health, a fantastic organisation that helps with the rehabilitation of those who have experienced a major health trauma.

Cold Weather Planning

Following a meeting with Futures Housing last month, I requested that they provide information about cold weather planning and pro-active advice they could give to Daventry customers. 

Exiting the European Union Committee

On the 9th January 2019, I stood before the Exiting the European Union Committee, where I was questioned for over two hours on the progress of the UK’s negotiations with the European Union. This due to my role as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.

New Railcards Available

The Government is committed to delivering a fairer deal for passengers, and so from January 2019, 4.5 million young people can travel by train for less following the successful launch of the new 26 to 30 rail card. 

Half of Homes Could Boost Their Broadband

Millions could get faster internet today without paying more, research reveals. Ofcom figures show that 94% of UK homes and offices can now get superfast broadband, but less than half have taken it up. Many people are paying more than they need to.

Future Delivery of Children's Services in Northamptonshire

This discussion document supports the collection of views from key stakeholders on the optimum delivery and governance arrangements for children’s services should the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government decide that there should be a reorganisation of local government