Westminster News

Launching Marie Curie's Daffodil Apeal

I joined forces with comedy actor Stephen Mangan and Healthcare Assistance Patricia McDonnell this week to raise awareness for Marie Curie to help them provide support to more people living with a terminal illness.

Getting behind National Apprenticeship Week

Local Tamworth MP Christopher Pincher is supporting National Apprenticeship Week 2019, highlighting the benefits of apprenticeships to employers, individuals, local communities and the wider economy in a week-long celebration of apprenticeships.

Banning Hezbhollah

A draft order has been laid in Parliament to proscribe Hezbollah in its entirety alongside Ansar ul Islam and JNIM who operate in the Sahel region of Africa.

Payment scheme for former British child migrants

Former British child migrants will be able to apply for a financial redress scheme in respect of the harm done to former British child migrants who were separated from their families and sent overseas as part of the UK's historic participation in child migration programmes.

Stamp Duty for non-uk resident home buying

The Government is considering levying a surcharge on any non-UK resident buying a home.  This is part of the Government's effort to help control the rise of house prices.

Phasing out pagers in hospitals

Today the Health Secretary announced that all NHS Trusts across England will be required to phase out pagers by 2021.  All hospitals are expected to have plans and infrastructure in place to ensure this is possible by the end of September 2020.

Proxy votes for MPs

A few weeks ago a number of residents wrote in to me concerned that Labour MP Tulip Siddiq for Hampstead and Kilburn felt that she had to delay her caesarean for two days in order to vote in the Brexit deal debate last month.

Horse tethering debate

This week a debate on horse tethering took place in the house.  I was interested in this issue and I know a number of local residents had contacted me to voice their concerns.

Mental health and debt changes

When you are struggling with mental health concerns, sometimes paying bills and managing paperwork is incredibly difficult.  For patients who require support from charities or need to write directly to their creditors, often paperwork confirming diagnosis from a GP is required.