Westminster News

Carbon Free Ceramics

I have lobbied the Department for Business, Energy and Indistiral Strategy rellentlesly for ceramics.

Stoke Ceramics going Global

It was a pleasure to virtually meet the Minister for Trade Policy, Greg Hands,  today with Stoke-on-Trent Central colleague Jo Gideon MP, to discuss the support the Department for International Trade have and can give for the cermaics industry.

We also discussed:

Trade Bill, The NHS and the truth

Lots of queries about the Trade Bill, so whilst I've already said that these amendments about the NHS were just party political games, let me prove this to you using some text from the Bill itself.

The BBC must deliver for Over75's

I have expressed time and again that I believe the BBC has a lot to answer for and I personally favour decriminalising non payment of the Licence Fee as soon as possible, and at the next BBC Charter Review for 2027, I believe the Licence Fee should be scrapped.

Domestic Abuse Bill

This evening I will be voting to pass the Domestic Abuse Bill through the House of Commons , with major changes to protect victims of abuse.

Price and Kensington Update

This week I have written to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick , about the need for government to change the law so tougher sentences can be given to rogue landlords, who allow our proud heritage to be destroyed.

Support for Cultural, Arts and Heritage Sector

Here's detail on the £1.57 billion investment to protect the UK's world-class cultural, arts & heritage sector:

£1.15 billion support pot for cultural organisations in England delivered through a mix of grants & loans.

UK-USA Free Trade Agreement

It was great to speak with the US Ambassador, Woody Johnson, alongside the Secretary of State for Internarional Trade, Liz Truss, recently.

Better Funding for our Roads

I have written to the Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, over the funding formula used by the Department for Transport when giving out funding for highway maintenance.