On Monday, my week in Westminster began with a meeting with Rahul Gandhi, Leader of the Indian National Congress, hosted by my dear friend Virendra Sharma MP.
Then I attended to a Ukraine Briefing hosted by another … [Read more...]
The House resumed on Tuesday 19th April, because Monday was a Bank Holiday, and I began by attending the UK Steel re-launch of the UK Steel Charter. The event brought together Government Ministers, MPs, steel producers, consumers, and other supply chain partners to discuss the issues of procurement, infrastructure, and steel’s place within it. The event celebrated new … [Read more...]
On Monday 14th March, I attended the launch of the Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Strategy call for evidence, which will inform the development of the UK Government's ABI Strategy. An ABI is defined as a non-degenerative injury occurring to the brain since birth, and includes traumatic and non-traumatic. There are many causes: road traffic accidents, assaults, falls, … [Read more...]
My week began with the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Bill and after a very long debate on the many amendments that had been tabled, only three amendments were pushed to a division. New Clause 2 was a … [Read more...]
I was honoured to be re-elected as a vice-chair of the APPG Western Rail Link at its AGM this week. We have been campaigning for many years for the Department of Transport of the UK Government to joint fund with Heathrow Airport a rail link from Reading railway station to Heathrow Airport for passengers and freight, which the Conservatives committed to in 2012. The proposed [Read more...]
Covid Vaccine Newsletter from Swansea Bay University Health Board
Date: February 4, 2022
Edition number: 34
We have given more than 800,000 doses and continue to vaccinate seven days a week.
On Monday evening, as a member of the Petitions Committee, I opened the debate in Westminster Hall on e-petition 548682 - Tom’s Law - which was created by the petitioner and Tom’s partner Christina Worsfold. The petition closed on 25th March 2021 with 104,868 signatures. The petition calls for police officers to be given the power to issue a suspension notice for driving … [Read more...]
My week in Westminster began when I joined the Wales All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Hospitality, Events, and Major Food and Drink Businesses, chaired by Jess Morden MP, to receive an update from many guest speakers involved in this very important sector in Wales. David Chapman, Executive Director for Wales UK Hospitality introduced the discussion by highlighting … [Read more...]