During the budget we saw a fantastic commitment from the Chancellor to invest in and support the youngest members of our communities. Earlier this week, I was pleased to be able to contribute to a brilliant cross party debate on ensuring we provide every child with the best start in life.
Last week, the Chancellor delivered a budget under very difficult circumstances but it contained a huge number of very welcome announcements which will deliver real life benefits to constituents in Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner.
This week, I asked the Foreign Secretary whether the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees would work with the UK as an independent and neutral party to identify those Afghan refugees eligible for resettlement.
I recently questioned the Minister on the need to move forward with the Restoration and Renewal Programme, instead of continually re-examining the scope and cost of the project, in order to preserve one of our great heritage assets. You can read the full exchange below:
All too often it feels as though children’s policy is fragmented across Whitehall. To take a few examples; MHCLG leads on councils, who have the legal responsibility and run some services such as libraries, parks, playgrounds.
The Armed Forces Bill is an important piece of legislation which will do a lot to improve access to justice and welfare for our service personnel and their families. In particular, it puts the Armed Forces Covenant on a statutory footing.