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.
For those who choose to go to University, being exposed to new opinions and having your world view challenged is an important part of academic development. While this may have the potential to make some people feel uncomfortable, freedom of speech is vital to university.
At DCMS Questions this morning, I was pleased to receive an update from the Minister about investment being made in facilities that will benefit young people both in my constituency and across the country. You can read the full exchange below:
As the EU settlement deadlines passes, I asked the Minister for Immigration what more can be done to encourage public bodies to refer EU citizens to support services, ensuring they are signposted to the EUSS scheme. You can read my full contribution below: