Westminster News


At Prime Minister’s Questions today, on behalf of parents across the Forest of Dean, I asked the Prime Minister to make sure that tomorrow’s statement by the Education Secretary makes provision for the many children in my constituency and across the country who get to school by bus.

Question to the Foreign Secretary

Earlier today, I asked the Foreign Secretary whether the updated Travel Advice will reflect the prevalence of Covid-19 in each country abroad in order to help UK travellers to make informed choices about where they travel to.

BBC debate

Earlier this week, I spoke in a debate in the House of Commons on the importance of our local BBC.

Question to the Women & Equalities Minister

In the House of Commons yesterday, I asked the Women & Equalities Minister Liz Truss whether the Government can commit to getting every child back to school in September.

Remarks in the House of Commons

Last night, Parliament once again endorsed the Regulations meaning that, in light of the current Coronavirus pandemic, gatherings of more than six people outdoors remain illegal.

Question to the Cabinet Secretary

Thanks to the resolve of our UK negotiation team, led by Michael Gove and our Chief Negotiator David Frost, the transition period with the EU will end on 31 December this year, as we promised during the General Election.

Question to the Equalities Minister

Earlier today, ‪as Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Learning Disability, I asked Equalities Minister Kemi Badenoch to investigate with Health Ministers about how working age adults with learning disabilities in the care sector can access Covid-19 testing.

Question to the Equalities Minister

Given that anecdotal evidence suggests that school closures bear down more heavily on children from working class backgrounds, yesterday I asked the Equalities Minister, Kemi Badenoch, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of school closures in response to the Covid-19 outbreak on

Debate on Covid-19 regulations

Last night, I spoke virtually in the House of Commons from my home in the Forest of Dean during a debate on regulations governing the current coronavirus restrictions.

I made three broad points during the debate: