Westminster News

The Queen’s Speech

On the 18th May, the Queen delivered her speech which marks the start of the new Parliamentary session. Her message outlines the Government’s programme for the year ahead, announcing key policy areas and bills, a few of which I will look at today.

What is prorogation?

Last week, Parliament was ‘prorogued’. This is a term that refers to the end of the Parliamentary Session. I wanted to take this opportunity to explain what happens at Prorogation.

A safer, more secure country

Just before Easter, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon set out the case for the retention of our independent nuclear deterrent.

Budget for Gloucestershire

Last week’s Budget included a number of positive measures that will benefit people here in Gloucestershire. The Government froze beer, cider and fuel duty, secured fairer funding for our schools and halved the Severn Bridge Toll, putting the people of Gloucestershire first.

The 2016 Budget

Last week, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon George Osborne MP, delivered his Budget Statement to the House of Commons.