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Helping businesses in hospitality

I know this is a worrying a time for many businesses. In May, I spoke with the Chancellor on a conference call and raised the need for as much flexibility as possible to allow the hospitality sector to operate their current businesses in an outdoor setting.

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.

Virtual meeting with Gloucestershire’s Chief Constable

Recently, I had a virtual meeting with Gloucestershire’s Chief Constable and his senior leadership team.

We discussed a variety of issues including policing during Covid-19, rural crime and the Constabulary’s structural capabilities.

Newent visit

‘Are You Being Served?' The people of Newent certainly are!

BBC debate

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

Cinderford visit

More great local businesses have now reopened in a Covid-secure way across the Forest of Dean. Some have been able to trade that way throughout, including these Cinderford shops I dropped into at the end of last week.

Getting back to school

Since the coronavirus outbreak in March, schools have been operating at a very limited capacity. For the vast majority of pupils, this has meant missing months of education and social development. 

Keeping the infection rate down

Throughout this week, I have been in regular contact with Gloucestershire Constabulary – up to and including the Chief Constable – about tomorrow’s proposed demonstration in Bathurst Park, Lydney.

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.