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Spending Round Announcement

After watching yesterday’s deeply disappointing move by MPs to frustrate the implementation of the referendum result, it was good to be back in the House of Commons this afternoon to see the Chancellor of the Exchequer deliver the Spending Round announcement.

Armed Forces Day

After months of preparation, Armed Forces Day weekend has arrived! I've just visited St Thomas's Church in Salisbury to speak with Lt. Col Neil Stace about the Flags of Thanks exhibition - a very moving tribute to our military.

Carers Week in Parliament

I enjoyed attending the Carers Week event in Parliament on Monday and had a good discussion with representatives from Rethink about the particular challenges of caring for those with mental illness.

Neurorehabilitation in South Wiltshire

In the light of deep and continuing concern about the future of Glenside, its patients and its staff, I am more mindful than ever of the importance of neurorehabilitation and the need for tailored specialist care to support people with brain injuries.

Celebrating UK Parliament Week

During this week, there are various events and opportunities to celebrate UK Parliament Week, working with organisations such as Scouts, Girlguiding and the British Youth Council.

Novichok: Six months on

Over the past six months, the National Counter Terrorism Policing Network has undertaken a meticulous and painstaking investigation into the despicable crime that took place in Salisbury on 4 March.

Update on the March Attack

It was very unwelcome news last night from Scotland Yard. After many hard months of clean-up and recovery efforts, we now have another hurdle to clear.

Celebrating two major landmarks!

This week, there are two major landmarks we are celebrating at Westminster. Today is the ninetieth anniversary of all women being given the right to vote under the Representation of the People (Equal Franchise) Act 1928. Then on Thursday, the NHS turns seventy.

Extra Government funding to tackle Rough Sleeping

Over the weekend, I was pleased to see the government announce an immediate £30m boost to help get more rough sleepers into temporary accommodation. This will pay for an additional 1,750 bed spaces for rough sleepers and 531 more dedicated homelessness workers across the country.

Back the Recovery Space campaign

It is Mental Health Awareness Week – a great opportunity to raise the profile of mental health problems and make sure that people are aware of the support that is out there.