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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.

The Attack on Sergei Skripal

After spending the weekend in Salisbury, I was back in the House of Commons this afternoon where I was next to the Prime Minister as she delivered a statement on the attack on Sergei Skripal. I was very pleased with her strong condemnation of the incident.

The Great Western Rail Franchise

I submitted my feedback today to the Great Western rail franchise consultation, which closes tomorrow evening. There is still time for you to submit your views if you have not already done so.

My Response to the 2017 Autumn Budget

I warmly welcome the Budget delivered today by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Having previously been Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chancellor, I know that he is committed to responsible management of our economy while responding appropriately to the challenges we face.