Tags: "parliament"

22 Feb
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Arctic Adventures

I have just returned from northern Norway where I have spent four days with the Royal Marines as part of the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme of which I am a member. The programme is an excellent way to learn more ...

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08 Feb
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A View From Westminster – Local Newspaper Column

Since writing my last column I am absolutely delighted, and relieved, to be able to report back that I have successfully steered my Private Members Bill through it’s final stages in the House of Commons!!  Phew!  And so, the NHS ...

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25 Jan
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Peter Pan is off to the House of Lords!

I am absolutely delighted that my Private Members Bill, which is titled the NHS (Charitable Trusts) Etc Bill, but more commonly known in my office as the Peter Pan and Wendy Bill, successfully passed Report Stage and Third Reading in ...

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16 Jan
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A View From Westminster – Local Newspaper Column

As I sit to write my first “View from Westminster” of 2016 I would like to take this opportunity to start by wishing everyone a happy New Year. Looking forward I am sure there will be many challenges ahead in ...

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10 Dec
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A View From Westminster – Local Newspaper Column

My background before I entered Parliament was in business, and for almost 25 years I worked for and with small businesses, including the optical industry and our own family electronics and manufacturing firm. It will therefore come as no surprise ...

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20 Nov
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Shelfield Ormiston Academy visit Westminster during Parliament Week

I was delighted to welcome a group of Year 9 and Year 10 pupils from Shelfield Ormiston Academy to Parliament last week. The trip coincided with Parliament Week, a national programme of events designed to encourage young people to engage ...

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13 Nov
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NHS (Charitable Trusts Etc.) Bill – 2nd reading

My Private Members Bill passed through the House on November 6th. The bill, if successful, will secure the royalties from JM Barrie’s Peter Pan for the new Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital Charity.   You can read the debate here ...

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23 Oct
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Politics Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

I am supporting women with breast cancer by dressing up in pink to take part in Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser, wear it pink, on Friday 23rd October. Along with other parliamentarians I am wearing it pink in Westminster to encourage people across ...

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12 Aug
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Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme update

Last month I joined the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme, a programme designed to give Members of Parliament a greater understanding of the Armed Forces and the chance to meet with some of those who serve and their families. Perhaps unsurprisingly, ...

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12 Jun
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Questions in Westminster, Greenfingers in Pelsall and an Igloo in Brownhills

This week pupils from St James Primary School visited Parliament. It was great to meet them and answer a whole host of questions about life in Westminster. I was also delighted to have the chance to be a part of ...

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