Better Court Services for Users

On Friday, I announced two new Courts and Tribunals Service Centres to be opened in The Midlands, as part of the £1 billion modernisation reforms to our courts and justice system. The centres, based in Birmingham and Stoke-on-Trent, will transform the way we manage court and tribunal cases by transforming from traditional paper-based systems to […]

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The Westminster List

I have been passed a copy of the Westminster List, reportedly compiled by two researchers detailing allegations of sexual harassment and abuse by Conservative MPs. I should make it completely clear, at the outset, that I regard any such behaviour by any MP against staff or colleagues as totally unacceptable. It should be reported and […]

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Keeping Local Pupils Fit

I am delighted to see that primary schools in our constituency will together receive over £454,000 of extra funding for PE and sports this year. The money comes after the Department for Education’s decision to double the PE and Sports Premium from £160 million to £320 million, and is one aspect of a series of programmes […]

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Back to the Ministry of Justice

I was honoured and delighted to be asked to join Theresa May’s new government. I am returning to the Ministry of Justice as a Minister of State under Justice Secretary David Lidington, and with a terrific ministerial and civil service team. I’m looking forward to supporting the department’s reform agenda, from the criminal justice system […]

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Parliamentary Debate on the Impact of Heathrow Airport in Elmbridge

Yesterday, I secured a Westminster Hall Debate to raise the local impact in Elmbridge of the proposed expansion of Heathrow with Transport Minister Andrew Jones. I used this opportunity to raise the concerns of constituents, particularly those in Moseley and Walton-on-Thames who are especially concerned about the current operations and the implications of a third […]

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Molesey & District Antiques Society

Yesterday, I addressed the Molesey & District Antiques Society after their tour of Parliament. The Society organise social events throughout the year, as well as visits to interesting venues across the country. I spoke to the group about the three key roles of a MP – helping people with individual problems, championing the interests of […]

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