Government Activity from Sunday 14 April to Thursday 18 April 2019

On Sunday 14th April, David Lidington emphasised the importance of building a majority for a deal, enabling us to deliver a smooth and orderly Brexit.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-47924023

 

On Monday 15th, James Brokenshire announced an end to unfair evictions as part of the biggest change to the private rental sector for a generation, giving tenants the precious peace of mind they deserve.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-47924023

Also on Monday, Sajid Javid set out plans for protecting communities from crime and giving the next generation the best possible chance.
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/apr/15/sajid-javid-to-call-for-shift-in-mindset-to-tackle-knife

Also on Monday, James Brokenshire paid tribute to the almost 10,000 unaccompanied children who travelled to the UK prior to the outbreak of the Second World War and outlined how their story will be communicated through the UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre.
https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/lord-pickles-warns-of-sinister-age-of-indifference-over-shoah-remembrance/

Also on Monday, Jeremy Hunt travelled to Japan where he met with Prime Minister Abe and visited a Japanese high school to teach English and share with students why it is the ‘language of opportunity’.
https://www.itv.com/news/2019-04-15/jeremy-hunt-brexit-tokyo-japan/

       

On Tuesday 16th, the Prime Minister offered solidarity and support to France following the devastating fire at Notre-Dame cathedral and announced that bells will be rung at churches and cathedrals across England.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6928439/May-says-church-bells-England-ring-solidarity-France-Notre-Dame-fire.html

Also on Tuesday, Nadhim Zahawi announced that free sanitary products will be provided in primary schools across England from 2020, to ensure that no girl is held back from reaching their potential.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-47940009
Also on Tuesday, Nick Gibb welcomed primary school offer day and set out how rising standards mean more children will be getting a world-class education at schools that are unrecognisable from a generation ago.
https://www.itv.com/news/2019-04-16/national-offer-day-2019-primary-school-places-to-be-revealed/

Also on Tuesday, Alok Sharma welcomed statistics which showed that the number of people in work has risen to a record high, meaning more people than ever before have the economic independence that a job brings.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/breaking-number-brits-work-reaches-14338629

Also on Tuesday, Liam Fox announced £1 billion of support to increase trade with Iraq, providing jobs and promoting stability in the region.
https://news.sky.com/story/liam-fox-uses-iraq-visit-to-announce-extra-1bn-to-support-uk-exports-11695074

 

On Wednesday 17th, Robert Jenrick announced £200 million of support for British businesses, as our balanced approach to the economy means that we can help grow innovative companies and ensure they can access the finance they need to grow.
https://www.thebusinessdesk.com/eastmidlands/news/2024904-government-announces-200m-of-funding-for-smes

Also on Wednesday, Margot James confirmed timings for bringing in new measures to protect children and young people from online pornography, keeping them safe from inappropriate content.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47960775

 

On Thursday 18th, Tobias Ellwood and Chris Skimore called on universities to do more to support ex-service personnel and the children of servicemen and women who have lost their lives during duty.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8887670/armed-forces-military-backgrounds-demands-veterans-university-care/