Westminster News

Mandatory Autism Training for NHS Staff

Please find attached my press release on today's announcement that from next year that all health and social care staff will undergo mandatory training on autism and learning disability relevant to their roles. 


DWP's response to 'The Autism Act, 10 Years On' Report

Please find attached a letter I sent to the Department for Work and Pensions and the response I received from the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, regarding the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Autism's Report 'The Autism Act 10 Years On' 



The House - Ten years on from the Autism Act

Please find enclosed an article I wrote for Parliament's magazine, The House titled 'We must do more to create a society that works for autistic people.'

Prime Minister’s Announcement of Loan Charge Review (16 September 2019)

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 4 September 2019, the Chancellor, Sajid Javid, has commissioned an independent review of the Disguised Remuneration Loan Charge lead by Sir Amyas Morse, former Chief Executive and Comptroller and Auditor General of the National Audit Office.

HS2 (5 September 2019)

During and Urgent Question in the House of Commons today, I called for the cancellation of HS2 and a review into our Nationwide Transport Infrastructure. 

Please find the attached press release. 

HS2 (3 September 2019)

Following today's written statement by the Secretary of State for Transport about HS2, I have made the attached comment, welcoming the moratorium on HS2.