Westminster News

Let's congratulate the NHS - not weaponise it

Our national health service was last week judged the best, safest and most affordable healthcare system—better than that of France, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Australia and New Zealand. Too often in this House, we focus on the negatives.

Beer duty: Minister responds

With the Budget coming on Wednesday 8 March, a number of constituents wrote to me about beer duty and business rates for pubs.

Business rates and beer

I know a lot of local businesspeople are worried about the business rate revaluation, and some are seeing big increases.

Minister, will you support a medical school in Kent?

Last week I called on the Government to support the building of a new medical school in Kent. Our county could benefit enormously from a medical school. We need more doctors locally, and Government plans to increase medical school places mean now is a golden opportunity.

Fly-parking: Minister pledges action

The Roads Minister John Hayes has issued a written statement to the House of Commons, putting in record his commitment to tackling fly-parking.