Online Safety Laws to be Strengthened

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I welcome the UK Government’s action to strengthen the Online Safety Bill. I am pleased that this bill ensures that criminal law is fit for the modern age.

Government Support to help with the Cost of Living

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As the UK economy continues to recover from the pandemic, we must confront the global pressures caused by the world economy coming swiftly back to life. Much of this inflation is being driven by the rising cost of energy due to increased demand worldwide- and that feeds through into pressures on the cost of living.

World Cancer Day 2022

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Today on World Cancer Day 2022, we show our support for those battling cancer and raise awareness within our community.

Beating Crime Plan

I strongly welcome the newly released independent ONS crime stats which show that the UK Government’s approach to cutting crime is working.
The Beating Crime Plan is combining prevention, deterrent and enforcement to ensure that everyone has the security and confidence in safe streets and a safe home.

Changes to the Highway Code

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Changes to the Highway Code are set to take effect this weekend! As we look towards a net zero future, more people are likely to travel by foot, bike or public transport, helping reduce congestion and emissions.

Statement on Ukraine

I am incredibly concerned about the escalating situation on the border of Ukraine. In recent weeks, Russia’s continued movement of troops and tanks to the border of Ukraine is a clear act of aggression. I firmly believe that Ukraine has every right to defend its country. I condemn the actions of Russia. I firmly believe that if violence engulfs the towns and cities of Ukraine, it would result in tragedy that would echo across Europe.

Veteran’s Strategy Action Plan

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I welcome the UK Government’s Veteran’s Strategy Action Plan, which has been launched today in England and Wales. The Veteran’s Strategy Action Plan includes 60 commitments to help veterans with employment and healthcare.

Landmark Agreement Between UK and Devolved Governments

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The Intergovernmental Relations Review sets out new structures as to how the UK Government and the Welsh Government will work together to deliver for the people of Wales. I welcome this landmark agreement, which sets out how the UK Government and the Devolved Governments will work closely to deliver for people across the whole of the United Kingdom.