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My Work in Parliament
When in Parliament, my time will be spent in a variety of ways. These include: meeting with organisations or groups at the request of constituents, attending receptions or briefings, debating in the House of Commons or Westminster Hall, asking oral questions of Ministers, meeting with Ministers on behalf of constituents, entertaining constituents who are visiting and taking part in select committee meetings. Below you can read about some of the things I’ve been doing whilst in Westminster.
I have written to the Secretary of State for Justice, Dominic Raab, to ask if he will ensure freedom of speech is strengthened in the proposed British Bill of Rights. I am pleased the Secretary of State has assured me that the British Bill of Rights will strengthen protections that support and preserve the space for democratic debate.
This week, I asked the Minister for International Trade, Penny Mordaunt, what impact the removal of US tariffs on UK Steel will have on the UK steel sector.
Lately, I have been working with the Home Office Ukraine Help Desk to assist with the Homes for Ukraine applications. This Help Desk has also been able to provide me with updates on constituent passport applications.
It was great to meet with the Prime Minister alongside Conservative colleagues to discuss support for energy-intensive industries. I stressed the importance of decarbonising our steel industry and the role hydrogen technology could play in developing a UK steel industry designed for the future.
Today marks six months since the conclusion of the COP26 Conference in Glasgow. Since then, the UK Government has taken ground-breaking action to deliver on the promises made at COP26 and deliver on our commitment to global climate action.
The Queen’s Speech set out 38 new Bills, helping to ease the cost of living, strengthen our economy and make our streets safer for everyone. These new Bills will ensure that the Conservatives deliver on the promises we made in 2019.
I have written to the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities to ask whether he has plans to enable community organisations, such as charities, to directly sponsor Ukrainian refugees.
I have written to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office to ask if the Foreign Secretary will assess the potential use of human rights legislation by Russian oligarchs to avoid sanctions. The UK Government must continue to ensure that all oligarchs close to Putin are sanctioned without fear or favour.