This week, I met with the Secretary of State for Justice, Dominic Raab, to discuss the UK Government’s progress towards implementing a British Bill of Rights. I stressed the importance that a British Bill of Rights should seek to strengthen protections for free speech.
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 am pleased that the Down Syndrome Bill has now officially passed through both Houses of Parliament, meaning it will receive Royal Assent and become an Act.
This week, I met with Cancer Research UK to mark the charity’s 20th anniversary. I took the chance to meet with researchers working on the latest breakthroughs and campaigners helping to deliver change in our community.
The invasion of Ukraine has put a spotlight on our need to strengthen cybersecurity. I have written to the Prime Minister to enquire as to what progress has been made in reviewing the Computer Misuse Act 1990.
I met with the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak to convey concerns regarding the rising cost of living and to hear what steps the UK Government is taking to help tackle this crisis.
At this week’s sitting of the Parliamentary Welsh Affairs Select Committee, I raised the topic of community-owned renewable energy and if these projects have a future In Wales?
This week, I met with the Secretary of State for Levelling up, Housing and Communities, Michael Gove, to discuss Bridgend’s Levelling Up Fund bids.