ARCHIVED NEWS: OCT-NOV 2021
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SOCIAL MOBILITY FOUNDATION
The Somerset Guardian, 24th November 2021
Recently, I received an e-mail from the Social Mobility Foundation (SMF) letting me know that applications for its 2022 Aspiring Professionals Programme are now open. The Foundation emphasised how keen it was to ensure that...
The Somerset Guardian, 17th November 2021
This week, the Government confirmed that all new heavy goods vehicles in the United Kingdom will be zero-emission by 2040. This, combined with the UK’s 2030 phase out for petrol and diesel cars and vans, represents a world-leading pledge to end...
COVID BOOSTER UPDATE
The Somerset Guardian, 10th November 2021
This week, the Government has released figures showing that more than 10 million people across the United Kingdom (UK) have received their COVID-19 booster or third jabs, thus ensuring the vital protection they have secured from their...
The Farrington Gurney Parish Magazine, Nov/Dec 2021
With Winter now upon us and Christmas approaching, the Government continues to take steps to protect customers impacted by rises in global gas prices, supporting vulnerable and low-income households with their energy bills...
AFGHAN RESETTLEMENT UPDATE
The Somerset Guardian, 3rd November 2021
This week, the Minister for Justice and Afghan Resettlement wrote to all Members of Parliament regarding the Government’s efforts to help all those who have managed to flee the Taliban. During the initial two weeks of evacuation, our armed forces...
FREE BROADBAND FOR JOBSEEKERS
The Somerset Guardian, 27th October 2021
Recently, Julie Elliot, Member of Parliament for Sunderland Central, wrote to me about the national rollout of TalkTalk’s project in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), which provides free broadband to job seekers. I thought...
SIR DAVID AMESS
The Somerset Guardian, 20th October 2021
David Amess died a martyr’s death. He was a Catholic whose faith was fundamental to him and was the foundation of his service. A martyr is a witness, one who by his actions provides evidence for the truth. David did this throughout his life. It...
INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL UPDATE
The Somerset Guardian, 13th October 2021
As half-term is approaching and some are planning trips away, I thought it would be useful to use my column this week to give an update about foreign travel following a letter that was recently sent to me by the Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps. The...
FUEL SUPPLY ISSUES
The Somerset Guardian, 6th October 2021
This week, the Transport and Business Secretaries jointly wrote to Members of Parliament (MPs) to give them an update on the current fuel supply issues. The Ministers assured MPs that, contrary to what is being reported in the media, we have...