With many 100s of hours spent on the Withdrawal Agreement and leaving the EU and several failed votes prior to the General Election in December, Parliament has now successfully completed the passage of the Withdrawal Bill. On January 23rd 2020 The Withdrawal Bill received Royal Assent and the UK
I am delighted to be a co-signatory of the letter to the Home Secretary and support the campaign for the Government to abolish visa fees for Commonwealth servicemen and women for indefinite leave to remain in this country for which they have served.
Finally! The parliamentary Brexit tectonic plates have shifted just a little. A series of backbench amendments resulted in one defeat for the government, and one significant victory. All other amendments failed to make the grade.
The 15th of January saw the launch of the Year of Engineering. This is the start of a crucial initiative which will see the government work with hundreds of industry partners to raise the profile of engineering among young people aged 7-16, their parents and their teachers.
Mark Garnier supported the Government in the £12.6billion investment in policing for the year ahead and the approval for Police forces to increase their council tax by no more than £1 per month per household.