Beer Duty

16th November 2016

As a strong supporter of the local CAMRA branch, I know from talking to publicans and other constituents in West Norfolk what an important contribution pubs make to our community, and I welcome the Government's efforts to support this through the taxation system.

Sir Philip Green's Knighthood

20th October

The Work and Pensions Committee and Business, Innovation and Skills Committee recently published a joint report into the collapse of BHS. This case shows why the Government is determined to tackle corporate irresponsibility, and reform the economy so it works for everyone, not just the privileged few.

Supported Housing

11th October 2016

For many vulnerable people such as those with mental illnesses supported accommodation plays a vital role. I see from my constituency casework how vital this is and I can assure you that the Government is committed to building a secure long-term funding framework, and encouraging further development in the sector.

Attendance Allowance

10th October 2016

The Government is currently considering a range of ideas for the future of local government. I welcome the fact that more power and more responsibilities are being handed to local authorities. One area which is being looked at carefully is how we care for people in later life, including people who would currently be supported through Attendance Allowance. Proposals on giving local authorities more responsibility in this regard have been part of a wider consultation process for devolving more responsibilities to local government. This consultation will report back in due course.