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Dominic Cummings - My Reply to Constituents

Many people have contacted me about the actions of Dominic Cummings and his family during lockdown.  Please click on the link to view my reply to the constituents of Shrewsbury and Atcham.  Many will not agree with my thoughts, but this will be my final statement on the matter.   

Agricultural Bill Discussions

I consider it very important that MPs take a lead in slowly getting back to work in Parliament.  With social distancing we have be able to reinstate debates in the House and yesterday I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to make representation on, what I consider to be, the most important

15 Years as MP

15 Years ago today I was privileged to be voted in to represent the constituents of Shrewsbury and Atcham.  Thank you for putting your trust in me.  We are experiencing difficult times, please do get in contact if you need my assistance, by clicking on the contact tab and sending me an email.    

Darwin House

I have had a very constructive meeting with fellow MPs and representatives from Shrewsbury Civic Society today with regards the future acquisition of Darwin House, Shrewsbury and have written to Chester University and Rt Hon Robert Jenrick, Secretary of State for Housing Communities and local Gov

Investment in Adult Social Care

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has provided the following answer to my written parliamentary question (29969) on adult social care provision:

Extra Financial Support for Local Authorities

I am pleased that the Government has provided more support for our local authorities, a further £1.6 billion of funding has been made available to councils to meet additional pressures arising from the Coronavirus pandemic and help them continue to deliver essential frontline services. 

COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme - HMRC Now Accepting Applications

HMRC have started accepting claims for the Government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from today.  Employers can apply for 80% of wages for staff that have been furloughed, Claims can be made 24 hours a day and monies will be paid direct into employers accounts.  Click on the link below to app

Flooding Question - Response Received

Today, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has provided the following answer to my written parliamentary question (29968):

Job Retention Scheme - Eligibility Date Extended

I am pleased that thousands more employees will able to receive support through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) after the eligibility date was extended to 19 March 2020 and the scheme will run through to June 2020, Click on the government website link below to read more: