Government activity this week

In the past week in the House of Commons, Alec has supported the Government in a number of key policy areas. Here is the Government’s activity over the last week:

On Sunday 26th November, Baroness Sugg announced that the police are set to be given powers to prevent the unsafe or criminal use of drones as part of a new package of legislation.

Also on Sunday, Amber Rudd ordered an in-depth assessment of protests outside abortion clinics following concerns about the tactics of some protesters.

On Monday 27thGreg Clark launched the UK’s Industrial Strategy with a plan to boost the economy, embrace the opportunities of technological change and build a country fit for the future.

Also on Monday, The Prime Minister confirmed a new £70 million package of recovery and reconstruction support for British islands hit by recent hurricanes as leaders from 11 British Overseas Territories met in Downing Street.

Also on Monday, The Prime Minister met with Turkish Prime Minister Yildirim and spoke about working together to defeat terrorism, economic cooperation and human rights.

On Tuesday 28th, Jeremy Hunt announced a new maternity strategy to reduce the number of stillbirths as part of plans to make the NHS the safest place in the world to give birth.

On Wednesday 29th, The Prime Minister became the first major foreign leader to visit Iraq since the fall of Mosul and announced the UK’s commitment to addressing the evolving threat from Daesh.

Also on Wednesday, Damian Hinds welcomed official statistics which showed that the number of households where no one is working has fallen by 49,000 in just a year to record lows.

Also on Wednesday, The Prime Minister met with King Abdullah of Jordan and made a new long-term commitment to work and build economic ties with Jordan during her visit to the country.

On Thursday 30th, The Prime Minister announced that the government will help to get more disabled people into work in the next decade, as a new strategy was launched to break down employment barriers.

Also on Thursday, The Prime Minister held talks with King Salman of Saudi Arabia where she discussed a range of issues including Iran, Yemen and “Vision 2030”.

Also on Thursday,
 Justine Greening hosted a Skills Summit where she told Britain’s top businesses that enlisting their support in training the next generation of highly skilled British workers is the key to creating a country fit for the future, ready to seize the opportunities of Brexit.

On Friday 1st December, Penny Mordaunt announced that UK aid will help over 500,000 vulnerable men, women and children around the world who have either survived modern slavery or are at risk of becoming victims.