Westminster News

Response to Dominic Cummings Story

Many people have contacted me regarding Dominic Cummings and the revelations that he travelled to County Durham with his family on the 27th March.

NATO Visit - Ramstein Air Base

Last week Andrew joined colleagues from across the House of Commons at NATO Air Command, Ramstein Air Base in Germany. Specifically to see the UK component and speak to our brilliant RAF personnel serving in Germany and contributing so much to our collective defence.

 

Andrew Calls for Growth in Navy Fleet and Reserves

Today at MOD Questions, Andrew asked if the Government was committed to having enough Royal Navy ships to have two sovereign UK deployable carrier groups, capable of defending the two new aircraft carriers, whilst carrying out other overseas commitments. The answer wasn't exactly yes...

Prime Minister Commits to World Energy Capital

Today the Prime Minister committed to working with the oil & gas industry to make Aberdeen City & Shire no longer simply the oil & gas capital of Europe, but the Energy Capital of the World. The Prime Minister spoke in response to a question from Andrew during PMQs.

Sea of Opportunity Following SFF Meeting

Andrew met the SFF in Parliament today following the UK Governments commitment to take the UK out of the hated CFP. Fishermen across the North East of Scotland have long supported the UK becoming an independent coastal state and will take full advantage of the benefits of being so. 

Andrew writes to the Chancellor on IR35

Andrew has today (17th December 2019) written to Sajid Javid, the Chancelllor of the Exchequer, asking the Chancellor to outline when the UK Government's promised review of IR35 will take place.

The text of the letter was as follows: 

 

"Dear Sajid,

The 2019 General Election

The 2019 General Election was not one any of us wanted. But it was one that the country needed.

EU Withdrawal Agreement Voted Through

Last night in Parliament MPs voted through the Prime Ministers EU Withdrawal Agreement. Andrew described the event as a huge step towards delivering Brexit.