Westminster News

Robert Welcomes Plans to Teach First Aid in Schools

Robert has welcomed Government plans to make the teaching of basic first aid in schools compulsory.  From 2020 learning first aid will be mandatory for every pupil, with all youngsters in England taught how to administer CPR, the purpose of defibrillators, and basic treatments for common injuries

Robert Praises the Contribution of RAF Reservists

Robert said: "Pleased to listen to an important statement from the Defence Secretary on the Modernising Defence Programme. This is a crucial plan to further strengthen UK Defence and maintain our position as world-leading Armed Forces.

Why I Cannot Support the EU Withdrawal Agreement in its Current Form

UPDATE: I produced the below analysis over the course of the weekend as I prepared to speak in today’s debate on the Withdrawal Agreement, ahead of tomorrow’s vote.  However, earlier today, the Government took the decision to delay tomorrow’s vote and therefore cancel the debate in which I intend

Robert Presses Health Minister on New Cancer Strategy

Robert said: "I welcome the Government's important ambition to improve cancer survival rates through a new strategy to ensure three-quarters of cancer patients are diagnosed early. For this ambitious target to be met, it is vital that the NHS has the cancer specialists and experts it needs."

Robert Joins Lily Cole in Calling for Increased Climate Ambition

Robert has joined super-model and campaigner Lily Cole at a Parliamentary reception calling for increased ambition to tackle climate change.

Robert has added his name to a cross-party letter calling on the Prime Minister to back a UK net zero emissions target before 2050.