Westminster News

Michael Standing Together Against Domestic Violence

In the last fortnight, in my capacity as one of the Law Officers of the Crown, I visited the charity ‘Standing Together’ which works to protect the thousands of women and men who are subjected to violence at home.

The charity has three main aims:

Michael Appointed Solicitor General for England and Wales

Just nine weeks after I was promoted to the rank of Minister of State by the then Prime Minister Theresa May, and appointed as Minister of State for Transport I was, on 26th July, promoted once again by the new Prime Minister Boris Johnson to the position of Solicitor General for England and Wale

Michael Appointed by Her Majesty as Queen’s Counsel

On Tuesday 30th July I was deeply honoured to be sworn in before the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales at the Royal Courts of Justice in London as one of Her Majesty’s Queen’s Counsel.

Michael Talking Transport in the Commons

On the morning of Thursday, 18th July I participated in my second Department for Transport Question and Answer session in the House of Commons following my promotion to Minister of State for Transport on 23rd May.

Michael Answers Questions About Pavement Parking

As the Government Minister with responsibility for roads – including pavements and all other walkways – one of the issues that has been raised with me is that of pavement parking.

Michael Launches ‘Acoustic’ Electric Cars

On Saturday 29th June I continued my busy schedule as Transport Minister by launching a new Government initiative that very quiet electric and hybrid cars will now have to feature a noise emitting device when travelling at low speed to warn pedestrians of their presence.