Westminster News

Michael Celebrates with Northampton Bangladeshi Community

I was invited by the Northampton Bangladeshi community to recently attend a reception in the House of Commons to mark the 47th anniversary of Bangladeshi independence and the positive state of UK-Bangladesh relations.

Michael the Minister at the Despatch Box

On Thursday, 22nd March I once again answered questions from the Despatch Box in the House of Commons in my role as Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism.

Michael Supports Northampton Pupils On the National Stage

In the last fortnight I was delighted to support – both in my role as Member of Parliament for Northampton North and as Arts Minister – seven pupils from Northampton School for Boys at the ‘Move It’ Dance Festival at the Excel Centre in London.

Michael Combats Fake News on Free School Meals

There has been false information about this issue from the Labour Party and I am pleased to be able to give the real news on the subject.

Whilst the Labour Party have claimed that many children will be losing their free school meals, this is simply false.

Michael in Parliament: Debating Arts Funding

On Tuesday, 20th February 2018 I represented the Government in the debate in the House of Commons which was entitled “Arts Council England Funding: Coalfield Communities”.

Michael’s New Role at the Despatch Box

In my previous role as Deputy Leader of the House of Commons I represented the Government from the despatch box many times; however, on Thursday, 8th February 2018 I answered questions for the first time in my capacity as Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism.

Michael as Arts, Heritage and Tourism Minister: Update

In the past fortnight I have continued to be extremely busy with my ministerial duties as Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism. Last week was a half term ‘recess week’ – which means that Parliament was not sitting.