Michael Pays Tribute on Armed Forces Day

This year, as ever, HM Armed Forces have been very busy around the world, despite the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, from maritime policing against drug runners in the Caribbean Sea to intercepting Russian warplanes off the coast of this country.

Coronavirus Update

From Saturday, 4th July, many businesses and venues will be permitted to re-open. This includes pubs, restaurants, hotels, and hairdressers. They will be expected to follow COVID-19 Secure guidelines.

House of Commons Returns in Full

The House of Commons returned in full on Tuesday 2nd June. Most MPs have returned to Parliament and have been voting in-person for the past two weeks. This follows a short period where MPs votes were recorded via remote electronic means. 

Michael Answers Questions in the Commons

Following MPs’ full return to Parliament, I was again in the House of Commons on Thursday, 4th June 2020, to answer ministerial questions as Her Majesty’s Solicitor-General of England and Wales.

Coronavirus Update

With all five of the Government’s tests being met and progress continuing to be made, the government has been proceeding with the incremental easing of further lockdown measures.

Groups of up to 6 People are Permitted to Meet and Persons Shielding may leave the house

Thanks to everyone’s hard work, and with the current “R” (infection) rate now below 1 in all areas, from 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝟏𝐬𝐭 𝐉𝐮𝐧𝐞 in England people are able to meet in groups of up to six people from different households outside - in parks or now also in private gardens - as long as people observe a two-m

NHS Test and Trace System Launched

The new NHS Test and Trace programme has now been rolled out, to help us move towards a more normal time.

The move will ensure we keep making progress in easing the lockdown while continuing to keep the virus under control.