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Welcome to my latest newsletter to keep you updated on my work in Parliament and around Amber Valley.
As always, you’ll find a selection of what I’ve been up to over the last month and details of upcoming events. You’ll also find… Read More
I was pleased to recently visit Alfreton Nursery Teaching School to meet the children, staff, governors and head teacher, Angela Stanton. The Nursery is going from strength to strength, and I’m delighted that they’ve been awarded an ‘outstanding’ rating by OFSTED five times.
It was great to see the Nursery’s Forest… Read More
Last week saw the Queen attend Parliament to perform the official State Opening of Parliament. This marks the formal start of the Parliamentary session and includes the Queen’s Speech –which sets out the Government’s legislative agenda over the coming year. This year’s speech built upon the important measures this Government… Read More
Ahead of the Prime Minister’s Anti Corruption Summit, due to take place in London tomorrow, along with my fellow APPG on Corruption Co-Chair, the APPG on Responsible Taxation, and leaders from the African, Oceanian, and the Caribbean regions of the Global Organisation of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC), I wrote to… Read More
On Monday 21st March, I took the opportunity to ask the Department for Communities and Local Government about progress to pursue a Devolution Deal for the East Midlands and asked him to confirm that a devolution deal would not be imposed on local councils without their consent. I was reassured that… Read More
Nigel Mills MP supporting Rt Hon Caroline Flint MP’s Ten Minute Rule Bill to tackle Multinational Tax Avoidance
On Tuesday 15th March, I sponsored Rt Hon Caroline Flint MP’s Ten Minute Rule Bill on Multinational Enterprises (Financial Transparency). I have long supported increased transparency in multinational’s tax affairs and I… Read More
Earlier today, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced his 2016 Budget, where he outlined his spending and fiscal plans to Parliament, introducing great measures for workers, drivers, savers, business owners and the self-employed in Amber Valley, and not to mention further support for infrastructure and investment in the East Midlands… Read More
Following the recent reforms to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) contained in the Welfare Reform and Work Bill, which has now been approved by both Houses of Parliament, which a number of you have contacted me about, I wanted to clarify why these measures have been introduced and how they… Read More
During Work and Pension Questions on March 2nd, I took the opportunity to ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions about the independent review of the state pensions age which will be led by Sir John Cridland. The review will make recommendations for the Government to consider, to… Read More
The Prime Minister has now called the EU Referendum for the 23rd June 2016, fulfilling the manifesto commitment we campaigned on last year – and delivering on something I have called for since I was elected in 2010.
I have decided that I will be campaigning to Leave the European Union… Read More