Despite World Cup fervour gripping the country, I am sure it will not have escaped your attention that today is Clean Air Day! To mark the occasion, I thought I would share some recent thoughts on a subject very close the hearts of many residents and one which I am regularly asked about.
I am delighted to write that yesterday the Communities Secretary, James Brokenshire MP, announced that the Government will be allocating £534,466 to Westminster Council and £215,348 to the City from its Rough Sleeping Initiative fund.
Yesterday on the floor of the House, Mark gave a speech in response to a debate tabled by Siobhain McDonagh MP regarding the persecution of Ahmadiyya Muslim Communities in countries around the world. You can read the debate in full on Hansard here.
Yesterday, Mark responded on behalf of the Government in his role as Minister for Asia and the Pacific in the Westminster Hall debate tabled by Chris Philp MP regarding the persecution of Christians overseas. To read the whole debate on Hansard, please click here.
I am delighted that after years of campaigning, together with colleagues from across the House and local campaigners, that the Government has made the decision to significantly reduce the maximum stakes on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) from £100 to £2, reducing the risk of gambling-related