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What steps his Department is taking to reduce waiting times for face-to-face GP appointments.
My constituents in West Bromwich East have been raising concerns with me about their ability to access face-to-face GP appointments at local surgeries. Given the significant £250 million winter funding package for general practice announced towards the end of last year, what assessment has the Minister made of whether that support is making a real difference on the ground?
It is a pleasure to be called to speak on this important Bill, and I commend my hon. Friend the Member for Workington (Mark Jenkinson) for his immense efforts to secure its safe passage. When I was at school and college, some of the best careers advice that I received was from my dad, and it is thanks to his wisdom and support that I found my way. He did not tell me what to do; it was quite...
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Conservative MP for West Bromwich East
Entered the House of Commons on 13 December 2019 — General election
Topics of interest
- Commonwealth and Development Office
- Home Office
- Department of Health and Social Care
- House of Commons Commission
- Department for Environment
- Food and Rural Affairs
- NHS: Negligence
- Dangerous Driving
- House of Commons: Redundancy
- Armed Forces: Coronavirus
Currently held offices
- Member, Glue Traps (Offences) Bill Committee (since 12 Jan 2022)
- Member, Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) Bill Committee (since 15 Dec 2021)
- Member, Education (Careers Guidance in Schools) Bill Committee (since 22 Sep 2021)
- Member, Nationality and Borders Bill Committee (since 16 Sep 2021)
- Member, Education Committee (since 7 Sep 2021)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Taxi and Private Hire Vehicles (Safeguarding and Road Safety) Bill (England and Wales) Committee (27 Oct 2021 to 27 Oct 2021)
- Member, Women and Equalities Committee (2 Mar 2020 to 2 Nov 2021)
- Member, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (2 Mar 2020 to 16 Jan 2021)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 13 Dec 2021.
1. Employment and earnings
Until 6 May 2021, Councillor, Dudley Metropolitan Borough, 1 Priory Road, Dudley DY1 1HF. (Registered 09 January 2020; updated 27 May 2021)
From April 2020 until 25 November 2020, I received £782.92 a month. Hours: 20 hrs a month. (Registered 04 May 2020; updated 09 December 2020)
From 26 November 2020 onwards, I received £804.50 a month (backdated to 30 April 2020). Hours: 20 hrs a month. Final payment of £89.27, covering 1-6 May 2021, received on 27 May 2021. (Registered 09 December 2020; updated 27 May 2021)
11 November 2021, received £120 from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for a survey. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 03 December 2021)
From 7 February 2020, member of Sandwell Towns Super Board. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 04 February 2020)
From 20 July 2020, a trustee of the Albion Foundation, the charitable arm of West Bromwich Albion Football Club
, which assists in the social and physical training of children attending schools in West Bromwich and the surrounding area. (Registered 10 August 2020)
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