Tag Archives: Nick Gibb

The phrase levelling up means very little


At the end of October Rishi Sunak announced the latest budget which included a levelling up element. So the Government was releasing several billion pounds spread across nearly 50 locations of which 85% were in locations where Conservative MPs are … Continue reading

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Huw Merriman discussed small businesses yesterday


Yesterday in the House of Commons a debate took place followed by a vote on the theme of supporting small businesses. It was clear that the votes were not sufficient to adopt the call by the Labour Party to support … Continue reading

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Youth Charity Time’s Running Out


According to two very significant Charities, the “Youth services are under threat and they have lost opportunities for young people”. This statement comes as the subtitle of this report that has just been published this month. The two charities are … Continue reading

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Nick and Gillian please reverse this cut for young people


Over the last decade the Government has dramatically cut the public funding for the provision for young people across the UK. This is a very disturbing element that has caused many problems. We now need the Government to admit that … Continue reading

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Skills and Post-16 Education Bill – Amendment 82 is vital


Two weeks ago towards the end of the Parliamentary activities for this Summer there was a debate taking place in the House of Lords on the various amendments for the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill. It is clearly important for … Continue reading

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British Sign Language needs a public response


On Monday there was a response from Nick Gibb to a written question set out by Daisy Cooper who is the Liberal Democratic Education spokesperson. The question related to British Sign Language (BSL) in education settings. Although that question did … Continue reading

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Some Sussex MPs support Water Safety and Foreign Aid


Last Monday there was a Parliamentary debate which responded to a public petition that called for improved education to protect children in water settings. A few of the opening words from Catherine Mckinnell, the MP from Newcastle expressed very clearly … Continue reading

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Following Sussex Day, our MPs have some challenges


Many of us enjoy living or working in Sussex and so it is fantastic that a few years ago Ian Steedman in Worthing followed by Martin Ellis in Crowborough set out to re-establish the Sussex day celebration. The day has … Continue reading

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This Half Term is set out for “Support for children’s education”


The end of an educational period is often an opportunity for parents, pupils and teachers to reflect on what has gone well and plan for the near future. The half term and even term breaks may be less reflective than … Continue reading

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Every MP in the UK needs to take part in this petition debate!


Today is an important time for Parliament and 1.1m people across the UK who signed a petition formed by Marcus Rashford calling to end child food poverty and that no children’s should go hungry. It is a petition which emerged … Continue reading

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