Westminster News

Returning to Parliament on Tuesday, 21st April

The House of Commons will reconvene on Tuesday, 21st April, and the Speaker has made accommodations so parliamentary business can function with a combination of social distancing measures and videoconferencing to ensure that MPs can carry out their duties with minimal disruption.

Chancellor announces £750 million package to support the charity sector

The Chancellor has announced a £750 million package of support to ensure charities can continue their vital work during the coronavirus pandemic. Tens of thousands of charities will benefit from the scheme, ensuring they can meet increased demand and allow them to continue operating.

Chancellor announces massive support package for the self-employed

This evening, The Chancellor announced a massive package of support for the self-employed. The Government has been working around the clock to devise a scheme that would support the 10% of the population that are self-employed.

The Government's Self-Employed Income Support Scheme:

Prime Minister instructs public to stay at home to fight coronavirus

Last night the Prime Minister announced further measures to increase the effectiveness of social isolation. This is a key part of the fight against coronavirus, as it stops the spread of the disease, which is often symptomless, between people going about their lives.

Lucy raises role of CCRC in overturning convictions of Post Office workers

Today in Parliament, a debate was held to further discuss the Post Office Horizon scandal. Lucy Allan MP asked the Minister for the Post Office, Paul Scully MP, about the key part the CCRC (Criminal Cases Review Commission) has in looking at the wrongful convictions of sub-Postmasters.

Lucy welcomes Chancellor's investment in flood defences

As part of today's comprehensive budget, the Chancellor announced huge investment in flood defences and noted Lucy Allan MP's lobbying to secure support for the residents and businesses of Ironbridge who were affected by this winter's flooding.

Lucy leads Westminster Hall debate on the Post Office Horizon scandal

Today, Lucy Allan MP led a well attended Westminster Hall debate on the Post Office Horizon scandal, where Post office workers have been wrongly convicted of theft and false accounting on the basis of a flawed IT system, designed by Fujitsu UK, which wrongly showed discrepancies in postmaster bra