Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire took a number of pupils from All Saints’ Primary School, in Trysull, on a tour of Parliament yesterday. The students were taken around Westminster Hall, the Undercroft Chapel and Central Lobby, and also had the opportunity to view the Speaker’s Procession.
Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, today visited St. Benedict’s in Wombourne to help celebrate the school’s 150thAnniversary. St Benedict’s first opened its doors in 1863, as a National School, but there have numerous changes made to the establishment over the past 150 years.
Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire and Chairman of the APPG on Motor Neurone Disease (MND), is urging local residents to sign a new Charter, supporting the rights of MND/amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) sufferers. On 21st June 2013, organisations around the world will join together to support Global MND/ALS Awareness Day.
Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, questioned the Ministry of Defence yesterday about the new B-variant of the joint strike fighter (JSF) aircraft, which is currently under development and utilises components from local South Staffordshire business Moog. During Questions on Monday, Gavin asked the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Defence, Mr Philip Dunne MP, what assessment he had made of the progress of the aircraft’s development and how many countries had expressed interest in its development.
Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire learned how to use a defibrillator with voluntary organisation HeartStart, an initiative of the British Heart Foundation, over the weekend. A defibrillator is a life saving machine that is used to give the heart shocks in some cases of cardiac arrest.
Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, opened a South Staffordshire Community and Voluntary Action (SSCVA) group event at Codsall Village Hall, on Friday. Gavin is a Patron of the local charity, which exists to promote, support and encourage community and voluntary action throughout the rural district of South Staffordshire.
Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, challenged the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills on what it is doing to inspire more young people to become engineers. He pointed to the new £500m Jaguar Land Rover engine plant, which is currently being built in his constituency, as an example of why we need to support the development of engineering talent in the UK.
Research by Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has shown that Labour’s plan to cut pensions would hit 22,630 pensioners in the constituency, many of whom depend on their Basic State Pension to pay their bills and put food on the table.Furthermore, he has discovered that a staggering 243,290 pensioners would be affected within South Staffordshire and Black Country region, as a whole.
The number of unemployment claimants in South Staffordshire has continued to decline, according to new figures released today by the Office of National Statistics. 1,489 constituents were claiming unemployment in May 2013, a decline of 56 claimants on the previous month.
Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, attended the opening of the Brewood Cycle Challenge over the weekend.The event was organised by the Brewood Scouts Fundraisers, who are seeking to raise £250,000 for a new Scout Hut.