Westminster News

MP meets with under secretary of state over speed of trains through Great Wyrley and Cheslyn Hay

Gavin recently met with the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport to discuss limiting the speed at which trains will be able to travel through the villages of Great Wyrley and Cheslyn Hay. Gavin sought confirmation from Mr. Stephen Hammond MP that trainswould not exceed a speed of 45mph, following the electrification of the Chase Line later this year.

Gavin urges schools to take part in UK's first national vote registration day

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, is urging local schools to take part in the UK’s first National Vote Registration Day (NVRD) on February 5th 2014. The aim of the day is simple - to empower future generations of young people to realise that they have a say and a stake in decisions affecting their future.

Gavin urges ministers to save Stafford Hospital's consultant-led maternity unit

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, today urged Ministers to save Stafford Hospital’s consultant-led maternity unit during a debate in Westminster Hall. Gavin made the intervention during the afternoon debate on the ‘Trust special administration of Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.’

Gavin obtains promise for action on misleading websites

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has obtained a promise from the Minister of Civil Society that he will take action to address the growing problem of misleading websites, offering access to government services. Gavin contacted the Minister after a number of constituents raised concerns about rogue websites that mimic official government sites.

Gavin campaigns to close scrap metal for cash loophole

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has raised concerns to Ministers about a loophole that is enabling scrap metal dealers to circumvent a new law preventing them from paying for goods in cash. The law, which came into effect in October 2013, is designed to combat a burgeoning criminal trade in scrap metal by forcing dealers to pay suppliers electronically or by cheque.

Secretary of State for education confirms commitment to reforming school funding

The Secretary of State for Education, The Rt. Hon Michael Gove MP, has confirmed that he is committed to addressing the ‘unfairness’ that exists in the allotment of school funding. He made the statement in response to a letter from Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, who wrote to the Secretary of State about the need to reform the existing system.

Gavin urges residents to take part in set for Britain

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, is urging South Staffordshire residents to take part in major science competition SET for BRITAIN. SET for BRITAIN will be held in the House of Commons on the17th March, 2014, during National Science and Engineering Week 2014.