Home Office Question on policing numbers:

Despite rightly having made extra funding available for policing this year, there is clearly still more to do, so I asked the Home Secretary what difference putting 20,000 extra officers out on the beat would make in practical terms on the ground - exactly as Boris Johnson has welcomely promised

'Love Swimming'

As a keen swimmer myself, I am very pleased to be supporting the ‘Love Swimming’ campaign, which has been organised by Swim England to mark their 150th anniversary, with the aim of encouraging more people to swim regularly.

Justice Question on Prisons and Reoffending:

At Justice Questions, I asked the Secretary of State about the upcoming Comprehensive Spending Review and what his pitch would be to the Treasury in the area of prisons and schemes to reduce reoffending.

Corby, Oundle and Thrapston School Sports Partnership

I was pleased to hear of the recent sporting achievements of a number of schools in Corby and East Northamptonshire and I therefore wanted to pass on my “congratulations” to all those involved in the Corby, Oundle, and Thrapston School Sports Partnership.

Defence Question on Mentoring Schemes for Veterans:

During Defence Questions, I raised the important role of mentoring schemes for veterans, especially those focussed on veterans who have fallen into the criminal justice system, and enquired as to whether this will be a forthcoming Comprehensive Spending Review priority for the Ministry of Defence

National Lottery Funding in Corby

It is fantastic to hear that 10 projects in Corby & East Northamptonshire have been awarded funding totalling £84,341 in the past three months from the National Lottery.

Tresham Garden Village

I had a really interesting and informative visit to Deene Airfield recently to understand more about the plans for Tresham Garden Village. It was great to see the site and to hear of the work being done to ensure that this development would provide a first class living environment.