In the constituency this week I met with the Dorking Dementia Group to better understand and help extend awareness of this debilitating disease for the elderly.
Back in the house and on the House of Commons Commission as Chair of the Admin & Operation Committee we worked through the 149 page agenda of our first meeting. Back in the office we have sent out over 600 letters and emails responding to Mole Valley constituents difficulties.
I will be in Bookham tomorrow with Alan and the team on the monthly tabletop. Have a great weekend!
The Childcare Bill: Support for Working Parents
The Childcare Bill will double free childcare available for all working parents of 3 and 4 year-olds to 30 hours a week. And to underline our commitment to support working families, the Prime Minister is announcing plans to introduce the changes for some families a year earlier than planned, together with a commitment to increase the average funding rates paid to childcare providers.
Our message is clear – this Government is on the side of working people – helping them get on and supporting them at every stage of life.
That is exactly why we are pressing ahead with these reforms – so that not a moment is lost in getting on with the task – going further than ever before to help with childcare costs, helping hardworking families and giving people the opportunity to get into work.