Westminster News

celebrating 150 years of state education

Damian was delighted to mark the 150th anniversary of state education with 12 former Secretaries of State stretching back over three decades. In his group, Ken Clarke, Ruth Kelly, Nicky Morgan and Damian discussed the the development of character and self.

a 'Conversation on Character' podcast

Damian was delighted to be the inaugural guest on the Jubilee Centre's new podcast 'Conversations on Character'. The discussion focused on character education, lockdown, and who inspires others with their courage. The podcast can be accessed via the link below:

Netflix at DCMS Select Committee

Damian questioned senior representatives from Netflix in today's DCMS Select Committee hearing, asking the TV giant about viewer-stickiness, product placement, and campaigning documentaries:



Ahead of schools reopening tomorrow

Damian thanked everyone in East Hampshire schools - heads, teachers, support staff - for all they have been doing to be ready for the full return this week ... and wished good luck to all the children and young people starting their new school year!

Politics South programme will remain

Damian welcomes confirmation that BBC Politics South will be returning in September, but am concerned at other plans for regional current affairs. His question in Parliament today: 


Restoration of Parliament debated

In Parliament this week MPs debated Parliament itself, and the imperative for affordability and value in its restoration.



Damian welcomes £30 billion Plan for Jobs

Damian has welcomed the Plan for Jobs set out by Chancellor Rishi Sunak this week, which outlined a range of initiatives to help re-vitalise hard-hit sectors upon which many jobs depend.