Lichfield District Council passed a motion on 13th October proposed by the Labour Group supporting the Local Electricity Bill promoted by Peter Aldous MP and asking local MPs to support the Bill in Parliament. Michael says “I have now received a formal request from Council Leader, Doug Pullen, inviting me to vote for the Bill. […]
Michael Fabricant says “Many residents understandably wonder why Lichfield District will be put in Tier 3 when England leaves lockdown on December 3rd. “When we all entered the national lockdown, Lichfield District was in Tier 2. However, the Covid infection rates were already high in Lichfield District, 350 per 100,000, and rapidly rising. It is […]
“I very much regret Staffordshire being placed in Tier 3 Covid restrictions and had hoped we might remain in Tier 2” says Michael Fabricant. “However, Covid infection rates were high throughout Staffordshire and although they had begun to fall in recent days as a result of the lockdown, they had not fallen enough and infection […]
Michael questions the Foreign Secretary on the death of Harry Dunn and the extradition of Anne Sacoolas
This morning (24th November), Michael Fabricant asked the Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, about the death of Harry Dunn and the extradition of Anne Sacoolas from the US to the UK to face charges of death through dangerous driving. Michael asked: “My Rt Hon Friend will know that we enjoy a very close security and […]
Michael Fabricant questioned the Schools Minister today (23rd November) regarding GCSE and A Level exams next year. He says “There are large differences in access to IT equipment between different schools and children studying at home up and down the country and especially in the West Midlands. Is it fair that students from wealthy backgrounds […]
Michael Fabricant is contacting Staffordshire Police, the Government Minister responsible for HS2, and the latest managing director of HS2 following an incident at Fradley. An observer at the scene has contacted Mr Fabricant and says: “A lone protestor had unwisely fired some carrots using a catapult over the HS2 fence from the other side of […]
I am keen to see the armed forces used to help in the logistics of distributing the Covid vaccine so I asked Penny Mordaunt, the Cabinet Office Minister (and a reserve Royal Navy officer), about it this morning (12th November). Question: What recent discussions he has had with (a) other Departments and (b) local leaders […]
A fun interview with John Fox on BBC Radio WM (at 5.45pm on November 10th) about ‘Firsts’ in the House of Commons – and then a more serious chat about the Covid_19 vaccine.
Today I asked the Defence Minister about the distribution of vaccines to counter Covid-19 and using the military for their logistics expertise. And (for the first time in virtual questions) so setting a small Parliamentary first, I was able to use a virtual background to promote Lichfield. The Speaker seemed to enjoy it!