The Government is quite rightly trying to get children back to school as soon as possible. All children need an education, vulnerable children need the safety of school, and the economy needs the childcare that schools provide.
Today the Agriculture Bill is being debated and voted on in the House of Commons. This is the most important piece of legislation for the rural economy since the 1940s, as it sets the terms for farm support for the post-Brexit era. For 40 years agriculture policy has been set in Brussels.
Yesterday I held an online meeting with the leaders of five of Wiltshire’s charities working with elderly people and vulnerable adults.* We were also joined by Councillor Laura Mayes and Alison Elliot, who oversee adult social care for Wiltshire Council.
I am writing this post in response to a number of constituents raising their concernsover PPE provision. Like them, I am also very anxious to ensure that our health and social care staff get the equipment they need to keep them safe and keep them doing their vital work.