Westminster News

Campaign for medication ends in success.

On Thursday 24th October, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, announced that the NHS agreed a deal with the drugs manufacturer Vertex after years of negotiation. The deal ensures life-improving and prolonging drugs will be available on the NHS.

Treasury response to written question: aviation fuel duty

Treasury has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question:

Question:
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the merits of introducing (a) fuel duty or (b) VAT on aviation fuel.

Answer:
Mr Simon Clarke:

Government broadband initiatives

Since 2010, the Government has delivered a series of initiatives that has seen superfast[1] broadband availability rise from 50% to 96% of UK premises.  Due to increased coverage and take-up, average broadband speeds for UK consumers have increased from 5.2Mbit/s in 2010 to 54.2Mbit/s in 2018.  A