Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP

MP For North Swindon

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Swindon Advertiser Column - End Of An Era As Honda Closes

Swindon Advertiser Column - End Of An Era As Honda Closes

This week I was very proud as the Minister for Disabled People to formally launch the National Disability Strategy. This was a genuinely transformational, cross-government strategy – setting out over 100 commitments of how we can collectively remove barriers in society to help deliver a fully inclusive society. Each and every corner of government sets out plans and priorities to improve disabled people’s lives, with the most wide-ranging set of practical actions to date - spanning housing, tran...

Justin Launches Transformational New National Disability Strategy

Justin Launches Transformational New National Disability Strategy

More accessible housing, easier commuting and better job prospects are set to become reality for millions of disabled people in the UK through actions set out in the government’s National Disability Strategy, which has been launced today by North Swindon MP and Minister for Diabled People Justin Tomlinson. The strategy sets out 100 immediate commitments supported by £1.6bn of funding alongside an ambitious agenda for future reform. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: Just as our talented Paraly...

North Swindon MP Welcomes New Fund To Support Young People At Risk Of Violence

North Swindon MP Welcomes New Fund To Support Young People At Risk Of Violence

Justin Tomlinson MP has welcomed the latest announcement by the Home Office, that the Government is investing £17 million in intervention and preventative action to protect young people at high risk of serious violence. The new investment by the Home Office will fund 3 types of measures, which are the best evidenced and most innovative serious violence youth interventions. • High-intensity therapeutic interventions such as cognitive behavioural therapy, which the Youth Endowment Fund’s Evidenc...

Justin's Summer Activities Fair Returns To The Orbital Shopping Park

Justin's Summer Activities Fair Returns To The Orbital Shopping Park

Superman & Elsa were amongst many of the guests to join Justin’s 4th annual summer activities fair as it returned to the Orbital Shopping Park. With many businesses being significantly affected by COVID, this year’s fair was an important opportunity for them to speak to families and let them know that they were ready to welcome them back. A number of different groups and organisation were represented at the fair, including Rockstar Climbing, Swindon and Cricklade Railway, Swindon Libraries,...

Swindon Advertiser Column - Green Paper Will Ensure Disabled People Can Lead Independent Lives And Fulfil Their Potential

Swindon Advertiser Column - Green Paper Will Ensure Disabled People Can Lead Independent Lives And Fulfil Their Potential

This week in Parliament I was very proud to publish the Health & Disability Green Paper, looking at how the Department for Work & Pensions both provides support for disabled people. A Green Paper sets out our intentions for potential improvements and starts a 12-week consultation period, which will end October 12th. We will then consider all the responses and then bring forward our plans for further improvements and potentially new legislation. The Green Paper focus on two main areas a...

Ban On Knives, Firearms And Offensive Weapons Comes Into Force

Ban On Knives, Firearms And Offensive Weapons Comes Into Force

A tough ban on a wide range of knives, weapons, and firearms comes into force today as part of government action to tackle violent crime and serious violence. Cyclone knives, spiral knives and ‘rapid-fire’ rifles are among those covered by the ban, all of which have been associated with serious violence in communities across the country. A new legal definition of flick knives, banned since 1959, also takes effect, resulting in more of these bladed weapons being outlawed. All weapons banned in pu...

North Swindon MP Comments On Health And Disability Green Paper

North Swindon MP Comments On Health And Disability Green Paper

Minister for Disabled People, Justin Tomlinson MP has hailed the importance of the recently published Health and Disability Green Paper in UK, which he has announced alongside other colleagues within the Department for Work and Pensions. The DWP’s publishing of the latest Green Paper comes after nearly 18 months of consultations, many of them virtual due to the pandemic, and is aimed at improving the DWP’s services for people with disabilities and health conditions in the UK. The Green Paper set...

Justin Welcomes DWP’s Response To Health Is Everyone’s Business Campaign

Justin Welcomes DWP’s Response To Health Is Everyone’s Business Campaign

North Swindon MP, Justin Tomlinson speaking as the Minister for Disabled People is welcoming the response of the Department for Work and Pensions response to the Government’s ‘Health is Everyone’s Business’ initiative, as a means of address the disability employment gap. Health is Everyone’s Business is a stakeholder led consultation, which seeks views on different ways in which government and employers can take action to reduce ill health-related job losses. Disabled people and people with long...

Justin Tomlinson MP To Host Annual Summer Activities Fair On 24th July

Justin Tomlinson MP To Host Annual Summer Activities Fair On 24th July

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson will be hosting his annual Summer Activities Fair at the Orbital Shopping Park on Saturday 24th July from 10am – 1pm. The event is making a welcome return to North Swindon residents, after the fair could not be held in 2020. The event will take place in the open space at the Orbital, alongside the play area and in front of Next and Boots. It follows the success of previous fairs which saw different organisations from across the Swindon and Wiltshire area coming ...

Ministers Seek To Stamp out Rip-offs With New Consumer Protections

Ministers Seek To Stamp out Rip-offs With New Consumer Protections

An arsenal of planned reforms to boost competition and shield the public from rip-offs as the UK builds back fairer from the pandemic have been unveiled by the Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng. The government will change the law so prepayment schemes like Christmas savings clubs have to safeguard customers’ money, protecting consumers’ cash as they save for the holidays. The change will prevent scandals like Farepak happening again, where tens of thousands of people, many on low incomes, lost a...