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Award of West Midlands Rail Franchise

Award of West Midlands Rail Franchise

This morning the Transport Secretary announced the Government’s intention to award the West Midlands rail franchise to West Midlands Trains Ltd (a joint venture between Abellio, East Japan Railway Company and Mitsui & Co Ltd).

MP backs new Mental health workforce plan

Jeremy has welcomed the publication of the ‘Mental health workforce plan’ aimed at expanding the mental health workforce. The plan sets out measures to tackle the ‘historic imbalance’ in workforce capacity and fulfil ambitions to improve mental health services.

MP backs Space Industry Bill

Stafford MP, Jeremy Lefroy has backed a Government plan to secure growth in the UK's £13.7bn space industry.

MP welcomes DfE reporting of gender pay gap

Stafford MP, Jeremy Lefroy has welcomed the publication of the gender and bonus pay gap by the Department for Education (DfE).

The DfE reported a mean pay gap - the difference between average salaries for men and women - of 5.3% and a median pay gap of 5.9%.

MP welcomes publication of the new Tobacco Control Plan

Stafford MP, Jeremy Lefroy has welcomed the publication of the new Tobacco Control Plan for England, “Towards a Smokefree Generation” by the Department of Health.

The document outlines plans to reduce smoking in England, with the aim of creating a smoke-free generation.