What the Government has been upto over the past Fortnight!

Take a look at what the Government has been up to over the past fortnight............

On Saturday 2nd September, Chris Grayling announced plans to reduce by half delays to motorists caused by utility companies digging up busy roads.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/01/utility-companies-could-charged-hour-digging-busy-roads-end/

On Sunday 3rd, the government announced that it would make it easier for domestic abuse survivors to register to vote anonymously.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/03/domestic-abuse-survivors-regain-voices-plans-reform-voter-anonymity/

On Tuesday 5th, David Davis updated parliament on the Governments progress over the summer on preparing for Brexit.

Also on Tuesday Tracey Crouch announced that youth organisations will receive £40 million to boost the skills and life chances of young people living in disadvantaged areas.
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/849931/Youth-organisations-receive-cash-boost-disadvantaged-kids

On Wednesday 6th Michael Fallon set out the Government’s plan to transform the procurement of naval ships, enable the fleet to grow by the 2030s, energise the United Kingdom’s maritime industry, and increase skills, exports and prosperity across our country.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/09/06/britain-orders-fleet-budget-battleships-deal-boost-shipbuilding/

Also on Wednesday 6th, David Davis and Jo Johnson outlined how continued collaboration in science and innovation will play an important part in the UK’s future partnership with the EU.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41177176

On Thursday 7th, David Davis opened the Second Reading of the Repeal Bill in Parliament.
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/brexit-david-davis-slams-labours-stance-on-withdrawal-bill-as-mps-begin-debate-a3629776.html

Also on Thursday 7th, Jo Johnson outlined measures designed to curb spiralling Vice Chancellor pay.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-41176337

On Friday 8th, David Lammy published his independent review, commissioned by the Government, into the treatment of, and outcomes for, BAME individuals in the criminal justice system.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/08/criminals-should-face-race-blind-prosecutions-tackle-discrimination/

On Saturday, Matt Hancock that announced up to £645m will become available to help take superfast speeds to the hardest to reach places in the UK.

On Monday, the EU Repeal bill won its first Commons vote.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4874638/Labour-FAILS-defeat-government-s-EU-repeal-bill.html

On Tuesday, Liz Truss confirmed police and prison officers pay awards for 2017/18.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-41241295

Also on Tuesday, we set out our offer to contribute military assets, cooperate on sanctions and agree joint positions on foreign policy as part of a deep security partnership with the EU after Brexit.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-4875194/UK-offers-deep-security-partnership-EU-Brexit.html

On Wednesday, the latest jobs figures showed the employment rate at a record high of 75.3% with 32.14 million people in work.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41252976

On Thursday, Sajid Javid set out our approach to ensuring new homes are built where they are most needed, whilst protecting the green belt.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-41279390

Also on Thursday, Justine Greening confirmed details of a new fairer funding system for schools in England.
http://news.sky.com/story/justine-greening-hails-historic-school-funding-reforms-11035151

Today, Jeremy Wright invited judges, solicitors and victims’ groups to submit evidence about the impact of social media on criminal trials
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/attorney-general-jeremy-wright-warns-against-trial-by-social-media-6cjtwq