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Mike Wood has congratulated Brierley Hill restaurant Essence of India after they received a Highly Commended award in the prestigious Tiffin Cup co

Coronavirus community information: Kingswinford Royal British Legion

Kingswinford Royal British Legion do an amazing job year round supporting our service men and women, veterans and their families. Now, they are bringing together local volunteers to deliver essential items to people in need during this lockdown. More here with John from the club. 

Coronavirus community information: Mary Stevens Hospice

Social distancing is especially tough on families with loved ones receiving end-of-life care right now. The Mary Stevens Hospice is doing a great job helping patients and enabling their families to stay in contact through technology. I'm very pleased to be joined by Claire Towns from the hospice. Once again, forgive the audio quality as we have these conversations remotely to keep everyone safe in this pandemic. 

Dudley South's MP - Mike Wood - welcomed a new Brierley Hill-based archery centre to the area on Saturday morning and praised the imagination of th

Mike Wood – Dudley South’s Member of Parliament – continues with his plans to volunteer for various charities, community groups and public services

Dudley South’s MP - Mike Wood - has kept his promise to a young photography enthusiast and arranged for his stunning artwork to be displayed at the

Dudley South MP Mike Wood brought the community together to raise money for one of the country's best-known cancer support charities.

Local young people can look forward to greater opportunities after two of Dudley's MPs succeeded in their campaign to get Government backing for £2

Summer in Dudley South

My summer tour of Dudley South has now finished and I think it’s fair to say this has been one of the most successful and enjoyable summer tours since of the last five years. After visiting all six wards of the constituency (including some twice) I finished things off with a lovely afternoon speaking to the good people of Brierley Hill at the Market on Saturday afternoon.

Dudley South’s MP - Mike Wood - has vowed to help local schoolboy – Alan Momori – find somewhere to display his latest photographs of the Fens Pool

Mike Wood: Does the Minister agree that one of the crucial aspects of tackling loneliness is raising awareness of the services, support and activities that are available in local communities, and what are the Government doing to achieve this?

 

Mims Davies Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Black Country Month

It’s barely believable that we have only been enjoying the Black Country flag for seven years since – then 12-year-old schoolgirl – Grace Shephard put forward her fantastic design in the 2012 competition. The flag is now the iconic image of our area, visible at major events around the world, offering a fabulous focal point for our region’s identity and heritage.  

Dudley South’s MP, Mike Wood, has supported a campaign to tackle discrimin

I apologise to you, Madam Deputy Speaker, and to my right hon. Friend the Member for Basingstoke (Mrs Miller), for not being able to be present at the start of her speech. I was able to catch up with her remarks, and I think that she spoke on behalf of all of us in the House.

Mike Wood: On the example that I think the hon. Lady was starting to give, until fairly recently Reading football club had a tradition that anybody who had played for the club for 10 years received a testimonial. It was not a contractual term, but it is difficult to see how that is anything other than expected earnings as part of employment. Is it not right that it should be taxed accordingly?

 

Kirsty Blackman Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Economy), SNP Deputy Leader

Mike Wood: A lot of sporting testimonials at all levels are used to raise money for charities and good causes, with either all or some of the proceeds going to local or national charities. How do you expect these measures to impact on charitable giving through sporting testimonials?

 

Mike Wood: West Bromwich Albion pioneered the fight against racism in football in the 1970s with club legends such as Cyrille Regis, Brendon Batson and Laurie Cunningham. Will the Minister support police in the West Midlands and across the country in bringing charges against those who subject players, fans and officials to racist abuse from the stands?

 

Mims Davies Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Mike Wood: I beg to move,

That this House 
has considered beer taxation and pubs.

I am delighted to have secured this important debate, alongside Ruth Smeeth and my hon. Friend Mr Evans, and I am grateful to the Backbench Business Committee for allocating us this time.

Mike Wood: The UK has been one of the biggest donors to the Education Cannot Wait fund since it was set up in 2016. What plans does the Minister have to replenish the ECW, and to maintain UK leadership for children in crises?

 

Harriett Baldwin Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

I join other hon. Members in paying tribute to my right hon. Friend the Member for Chipping Barnet (Theresa Villiers) for the work that she has done to bring the Bill to this stage. I know that for many years, she has cared deeply about and has worked actively on this issue. Nobody who has listened to the testimony of holocaust survivors can fail to be moved by their message and by the tragedy of the impact and the barbarism of this most evil of period in European history.

Mike Wood: What steps his Department is taking to help tackle the persecution of Christians overseas.

 

Jeremy Hunt Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Mike Wood: Will the Minister ensure that her Department’s education policy and financial decisions prioritise making sure that all children have an opportunity to learn, as recommended in the Send my Friend to School coalition’s new report?

 

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