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Coronavirus Community Support Fund

To ensure that our charities and social enterprises can continue to step up to respond to the crisis, the government has made available an unprecedented package of support, including £750m targeted specifically at these sectors.

David's Herald article on farming and the environment

Since my last column several pieces of legislation have been debated in the House of Commons. The most exciting one in my view was the Agriculture Bill, which simultaneously supports 2 key interests for the Wantage and Didcot constituency – farming and protecting the environment. 

Response regarding Dominic Cummings

Earlier today, I replied to constituents who have emailed me about Dominic Cummings. Below I copy what I have sent to them:

David asks Environment Secretary about pubs

David asks the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs about local pubs and the way some have adapted to a takeaway model during the lockdown. The Government recognises this is not a substitute for being open properly.

David speaks in Immigration Bill debate

Today, David spoke in favour of the Immigration Bill and stressed the need for better infrastructure with regard to schools and healthcare to support immigration in the future.

David's Herald article on the way out of lockdown

Today we begin Step 1 of the Government’s plan for lifting the restrictions it has imposed to fight the spread of Coronavirus. I summarise here what will happen in each of Steps 1-3 to hopefully answer some of your key questions following the Prime Minister’s address to the nation on Sunday. 

Age UK offer advice for older constituents

Age UK have offered ways we can all help older people without leaving the house:

1. Phone friends or relatives to check in and chat - particularly those who live alone

2. Share ideas of crafts, activities or recipes that you have tried out

David speaks in Agriculture Bill debate

Today David spoke in the Agriculture Bill debate, a landmark piece of legislation that will support British farmers and help protect the environment.

New COVID-19 guidance for workplaces

New COVID-19 Secure Guidelines for Workplaces

New ‘COVID-19 secure’ guidelines are now available to UK employers after consultation with approximately relevant 250 stakeholders in preparing the guidance.