This week was the final week in Westminster of 2015. Johnny said:
“There was some serious stuff to be done this week, before some fun was had before we broke up for Christmas. One of the highlights was attending the inaugural meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group meeting on the Armed Forces Covenant. I am co-Chairing this with another MP – the fantastic Anne-Marie Trevelyan – to ensure that what the Government dellivered in law in 2012 is actually being followed up and implemented across the Country; of course I will particularly focus on Plymouth.
I attended a brilliant Mental Health round-table meeting at Help for Heroes in London where all of the major governing bodies and service providers to Veteran’s Care in the UK were together discussing how we put together a more cohesive Mental Health Service for all of our Veteran’s across the Country. There is some great work being done, but plenty more to do and I was pleased to be asked along to contribute what I can.
There was also the yearly boot match between the Press Lobby and a team of MP’s, although this was disappointingly in football, rather than the Rugby I was used to in the Army when the Officers would play the Sernior non-Commissioned Officers every year. We were thoroughly drubbed, although I did score; it was ruled off-side but that is mere details..
So we now have a hectic week back in Plymouth before breaking for Christmas. It is that time of year where we all go out and have a good time, and in line with this I launced a campaign against so-called ‘legal highs’ this week. Details below. Have a good weekend!”
- Wrote to the PUS for Public Health in his ongoing work to improve the Public Health funding settlement for Plymouth – see below.
- Visited the excellent Peninsula Medical School on the Science park.
- Held a very busy surgery at West Park library – the venue was a real success, and we were brilliantly looked after by the staff.
- Paid an early morning visit to the Post Office in West Park to thank all the post men and women working so hard to get us our cards and presents on time for Christmas.