D&S column: a turning point for the Friarage Hospital

All of us who have fought hard for the best possible range of services at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton will be delighted by the decision of local health chiefs to maintain the 24/7 opening hours of the hospital’s urgent treatment centre (UTC).

More measures to support small business

I announce the introduction of Bounce Back Loans for small businesses and take Questions from MPs on this and ther support measures introduced to help the economy during the Covid-19 emegency.

D&S column: the community pulls together

It has been hugely reassuring and gratifying to hear about the way people in North Yorkshire have responded so magnificently in this Coronavirus national emergency.

D&S column: together we will beat this virus

Unprecedented and life-changing – that’s the scale of the challenge the nation faces.

But however daunting the immediate prospect is I want you all to know we will get through it.

Two principles have driven the Government’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Treasury Select Committee

Answering questions from the Treasury Select Committee about the Government's measures to support individuals and businesses affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Delivering the Budget Statement 2020

I delivered my first Budget to a packed House of Commons.

I announced a raft of measures to support people and businesses while the country meets the challenge of Coronavirus/COVID-19, to level up the economy and to deliver on our promises to the British people.

D&S column: congratulations to the Catterick Military WAGS Choir

I love going to the movies but as you might imagine I don’t have much leisure time at present.

But once I have delivered the Budget next week, I’m looking forward to catching up - and one new release I am particularly looking forward to seeing is Military Wives.