What has Steve Brine been up to today?
Steve Brine is MP for Winchester and a member of the Conservative party.
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This morning I have been on a call with South Western Railway outlining their plans to deal with next week's national rail strike. Full details of the limited service SWR will be running now available here:
⚠️ Customers are urged only to travel by rail if absolutely necessary during the RMT strike period: 21 - 26 June.
Strike days will see a severely reduced service with many routes closed and customers should expect disruption all week.
Full details: http://www.southwesternrailway.com/strike
During an urgent question in the @HouseofCommons this afternoon, I raised the very real concerns expressed to me by local hospitality as the ‘perfect storm’ of inflation and surging energy costs start to bite.
Great to have the opportunity once again to raise #AorticDissection at #PMQs - including the hard work of @AorticDissectCT and their fantastic patient resources videos featuring @WhisperingBob - https://aorticdissectioncharitabletrust.org/courses/living-with-aortic-dissection/
Khan review is an important piece of work and a positive step in the right direction. GovM must digest it fast and bring forward the proposals as fast as possible. Certainly before Summer recess.
A 🆕 review from @JavedKhanCEO paves the way for UK Government to take action on tobacco - the leading cause of cancer & premature death in England.
By acting on the review, we can protect against tobacco's harmful effects & help make #Smokefree2030 a reality for the nation.🧵
Our Co-chairs @BrineMP & @LizBarkerLords representing the APPG at the reception to celebrate the @GlobalFund @PeterASands
We should be proud of the work the Global Funds work and this is the time to step up not step back.
Together we can end new transmissions of HIV.
More desperate political games on farming from the Lib Dems today 👇
(2/2) 77 MPs from 7 different parties - covering every end of the political spectrum - have supported my call for organisations to commit to not digitally manipulate a person's body proportions in any direct imagery.
Such wide ranging support shows how important an issue this is!
Patients, families and health care professionals come together in the #aorticdissection lunchbox session at #SCTS2022 on Sunday to share their outlook and ambitions for the future of #aortic care.
Come and join in. We’re looking forward to seeing you there 🙌 #Aorta #AortaEd
Today supported Community Speedwatch volunteers in Chandlers Ford - and were joined by local MP Steve Brine. Over two hours, 37 vehicles were detected >35mph in a 30mph limit, with some at >45mph. Please watch your speed and drive safely #Fatal5 #90055 @BrineMP @CommunitySpeedw
Thank you to @BrineMP for his support on the #DownSyndromeBill which yesterday received Royal Assent to become the #DownSyndromeAct. As a result, those with #DownSyndrome in this country will now get better access to the services they need. @NDSPolicyGroup https://twitter.com/LiamFox/status/1463212113078411269
Delighted that @BrineMP is supporting the #DownSyndromeBill which has its Second Reading in the @HouseofCommons on Friday. This Bill is a world first. @NDSPolicyGroup #DownSyndrome
The UK stands with Ukraine 🇬🇧🇺🇦
This evening at 10pm, I will joining the lovely @BBCcarolynquinn on @BBCRadio4 Westminster Hour.
Today in the @HouseofCommons I presented my Breast Cancer Screening Bill and, after 12+ years working in this area, I explained why I care so much. @hantschronicle
Today the GovM published a set of credible proposals for the future of SEND and how we help our children. It's a subject I am actively pursuing right now and these ideas bring real hope for parents and young people. See my exchange with @nadhimzahawi in the @HouseofCommons.
We have another award! This time a commendation from Phillip Sykes, the High Sheriff of Hampshire for our new email based prison advice service which we've recently established. Thank you to Sarah (our Chair of Trustees), for collecting the award.
The disposal of @ATR_Winchester is causing anxiety locally as we wait to see what comes next on this vast space. Today in the @HouseofCommons I raised this (again) but also questioned this aspect of the IR given the far reaching demands we continue to make of our armed forces.
I have a growing volume of casework stuck because of unacceptable delays at the @DVLAgovuk. Today I raised the issue with the Prime Minister at PMQs.
Thank you @BrineMP for outlining why a #SmokefreeFund is needed to #LevelUp ahead of the #SpringStatement tomorrow.
Using tobacco industry funds, without their interference, could pay for tobacco control measures to⬇️#HeathDisparities across 🇬🇧
Want to sponsor a family under the Homes for Ukraine scheme but don't have links with any refugees? Independent matching services are getting up and running - this one by "Reset" is now live: https://homesforukraine.org.uk
As I said at the @CommonsDCMS meeting earlier this tin-eared request from @ChelseaFC beggars belief. It is not the fault of @Boro and the @FA should have no truck with it whatsoever
Register your interest in our #HomesForUkraine scheme here https://homesforukraine.campaign.gov.uk
This is so beautiful. Well done @sajidjavid and @NHSEngland
I can confirm that 21 very ill Ukrainian children with cancer have landed safely in UK this evening.
@NHSEngland will now ensure they get life-saving care in safety.
Hugely grateful to everyone involved in helping get these children and their families here.
Last night, continuing one area of work I started while in Government, I hosted a dinner for MPs and Peers with the @THTorguk to discuss our HIV Action Plan plus next steps.
Great talking with @BrineMP today about affordable addiction treatment, including Help Me Stop's 2022 partnership with @Trinity_Winch
Too slow, too robotic. My rather heated exchange with the Immigration Minister this lunchtime in the @HouseofCommons. @hantschronicle
This afternoon I raised the incredible work of @Trinity_Winch in the @HouseofCommons and confirmed the Secretary of State will visit soon to see the groundbreaking work being done here. @hantschronicle
In my 12 years here to-date, this was one heck of a moment.
👏 We all stand with Ukraine
🇺🇦 Slava Ukraini
My exchange with the Home Secretary this lunchtime as we announced the hugely welcome (and expanded) Ukrainian Family Scheme and humanitarian sponsorship pathway. Constituents needing help, or local organisations who want to sponsor, please email me right away. @hantschronicle
Our One Nation letter to the Prime Minister yesterday on refugees from Ukraine which we had the chance to discuss with him last night.
Following #COP26 our focus is now on holding Ministers to their promises and delivering our Net Zero Plan. My next "AsktheMinister" event will be with COP President @AlokSharma_RDG in Winchester on the evening of April 7 2022. Register your interest at http://www.stevebrine.com/askseries
We’re stepping up our support to the people of Ukraine with the announcement of £40 million of further humanitarian aid.
This brings the total amount of UK Government aid pledged to Ukraine this year to £140 million.
This is absolutely the right decision from @uefa. The wider football community, including the @premierleague now need to examine every corner of our national game. Everything is on the table.
The Government’s plan for living with Covid is very welcome if not way overdue. I want to study carefully the proposals and discuss them with Ministers, which I will now do. Learning to live with this thing is not a choice - it’s a reality.
Read it here : https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1056202/COVID-19_Response_-_Living_with_COVID-19__1_.pdf
I am sorry to hear this news. David was a decent man and while we were not on the same team, we often found ourselves on the same side. Thoughts are with his family at this sad time.
David Chidgey, Eastleigh's MP 1994 - 2005 has died. Political colleagues pay tribute to a 'kind and decent man' http://www.eastleighnews.co.uk/2022/02/david-chidgey-eastleighs-mp-1994-2005-has-died/
A few snaps from our latest visit to the @WinchesterRoyal for our Meet the MP event with @BrineMP and @WinchesterBID
Thank you to all those who joined us
Well done Hursley!
💕Hursley PC has passed a motion in favour of #default20mph in @hantsconnect A loving, caring way to share the road! 💕@Hantsconnected @robhumby @mpntod @Lou_ParkerJones @HughLumby @Nickking @winacc @CycleWin
Pleasure today to visit @Trinity_Winch in my constituency today and to hear about their exciting new joint venture to tackle drug and alcohol addiction in our city. Watch this space ...
Great to have a visit from Steve Brine MP today. We had an engaging conversation about young people’s mental health and the support we provide. @BrineMP #youth #winchester #counselling #charity #youngpeople #MentalHealthMatters #mentalhealth
This is very welcome news. We will want to study the reinstated timetable to make sure everything is as it should be, but credit to SWR for doing as they promised and many of us asked of them.
We’re pleased to announce that, from Monday 21 February, we will be introducing a new timetable which will see services return to pre-Omicron levels.
Find out more here: https://www.southwesternrailway.com/other/news-and-media/news/2022/february/south-western-railway-to-increase-services-as-omicron-subsides
We cannot carry on with the situation we have around children's mental health services. See what I said in the UK House of Commons this morning after hearing from so many constituents about their experiences; http://www.stevebrine.com/news/anger-and-despair-ongoing-camhs-failings
Our Co-Chair @BrineMP & @NAT_AIDS_Trust @deborahagold in @timesredbox Let’s end new HIV transmissions in the UK & abroad
People can live with HIV for a long time without symptoms. Testing is the only way to know your HIV status
Read it 👉 https://bit.ly/3ryirQq #HIVTestingWeek
This morning from 09:30 I will attend this debate and hope to speak.
Thank you to so many of you who have shared your experiences; they’ve been truly heart-breaking to read. You'll be able to watch live at; https://parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/ca2cfe96-d223-440f-8e9f-0d68d473418e
.@GoogleUK and @TheParentsZone were in @HouseofCommons yesterday promoting safety and health of our children online and asking MPs their top tips. Here’s mine! #FindYourBalance
Still this. Familiar drumbeat to this which will inevitably end with an apology. May as well do it before PMQs. Every time we engage politically – online, in an email or in the House - we must be measured and moderate.
This was so predictable and a loss to Government. As said to the Prime Minister last night, when we met to talk about current events, this was flash-man and totally unnecessary. The PM has got to stop picking fights. https://twitter.com/spectator/status/1489259974333063176
Today the @HouseofCommons heard from the Health team about our catch up plan and our new 10 year cancer plan. See what I had to say
It's National HIV Testing Week.
Over 4,600 people living with HIV still don't know their status.
Testing is quick, easy, and painless. You can now test for HIV at home. Order your free test kit here: https://freetesting.hiv/
This issue has received hardly a column inch or a minute of broadcast media attention. It's a disaster in the making. Please follow the link ...
PETITION: 5 million children in #Afghanistan are on the brink of famine.
Sign our petition today and tell the UK govt to stand up for Afghan children: http://save.tc/TAmW50HCbAL
Your name can #SaveAfghanLives.
This was so predictable and a loss to Government. As said to the Prime Minister last night, when we met to talk about current events, this was flash-man and totally unnecessary. The PM has got to stop picking fights.
🚨 EXCLUSIVE: Munira Mirza, the Downing Street head of policy, has resigned over Boris Johnson’s Jimmy Savile attack on Keir Starmer
Many distractions but major policy announcements being made today. Some weighty reading has just landed on my desk in the HoC Library. #levellingup
This evening I am with @AlokSharma_RDG and the @CEN_HQ talking through some of the #COP26 commitments and our plans towards UK Net Zero. A giant of a Minister. @winacc