Westminster News

January & February Round-Up

20 January: Meeting Indian peace activist Sri Sri to discuss global peace initiatives

I met with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to discuss initiatives in Ireland, Colombia and the Vatican, and how the Department for International Development can assist in these countries.

Matthew gets preview of new £20 note

Matthew joined the Bank of England’s Chief Cashier, Sarah John, in Parliament on 5 February to find out more about the new £20 note - the Bank’s most secure note yet.

Matthew presses for secondary school music funding

Matthew has accompanied representatives from the Music in Secondary School Trust (MiSST) and Lord Lloyd Webber to meet Education Minister Nick Gibb at the Department of Education to discuss their initiative.