Budget - measures announced

Measures announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak in the Budget.

Published 11 March 2020

HM Treasury and The Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP


1. Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Diary - Budget day

It was always going to be an interesting day, and so it proved. It was of course Budget day and Rishi Sunak had a horribly short time to prepare for it, having taken over from Sajid Javid only weeks before.

Diary - making a stand against Huawei

A busy day and one, regrettably, where I voted against the Government for the first time in this parliament. After a routine morning, I entered the Chamber for the start of the Telecommunications Bill.

Diary - au revoir to a rare breed of man

Today was both a sad and inspirational day. My former Commanding Officer, and friend, Lieutenant Colonel Sir Malcolm Ross GCVO OBE GCStJ was commemorated in great style at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. Work on this most beautiful church started in 1475 under King Edward IV.

Diary - German student pilot saves 10-year-old boy

The local paper published a remarkable good news story today, which highlighted the best in people. A German navy student pilot was using the sports facilities at Atlantic House on Portland when he noticed a man desperately trying to rescue his son who was trapped underwater in the pool there.

Diary - a fascinating visit to HMP The Verne

With the sun daring to show its face, I hopped on to my metal steed and headed to Portland. My destination was HMP The Verne, where I was met by Prison Officer Kim Damen. She'd kindly invited me back to the prison after we met at the House of Commons some months ago.

W2W - EU unity a sham in the face of migrant exodus

ONCE again, the Aegean islands are witness to some of the most desperate people on earth scrambling to enter the EU.

Thousands of mostly Syrian refugees are being encouraged by Turkey’s President Erdogan to cross into Greece.

Diary - Huawei a major security risk

Up a little earlier than normal for my trot around the park because I wanted to be in Westminter Hall at 0930 for Iain Duncan-Smith's 90 minute debate on Huawei.