I am delighted to write about the wonderful news that Hereford has been awarded £22.4 million from the Stronger Towns Fund. I got a hint of it when I welcomed the Secretary of State for Housing, Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP, to open the terrific new Shell Store at Rotherwas a week before the announcement.
He once took the wicket of the legendary Tom Graveney. He was one of this country's top polo players. He designed one of the first electric taxis. He competed at Cowes for fifty years. He was President of the National Playing Fields Association for over six decades, trebling the size of its green fields. He had an exceptional war record.
Jesse Norman, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, responds on behalf of the Government to a Westminster Hall debate on the levelling-up agenda which aims to ensure that everyone should have access to good jobs, good wages and good economic prospects, wherever they live.