Attended the launch of the Creative Industries Council's revised strategy
in Parliament. From Bromsgrove to across the country, we are renowned for our creative industries - I want this sector to continue to flourish.
Held meeting in Stoke Prior for local residents to discuss any concerns.
Had productive discussions with Australian Trade Minister, Steven Ciobo. It's important for our countries to maintain close trade ties.
Honoured to congratulate Royal Mail on their 500th anniversary.
Had a constructive talks with New Zealand Trade Minister, Todd McClay. I'm looking forward to seeing our working relationship continue.
Had a good discussion with US Commerce Secretary, Penny Pritzker. It's important to build on and deepen our trade and investment relationship.
Great to meet the expanding local company First Service Frozen Foods
today. Keep going!
Chaired an important first Inter-Ministerial Group on business engagement - hearing priorities from all sectors following the EU Referendum.
Travelled to India to meet with Tata Steel in Mumbai. Government will continue to provide all the support it can.
Had encouraging talks with Indian Commerce Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman to further build on UK-India trade.
Met with India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for talks on trade and investment - the bond between our countries stronger than ever.
A sad loss for Bromsgrove with the passing of Sir Geoffrey Hill
, one of the UK's greatest writers and Bromsgrove Sporting Chairman, Jon Prescott. My thoughts are with their friends and family. Rest in peace.
Held a constructive meeting with New Zealand Prime Minister, John Key, to discuss strengthening UK-New Zealand trade relations and new business opportunities.
Also had a good discussion with Japan's Trade Minister Hayashi. Strengthening global trade relationships is important to support UK growth.
I welcome the commitment by Siemens to work with government to secure a bright future for UK manufacturing.
Attended David Cameron's last PMQ's, an emotional affair, he will be missed by all.
Delighted to address my new Department
as Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.
Great to see first-hand how the £6 million government loan is helping get homes built in Brentford Lock.
Pleased to visit The Basement Project
and support the incredible work it does to fight homelessness.
Pleased to attend a Sikh Council UK event in Parliament to celebrate the contribution of British Sikhs to society.
Had a great roundtable with members of the Home Builders Federation to discuss future of house building and help for aspiring homeowners.
Visited POSK London - we must remain united and stand up against xenephobia; it has no place in our society.
Great to see work on the Bromsgrove Waitrose
Held a very helpful meeting with Severn Trent Water to discuss issues raised by constituents and Birmingham Resilience Project. I also raised water supply issues being experienced by constituents in Rubery and it was all back to normal within a few hours.
It was great to meet the Planning Inspectorate planning team in Bristol, especially since permissions for new homes are at a record high!
Had the privilege of opening the summer fête at Grosvenor House Nursing Home in Alvechurch. Lovely residents and fun for whole family!
Delighted to hear that Bromsgrove was recently recognised as having the highest number of start-up companies outside of London. For every 1,000 residents, 29 have set up their own businesses. Bromsgrove is clearly a top place to do business!
Finally, I am pleased that the unemployment rate in the UK is at the lowest in over a decade, and proud that in Bromsgrove unemployment remains low at just 1% and youth unemployment is down by 71.8% since 2010. We're delivering on our promise to help people get on in life.