Nadhim Zahawi replies to a debate on autism and education and welcomes the report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Autism “Autism and education in England 2017” which will help the Government prepare its strategy to make sure that support for children and young people with autism and SEND is effectively targeted.
In his role of Education Minister, Nadhim Zahawi responds to the Second Reading of a Private Member's Bill on the provision of meals and activities for disadvantaged children in the school holidays and announces that the Government will conduct research including targeted pilot schemes.
Speaking in Parliament on the incarceration in Iran of British citizen Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, Nadhim Zahawi calls on the Foreign Secretary to redouble his efforts to get her released as soon as possible.
Nadhim Zahawi concerned at the lack of engagement by Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group with neighbouring CCGs as any downgrading of Horton General Hospital will have a knock-on effect on neighbouring areas such as Warwick Hospital.
Nadhim Zahawi thanks the British Ambassador to Iraq for his work in putting together a deal that would have avoided the current situation between the Kurds and Baghdad and calls on the Foreign Secretary to urge both sides to come back to the negotiating table and negotiate a deal.