This Week #30

19th September 2016

12th – 18th September 2016


On Monday, Marion was back in her office at Westminster, with a busy day of briefings and meetings.

The Motherwell and Wishaw MP also received a couple of responses to written questions:

1. Marion Fellows MP: 

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions her Department has had with the International Olympic Committee and the British Olympic Association on ensuring that British athletes who placed behind athletes found guilty of doping in competitions have their medals and awards upgraded.

Tracey Couch MP, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport: 

The Government is supportive of the International Olympic Committee‘s Agenda approach that honours clean athletes by awarding an Olympic medal following a positive doping case. Formal medal ceremonies are arranged for medal-winners who receive their Olympic medal following the disqualification of a competitor. There is absolutely no place for drug cheats in sport and it is completely right that clean athletes receive medals when tests have proven doping violations.

2. Marion Fellows MP: 

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is her Department’s policy to immediately reject visa applications based on the applicant’s nationality.

Robert Goodwill MP, the Minister for Immigration:

It is not Home Office policy to refuse an application for a visa on the basis of an applicant’s nationality. All visa applications are considered on their merits, in accordance with the Immigration Rules.



Wednesday brought with it Marion’s usual appearances at the Education Select Committee and Prime Minister’s Questions before an afternoon of meetings.



On Friday, Marion was back in the constituency for her surgery in the Dalziel Building, Motherwell, during which she met with a number of local people, providing invaluable assistance with their issues and concerns.