Debating the roll out of Universal Credit
Debating the roll out of Universal Credit
Fitz Weekly 13th July

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Chequers, Resignations and a Brexit White Paper
Brexit developments have dominated Parliament this week.  Yesterday the Government published a new white paper on our future relationship with the EU.
The Secretary of State's Handling of Universal Credit
I voted in support of a motion criticising the way the Government is rolling out Universal Credit, following a debate.
Srebrenica Memorial Day
On Wednesday I honoured those who were murdered during the genocide 23 years ago:
Safety first for electrical products:
An important campaign: Electricity causes around half of all domestic fires in the UK, with most of them arising from electrical products.
Cheering on England in Parliament
Our Lions made us all proud and represented England with distinction.  In Harry Kane's words: "We've got to dust ourselves down and go again in a couple of years."
Tidy Britain - Taking action against litter
I chaired the latest meeting of The Tidy Britain All-Party Parliamentary Group where we heard from Allison Ogden-Newton the Chief Executive of Keep Britain Tidy.
Attending the Religious Education Youth Debate in Parliament
Students from Mulberry School did a great job chairing a Youth Debate in Parliament on the need for Religious Education in schools.
Testhouse wins Queen's Award for Enterprise 2018
Congratulations to the Poplar and Limehouse-based company Testhouse, winning the Queen's Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category.

Singapore High Commission National Day reception
I was pleased to attend the reception with UK Ministers Sam Gyimah MP and Graham Stuart MP.

Prime Minister's Question Time

Follow the link to watch or read the exchange in full from Wednesday.  Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington and Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry stood in for Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn respectively.  

This week in Parliament...

The Prime Minister gave a statement on Exiting the EU and a budget was set for Northern Ireland.
There was an opposition debate on the Government's handling of the exit from the EU and committee questions on mental healthcare in prisons.  
There were opposition day debates on Universal Credit and the UK defence industry and shipbuilding. 
There was an urgent question on President Trump's visit and a white paper was published on the Government's plans for Britain's future relationship with the EU.

Parliamentary Activity

Please follow the links to view my Voting Record, spoken material, the written questions I've submitted and the Early Day Motions (EDMs) I've supported.
For further updates you can check my social media, particularly my Twitter account. You can catch up on all the news and events from Parliament here.
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