Speaking out for deaf children
Speaking out for deaf children's services
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14th September 2018
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Hello,

Welcome to my newsletter for Poplar and Limehouse, the best way to keep up to date on some of the things I get up to as your Member of Parliament. 

If you are a constituent and would like to get in touch, please feel free to send me an email: jim.fitzpatrick.mp@parliament.uk along with your name and address.

For the next two weeks I am on holiday.  Whilst I am away urgent casework will be dealt with by my team.  The House of Commons is now in recess and will 'sit' again on 9th October.

Best wishes,

Jim
Deaf Children's Services
Yesterday my important debate on deaf children's services was held in Parliament.  You can watch it in full with BSL interpretation here and read it here.
Merchant Navy Day Service
On Sunday I delivered a message from the Prime Minister at the Merchant Navy Day Service at the Tower Hill memorial.  In attendance were veterans, the Royal Navy, the Royal Marine Band, the local air cadets and more.
Road Safety Around Schools Debate
We must take greater steps to improve the road safety around schools.  You can read and watch my contribution yesterday on this important topic.
Women in Maritime Taskforce's new Charter
On Monday I joined the launch of this new charter, challenging companies to make progress on diversity by committing to individual actions plans.
Introduction to Shipping Schools Programme
I have been supporting a 'Why Shipping Matters' school programme that has been successfully piloted in Tower Hamlets.  On Monday as part of Maritime UK Week the Department for Transport publicly supported this programme.
 
Holocaust Memorial Day: 27th January 2019
On Wednesday I attended the Holocaust Memorial Day Parliamentary Resources Launch for Holocaust Memorial Day next year.  The theme for reflection will be 'Torn from home'. Visit hmd.org.uk for more resources.
Gas Safety Week 2018
With 23 years of service in the London Fire Brigade, I know the importance of gas safety, and proudly support this annual campaign.
Could you join Anthony Nolan's stem cell register?
There are 1,404 potential lifesavers that could join the stem cell register in Poplar and Limehouse.  This week I attended an event to support this campaign.  
Celebrating a local company training scheme in Parliament
Stonegate Pub Company operate 3 pubs in Poplar and Limehouse and they run an award-winning fast-track training scheme.  It was a pleasure to meet Gemma from The Slug and Lettuce in Tower Hill.
Funding available for early years language development
Do you have an idea to support the language learning of 0-3 year olds in Tower Hamlets?  Wonderwords is looking to fund pilots - find out more here.

Prime Minister's Question Time

You can watch and read Wednesday's exchange here in full.  Jeremy Corbyn's questions focussed on the impact of the introduction of Universal Credit.  Questions were also asked on the impact of Brexit.

This week in Parliament...


Monday 
There were questions on education, a debate on the Brexit withdrawal agreement and an adjournment debate on Gypsy and Traveller policy.

Tuesday
There was an emergency debate on the recent escalation of violence in Yemen and a debate on Counter-Terrorism and Border Security.

Wednesday
There was a debate on the Salisbury nerve agent attack and on the financial sustainability of the police.

Thursday
In addition to my debate on Deaf Children's Services, there was a debate on proxy voting and an adjournment debate on the humanitarian situation in Burma.  

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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