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Bangladesh Caterers Association Awards 2018
This Tuesday I spoke at the BCA for their Awards Ceremony in Parliament.
Leopold Area Regeneration Team On Tuesday last week (2nd Oct) I spoke at the St Paul's Way Centre on goals for the coming year for the Leopold Community.
Robotic Surgery launch at the Royal London
Last Thursday (4th Oct) Sheila and I attended the launch of the latest world-leading robotic technology for use in surgery.
Celebrating the election of British Bangladeshi Councillors
On Monday I spoke at an event hosted by the Canary Wharf Group to celebrate the achievements of elected British Bangladeshi Councillors.
Acquired Brain Injury and Neurorehabilitation - Time for Change
On Wednesday I briefly popped into the launch of a new report by the APPG on Acquired Brain Injury calling for the reform of treatment for brain injuries. I recently met constituents who have been tragically affected by these issues.
Supporting the UK Hospitality Industry
On Tuesday I attended a reception supporting the UK hospitality's AIM HIGH campaign. The hospitality sector contributes so much to the UK's economy and the reception highlighted the challenges it faces and its plans for sustainable growth.
Annual National Service for Seafarers
On Wednesday I attended the Annual National Service for Seafarers at St Paul's Cathedral. This service had been held since 1905 and reflects the full range of the UK's maritime activities.
Protection for Shopworkers
On Wednesday I attended a briefing promoting legislation to protect shop workers in the UK. A recent survey found an increase in serious incidents against staff, sometimes triggered by age verification checks.
Bishop Challoner Catholic Girls School visit Parliament
It was a privilege to welcome and meet with Year 12 pupils from Bishop Challoner School to the Parliamentary Education Centre on Wednesday.
Attending the launch of Jo Richardson MP's Memoir by Baroness Joyce Gould
I was Chair of Barking Labour Party and Jo Richardson's agent for a number of years. Jo was a champion of Equal Rights for all, before it was a mainstream issue.
Reviewing the papers on Talk Radio
On Monday I reviewed the papers on Talk Radio. An interesting chat and a donation goes to charity on the back of this.
Prime Minister's Question Time
Returning after the conference recess Wednesday saw the latest PMQs. You can and watch or read the exchange here. Jeremy Corbyn's questions focused on the announcement that austerity will end and asked questions on mental health provision, violent crime and police funding, teachers' pay, local government funding and welfare reform.