Speaking up for Home Buyers - Dec 2018
Speaking up for Home Buyers - Dec 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. This update is only a few snapshots; it cannot cover the regular surgeries, ongoing case work, research and many enquiries we receive every day.

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Jim
Brexit vote postponed
The week began with the Prime Minister postponing the vote on the negotiated deal; a unilateral decision I that joined all the opposition parties in voting against.  The Prime Minister then survived a 'no confidence' vote within her party.
Homebuyers Debate
Yesterday I spoke on the increased protections needed for home buyers, including legislation for water sprinklers and the regulation of cladding. Watch and read here.
Meeting Pupils from George Green's School
It was a pleasure on Wednesday to met with pupils from George Green's School.  We discussed Brexit and I heard their views on a second referendum.
APPG for Dignity in Dying
On Tuesday we had a very informative meeting with medical professionals on how to get support from clinicians for safeguarded assisted dying legislation.
Celebrating our Colleges
On Wednesday I attended a reception celebrating our colleges with Gerry McDonald, New City College Group Principal and CEO.  We must properly fund these vital institutions.
British Council Parliamentary Reception
Congratulations to Hermitage Primary School in Wapping who have achieved the British Council's International School Award.
Medical Technology
On Tuesday I attended a reception on medical technology and I back the campaign for a new drive to ensure consistent patient access to life-changing medical technology on the NHS.
'More people, more active, more often'
Last Thursday I joined the UK active reception,chaired by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, where we heard from Sport England on preventative healthcare.
APPG on Charities and Volunteering
On Wednesday I joined the APPG's reception in Parliament, with the National Council for Voluntary Organisations - Peter Kellner, NCVO chair, speaking above.
Christmas Community Reception
It was a pleasure for Shelia and I to join Cllr Ayas Miah, Howard Dawber and many others at the Canary Wharf Group's Christmas Community Reception on Monday.
Local steps to tackle anti-social bahaviour
Good partnership working locally as the Council, police and senior management of InLinkUK stopped their free calls to mobiles function last Friday.  This is to address the use of this service by drug dealers.
Prime Minister's Questions
Wednesday saw the latest round of PMQs which you can watch and read here.  Jeremy Corbyn's questions focussed on various aspects of the Brexit deal, the Parliamentary vote on the deal and the need for certainty.

This week in Parliament...

Monday
The Prime Minister gave her statement postponing the Brexit deal debate, then there were statements on this week's new 'Business of the House' and the European Court of Justice's judgement.

Tuesday
There was an emergency debate on the Government's decision to postpone the Brexit deal debate and vote.  There were also debate on the Ivory Bill and on Fuel Poverty.

Wednesday
There was a debate on the Courts and Tribunals Bill and a Westminster Hall debate on the UK fishing industry.

Thursday 
There was a debate on the public health model to reduce youth violence and the Westminster Hall debate above on home buyers' protections.

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.
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