Making the case for a debate on Fire Safety and Sprinkler Systems.
Making the case for a debate on Fire Safety and Sprinkler Systems.

Welcome to my newsletter for Poplar and Limehouse, the best way to keep up to date on some of the things I do as a 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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Best wishes,

Exiting the EU
Following the Prime Minister's statement on Tuesday and a debate on Wednesday, a meaningful vote on the Withdrawal Agreement will now be held by 12 March; with provision for votes on 'no-deal' and article 50 extension if needed.
Relationships and Sex Education
On Monday I spoke in support of compulsory relationships and sex education.  It is essential for the welfare of children and a powerful tool for countering some of our biggest social problems: read and watch here. 
Fire Safety and Sprinkler Systems
On Tuesday myself and Sir David Amess MP secured a debate on 12 March on Fire Safety and Fire Sprinkler Systems.  Here you can watch me arguing the case.
Delegated Legislation Committee
On Wednesday I sat on a committee looking at legislation for financial services post-Brexit; you can read the discussion in full here.
Labour Friends of Israel
On Tuesday I attended a meeting where former Israeli supreme court judge Justice Rubenstein spoke on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the historic peace treaties.  The next meeting of Labour Friends of Palestine & the Middle East will be coming up shortly.
London's Air Ambulance Charity
On Wednesday I attended the London's Air Ambulance Charity's Parliamentary Reception to celebrate 30 years of their life-saving work.  In 2018 they treated 88 patients in Poplar and Limehouse.
Employment training in Poplar 
On Wednesday it was great to see Well Grounded, a speciality coffee training academy in Poplar, profiled in Parliament at a Reception on Diversity in Business.
BBC Crossing Divides
On Wednesday I attended the launch of a new season of programmes, with Director General Tony Hall, celebrating people connecting over divides such as religion and politics.
The Thames Tideway Tunnel by Phil Stride
On Tuesday I attended a book launch on the Tideway Project and why the sewage network through London and Poplar and Limehouse must expand.
Prime Minister's Questions
In the latest Questions to the Prime Minister Jeremy Corbyn's questions focused on the economy and rising levels of poverty in the UK.

This week in Parliament...

There were statements on Relationships and Sex Education and Future Trade Policy and a debate on the Macpherson Report.

In addition to the Prime Minister's statement on Exiting the EU, there was a debate on the Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism and an adjournment debate on Care Homes.

In addition to the debate on Exiting the EU, there was an urgent question on Jammu and Kashmir and a Westminster Hall debate on Eating Disorders Awareness Week.

There was a debate on Net-Zero Carbon Emissions and an adjournment debate on the conflict in Yemen.

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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