Speaking on tuberculosis in a debate for World TB Day; a disease that disproportionately affects Tower Hamlets.
Speaking on tuberculosis in a debate for World TB Day; a disease that disproportionately affects Tower Hamlets.

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.

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.

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Brexit latest
Article 50 has been extended to 12 April.  On Wednesday there were indicative votes on different Brexit options; further votes are planned for Monday.  Today there was a vote on the Withdrawal Agreement.
Peace Vigil
Following the tragic attacks on mosques in New Zealand, I attended a remembrance vigil in Watney Market last Friday organised by Jamiatul Ummah Boys School and Darul Ummah Mosque.
World TB Day
On Wednesday I spoke on tuberculosis, the world’s deadliest infectious disease that disproportionately affects Tower Hamlets when compared with the rest of the UK.
Local Government Funding
On Wednesday I spoke up for Tower Hamlets in a debate on Local Government funding, calling for the Government to properly fund our Council and its services.
Transport Safety
As chair of the APPG for Transport Safety, yesterday I spoke at the annual conference of the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety.
Independence of Bangladesh
On Wednesday I attended a celebration to commemorate the declaration of the independence of Bangladesh.
APPG on Policing and Security
On Monday I attended a meeting on policing where we heard from John Apter the Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales.
On Wednesday I hosted a breakfast with Parliamentary colleagues for a briefing from Action on Hearing Loss on audiology services, employment barriers to those with hearing loss and the importance of subtitles.
Tour with Bishop Challoner pupils
On Monday it was a pleasure to give Bishop Challoner's Justice and Peace group a tour of Parliament and engage with their questions.
Calling local NHS heros
Do you know a local person who should be recognised for their hard work in our health service?  I can nominate for this year's NHS Parliamentary Awards; do get in touch if you have a suggestion.
Questions to the Prime Minister
The latest questions to the Prime Minister were on Wednesday.  Jeremy Corbyn asked about a 'plan B' for Brexit, a customs union with the EU and finding a consensus in the House of Commons.

This week in Parliament...

The Prime Minister made a statement on the European Council, and there was a debate on the EU Withdrawal Act and a Westminster Hall debate on knife crime.

There was an urgent question on the situation in Yemen and a debate on the Offensive Weapons Bill.

The Brexit indicative votes and the vote to extend article 50 to 12 April were held.  In Westminster Hall debates were held on modern slavery, Local Government Funding and tuberculosis.

There was an urgent question on supporting disabled people into work and debates on beer taxation and shale gas exploration.

There was a vote on the Withdrawal Agreement.

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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