Parliament declaring a climate emergency.
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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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Parliament declares a climate emergency
On Wednesday Labour organised an Opposition Day debate to declare a climate emergency and call on the Government to take urgent action.
Removal of Dangerous Cladding
On Monday I joined neighbouring MP Rushanara Ali in calling for the Government to ensure that unsafe cladding is removed from private homes and at no cost to leaseholders, including at New Providence Wharf.
Overseas Students Visa Scandal
On Tuesday I asked the Immigration Minister about those innocent overseas students who have been falsely accused of cheating in the TOEIC visa scandal.
Deaf Day 2019
On Saturday I gave the opening speech at a Deaf Day 2019 event at City Lit celebrating 100 years of deaf education.
Citizenship Ceremony
On Wednesday it was a pleasure to congratulate local residents on their new British citizenship at Bromley Town Hall.
High Commissioner for Bangladesh to the UK
On Wednesday I joined Saida Muna Tasneem, the High Commissioner for Bangladesh to the UK, to celebrate the presentation of her credentials to the Queen. 
Transitions to adulthood
On Tuesday I attended an event examining the experiences of vulnerable 16 and 17 year olds as they transition to adulthood and how the Government can ensure the best outcomes for these teenagers.
Global Road Safety
On Tuesday I had a great meeting with former Chief Fire & Rescue Adviser for England, Sir Ken Knight, with Lady Kelly Knight, David Ward and Emma MacLennan discussing global road safety and more.
Questions to the Prime Minister
Wednesday saw the latest round of questions to the Prime Minster.  Jeremy Corbyn's questions covered inequality, falling life expectancy, food poverty, social care funding and rising violent crime.
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This week in Parliament...

Monday
There was an urgent question on the treatment of rape victims, a debate on Exiting the EU Sanctions and an adjournment debate on the removal of dangerous cladding.

Tuesday
There was an urgent question on the TOEIC visa scandal and a statement on social media and health.

Wednesday
There was an Opposition Day debate on declaring an environment and climate emergency, an adjournment debate on the Children's Funeral Fund and a Ten Minute Rule Bill on Autism Awareness for Police Officers.

Thursday
There was an urgent question on the National Security Council Leak and a debate on World Immunisation Week.

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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