Trade Bill

I thought it would be helpful to set out my thinking regarding New Clause 4 to the Trade Bill.

I agree with about the importance of effective Parliamentary scrutiny; however, it is my view that the provisions outlined in New Clause 4 are not necessary.

NHS Staff Testing and Pay

NHS staff, care workers and other medical professionals are on the frontline in the fight against coronavirus, and I am in awe of their dedication, skill and professionalism.

Covid Summer Food Fund

I understand that parents across the country are going through particularly difficult and stressful times. We have never had a period of schooling disruption like this.  After weeks of home schooling, I know parents and children alike will be longing for a return to normality.

Email regarding Dominic Cummings

A very substantial number of constituents have contacted me over the past few days to ask my views on Dominic Cummings. I tried my best to respond to all who emailed over the weekend, and I shall be responding to all received since yesterday afternoon with the following email.

265 Burlington Road Development Rejection Appeal

Earlier in the year Merton Council’s planning committee rejected proposals to build 456 new homes at 265 Burlington Road thanks to over 400 local residents writing in to object.

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

Over the past few weeks I have been emailed by small businesses who are having problems with the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) not operating as was expected.

I have been raising these individual issues with the Treasury, the banks in question, and UK Finance.