European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Meaningful Votes

For the past two weeks I have been working closely with Dominic Grieve QC MP and other colleagues to try to reach an agreement with the Government to secure a meaningful vote in the event of no deal.

Crossrail 2 Update

I spoke this morning with the Chief Executive of Crossrail 2.

At present, Crossrail 2 are undertaking an “Independent Affordability Review" to examine ways of making the scheme more affordable.

Update on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill – Day 2

I am pleased that the Government’s concessions on refugee rights, environmental standards were approved today in the House of Commons. This is a result of a significant amount of work behind the scenes.

Update on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill – Day 1

Today was the first of two days the House of Commons will consider the House of Lords’ amendments to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill.

It has been a frantic day and I have had countless conversations with colleagues and the Government all day.

Motspur Park Level Crossings - Crossrail 2

Crossrail 2 are considering permanently closing the level crossings on West Barnes Lane and at Motspur Park when the line opens. You can find more details here.

Abortion in Northern Ireland

Abortion remains a highly sensitive issue, regardless of what your view is. It is important that the matter is considered with due care and sensitivity.

Caravan Encampment - West Barnes Lane

I am aware of the traveller encampment at 39 West Barnes Lane, Raynes Park, which is creating a significant amount of disruption and fly tipping.

Major gas works: Approach Road and Grand Drive

I am told that the gas works on Approach Road which began last month are progressing well. 

Their second project on Grand Drive should begin on 23rd July and last approximately 20 weeks. For the duration of this, Grand Drive will be made one-way southbound.

Syria Military Action

I know many of you will share my horror at the chemical attack in Douma, Syria on Saturday 7th April. The images of suffering children and devastated families were horrific.