My Week in Westminster - 6th July 2018

Supported the Prime Minister’s Statement on the European Council - the Prime Minister updated the House on the most recent meeting at the European Council. Following this statement, I pressed the Prime Minister to find a pragmatic, sensible and flexible Brexit that delivers on the referendum result of two years ago while protecting business, jobs, the economy and entrepreneurs. Her statement and my intervention can be found here.


Attended a meeting on sleep-in pay - I recognise the effect continued uncertainty is having on service providers, many of which are under threat as a result of the current guidance set by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy that facilitates HMRC’s investigations into them. This is an issue I have been working on for many months now and the meeting was an opportunity for MPs to discuss recent developments.


Urged the Chancellor to ensure that the process of adopting EU legislation into UK law is democratically accountable - during Treasury Questions, I pressed the Chancellor to set out the Government’s position on the involvement of MPs in onshoring all the current EU financial services legislation following the vote to leave the EU. If you would like to read his response, you can do so here.


Wrote to NHS West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) about the management of diabetes - a number of local residents have contacted me with their concerns that Flash Glucose Monitoring technology, which is easier and less painful to do than finger pricking, is not available locally. Therefore, I have contacted the CCG to see why they are one of the only CCGs in the country who still do not allow this technology to be prescribed. If you are concerned about this, please do get in touch:


Wrote to Margot James, Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries, about unsolicited calls – I know how frustrating it is to receive these types of calls and how they can cause real distress and fear, particularly to those who are elderly, vulnerable or housebound. I have written to the Minister with a local resident’s idea for tackling this problem.


Chaired Treasury Select Committee evidence sessions on securing the tax base and economic crime if you would like to watch these sessions, you can do so here. More information about these inquiries and the work of the committee can be found here.