I ran to be Speaker of the House of Commons to highlight the culture of poor management and bullying of staff in Parliament. There are too many staff who are fearful of speaking up.

I will continue to pursue this issue and am grateful to the trade unions and staff for their input.

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The PM is up to his tricks again. He is trying to bounce Parliament into passing his Brexit deal without proper scrutiny. Scrutinising Brexit cannot and should not be done on the fly.

See me discuss this as well as HMRC’s mishandling of tax credits. Also in an upcoming session the Public Accounts Committee will be challenging government officials over Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) funding so please let me know if you have any experiences you’d like to share.

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I'm proud to support the Alzheimer's Society campaign for urgent action to fix our social care system. 

By 2021, one million people will be living with alzheimers. It is vital they can access the care they need and deserve without facing eye-watering costs.

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The Supreme Court's decision last week meant Parliament could return to important business, like the Domestic Violence Bill which passed its Second Reading this week.

MPs also grilled the Prime Minister on his supposed new Brexit deal. I continue to be concerned about its impact on the Good Friday Agreement and Northern Ireland. Boris Johnson is playing a dangerous game and I still can't see any way through other than letting the people have the final say on any Brexit deal. 

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Parliament did not stop the PM from negotiating, it simply took off the table an economically ruinous no deal exit. 

See me challenge the PM to concentrate on getting back to the real job at hand: Brexit.

 

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The Prime Minister might be trying to avoid parliamentary scrutiny but the Public Accounts Committee is still working hard to hold this Government’s feet to the fire.

Read our report on the Help to Buy scheme by clicking here.

Read our report on the Government’s handling of the English Language Tests scandal here.

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