So grateful and excited to have had my second vaccine. Quick and painless and one of the best moments in my life.

If you are in groups 1-9 and have hesitated - do book your appointment. It's not too late. It's safe, quick, and vital with the more transmissible variant now spreading. 

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The Public Accounts Committee looked again at the supply of PPE and heard from companies that routinely supplied the NHS and the social care sector but who didn't get a look in from the Government in March 2020. We also learnt that there is nearly 10,000 shipping containers worth of PPE on our docks unused. See here to read a transcript of the meeting. 

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Today I publish my Annual Report as Chair of the Public Accounts Committee. 

This report is published 12 months in which Whitehall has been tasked with addressing the most significant strategic issues the UK has been presented with in several generations. 

Read the report in full by clicking the pdf link below. 

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Homes should be homes – not speculative investment opportunities for finance vehicles or absentee landlords who have no interest in it being a home. 

The Government needs to step up and fix the housing market.

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I restarted my Hackney doorstep surgeries this week where inadequate and overcrowded housing continues to dominate as a top issue. I’ll keep pressing the Government to build more decent and properly affordable homes.

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Thank you Sustainable Hackney for an interesting discussion with lots of expert insight.

I'll keep pressing the Government to spell out the detail behind the path to Net Zero.

 

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If levelling up means anything, it should not mean levelling down or keeping people in Hackney squeezed into inappropriate and overcrowded accommodation.

See me press the Prime Minister to build more good-quality, properly affordable housing in Hackney and in London. 

See my full speech here.

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The Government set out its legislative agenda in the Queen's Speech this week. I spoke in the debate that followed and challenged the Government for, again, failing to fix the long-term issues it keeps avoiding. 

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