Parliament and the country should not be forced into the choice the Prime Minister is offering – that we should vote for any deal, however bad for Britain, or risk crashing out.

The Prime Minister has come back from Brussels with a withdrawal agreement that is incoherent and has no detail on the future relationship with the EU. I am also very concerned about the impact on Northern Ireland.

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Last week I spoke at a Guardian event on how we can protect the NHS from future cyberattacks, following the WannaCry attack in 2017. 

The event brought together health service leaders and influencers to consider how best to protect vital NHS systems and services. 

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Last week I visited Blue Hut Youth Centre to listen to young people in Hackney talk about their fears, worries and aspirations. 

A big concern of the young girls was youth violence and knife crime in London, they talked about how they want the Government to listen to younger generations and budget for more money to be spent on youth centres like Blue Hut. 

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Meg's analysis of the issues to watch across Whitehall from her perspective as Chair of the Public Accounts Committee.

Chair’s foreword

This Parliamentary Session:

  • The Committee has held 66 inquiries
  • Published 49 reports
  • Government agreed with 171 of 187 recommendations.

 

Welcome to my annual report.

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Meg's analysis of the issues to watch across Whitehall from her perspective as Chair of the Public Accounts Committee.

Chair’s foreword

 

This Parliamentary Session:

 

  • The Committee has held 66 inquiries

 

  • Published 49 reports

 

  • Government agreed with 171 of 187 recommendations

 

Welcome to my annual report.

 

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As Chair of the Public Accounts Committee I have been conducting an investigation into the collapse of Carillion and I recently told Parliament: The system is broken.

There are not enough suppliers bidding for contracts across whole swathes of Government, and the system is skewed against smaller, specialist businesses that get work only as part of a longer supply chain.

At each stage, margins are squeezed, and too often we see poor service, sharp practice and an unnecessary cost to taxpayers.

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