The dominant issue this week in Parliament was the Prime Minister's behaviour. He denied there were any parties at Downing Street then admitted to attending one. His apology was not acceptable and his backbenchers should do the right thing and remove him.

Next month the new Energy Price Cap will be announced, which will see energy bills rise from April. I challenged the most senior civil servant at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on what work is being done across government departments to support the poorest households. See here. Unlike the Government, Labour has a concrete plan to help consumers and I backed its proposals to cut VAT for a year to keep bills down.

I also met with the Minister for Schools Standards this week to highlight concerns raised by headteachers in Hackney, particularly around long-term funding. I will continue to press on this issue.