Following the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria earlier this month, I spoke in a parliamentary debate on the situation. I urged the Government to introduce a family reunion scheme so that families in Hackney who have family caught up in the disaster can provide them with a safe home in our country. See here for my speech in full.
The Public Accounts Committee published its report into the Government’s support for vulnerable young people. Cumulatively, the externalities of every young person who has had access to a social worker cost the taxpayer £23 billion every year. If just a fraction of that was spent on supporting young people better, this would provide better outcomes for everyone. See here to read the report in full and see here for a summary.
And I pressed the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Michael Gove MP, on insurance premiums for blocks with dangerous cladding. These are still too high. See here to watch my question in full. I also asked the Government what they are doing to support our hospitality businesses, including pubs, with their energy bills (see here). Once the Government’s support ends in April, these businesses face potentially ruinous costs. I’ll keep pressing the Government on this issue.