This week Brexit continues to dominate Parliament’s agenda but finally we are making progress with two options coming to the fore. This and more in the new round-up of my week in Hackney and Parliament.
Domestic abuse is a tragedy, there were 29 domestic abuse killings in London last year.
A joint committee of Lords and MPs has been set up to undertake pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Domestic Abuse Bill. This is when experts are called to give evidence about how the legislation can be improved before MPs consider it in the House of Commons.
The Home Office and Ministry of Justice conducted a joint consultation on domestic abuse from 8 March to 31 May 2018.
Medical professionals across Hackney provide top quality care, from the Homerton Hospital to GP surgeries and the East London Mental Health Trust.
The NHS Parliamentary Awards recognise NHS frontline staff for their continued hard work.
I invite individuals and local health and care organisations to contact my office with suggestions of teams or individuals for me to nominate so the hard work of Hackney health care professionals can be recognised.
I can submit one nomination per category. The nominations close on Friday 26 April 2019.
Reach Out is one of the UK’s largest mentoring charities. They provide an invaluable service in Hackney by helping to build up young people’s skills, resilience, and pride.
It was a privilege attending their 2018 Impact Report launch event, where I heard first-hand accounts of Reach Out’s transformative impact. See the video of the event here.
14 months to the day after Carillion, another key ‘Strategic Supplier’ collapsed: Interserve. The UK Government provided 70% of its annual £2.9bn turnover and yet the taxpayer was left in the dark.
See me challenge the Government in the clip above and follow the link here to watch the Urgent Questions in full.
Read the Public Accounts Committee report on the use of Strategic Suppliers by clicking here
Would you like to see Prime Minister's Questions live in the chamber of the House of Commons on Wednesday 10 July 2019 at midday at Westminster?
If so, please enter the ballot for my ticket allocation, which is now open. If you can attend with a plus one (I have two tickets in total), please enter the ballot by sending your name, postal address (you must be a constituent) and contact information to email@example.com
The deadline for entries is Thursday 4 July.
5 Places to Volunteer
Welcome to my new regular feature where I outline my own ‘top 5 suggestions’ for events, activities, and opportunities in Hackney South & Shoreditch. This week: ‘5 Places to Volunteer’.