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?
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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’.
On International Women’s Day, I am reflecting on the political pioneers that pushed for greater female representation in Parliament. There’s still a long way to go but Rachel Reeves’ new book is a timely reminder of these strong women that helped pave the way.
This week on my weekly round-up: more action on London Overground services skipping stops in Hackney, the Public Accounts Committee’s latest report on the 2018 railways fiasco, and this week’s education debate.
If you’ve also been affected by London Overground skipping Hackney stops, please let me know by clicking here.
Read the full PAC report on ‘Rail Management and Timetabling’ here.