This is now the second week of Parliamentary business in September. The House adjourns on Thursday before Conference Recess. The Commons will next sit on the 8th of October. As with all recess periods, I will be spending the time on constituency business.
In addition to my normal Parliamentary business, I had a number of meetings this week. Firstly, I spoke with North London Victim Support about the excellent work they do for victims of crime across Barnet. I then met the Jewish Council for Racial Equality to discuss their work.
On Tuesday I hosted an event organised in conjunction with MoneySupermarket. We discussed car insurance premiums with parliamentarians and experts from the industry. I was interested to see the national trends in premiums and how London remains one of the most expensive places to insure a car. Tuesday also saw the ‘Wear it Pink’ campaign hit Parliament. This is a chance for MPs to show their support for the campaign against breast cancer. Screening is something I take an interest in locally so I was keen to get involved. The other interesting meeting was the Holocaust Memorial Day who had their resources launch. A number of holocaust survivors recounted their sobering stories from concentration camps.
On Thursday afternoon I met with the Board of Deputies to discuss the new All Party Parliamentary Group on Jewish Issues. I also supported the London Local Authorities Bill on its passage through the Commons. This preceded a constituency event attended by the Minister for Planning, Nick Boles.
I will be spending the rest of the week handling constituency business. As ever, please do not hesitate to get in touch with any questions.