The week took on a backwards structure as Parliament did not sit on Monday, but the House was host to another sitting Friday.
The Government has been left reeling from the defeats the Lords have inflicted on it’s Brex-it Bill, but the Commons are yet to see the return of any of the related legislation to the House. As such this week gave Members a brief respite to concentrate on other important issues.
I had the pleasure to Chair two important meetings in my role as the Chair of Labour’s back-bench Defence group. The first highlighting the need for a more comprehensive and long term approach to security strategy. The second was an in depth presentation on the security questions in the high north and Arctic and Britain’s role and interests in this area.
As well as these meetings, I attend the launch of a new report on Parkinsons and Mental Health.
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