Another busy week in Parliament saw the continuation of the Budget debates and the first test of the new Defence Minister at the dispatch box.
The important issues are being thrown at Parliament thick and fast at the moment, so much so though that it has become difficult to even get into debates. The Chamber is so often packed with Members each wanting to make a contribution that there is simply not the time for everyone to have their say. The enthusiasm to make a valuable contribution is of course great to see, but it does mean that Members have to be careful with their time and pick their moments to speak. Without careful selection of when to intervene it may mean waiting in the Chamber for as much as 6 hours in order to make a 2 minute intervention.
Elsewhere, I chaired another meeting on suicide and self harm prevention and the country witnesses the 100th anniversary of the RAF, a moment in which we can take the chance to recognise the difficult and hard work the RAF do for the UK
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