Monday, 3 February 2014

Westminster this week

Today in the Commons we are debating the Deregulation Bill, full of measures designed to make it easier to run a business. I also have meetings this week with English Tourism, to help promote Northumberland tourism, and later this week I hope to have discussion meetings on both planning policy in the national parks, and legal aid changes.
Scotland features heavily this week in the house as we have Scottish questions at 11.30 Wednesday and a Scottish debate in the house Thursday. Finally, on Thursday I am also meeting officials and colleagues to discuss our campaign to change the funding formula for education in Northumberland, and other rural counties. I am travelling north Thursday evening on the 7pm train, with a packed diary Friday and Saturday.