Monday, 19 October 2015

Westminster this week - devolution for North East dominates, plus English votes for English issues debate

Today is v busy with the PM statement to the commons in the European council meeting, the discussion of the Wilson doctrine and the new psychoactive substances bill. Tuesday is packed with for me the final day of the welfare reform bill in Committee, meetings with NEAS and a local constituency employer and a work dinner. Wednesday sees Prime Ministers Questions, a series of meetings and the second day of the local government devolution bill, which is good news for the North East; on Thursday we will be debating English votes for English issues. Thursday night I am travelling north late for a busy Friday in the constituency and a dinner where I am speaking at Ponteland golf club.