Monday, 22 February 2016

Westminster this week - busy in the commons but plenty happening outside the chamber

The House of Commons will see a variety of debates this week on the education and adoption bill, the welfare bill, backbench and opposition business, plus a statement by the PM and Q+A on the European agreement at 3.30 in the Commons. I will be on the front bench in the commons all week and have a series of meetings on education, buses, small business, and more. Owen, from Ponteland High School, is our work experience student this week. My plan is to be heading north on Thursday evening, as I have a very busy weekend including recording the Sunday Politics on the BBC, a question time with the pupils at The Royal Grammar School, a high schools meeting, and two days of booked surgeries and door knocking on Saturday and Sunday. Sunday afternoon I am going to the Tynedale Point to Point just outside Corbridge. Sadly not riding but watch his space!