Yesterday I had several opportunities to press the UK Government on a number of important topics and brought two specific constituent cases to their attention.
The first order of business on Thursday was Cabinet Office oral questions. I took the opportunity to highlight a constituent case sent to the Office for Veteran Affairs in early August that is still awaiting a response. The Minister invited me to write to him again and he would follow up urgently. You can read a transcript of my question and the Minister’s response in Hansard, or watch it on ParliamentTV.
The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy was then called to answer an Urgent Question regarding energy prices and suppliers on the back of the looming crisis. I pressed the Secretary of State on victims of the Green Deal mis-selling scandal, like my constituent who has only recently found out she was a victim at all. The ramifications of the Green Deal Scam were huge, and will only be compounded now with skyrocketing energy bill prices. You can read a transcript of my question and the Minister’s response in Hansard, or watch it on ParliamentTV.
Following the UQ, the Leader of the House gave his weekly business statement and took some questions. I raised the case of Michael Bryan Smith, a British citizen detained in the UAE despite having served his sentence and having received a pardon. You can read a transcript of my question and the Minister’s response in Hansard, or watch it on ParliamentTV.
And then finally, I attended a debate in Westminster Hall on the persecution of Christians in central African countries. I was grateful for the opportunity to intervene twice, once on the impact of rising domestic violence rates across the globe, and then to ask how the positive changes seen in Sudan can be built upon. You can watch the debate on ParliamentTV.