As of yesterday, over 2 million people on the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage will get a pay rise, showing how we are working to build a stronger, fairer economy in which people have the security of a higher pay packet to provide for their families.
Into the office first thing, before heading to Weymouth to meet one of our prison officers and his wife. The PO concerned is recovering from a very serious assault at HMP Bedford, where he was on detached duty. He was knocked unconscious before the prisoner began stamping on his head.
An early morning run and into the office. PMQs was particularly uninspiring, considering it was the last one before the Easter break. Corbyn chose mental health as his topic. The gloss is falling off this man as his true colours are revealed.
Up early and into the office. The Prime Minister was making a statement on Europe this afternoon and I did not want to miss it. Arriving at the Commons, I learnt that an Urgent Question had been tabled about the growing row as to where our new blue passports should be produced.
A busy morning in the office and then to my Associatoin HQs for two meetings. The first was with the charming Julie Connolly, the SW Regional Officer for the Royal College of Nursing. She was doing a tour of MPs to lobby hard for more pay for NHS staff.