An early morning run on a chilly morning and into the Commons. Routine matters until about 1030 when I met up with a handful of students from the Quest college in London. My son had done there and I was more than happy to oblige.
A brief flurry in the office and then to London in order to attend Defence Questions at 1430. Got there in time and took my seat in the normal position - rear right at the back. Searching through the questions, I saw I could come in on the back of No 7, which my colleague Kevin Foster asked.
A busy day. A short burst in the office and then to Cllr Malcolm Barnes's home to chat through a project which is worrying residents in Arne. The RSPB wishes to create a wetland habitat for birds on about 300 acres of their land near Arne.
Richard Drax, MP for South Dorset, today asked Theresa May at Prime Minister’s Questions, to join him in praising the “professionalism, courage and determination” of lifeboat men and tug crews in preventing a disaster on New Year’s Eve.
Having read about the heroism and courage of the crews of the Poole-based tug Kingston and the lifeboats from Swanage and Weymouth, I was keen for others to hear about their amazing efforts. Leaping up and down at PMQs today, I was rewarded when the Speaker called me right at the end.
Richard Drax, MP for South Dorset, yesterday asked Nick Hurd, Minister for Policing and Fire Service Minister to confirm that the greater collaboration planned between the Police and Fire Services would not harm the integrity of those services.
Up early and into the office until 1100 when I drove to London. The House business started with Home Office Questions, where I had secured the third one. I asked what steps the Department was taking to encourage greater collaboration between police and fire services.
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