Richard Drax, MP for South Dorset, today opened the new, 50 hectare Dorset Innovation Park Enterprise Zone at Winfrith, saying, “I am honoured to launch this Enterprise Zone which promises so much and will richly enhance job prospects in my constituency.”
Up early and into the office before heading to a surgery at Bovington. A meeting with a representative of the Royal College of Nursing was cancelled as the lady who'd come to see me could no longer make it.
A morning in the office working on constituency matters. A working lunch and then to Swanage for one of my regular surgeries. It's always nice in the Conservative Club, where there is always a warm welcome.
There is a great Brexit opportunity and some really obvious benefits that we can get that improve the condition of the people. This is currently at risk. The negotiations that are about to begin sound as if they aim to keep us in a similar system to the Single Market and the Customs Union.
Run, dentist and into the Commons. Met a team from the campaign group Fishing For Leave, which is concerned at the lack of clarity about what happens to our waters post March 2019. I share that anxiety.
Out for a run and then into the Commons. I entered the Chamber at the tail-end of Justice Questions to attend the UQ on Personal Independence Payments (PIPs). The UQ was brought on the basis the Government had lost a Tribunal case brought by a claimant.