Yesterday I had the honour of chairing the Science and Technology Committee, as an interim co-chair. Our former chair, Greg Clark MP, has returned to Cabinet and so cannot also be a Select Committee chair.
Postmasters have been terribly impacted by the issues with the Post Office’s Horizon IT system that began over 20 years ago, with many wrongfully convicted (now overturned) or bankrupted by the scandal.
The generosity of the British people, including many in Newcastle, in providing help to those Ukrainians in need has been outstanding. People have donated money, belongings and offered their homes to vulnerable Ukrainians fleeing war.
Today at Home Office Questions, I was pleased to ask Rachel Maclean MP, the Minister for Safeguarding, about the Government's Tackling Domestic Abuse Plan, which rightly cracks down on the perpetrators of this destructive and devastating crime.