MP’s REPORT TO BRENTFORD & ISLEWORTH RESIDENTS
Each month I provide an update on my work to residents in Brentford & Isleworth. You can find previous reports of my work on my web site, and I also report regularly on my Facebook page and via Twitter.
Summer Update: We were only back in Parliament for a few weeks between the election and the summer recess. We now have two short weeks in Parliament at the start of September before the three week conference break, so this month's and next month’s report will be relatively light on Parliamentary activity.
I have used much of the recess to catch up on community issues in a way that is difficult to do during the frenetic weeks when Parliament is sitting. Surgeries have continued each week, and continue to expose problems caused by Government underfunding or lack of care for ordinary people. I’ve met disabled people whose entitlement to benefit has been stopped and they’ve been expected to go work on a zero hours contract on which they can’t pay their rent and they are threatened with eviction; and others who are losing the care “package” they need to sustain a reasonable quality of life; and this week, a family who have already been in “temporary accommodation” for 12 years!
The Repeal Bill: In the first two weeks of September, Parliament will be debating the Bill to determine the process to leave the EU. I am very glad that Jeremy Corbyn has confirmed the importance of remaining in the Single Market and the Customs Union as it is so important that Labour provides a strong challenge to the damaging policies of the Government on Brexit. This bill is a shocking attempt by the Government to amend or repeal UK law without proper Parliamentary scrutiny.
I have no doubt the future of Heathrow’s proposed third runway will continue to feature in debates and questions to Ministers in the next Parliamentary session. It is becoming clearer that neither the airport, the Government nor the airlines are prepared to fund the essential rail and other infrastructure. I have become co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group opposing Heathrow’s expansion, which will provide the opportunity to raise the issues not only with Government, and also inform MPs whose constituencies are not directly affected by Heathrow, but who would be concerned about the funding implication.
Before recess I spoke in Parliament on the Grenfell Fire tragedy, expressing my concern about the poor quality response of Kensington & Chelsea Council meaning that many offers of support were ignored by the Council.
I submitted a series of questions relating to air quality and the airports strategy. You can find my questions and the answers so far received here.
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Ruth Cadbury MP for Brentford & Isleworth
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