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Hello,

Welcome to my newsletter for Poplar and Limehouse, the best way to keep up to date on some of the things I do as a Member of Parliament. This update is only a few snapshots; it cannot cover the regular surgeries, ongoing case work, research and many enquiries we receive every day.

If you are a constituent and would like to get in touch, please feel free to send me an email: jim.fitzpatrick.mp@parliament.uk along with your name and address.

Best wishes,

Jim
UK's withdrawal from the EU
On Tuesday the Prime Minister gave a statement on the Government's negotiations with the EU and yesterday there was an extensive debate on the situation.
Speaking out for protections for workers' rights
On Wednesday I was part of a delegated legislation committee where I spoke on the need for  more clarity and assurances on workers' rights after Brexit.
Wild Animals in Circuses
On Tuesday I met the RSPCA's Senior Parliamentary Advisor to discuss a ban on wild animals in circuses; a ban I've long called for in Parliament.
Bangladesh elections, garment worker strikes and the Rohingya camps
On Tuesday I attended the latest meeting of the APPG for Bangladesh where the Minister responsible for Bangladesh spoke on a number of important issues.
Big Lottery funding
On Tuesday I attended a drop-in to hear about funding grants. In the last 5 years over £8.9 million has been given to 130 projects in Poplar and Limehouse.
World Vision: Ending violence against children
On Tuesday I attended World Vision's drop-in, met their youth advocates and signed the petition to support their campaign to end violence against children.
New funding for London Fire Cadets
On Tuesday the Mayor of London announced £1.1 million new funding for the London Fire Cadets, expanding this successful programme for young people.
Congratulations to HM Tower of London
The Tower of London has won a VisitEngland Visitor Attraction Accolade.  Do remember, Tower Hamlets residents can visit for only £1.  
Fuel Poverty Awareness Day
Today we raise awareness of fuel poverty.  Do view the NEA's resources here and remember the Bromley by Bow's weekly drop-in on energy advice here.
Fire Sprinkler Systems
I'm continuing to support the London Fire Brigade's campaign for expanding the use of fire sprinkler systems and I am applying for a debate on this topic.
Prime Minister's Questions
Wednesday saw the latest questions to the Prime Minister.  The questions began on protecting girls from FGM and then Jeremy Corbyn's questions focused on the Government's contract with the ferry company Seaborne Freight.

This week in Parliament...

Monday
There was an urgent question on Female Genital Mutilation, a statement on the campaign against Daesh and the Financial Services Bill was debated.

Tuesday
The Prime Minister gave a statement on leaving the EU, there was a debate on the Mental Capacity Bill and there was a Westminster Hall debate on Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Funding.

Wednesday
There was an urgent question on EU Trade Agreements, a debate on Charities and Volunteers and an adjournment debate on NHS Menopause Services.

Thursday
There was a debate regarding the UK's withdrawal from the EU and an adjournment debate on the Mineworkers' Pension Scheme.

Parliamentary Activity

Please follow the links to view my Voting Record, spoken material, the written questions I've submitted and the Early Day Motions (EDMs) I've supported.
For further updates you can check my social media, particularly my Twitter account. You can catch up on all the news and events from Parliament here.
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