I spoke in the House of Commons debate today on the RBS Global Restructuring Group and SMEs which focussed on what can be done to address the injustice suffered by small businesses wrongly persuaded to take out complex bank loans.
Today I chaired a very upbeat and constructive meeting of the APPG for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire held outside Westminster in one of the City of York’s buildings for the first time. I am confident that we will soon reach agreement for our own Yorkshire devolution deal.
Highways England is undertaking a detailed survey of the A64 near Crambeck where four people lost their lives last summer. Today, I met with HE representatives, Ryedale Councillor Caroline Goodrick, and local campaigners Andy and Carol Sollitt.
Today I attended the Great British Spring Clean parliamentary lunch with Keep Britain Tidy. We were reminded of the success of the first “Clean for the Queen” campaign in 2016, to mark Her Majesty’s 90th birthday, which has now has become an annual event.
Politics, this year, has had more twists and turns than some of the country lanes in my constituency. As we prepare to hang up our Christmas stockings, it’s as good a moment as any to take stock of how far we have come on our journey.
It’s good news that the government has today announced £370 million to extend opening hours, cut queue times and protect rural branches of local post offices. Our local Post Office branches are at the heart of communities right across Thirsk and Malton.
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