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Visit to Fairline Yachts:

Last Friday, I met with David Tydeman from Fairline Yachts in Oundle. It was great to discuss how the business is doing, and have a really interesting tour around the boat yard and see some of the stunning craftsmanship for myself.

Letter to Lodge Park Academy:

In light of the recent Ofsted inspection of Lodge Park Academy, I have written to Robert Sloan, the Executive Principal at the school, to raise my concerns directly with him.

Reconsidering knife crime sentencing:

Worryingly, knife crime is rising, with a two-thirds increase from 2014 to 2018. I therefore asked Victoria Atkins MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability, whether the time has come to have a fresh look at sentencing for those caught carrying knives.

World Book Day 2019:

The 5th March was World Book Day! I attended an event in Parliament to offer my support for World Book Day’s national ‘Share a Story’ campaign, encouraging parents and carers to ‘share a story’ and read with their children for ten minutes a day.

Question about funding for Care after Combat:

During an Urgent Question, the Minister of State for Justice mentioned a £700 million underspend in the probation system, so I asked if he would redirect just a small part of that to Care after Combat, whose work in prisons is working, and is dramatically reducing reoffending amongst veterans in