Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill

I made the following contribution to the Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill, better known as the Customs Bill. The purpose of the Bill is to allow the Government to create a functioning customs, VAT and excise regime for the UK after Brexit.

Romford Recorder column - January 2018

The dawning of 2018 marks our final fifteen months of EU membership, and MPs’ first weeks back in parliament will see debates on the Customs Bill and the Trade Bill - legislation designed to give the UK our own customs and excise regime and to rollover trade deals to which we are currently party

Christmas transport update

I've been sent a couple of emails from TfL and London Overground about works taking place over Christmas that might affect constituents. I've pasted the relevant bits below. 

London Overground

Sunday 23 – Monday 1 January

Domestic Violence Refuges

I made the following contribution to a debate on domestic violence. Unfortunately I was limited to a two minute speech so had to cut my contribution short.

Julia Lopez (Hornchurch and Upminster) (Con)

Preparing for Christmas at Elm Park Post Office

We had the pleasure of visiting the Elm Park Post Office this morning to check that Christmas preparations were well and truly underway. We met Mr Mashadi and his team as well as regular customer, Reg, whose dad was the last postman in City of London to use horse-drawn post carriage.

Romford Recorder Column

My last column set out the ‘housing asks’ I had of the Chancellor ahead of the Budget to help Havering deliver new homes.

Neuroblastoma - Isla's story

This week I had a meeting in parliament with Michael Hook, father of three-year old constituent, Isla Caton, who was diagnosed this year with neuroblastoma, the disease from which young football fan, Bradley Lowery, also suffered.