Protecting the Public’s Money 2016/17

My second annual report examining the work of the Public Accounts Committee, covering topics such as the NHS, tax, devolution, transparency and accountability.

Cancer Drugs Fund

Report today on poor monitoring of outcomes of cancer drugs fund echoes Public Accounts Committee report last year. A tragedy that this opportunity was missed.

Free Schools

The Government are spending billions rushing to fund new free schools whilst existing schools struggle with routine maintenance. This is not a long-term sustainable approach to our children’s education.

£1.5bn lost tax from online VAT fraud

Billions in lost tax which could be spent on health, education and other vital services.

Garden Bridge should be scrapped, review finds

The independent Garden Bridge project review has concluded.

Concentrix contract

Government must learn from catastrophic failure of tax credits contract.

School standards at risk from significant financial pressures

Public Accounts Committee report into the financial sustainability of schools.

100% local retention of business rates

The National Audit Office report raises questions over the scheme.

London's Night Czar visits Hackney

Amy Lamé comes to Hackney as part of her Night Surgeries during which she visits different boroughs to talk to night time workers, emergency service personnel, residents and revellers.

Brexit Bill

On Monday 13 March, the Government’s Brexit Bill was passed by both Houses of Parliament.

Business rates petition handed to 10 Downing Street

Hackney’s small and independent shops will be put at risk of closure by the Government’s plans to hike business rates.

Prime Minister's Questions

Constituents are able to attend any question session in Parliament.

The Government should guarantee EU citizens right to remain

The fact that the fate of EU citizens currently in the UK is still unresolved is a mark of shame.

Health Questions

My question to the Health Secretary.

We must never forget the Holocaust

This week I signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment.

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