Jul
11
10:30 AM10:30

Meeting GTR about rail disruption, Gatwick Airport about aircraft noise and the Housing Secretary

On Wednesday Nick will meet senior representatives of GTR to discuss the local rail situation – see here for a full list of Nick’s actions on the recent rail disruption. 

He will then attend meet representatives from Gatwick Airport, NATS, and the CAA about noise issues at Gatwick Airport.  He recently wrote an article about this which you can read here.  

In the afternoon Nick will attend a campaign event run by consumer group, Which? about the cutting of free-to-use cash machines on high streets, which are vitally important in rural communities such as Henfield.

Following this, Nick will meet Paul Dillane, Director of Kaleidoscope Trust, to discuss the Government’s newly-launched LGBT Action Plan.  Nick is chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Global LGBT Rights.  In the evening, Nick has a meeting with Communities & Housing Secretary, James Brokenshire, to discuss planning issues.  You can read his latest speech on the issue here. ­­­

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Jul
10
10:00 AM10:00

Meeting with the Global Poverty Project & DFID Minister Alistair Burt

On Tuesday morning Nick will meet the Global Poverty Project to discuss replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, as well as Nick’s work with the Global TB Caucus.

Following this, he will meet DFID minister Alistair Burt to discuss the UK’s preparations ahead of the forthcoming UN High Level Meeting on Ending Tuberculosis.  He will then watch the RAF 100 Parade and Flypast, celebrating the RAF’s centenary.

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Jul
7
3:00 PM15:00

Sussex Snowdrop Trust event, Association event at Tangmere Aircraft Museum

On Saturday evening Nick will be back at Arundel Castle, this time to support The Sussex Snowdrop Trust, for which he is a Patron, at a special fundraiser.  The Guest Speaker is Colin Tebutt Esq MVO, a former Royal Protection Officer. Nick will then attend an Arundel & South Downs Conservative Association event at Tangmere Aircraft Museum to celebrate the centenary of the RAF and of Tangmere Airfield as an RAF base, where the speaker is the Defence Minister, The Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MP.

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Jul
6
3:00 PM15:00

Meeting with Mid-Sussex councillors, Arundel Wetlands Centre and Arundel Festival

On Friday Nick will meet Mid-Sussex councillors in Hassocks to discuss local issues.  He will then visit the Arundel Wetlands Centre and hold his regular advice surgeries, which this week will be in Arundel. If you would like to meet Nick to raise an issue, please click here to see how he can help. In the evening Nick will be supporting a fundraising evening at Arundel Castle for the Arundel Festival.

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Jul
3
3:00 PM15:00

Launch of LGBT Action Plan, meeting of the APPG on Southern Rail

On Tuesday Nick will attend the launch of the Government’s new LGBT Action Plan, and later will attend an LGBT reception hosted by the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street. Nick is chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Global LGBT Rights.

Nick will also attend a meeting of the APPG on Southern Rail where he and other West Sussex MPs will discuss the ongoing rail disruption with Nick Brown, Chief Operating Officer of GTR, and John Halsall, South East Route Managing Director of Network Rail. You can read a full list of Nick’s actions for rail commuters here.

Nick will also have meetings with Global Citizen and The Welcome Trust to discuss international development issues and TB.
 

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Jun
29
11:00 AM11:00

Meeting with West Sussex County Council & advice 'surgery' in Steyning

On Friday, Nick along with his other West Sussex MP colleagues, will hold one of their regular meetings with West Sussex County Council's leadership in Horsham, where the issues for discussion will include local government finance, small school rationalisation and health and social care integration. Following this he will hold one of his regular advice ‘surgeries’ for local residents in Steyning. If you would like to meet to raise an issue, please click here to see how he can help.

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Jun
26
10:00 AM10:00

Delegated legislation committee on data sharing & meeting with Stonewall

On Tuesday, Nick will sit on a Delegated Legislation Committee, which will consider the draft Data Sharing Code of Practice: Code of practice for civil registration officials disclosing information under section 19AA of the Registration Service Act 1953.   After this he will meet Leanne MacMillan, the new International Campaigns Director at the LGBT Rights charity, Stonewall.  Nick is chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Global LGBT Rights and last month spoke in a debate to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, which you can see here.

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Jun
20
10:00 AM10:00

Speaking to Australia's TB Caucus & meetings with GTR and Network Rail

On Wednesday, Nick will be speaking by video link to the Australian Parliament's TB Caucus to discuss the UN High Level Meeting on Tuberculosis (TB) this September.  

He is then meeting representatives of Network Rail and GTR in the Commons to discuss the new timetable and the local rail situation. 

He will then hold a meeting to discuss planning issues after voting on the Lords amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill.

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Jun
19
10:00 AM10:00

Commons debate on Hassocks rail services & meetings on school standards

Nick has secured a debate in the Commons this morning about Hassocks rail services.  He will use it to raise the timetable changes and the unacceptable levels of disruption with ministers.  This comes further to the meetings he had last week with Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, the Chief Executive of Network Rail, Mark Carne, and with representatives of GTR/Southern.

After this, Nick will meet Dominic Herrington, the Regional Schools Commissioner for the South East, to discuss education standards in the county.  

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Jun
18
10:00 AM10:00

Meeting with DFID Permanent Secretary about TB

On Monday, Nick will vote on the Lords Amendments to the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill 2017-19.  

In the afternoon he will meet Matthew Rycroft the Permanent Secretary to the Department for International Development (and former British Ambassador to the UN), about the forthcoming UN High Level Meeting on Tuberculosis (September 2018).  Nick recently led a Commons debate on Ending TB which you can see here.

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Jun
15
9:30 AM09:30

Visiting Hepworth Brewery, Steyning Grammar School & advice surgeries in Storrington

On Friday Nick will be in the constituency, beginning his day in Steyning for a meeting with Steyning Grammar School's headteacher and Chair of Governors.  In the afternoon he will be visiting Hepworth's Brewery in Pulborough to join their celebration of National Beer Day (@BeerDayBritain). 

Nick will be holding his regular advice 'surgeries' in Storrington this week.  These are appointment-only meetings.  If you would like to meet to raise an issue, please click here to see how he can help.

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Jun
12
9:30 AM09:30

Meetings with the Transport Secretary, Network Rail & GRT about local rail disruption

On Tuesday, Nick will have meetings with the Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, the Chief Executive of Network Rail, Mark Carne, and with representatives of GTR/Southern to discuss the timetable changes and how to resolve the recent disruption to local rail services.

He will also be meeting Ian Mulheirn, Director of Consulting at Oxford Economics, and Neil O’Brien MP to discuss planning reform and how to fix the broken housing market. 

Following this Nick will sit on a Delegated Legislation Committee to scrutinise the draft Client Money Protection Schemes for Property Agents (Approval and Designation of Schemes) Regulations 2018

In the evening, Nick will attend a CLA Rural Businesses reception in Parliament with constituents from the Barlavington Estate and vote on the Lord’s amendments to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.

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Jun
7
9:30 AM09:30

Commons Debate on Ending TB & Meeting with Demos

Today the House of Commons will debate Nick's backbench motion calling for the Government’s fullest possible support and the Prime Minister's attendance at the forthcoming UN High-Level Meeting on TB (September 2018).  It will be the first time the UN General Assembly has held a High-Level Meeting on TB and Nick, says that it has the potential to transform the global response to the disease.

The text of the motion can be read by clicking here and Nick's article for the House Magazine, We have a clear moral duty to lead the way on tackling tuberculosis, can be read by clicking here.

Afterwards Nick will meet Polly Mackenzie, the Director of Demos, a cross-party think tank to discuss various political issues and campaigns.  In the evening, Nick will watch the Beating Retreat on Horse Guards Parade.

 

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Jun
6
9:00 AM09:00

Meetings with constituents & Coalition for Global Prosperity launch

Nick will be meeting some of his constituents in Parliament today before attending the launch event for the Coalition for Global Prosperity, a charity which believes that an effective development budget, alongside an active diplomatic and defence strategy, keeps Britain at the forefront of the international community.  Speakers will include David Cameron, former UK Prime Minister, and Penny Mordaunt MP, Secretary of State for International Development.

 

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Jun
4
9:00 AM09:00

Speech in New York at the UN Civil Society Hearing on TB

Today Nick will be speaking in New York at the UN Civil Society Hearing on TB, ahead of September's High-Level Meeting.  You can watch the event live by clicking here.  He will also be delivering the closing comments at a special session dedicated to TB R&D.

In the evening, Nick will be having dinner with Ambassador Koro Bessho, Permanent Representative of Japan, Ambassador Walton Webson, Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda, and Dr Eric Goosby, the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy on Tuberculosis.

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