On Tuesday Nick will attend an event on TB hosted by the African Union, a UN event on Violence Against LGBTI Individuals, the launch of the Global AMR Challenge, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Goalkeepers” events.
On Thursday Parliament rises for the Conference Recess and Nick will travel to Khartoum to meet local health officials and politicians to discuss Sudan’s progress in tackling tuberculosis [To read a report of the visit see here.]
On Wednesday Nick will attend an NFU event to give his support to British farming. He will then meet Network Rail and GTR/Southern executives (including the new CEO, Patrick Verwer) to press them on improving train services in the constituency and giving feedback from constituents about the interim timetable. For more detail on Nick’s campaign to improve rail services across the South Downs, please see here.
On Monday morning, Nick will chair a roundtable in the House of Commons which will explore approaches to addressing the recent rise in violent crime. Speakers include Lord Hogan-Howe QPM, former Metropolitan Police Commissioner, and Professor Keith Humphreys of Stanford University.
In the afternoon Nick will meet constituents visiting Parliament to discuss their campaign to reduce the VAT on alterations to listed properties. In the evening he is speaking at a roundtable event hosted by the Guardian on eradicating tuberculosis.
Nick will speak at a meeting of the Sussex Chamber of Commerce in Arundel.
In the afternoon Nick will travel to Cambridge to speak at the Big Tent Ideas Festival. The festival will bring together the popular literary festival format with the big challenges of contemporary politics and aims to promote the benefits of free enterprise and entrepreneurialism with dozens of lively debates and presentations.
Nick will be attending a meeting with the Economic Secretary, John Glen, along with members of the Justice for Equitable Life Policyholders All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG). The meeting follows a letter sent last month by members of the APPG to the Chancellor of the Exchequer seeking a fair settlement for Equitable Life policyholders.
From Monday 22 July, Nick will be in Amsterdam, attending the International AIDS Conference, as part of his campaign against Tuberculosis. The World Health Organisation estimates that people living with HIV/AIDS have a 16-27 times greater risk of developing TB, compared to people without HIV/AIDS, and in 2015 there were 390,000 TB-related deaths among people with HIV/AIDS. Nick is Chair of the Global TB Caucus, he recently led a Commons debate on Ending TB which you can see here.
On Tuesday 23 July, the Commons will rise for the Summer Recess, but Nick will continue working for his constituents and his office will be open as usual. If you would like to get in touch with Nick to raise an issue, please click here to see how he can help.
On Friday Nick will be attending the Community Minibus Association (West Sussex) AGM in Fittleworth. Nick is the vice-president of the charity which is solely run by volunteers. Nick will then be visiting the award-winning Digby Fine English wine estate in Stopham to meet the owners and to discuss business and tourism in the area.
Following this, Nick will be meeting the Chairman of the Bignor Parish Meeting to hear their concerns about the Velo South bike ride which is due to take place in September. Nick's regular advice surgery will be hosted in Arundel in the afternoon. Meetings are by appointment only, but if you would like to meet Nick to raise an issue, please click here to see how he can help.
On Thursday, Nick will visit Oxford University to discuss the latest research into new tools to tackle tuberculosis with Professor Adrian Hill and Professor Helen McShane. Nick is Chair of the Global TB Caucus, and as part of his campaign he recently led a Commons debate on Ending TB which you can see here.
On Tuesday morning Nick will meet Professor Keith Humphreys to discuss criminal justice issues, and later Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of Stonewall. Nick is Chair of the Global LGBT Rights group and last month spoke in a debate to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, which you can see here.
In the afternoon, Nick will vote on the Trade Bill and the Parking (Code of Practice) Bill, before attending a ‘Your Harvest’ event hosted by the National Farmers’ Union to promote cereal farming.
On Wednesday, Nick will vote on the Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill.
On Monday morning, Nick will meet residents of River Road in Arundel to discuss the collapse of the river wall, and on Tuesday he will meet representatives of the Environment Agency to receive an update on the issue. You can find out more about Nick’s actions on this here.
On Monday afternoon Nick will sit on sit on a Delegated Legislation Committee to consider the draft New Towns Act 1981 (Local Authority Oversight) Regulations 2018, and later he will vote on the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill.
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.
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.
On Monday morning, Nick will meet representatives of the Environment Agency in Arundel to discuss the River Road issue. You can find out more about Nick’s actions on this here.
In the afternoon he will travel to Westminster to hear the Prime Minister’s update on the Brexit negotiations in light of Friday’s meeting at Chequers.
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.
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.
On Wednesday, Nick will meet young members of a homelessness charity and in the afternoon he will speak on planning reform in a Westminster Hall debate about the Five Year Land Supply.
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.
On Saturday, Nick will be in Arundel visiting the St Nicholas Church Fete. The fete is open from 11am until 4pm and is free admission. In the afternoon Nick will be meeting his constituent Katie Price to follow up on her online bullying campaign which he has been supporting.
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.
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.
Nick will be in the constituency to visit The Steyning Bookshop in support of Independent Bookshops Week. He will then be visiting Worthing Hospital to perform the official opening for a new Quiet Room on the MCDU ward before having a meeting with the hospital’s Chief Executive, Marianne Griffiths.