I recently chaired a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Racing with the British Horseracing Authority (BHA). I chaired a further meeting with the BHA, attended by the new Chairman of the BHA, AnneMarie Phelps, to discuss animal welfare.
I held a very useful meeting with Housing Minister Kit Malthouse to discuss changing building regulations to ensure that new buildings are self-sufficient in electricity. His response was encouraging and he is to have further discussions in government about this.
Supporting National Apprenticeship Week in Parliament. There are already many excellent companies in the constituency promoting apprenticeships and I want to work with others to create even more opportunities for young people locally.