At Treasury Questions I asked the government to consider taking steps to reduce the administrative burden of tax compliance on small businesses. The FSB estimates that the average small business loses three working weeks a year to tax compliance.
With the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, discussing health services in Gloucestershire and the £39.5n extra money which the government is providing for our two main hospitals, which I am very pleased to welcome.
I have made a submission to Highways England in support of the Option 30 solution to the Missing Link problem, believing it offers the best way forward in reducing the congestion and accident rate on these roads. The consultation ends on 29th March.
At a Vision Aid Overseas event in Parliament to highlight the need to improve access to affordable eye care in developing countries, including eye tests and glasses, particularly for poorer communities and children.
I have held discussions on two large infrastructure projects this morning. First, the solution to the Missing Link problem, which is moving on; and secondly, the expansion of Heathrow Airport, the importance of which is growing.