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On Monday I joined Conservative colleagues in a meeting with Liz Truss, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, to set out priorities for Government funding as part of the Strategic Spending Review. Further funding for education was a hot topic.

European elections and a longer extension to Article 50 - House of Commons Library

The European Parliament (EP) elections are scheduled for 23-26 May 2019. The EU says the UK will have to take part if it is still an EU Member State when they take place, although others disagree. The Government has accepted the EU position and the Prime Minister is now proposing a further Article 50 extension that will enable the UK to leave the EU by 22 May.

Campaigners welcome Derek's support for onshore wind

Derek Thomas, MP for St Ives, has signed a cross-party letter to the Prime Minister asking her to undo the blocks the government has placed on onshore wind energy. This support was welcomed today by 10:10 Climate Action and Power for People, who are coordinating the letter.

Indicative Votes: Business Motion of the House

Today MPs will be asked to take part in further indicative votes should the Business Motion brought to the House by Sir Oliver Letwin be approved. For further details of the motion and the options available to MPs in the indicative votes please read this extract from the day's order paper.