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I am heading over to the Isles of Scilly today. As I go I am acutely aware of the sense of shock and sadness people will be feeling following the disappearance of Josh Clayton who has been working on Tresco.

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Imagine you are blind and you need to use a public toilet! What would you have to touch before you found the toilet, the loo roll, the flush, the hand-basin? And would you find the door to get out again?

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I visited Heamoor Community Primary School to meet the newly elected School Council. I also met the other pupils who asked me some good questions about democracy in the UK.

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Many will know that I sit on the Science and Technology Select Committee. This committee is undertaking an enquiry into public investment in science and technology ahead of the Government's spending review.

Drop-in Surgeries

In this job I have the great privilege of meeting people, learning about their lives and their challenges and listening to their ideas.

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I have met with the Deputy Managing Director and Regional Development Manager of First Great Western to pursue the idea of putting freight back on the rails from Penzance into the Centre of London.

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Today we welcomed well over a hundred service men and women to the Houses of Parliament who served as part of the UK's fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone. What fantastic people.

Here is a photograph of the Service Men and Women in Westminster Hall with the Prime Minister.

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Tuesday's Science and Technology Select Committee.

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Today in parliament the six Cornish MPs met with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and the Sports Minister to continue our drive towards delivering the Stadium for Cornwall.

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Friday's Assisted Dying debate was the most mature and informed debate in the chamber of this parliament so far. I voted against the Assisted Dying Bill which was overwhelmingly defeated (330 against - 118 in favour).