Contaminated Blood Inquiry

I welcome the announcement by the Prime Minister that there will be a public inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal, which in the 1970s and 1980s saw thousands of people exposed to potentially fatal diseases after requiring blood transfusions.

Israel and Palestinian Talks

Mary Robinson (Cheadle) (Con)

I am pleased to follow the hon. Member for Birmingham, Northfield (Richard Burden).

Gatley Festival 2017

On Sunday I attended the Gatley Festival, where I enjoyed chatting to local residents, watching the parade, and helping the local Conservative Association with their tombola, which raised £150 for the Mayor’s Charity, which will benefit three local charities in Stockport.

Visit to Thales UK: Women In Engineering Day

Today I visited the Thales site in Cheadle to show my support for Women in Industry Day, which encourages girls to study subjects which could lead to a career in industries such as engineering, and highlights the role women play in the industry.

The Kingsway School Receives STEM Excellence Award

Today I visited The Kingsway School in Cheadle to see them be presented with the award of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) excellence. The school is one of only a few nationally, and the first school in Stockport, to receive this honour.