2020 has been a year of unprecedented peacetime challenge for our country. And coronavirus has taken a heavy toll on our society and on our economy, including in Reading. My thoughts are very much with the families and loved ones of those who have lost their lives, which is a reminder to us as to why the Government is taking action to stop the spread of this virus and save lives.
As many of my constituents know I have been campaigning for some time, with their support, for a strengthening of the law to tackle illegal encampments. The good news is that legislation to deal with this issue is now starting to make its passage through Parliament.