The Equitable Life scandal has turned into a saga – it’s now decades since the facts emerged. Those facts are well-known: dubious practices were rife at Equitable Life. There was, as Lord Penrose put it, a culture of “manipulation and concealment”.
Sir Edward Leigh has written to the Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson MP, asking him to intervene to make sure Caistor Grammar School is able to access funding to improve the buildings on its estate.
Sir John Hayes MP (South Holland and the Deepings), Gareth Davies MP (Grantham and Stamford), and I met with the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock MP, the day before the 1 December vote on the new regime of public health restrictions as we move out of the second lockdown.
Sir Edward Leigh has written to Oliver Dowden, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport, urging him to keep gyms, leisure facilities, and swimming pools open to preserve the country's physical and mental health.
November is inescapably a poignant time of year where the days are getting shorter, the clocks have changed, and we prepare ourselves for winter. Somehow it seems appropriate that the Great War ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918.