The alliance of Labour, Liberals, Scottish Nationalists and hardline Remain Conservatives who want to remove No Deal as an option in all scenarios have published their Bill. Tomorrow, they will seek to win time on Wednesday for it to be debated.
I’ve warmly welcomed Boris Johnson’s announcement of a major increase in school funding. Next year the education budget will rise by £2.6 billion and the year after that it will go up by a further £4.8 billion.
Today the Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay has signed into law the repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 with effect from 31 October. Under Boris Johnson, the Conservatives are committed to leaving the EU on that date, with or without a deal.
I’ve welcomed the announcement by Boris Johnson that he will end the policy of automatic early release for criminals and build 10,000 more prison places. The first new prison in the £2.5bn programme will be HMP Full Sutton in Yorkshire.
Thank you for all your kind messages over the last 48 hours - I really appreciate them. It’s been a very busy and productive first day in my new job, getting to meet the team of civil servants and fellow ministers.