Employees benefits do count

I nearly fell off my chair in disbelief when I heard this question from David Amess, the veteran Conservative MP for Southend West: “Will my right hon. Friend find time for a debate on the practice of big businesses trying to prevent Members of Parliament from doing their democratic duty and raising constituents’ concerns in this place?

“Outrageously, National Express Group plc has written to Lord Feldman, the chairman of the Conservative Party, complaining that I have been raising in this place my constituents’ anxiety over c2c timetable changes.”