On Monday I attended a Honda Task Force meeting alongside Andrea Leadsom, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, as well as civic leaders, local partners and Honda themselves.

Since the main task force last met, Swindon Borough Council, the local enterprise partnership and the BEIS Department have been working together to agree on how best to support the workforce including those in the supply chain and also the future opportunities for the site and Swindon’s continued economic growth.

The government renewed its commitment to the site and although Honda’s decision to close manufacturing operations in Swindon was clearly not the news we hoped for, Swindon remains a fantastic place to invest in and create high-skilled jobs, and our task force will continue to support this, ensuring that Honda workers and suppliers are supported and able to seize new opportunities.

Last Friday I had a meeting with parents of children with special educational needs, particularly autism. This has been a passion of mine and before becoming a government minister I was the chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Autism.

The meeting was all about Swindon parents and the challenges they continue to face. I remain committed to doing everything I can to make the system work better and to make sure children and young people can get access to the services they need and deserve.

On Tuesday we had the second reading of the Prisoners (Disclosure of Information about Victims) Bill, commonly known as Helen’s Law.

Helen’s Law follows the tireless campaigning of Marie McCourt, mother of Helen McCourt who was murdered, but whose killer has never released her body’s location. This new law will place a legal duty on the Parole Board to consider the cruelty of killers who refuse to give the location of a victim’s remains when assessing their suitability for release.

As Justice Secretary, I am clear that innocent families should never have their grief compounded by offenders who refuse to disclose information on their victims. Helen’s Law should send another clear signal that under this Conservative government the most violent and sexual offenders can expect to serve sentences that reflect the true severity of their crimes.

The incidents at Fishmongers’ Hall and in Streatham show that we are facing an unpredictable risk to public safety from released terrorist prisoners. Protecting the public is a primary duty of government and the incident in Streatham highlighted a need for immediate action to end the automatic release of terrorist offenders before the end of their sentence and introduce Parole Board oversight.

The emergency legislation which I am introducing today as Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary will complement the forthcoming Counter Terrorism Bill, which will include longer sentences and more money for the police. It is vital that we pass this legislation rapidly, before further terrorist offenders are released from prison.

This is an extraordinary response, but we face an extraordinary threat. I want a unified Parliament to send a message to terrorist loud and clear – we will put you behind bars for as long as possible.