I've taken part in a number of Westminster debates this past week, which offer an opportunity for backbench MPs to raise important issues.

In a debate on the economy and society: Contribution of music, I was able to highlight some of the great creative work going on in Penarth and around the constituency.

I said: “I have an incredibly creative sector in my constituency. We are host to the Wales Millennium Centre, the Welsh National Opera and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

"Many smaller Creatives and others are generating the next generation of talent: people such as Shelley Barrett, who runs Talent Shack, and, at the other end of the spectrum, Penarth Soul Club, enabling people to engage in all types of music locally.

"We have venues like the Tram Shed and Norwegian Church, which I want to see retained for community and cultural use, including music. We also have classical venues such as St Augustine’s in Penarth.

“I also want to highlight the incredible community impact of so many musicians. Some 85% of orchestral musicians who joined the industry in the past 10 years are involved in community outreach, and 97% of all orchestras.

"Groups like the Keith Little Jazz Trio in Penarth do incredible work with organisations such as Music in Hospitals & Care. Veterans’ choirs also provide opportunities in music to a whole new range of people.”

In another Westminster debate on fire risk in flats and shared housing, I raised the concerns of many constituents relating to building defects, fire safety issues and other matters. I stressed my view that companies responsible for defects in construction must take full responsibility and urgently rectify them at their own cost.

Some of these housing issues are devolved, and I paid tribute to work the Welsh Government has done around fire safety, with the ground-breaking law on sprinklers in 2016, and the ban this week on using combustible cladding on high-rise buildings. We should be working on this on a UK-wide basis.

I also secured my own debate on incineration of industrial and commercial waste. I’m supporting campaigners in the east of Cardiff who oppose a planned new incinerator and have concerns over emissions and the impact of HGVs near schools and homes.

With an existing incinerator near Cardiff Bay, and continuing controversy over the biomass plant in Barry docks in our neighbouring constituency, this is an area of concern for many people locally.