Tom Gockelen-kozlowski is bypassing PMQs to speak to Bill Esterson himself.

“Order! Order! Would the chamber please let the readers of Retail Newsagent be heard!”

Okay, so the chances of hearing that from House of Commons speaker John Bercow anytime soon may be low, but on Monday next week (16 November) I will be doing the next best thing: putting your questions directly to the new shadow small business minister.

Labour’s Bill Esterson has agreed to give us an in-depth interview, one of his first since being appointed to Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet this summer. Inspired, by the new leader’s performances in Prime Minister’s Questions we will be putting your questions to him and asking for direct answers to each one.

So whether it’s parking charges, illicit tobacco, the National Living Wage or something completely different, email me (tom.gk@newtrade.co.uk) your questions before 10am on Monday and I will put as many as I can to Mr Esterson direct.

Read the full interview (and the answers to your questions) only in the 20 November issue of Retail Newsagent