Many of us, here and across the world, are getting used to working from home.

We are getting used to phrases like ‘Zoom call’. Many are trying to combine working at home with teaching their kids. The way we work has changed, and Parliament is finally changing with it.

Parliament as an institution is typically very cautious when it comes to change. It was only in June 2017 that male members were allowed to not wear ties in the chamber. So I was quite cautious about how Parliament would adapt to the new reality.

I’ve been calling on Parliament to modernise since I arrived here three years ago. Finally it is being made to do so.

Thanks to the fantastic work of so many in Parliament, I was able to Zoom into a debate on the Fire Safety Bill as my first virtual appearance in Parliament.

I vividly remember June 14, 2017, and my horror at the tragedy of the Grenfell fire. I was a brand-new MP, and I was overwhelmed at first by the harrowing pictures and then by what felt like – and must be by this point – thousands of emails from my constituents, hastily written, expressing sorrow, outrage and anger at how something like this could ever have happened.

It felt like I had come full circle, in my maiden virtual speech, nearly three years later. I expressed my deep sympathy for the families and communities affected. I am sorry that it has taken this long to get this far. I am sorry that this has ever happened.

We cannot let this happen again.

Grenfell showed us that we need properly to enforce and monitor fire safety regulations. I welcome the fact that the Bill will help local authorities to enforce the ban on combustible-materials cladding on new tall buildings, including student accommodation and school dormitories.

We also simply aren’t training enough fire engineers, and I pressed the Government to clarify how they plan to train more.

My hope is that the current crisis will lead to many more reforms in Parliament, and bring it into the 21st century.

I was also delighted to see the first virtual Prime Ministers Questions, stripped of its typical argy-bargy, political point scoring shouting match. It allowed members to press Dominic Raab on policy, and forced the First Minister to respond with more than just a slogan his own side could cheer at. Perhaps we may finally be seeing an end to the kind of university debating club PMQs has become? Or perhaps I’m being too optimistic.

Whatever comes of Parliament when it eventually returns, it’s clear we cannot return to ‘normal’.