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Extraordinary Measures for Extraordinary Times

As you would expect, the Coronavirus epidemic rightly dominated the week in Westminster. We’ve rushed through legislation to ensure that our health, care and other essential public workers have the extra flexibility they now need to do their job.

Huw supports Rural Powerhouse campaign

Local MP. Huw Merriman, spoke of the importance of the rural economy to his Bexhill and Battle constituency during a visit to a local farm in Battle last Friday.

Combatting Coronavirus is Parliament’s Priority

The week in Parliament has been dominated by the spread of Coronavirus and the delivery of the Budget. The chief theme of the Budget was to provide reassurance and support for the country during the short-term as we deal with the likely spread of Coronavirus. There were three themes.

Watch: Huw addresses Pavement Parking

Today in the Chamber, I addressed the concern of Pavement Parking rules outside of London to the Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps.

Watch: Question on Flybe

After the news this morning that Flybe was going in to administration, I asked the Aviation Minister for the third time when airline insolvency reform legislation will be introduced - as was mentioned in the Queens Speech.

Watch: Huw's speech on Social Care

The cost of social care is set to rise of the next decade as the number of elderly in our society increases. This is especially true in Bexhill & Battle as we have 30% of residents over the age of 65.