Applications open from 4th August

Huw Merriman, MP for the Bexhill and Battle constituency, has urged local charities and good causes to apply for funding from one of four trusts funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

MPs welcome acceleration of safety upgrade to A21

The group of MPs whose constituencies lie along the A21 have welcomed a new decision by Highways England to bring forward by five years comprehensive plans to upgrade safety along the route.

Eat out to help out and work out

Last month, the Transport Select Committee, which I chair, issued a report recommending that the Government replace its blanket quarantine approach with a more evidence-based and flexible approach.

Huw welcomes new green initiatives

Huw Merriman, MP for the Bexhill and Battle constituency, has welcomed the Government’s £3 billion green investment package to drive forward green home improvements, decarbonise buildings and create thousands of jobs as part of their drive to kickstart the economic recovery.

Watch: Urgent Question on changes to BBC licence fee

An Urgent Question was granted to discuss the cessation of the free BBC licence fee for over 75s, programming and job losses. As Chairman of the APPG on the BBC I had just had a meeting with MPs and BBC management to discuss the potential cuts to regional programmes.

Watch: Altered temporary structure frameworks

I welcome the recent legislation aimed at making it easier for businesses to open up on the High Street, but the addition of temporary structures have still needed planning consent.

Watch: Business Questions

The Government is responsible for providing time in the House for Backbench Business Debates. Normality has not yet returned and no time has been granted.