Speeches in Parliament

Watch: E-scooters roll out

This week the Transport Select Committee has looked into the use of e-scooters. Despite widespread use, they are currently banned on our pavements and roads.

Watch: Work and Pensions Questions

During the Department for Work and Pensions Questions I had another chance to speak up for the aviation workforce and highlight British Airways treatment of staff, through their use of the Coronavirus Jobs Retention Scheme.

Watch: Social Distancing and Public Transport

The Prime Minister made a statement today where he announced the news welcome to many that the social distancing rules were being relaxed as the infection rate continues to decline. Of importance to businesses was the reduction of the 2 metre rule to 1 metre.

Watch: Urgent Question on the DFID merger

I have seen for myself the good work that the Department for International Development (DFID) has done around the world. The merger between the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and DFID to create the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, will still deliver an aid budget of 0.7% of GDP.

Watch: Urgent Question on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

During today's Urgent Question on the Economic outlook for the UK and the Government’s strategy to protect jobs and the economy in light of upcoming changes to the furlough scheme I sought assurance from The Treasury that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be reformed to prevent companies,

Watch: Urgent Question on Abortion Regulations for Northern Ireland

During an Urgent Question on Abortion Regulations for Northern Ireland today I kept up the pressure to ensure women in Northern Ireland receive the abortion rights which we in Parliament voted to give them. A good debate led by a Minister who will ensure the law is followed.

Watch: Huw in the Liaison Committee

As Chairman of the Transport Select Committee I am also part of the Liaison Committee, which considers the overall work of select committees and scrutinises the Government. The Prime Minister is asked to attend about 3 times a year.

Watch: Questions about Bexhill Testing Centre

In today's Urgent Question on Coronavirus and Care Homes, I raised with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care getting more care workers through the Bexhill Coronavirus Testing Centre. The delay in getting it linked up to the central system has been frustrating.