Speeches in Parliament

Watch: Huw questions announcement on National Living Wage

During today's questions to the Department for Work and Pensions, I asked the Minister whether those under 25 would be at a disadvantage when seeking employment if the National Living Wage was extended to 21-year-olds, as they would be competing against those who are older with potentially more e

Watch: Huw's speech on the Domestic Abuse Bill

In a time when the tone of exchanges in the House has made headlines, I was heartened by the debate I took part in for the second reading of the Domestic Abuse Bill.

Watch: Support for small businesses

 

During the summer recess, I took the opportunity to visit a number of small businesses in my constituency to discuss issues of importance to them. For many of these businesses Brexit was not the most important issue, it was the current system of VAT and business rates. 

Watch: Huw responds to hospital funding announcement

This week, the Government unveiled 21 hospital trusts who will have the chance to make the case for new buildings. East Sussex Healthcare Trust was one of the 21 selected. There is now the opportunity to put a business case together and have our sites in Eastbourne and Hastings improved.

Watch: No-deal Brexit - Short Positions against the Pound

On Monday I asked the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury whether the Government had prepared for any hit to GDP in the lead-up to a possible no-deal Brexit, following news that some hedge funds could profit.

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Huw Merriman (Bexhill and Battle) (Con)

Watch: Huw Questions the Prime Minister again

Yesterday in Parliament will not go down as one of our finest days. Far too much bitterness. Not enough unity to bring everyone together behind a Brexit deal.

Watch: Huw questions the Transport Secretary

This week I asked the Transport Secretary why more has not been done to reform airline insolvency laws to reduce the risk of what happened to Thomas Cook happening again and when the Government will implement the recommendations of the Airline Insolvency Review.

Watch: Huw urges Government to support ATMs

Following the great news that a free to use 24/7 ATM will return to Battle High Street, I took the opportunity during the Business of the House today to ask the Leader of the House, Jacob Rees-Mogg, whether the Government will support and deliver the legislation I introduced, which will mean ever

Watch: Huw asks the Transport Secretary about High Speed 2

As a member of the Transport Select Committee, I’m a supporter of High Speed 2. This rail project will join 8 of our 10 great cities and provide better connectivity for 30 million people. It will provide jobs and has a positive return on investment.