Speeches in Parliament

Watch: Huw raises question of airline insolvency reform

Yesterday, Huw asked the Transport Minister, Paul Maynard, if the Government would look to allow airlines to continue to operate whilst in administration, following the success of the method in the United States. 

 

Transcript of their exchange below: 

Huw Merriman

Watch: Huw speaks in the Queen's Speech Debate

After the Queen's Speech a number of debates take place in the House of Commons to discuss the legislative programme that is set out in the speech. I took part in one of these debates on the Environment Bill and more widely the Climate Emergency.

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 raises the issue of loss of ATMs

Although it is great news that Link will install an ATM on the High Street in Battle, there are many high streets across the country that have lost their free to use cash points.

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.

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.