Speeches in Parliament

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.

Watch: Huw delivers speech on Transport

In my first speech as Chairman of the Transport Select Committee, I set out my main focuses which include hydrogen powered trains, automatic rail compensation, innovations to clean up the transport carbon footprint, and improving the bus services.

Watch my full speech below:


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