Update on EU Withdrawal 27 March 2019

I am receiving a lot of correspondence from constituents on the UK's withdrawal from the EU on which the outcome is yet to be determined. I have therefore written this update with an invite to my constituents to a public meeting to come and hear more and have your say. 

Transport Select Committee: Taxi and Private Hire Reform

The Task and Finish Group (TFG) on Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Licensing was commissioned in 2017 by the Department of Transport to investigate current regulatory legislation in the taxi and private hire sector.

Meeting on EU Withdrawal Saturday 30 March 2019

Huw Merriman MP invites constituents to an is inviting constituents to a meeting on Saturday 30 March to update them on the latest developments on UK’s departure from the European Union.

Huw asks Defence Minister what more is being done to support veterans

In Parliament, Huw asked the Defence Minister what more was being done to support veterans’ access to support services and what engagement the Ministry of Defence (MoD) had had with the charity sector, which he said had played an “amazing role” in enhancing veteran support.  

Leasehold Reform: Select Committee Report

Following my PMQ on leasehold reform, I have been working with other MPs across Parliament to reform an area of law which is ripping off many of my constituents. In Parliament, I welcomed a new Select Committee report and put my support behind their reforms.

Debate: Services for people with Autism

It was an honour to lead the debate in Parliament for Autism Awareness Week. I gave my opening speech on behalf of our All Party Parliamentary Chairman, Dame Cheryl Gillian. It was an inspired debate and speeches followed from MPs from across the country and party divide. 

Debate on Sexual and Relationships Education

I spoke in Parliament this week to express my support for the introduction of compulsory health, sex and relationships education in schools. The world is changing, and young people today face harsh challenges.

Huw champions more support for Neighbourhood Plans

In photo: back row from left to right Margaret Howell, Battle Town Council;  John Howell MP; Jonathan Vine-Hall, Sedlescombe Parish Council; Frankie Nowne, Clerk to Ticehurst & Flimwell Parish Council; Huw Merriman MP; Russell Hidden, Battle Neighbourhood Plan Team;