I spoke during the General Covid debate yesterday in Parliament. I focused on the transportation and particularly aviation which has been badly impacted, especially for cabin crew and staff at British Airways.
Local MPs, Huw Merriman and Sally-Ann Hart, welcomed yesterday’s announcement that the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which has been protecting local jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, will be extended until the end of October.
On Friday the 24th April, the Transport Select Committee held a HS2 Evidence Session where we were joined by three witnesses, Sir John Armitt CBE from the National Infrastructure Commission, Mark Thurston the Executive Chief Office of HS2 Ltd and Andrew Stephenson MP.
When this column first appeared in 2015, we thought ‘In the House’ would be a good title to show what goes on inside Parliament. Never did I think that it would refer to MPs participating in Parliament ‘in their House’. This has been the virtual order for the week as Parliament returned from Easter.
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