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Watch: Huw in General Covid Debate

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 welcome more help for local businesses

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.

Aviation has been laid low by pandemic

Today we celebrate and remember the huge sacrifice made by our forebears 75 years ago when VE Day marked the end of hostilities in Europe and the horrors suffered by millions during WWII.

HS2 Evidence Session

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. 

Support for Small Businesses Left Behind 

Whilst I welcome the Government’s emergency financial package to support businesses during the Coronavirus epidemic, I am concerned to ensure that every legitimate business gets this targeted help. 

Care Home Resilience 

With so many care settings in the constituency, I continue to keep a close eye on the support which staff and residents are receiving. This applies to national and local Government support. 

Changing the way we do business

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.