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Huw welcomes new green initiatives

Huw Merriman, MP for the Bexhill and Battle constituency, has welcomed the Government’s £3 billion green investment package to drive forward green home improvements, decarbonise buildings and create thousands of jobs as part of their drive to kickstart the economic recovery.

Watch: Urgent Question on changes to BBC licence fee

An Urgent Question was granted to discuss the cessation of the free BBC licence fee for over 75s, programming and job losses. As Chairman of the APPG on the BBC I had just had a meeting with MPs and BBC management to discuss the potential cuts to regional programmes.

Watch: Altered temporary structure frameworks

I welcome the recent legislation aimed at making it easier for businesses to open up on the High Street, but the addition of temporary structures have still needed planning consent.

Watch: Business Questions

The Government is responsible for providing time in the House for Backbench Business Debates. Normality has not yet returned and no time has been granted.

Evidence for face coverings should be clear

Parliament is now in its final week before the summer recess. This allows for more time for constituency and constituents and less time commuting back and forth.

Watch: Easing of lockdown restrictions debate

During a Westminster Hall debate (held in a committee room) on the easing of lockdown restrictions. I highlighted my concern that the younger generation are being impacted by missing out on valuable time in school.

Huw supports ban of inshore trawling in Sussex Waters

I have worked with the Marine Conservation Society, local angling groups, the Sussex Wildlife Trust and the Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority over the past two years to achieve the Beachy Head East Marine Conservation Zone which covers our coastline from Beachy Head to Hastings.