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Huw congratulates Bexhill Bear Hunt Fairtrade Winners

Last Friday Bexhill and Battle's MP, Huw Merriman, was delighted to present prizes and certificates to the joint winners of the Bexhill Fairtrade Town's Bear Hunt which took place during Fairtrade Fortnight earlier this year (March).

Watch: E-scooters roll out

This week the Transport Select Committee has looked into the use of e-scooters. Despite widespread use, they are currently banned on our pavements and roads.

Watch: Work and Pensions Questions

During the Department for Work and Pensions Questions I had another chance to speak up for the aviation workforce and highlight British Airways treatment of staff, through their use of the Coronavirus Jobs Retention Scheme.

Watch: Social Distancing and Public Transport

The Prime Minister made a statement today where he announced the news welcome to many that the social distancing rules were being relaxed as the infection rate continues to decline. Of importance to businesses was the reduction of the 2 metre rule to 1 metre.

Roll up your sleeves and make change

One of the most rewarding aspects of my role is the ability, in Parliament and in our schools, to engage with young people about society and their role within it. Most of us have been, or are at, an age in life when we care very deeply about an issue and it becomes our cause.

Consultation on Local Fire Service

There are number of questions I am seeking answers to regarding the current consultation on the proposed Risk Management Plan for East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service. 

Watch: Urgent Question on the DFID merger

I have seen for myself the good work that the Department for International Development (DFID) has done around the world. The merger between the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and DFID to create the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, will still deliver an aid budget of 0.7% of GDP.

Watch: Urgent Question on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

During today's Urgent Question on the Economic outlook for the UK and the Government’s strategy to protect jobs and the economy in light of upcoming changes to the furlough scheme I sought assurance from The Treasury that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be reformed to prevent companies,