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.

Hospital Need

It’s important that those who need hospital treatment for reasons other than Coronavirus still seek the treatment and not leave it too late. 

Coronavirus Policing Update

My weekly call with our Chief Constable and Police and Crime Commissioner of Sussex Police shows that reported crime in Sussex is down by 20 to 30%.

We Must Stand Firm and Stand Strong

I must start by thanking those who work on the Coronavirus front-line across our hospitals, care sector, shops and communities to deliver the care and essential services which we are still receiving in Rother and Wealden. You are all truly amazing.

Extraordinary Measures for Extraordinary Times

As you would expect, the Coronavirus epidemic rightly dominated the week in Westminster. We’ve rushed through legislation to ensure that our health, care and other essential public workers have the extra flexibility they now need to do their job.

Watch: Protection for Shopworkers

During Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department I asked what recent steps the Department had taken to protect shop workers and owners from violence and crime. 

Watch here.


The Minister for Crime and Policing (Kit Malthouse)

Huw supports Rural Powerhouse campaign

Local MP. Huw Merriman, spoke of the importance of the rural economy to his Bexhill and Battle constituency during a visit to a local farm in Battle last Friday.