Peter Aldous calls on the Government to confirm their commitment to root-and-branch reform of the courts system to remove the culture of confrontation, fear and intimidation to help more victims of domestic abuse or sexual offences have the confidence to proceed to prosecution.
Peter Aldous supports the Second Reading of the Domestic Abuse Bill and cites the good work of the Waveney Domestic Violence Forum. He urges the Government to ensure adequate funding, proper support for victims, and the promotion of a cultural change in society and across the whole public sector.
Peter Aldous highlights the impact and effectiveness of the Mobile Homes Act 2013. He outlines some of the problems that still need to be tackled such as rogue site owners, better enforcement of the legislation, support to ensure responsible site owners stay in the industry and protection to stop holiday home sites morphing into park home sites.
Peter Aldous calls on the Government to work with the New Anglia local enterprise partnership in setting up its levy pool, which will ensure that more SMEs in Suffolk and Norfolk obtain funding for training and apprenticeships.
Peter Aldous questions the Secretary of State for Transport about initiatives to improve electric vehicle charging infrastructure and how it can be rolled out quickly in towns such as Lowestoft and not just large cities.
Peter Aldous congratulates the Ogden Trust and partners for promoting the coastal energy internship programme, which has grown from providing five to 50 internships, and is ensuring that female interns have every opportunity to work in an industry that has long been male-dominated.
Following the Government statement on the resignation of the United Kingdom’s ambassador to the United States, Peter Aldous pays tribute to Sir Kim Darroch and highlights the fundamental importance of the UK’s diplomatic and civil services as vital cornerstones of British governance that must not be undermined.
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