Peter Aldous backs the Coronavirus Bill as necessary to tackle the disease and highlights the role the voluntary sector, in particular St John Ambulance, can do in support of the NHS. He also cautions against unintended consequences, in particular in respect of the disabled and the vulnerable and the impact of lockdown conditions.
Speaking in a debate on employment support during the coronavirus crisis, Peter Aldous highlights difficulties businesses are experience in accessing Government loans and calls on the Government to support payroll costs more directly.
Peter Aldous welcomes the comprehensive package to support businesses during the coronavirus pandemic and calls on the Government to support food banks, citizens advice and local churches who will play such a vital role in the coming weeks.
Speaking in the Budget Debate, Peter Aldous calls for investment in infrastructure at the port of Lowestoft, support for regional transport schemes in the East of England and help for regeneration of the high street.
Peter Aldous calls for Government action on the development consent order decision for the Lowestoft third crossing and calls on the Government to speed up legal processes for infrastructure decisions.
Speaking in a debate on cash retentions in the construction industry, Peter Aldous calls on the Government to facilitate a pilot for the retentions deposit model that has already been prepared and to implement his Construction (Retention Deposit Schemes) Bill.
Peter Aldous welcomes plans for an ambitious environmental strategy and urges improvements in air quality, prioritisation of coastal defences, better water management and full independence for the new Office for Environmental Protection.
Peter Aldous speaks in a debate on post-16 education and backs the Sixth Form Colleges Association campaign for the 16-to-18 funding rate to be increased to £4,760. He highlights the particular challenges in coastal communities.
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