At the start of the new Parliamentary session, Peter Aldous speaks in the debate on the Queen’s Speech and outlines the areas where he believes the Government needs to focus; more targeted assistance to help people with the cost of living crisis, helping everyone realise their full potential, address the challenges in energy supply and the transition to net zero, and reduce NHS waiting lists and the lack of NHS dentists.
Peter Aldous MP questions the Minister for Brexit Opportunities about efforts to promote growth and innovation in coastal areas and the proposed replacement for assisted area status which has benefited Lowestoft in the past.
Following the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Spring Statement, Peter Aldous calls on him to review the levels of universal credit and other benefits to help the poor and most vulnerable facing increases in the cost of living.
Speaking in the debate on the Lords amendments to the Nationality and Borders Bill, Peter Aldous raises British Dental Association concerns about using X-rays to assess the age of asylum applicants on the ground on ethics, health and accuracy.
Peter Aldous supports the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill and urges the Government to accept his amendment that would set in place a review of universal credit conditions in order to make it easier for people on universal credit to access education and training and improve their chances in the workplace.