Peter Aldous backs the Finance Bill as the right balance in difficult circumstances and welcomes the protection for the most vulnerable and additional funding for health, social care and education. He urges the Government and oil and gas sectors to work together to ensure no unintended consequences from the energy sector levies.
Peter Aldous welcomes Government engagement with local fishermen in producing the bass fisheries management plan and seeks confirmation that the management plan accords with the trade and co-operation agreement, and will also apply to EU vessels.
Peter Aldous leads a Westminster Hall debate to celebrate Colleges Week and the work that colleges do in local communities and highlight the problems facing the sector in funding, staff recruitment and retention and the speed of the Government’s reforms to level 3 qualifications.
Peter Aldous broadly supports the Bill which will provide urgent assistance to hard-pressed families and businesses, but highlights the importance of avoiding any unintended negative consequences for key objectives such as energy security, the transition to net zero and the full deployment of renewables and low-carbon forms of energy production, which are bringing local economic benefits.
Peter Aldous speaks in support in a debate on the potential merits of establishing a dental training college in East Anglia in the long term, and outlines the immediate action needed from the Government to address the current crisis in NHS dentistry in East Anglia.