Peter Aldous backs a Bill that makes it easier for adults to secure student loans for shorter courses and study flexibly over their lifetime which will help address the skills crisis, eliminate the productivity gap and give more people the opportunity to realise their full potential.
Peter Aldous calls on the Government to review the investment criteria ahead of bids for round 3 of the levelling up fund to include stand-alone coastal defence schemes that are not part of a wider transport regeneration or cultural bid as such projects bring significant economic and social benefits.
Peter Aldous highlights the success of offshore wind over the past decade and calls for an urgent review of the regulatory and policy frameworks to ensure the UK industry can maintain its premier position.
Speaking in a debate on the local government funding settlement Peter Aldous calls on the Government to offer multi-year settlements in future to enable long-term planning, highlights the problems of rural areas and coastal communities, and calls for the funding formula to be adjusted to better reflect needs of coastal communities.
Peter Aldous calls on the Government to review the support available to metal-finishing businesses, which are extremely energy-intensive, to prevent them losing business to overseas competitors and to strengthen our supply chain and enhance national security.
Peter Aldous highlights East Anglia’s key role in strengthening national resilience on food and energy security and asks the Government about co-ordinating Departments to ensure the region realises its full potential in both feeding the nation and keeping the lights on.
Peter Aldous recalls Parliament passing a motion in October calling on the Government to report to the House in three months’ time on their progress in addressing the crisis in NHS dentistry and seeks confirmation that the Government is producing a strategy and asks when it will be published.