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GILES QUESTIONS MINISTERS ON THEATRE REOPENING

Giles Watling, MP for Clacton, has questioned Ministers from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the reopening of theatres and the cultural sector. This took place at DCMS Questions on 9th July 2020, the transcript of which is below:

Giles Watling MP:

GILES WELCOMES THEATRE RESCUE FUND

Giles Watling, MP for Clacton, has warmly welcomed the announcement of a £1.57bn rescue package for theatres, along with other arts and cultural venues.

GILES QUESTIONS MINISTERS ON MIGRANT CROSSINGS

Giles Watling, MP for Clacton, has questioned Ministers from the Home Office on migrant crossings in the Channel. This took place at Home Office Questions on 8th June 2020, the transcript of which is below:

Giles Watling MP:

STATEMENT ON ACE

Giles Watling MP has reacted to notice being served on ACE, the community care provider who run a set of health services at Clacton Hospital and various GP’s, by the North East Essex CCG (The local commissioning arm of the NHS).

STATEMENT ON DOMINIC CUMMINGS

I have received and reviewed an unprecedented volume of correspondence relating to Dominic Cummings in recent days. Overwhelmingly, that correspondence has expressed anger at Mr Cummings’ conduct.

SPEECH ON COVID-19 RESPONSE

My contribution today will also be mostly one of thanks. I thank my constituents in Clacton, who on the whole have acted responsibly and stayed home. I thank the local police and the district commander, Lily Benbow. They have ​been out on patrol regularly to enforce the lockdown restrictions.