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GILES QUESTIONS MINISTERS ON COASTAL COMMUNITIES

Giles Watling, MP for Clacton, has questioned Ministers from the Cabinet Office on the Government’s aim of creating a level economic playing field between the north and the south. This took place at Cabinet Office Questions on 22nd January 2020, the transcript of which is below:

GILES SIGNS HOLOCAUST EDUCATIONAL TRUST BOOK OF COMMITMENT

Giles Watling, MP for Clacton, has signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust, as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tir

GILES RE-PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR LOCAL PUBS

Giles Watling, MP for Clacton, has re-pledged their support for the Long Live the Local Campaign to help pubs in Clacton keep their doors open. In doing so, Giles joins the more than 240,000 people who have also signed up to support, including 309 in Clacton alone.

WITHDRAWAL AGREEMENT BILL PASSES SECOND READING

Earlier today, the House of Commons voted to pass the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill at Second Reading. The Bill is scheduled to complete its passage through Parliament in the New Year, and will ensure that the UK can begin the process of leaving the EU at the end of January 2020.

RESPONSE TO QUEEN'S SPEECH

It is an honour to follow the hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon), and I absolutely agree with him about the Union. The Union is important in relation not only to Northern Ireland, but to Scotland.

POLICE PRECEPT SURVEY LAUNCHED

Giles Watling, MP for Clacton, is promoting the Policing Precept Survey, which has been launched by the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, Roger Hirst.

FURTHER NORTH EAST ESSEX CCG ANNOUNCEMENT ON ACE

Giles Watling, MP for Clacton, has welcomed the further announcement from North East Essex CCG (NEECCG) that services at the three remaining ACE surgeries, Green Elms, Frinton Road, and Epping Close, will be transferred to the management of Ranworth Surgery in the new year.

SPEECH ON ENVIRONMENT BILL

It is a great honour to speak in this debate, and I echo the comments of my hon. Friend the Member for Chelmsford (Vicky Ford), who mentioned hedgehog superhighways.

GILES WELCOMES PROGRESS TOWARD MAJOR A12 UPGRADE

Giles Watling, MP for Clacton, has welcomed recent progress toward delivering the A12 widening scheme between Junctions 19 and 25, which will reduce congestion and accidents on the route.