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GILES WRITES TO CHANCELLOR SEEKING BEER DUTY CUT

Giles Watling, MP for Clacton, has once again written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, to request that Beer Duty is cut in the Budget later this year.

GILES QUESTIONS MINISTERS ON TOURISM

Giles Watling, MP for Clacton, has questioned Ministers from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on the attractiveness of the UK as a visitor destination.

This took place at DCMS questions on 11th April, the transcript of which is below:

 

GILES VISITS CLACTON ENTERPRISE CENTRE

Giles Watling, Member of Parliament for Clacton, recently visited the Clacton Enterprise Centre.  Giles met with William Roberts, proprietor of the centre and discussed how he went from tenant to landlord and his plans for the future of the site. 

BREXIT: POSSIBLE OUTCOMES

This remains a fluid situation and there are several possible outcomes to the current malaise that we are seeing in Parliament.

GILES CAMPAIGNS FOR CLEARER FOOD LABELLING

Giles Watling, MP for Clacton, has tabled an amendment to the Agriculture Bill to create mandatory labels for meat products, which will indicate the method of slaughter used, and whether the animal was stunned during the act of slaughter.

SPEECH ON FURTHER EDUCATION FUNDING

Thank you for putting me on the list, Sir Roger. It is lovely to be in a Chamber in which, for once, everybody is largely agreeing with each other. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Gloucester (Richard Graham) on having introduced today’s debate, and the hon.

INDICATIVE VOTES (ROUND TWO)

Yesterday, the House discussed a series of possible Brexit outcomes. Despite participating in hours of debate, I was not able to find an acceptable way forward.

You can read how I voted, and why, below. The previous round of voting can be viewed here.

 

GILES WELCOMES ADDITIONAL LOCAL POLICE OFFICERS

Giles Watling, MP for Clacton, has welcomed the news that Essex Police are ahead of their target for police recruitment, with a range of good quality and enthusiastic people joining the force.