Speaking during a Ministerial Statement on Counter-Daesh today, I raised the vital importance for the British Government to actively help Governments in both Baghdad and Erbil, to work together and resolve differences in military and political matters.
With the slow down in the aviation industry, local jobs in Airbus, Rolls Royce and GKN are being affected; I asked what the Government could do to help both protect local jobs and our world leading manufacturing capability in civil aerospace and crucially, defence.
During a speech today, I highlighted the fantastic opportunity at the Brabazon Hangar in Filton, improved transport infrastructure (especially Severn Beach and Pilning Railway Stations) and underlined the need for investment in our schools; focusing on Patchway Community School.
Today during a debate on the Apprenticeship Levy, I asked Robert Halfon MP whether he believed Universal Technical Colleges (such as Bristol Technical and Engineering Academy) could play a bigger role in Apprenticeships.
He agreed that UTC's have some very good outcomes.
Today I asked the Leader of the House of Commons for a debate on local transport infrastructure provision, especially the proposed new M4 J18A, which if built would unlock a great potential opportunity for new homes & jobs.