Responding to a Government statement on the impact of the proposed reductions in BBC local radio provision, Andrew Bridgen highlights the perception that the BBC is London-focused, London-centric and out of touch with the sentiment of the public outside the capital and raises concerns that further reductions in regional services will only exacerbate that perception.
Following a statement on the Government’s decision to agree to a six-month contract extension to allow Avanti West Coast to deliver its improvement plan, Andrew Bridgen seeks assurances that services will not deteriorate again if the contract is extended beyond then.
Andrew Bridgen speaks in an e-petition debate relating to the safety of covid-19 vaccines and raises concerns that the science has not been permitted to be sufficiently challenged and notes that studies in Florida have resulted in the state recommending that they do not vaccinate males under 40.
Following the Secretary of State for Defence’s statement on the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, Andrew Bridgen welcomes the Government commitment to raise defence spending to 3% of GDP by 2030 and seeks assurance that the 2030 date will be kept under review.
Following the Government response to the Urgent Question on the representations the UK has made to the Iranian authorities about ongoing protests regarding the death of Mahsa Amini, Andrew Bridgen urges the UK Government to hold Iran’s Government fully responsible for all their human rights abuses—be they past, present or in the future.